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Events in St Augustine and Ponte Vedra This Weekend

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          August 15, 2012
Friday: August 17
The “Real” Florida Kayaking Experience
Get in touch with nature with a relaxing kayak tour by an interpretive naturalist. Tour is $55 per person and starts at Faver-Dykes State Park, 1000 Faver-Dykes Rd, at 8:15 a.m. Space is limited. All levels of experience welcome. 904-347-1565. http://www.rippleeffectecotours.com
Saturday: August 18
Nature Movies at GTM Research Reserve

The GTM Research Reserve will present a nature movie every Saturday and Sunday during the month of August at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children 10 – 17 years old, and free for children under ten. 904-823-4500

 

Beach Fest and Ocean’s Expo 

Keepers of the Coast will host a Back to School Beach Fest from 2-5 p.m. on the beach just north of the St. Augustine Beach Pier. The festival will feature surfing lessons, a fun run and a beach clean up. From 6-10 p.m., the event moves to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre for the Ocean’s Expo featuring local bands and surfing movies.  For more information, call 240-925-6282 or go to  www.staugamphithteatre.com

 

Upright Citizens Brigade

The Upright Citizens Brigade, an improv comedy troupe that has long been a spring board for comedians, performs at 8 p.m. at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, located at 1050 A1A in Ponte Vedra Beach. Tickets are $24 in advance and $28 day of show. http://www.PVConcertHall.com

 

Marineland Guided Ecotour

All levels of experience are welcome on this guided kayaking adventure through the peaceful estuary of Marineland. Cost is $55/adults, $45/children 15 and younger. Price includes free general admission to Marineland Dolphine Adventure! Tour starts at 9 a.m. at 101 Tolstoy Lane in St. Augustine, directly across the street from Marineland. 904-347-1965. http://www.rippleeffectecotours.com

Sunday: August 19
Rebelution, The Expendables and Passafire Concert 

Rebelution, The Expendables and Passafire will perform Sunday, August 19 at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 C A1A S, at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 advanced, $28 day of show. 904-209-0367. http://www.staugamphitheatre.com

 

Kayak to Support Conservation Lands

Kayak for a cause and explore the Pellicer Creek Aquatic Preserve from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. A percentage of all proceeds go to the Friends of Washington Oaks State Park . This trip is guided by a Florida Master Naturalist Instructor from Ripple Effect Ecotours. Tour is $55.00 per person and starts at Faver-Dykes State Park, 1000 Faver-Dykes Rd. 904-347-1565. http://www.rippleeffectecotours.com

Local Resident Specials

NOTE: St. Johns County residents with a valid ID are always admitted free of charge to the Oldest House, the Lightner Museum, the Fountain of Youth (special events excluded), the Ximenez-Fatio House, the Oldest Wooden SchoolhouseSpanish Military Hospital Museum, and the Historic Tours of Flagler College. The daily tours and wine tastings at the San Sebastian Winery are freeto everyone. Also, admission is free to everyone at the Authentic Old Drug StoreFort Matanzas National Monument, St. Photios Chapel, the Pena-Peck House, the Father Miguel O’Reilly Museum and the Mission Nombre de Dios Museum (donations are welcomed).

NEW:  St. Johns County residents who purchase full-price admisssion to the St. Augustine Lighthouse ($9.50 adults; $7.50 seniors and children 12 and under; free for children under 44 inches in height) can now receive a pass good for free admission for an entire year!  The Lighthouse is now open until 6 p.m. on  Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.. Also, on the first Monday of each month, St. Johns County residents are admitted free to the Dow Museum of Historic Houses, 246 St. George Street, St. Augustine.

 

NEW: St. Johns County residents with a valid ID now receive FREE admission to the Oldest House in St. Augustine.

For more information on events and activities in St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches, go to the Visitors and Convention Bureau website at www.FloridasHistoricCoast.com or call 1-800-653-2489

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