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Halloween Weekend in St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches

Friday, Saturday and Sunday:  October 28-30

THE PIRATE GATHERING

Celebrate the Golden Age of Piracy in the Nation’s oldest city during the 4th annual gathering of pirate’s from all over the South. See a pirate mutiny, weapons demonstrations, sailor’s encampment, shop in the Thieves Market and hear stories of the high seas, history and sea shanties.   For more information, call904.824.4997 or visit www.pirategathering.com.

 

CREATURES OF THE NIGHT AT THE ALLIGATOR FARM

Dress in your favorite costume to the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park for candy, a creepy creature experience, animal trading cards, and a great time!  Young ghosts and goblins can wander the wild walkway and encounter costumed animal keepers with creepy creatures and candy! There will be an alligator feeding show and a drawing for prizes. It all takes place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults and $6 for children. For more information, call 904.824.3337 or visit www.alligatorFarm.com.

Friday and Sunday:  October 28 & 30

ST. AUGUSTINE COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA

Enjoy a Concerto for Two Violins by St. Augustine Community Orchestra at Lightner Museum. One of the longest running cultural entities in St. Augustine the Orchestra has 50 accomplished musician members, all of whom perform on a voluntary basis. The concerts take place at the Lightner on Friday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. at Ponte Vedra United Methodist Church. For more information, visitwww.staugustineorchestra.org.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday: October 28-31

GOLD CITY HISTORY TOURS

Ride in comfort and style with just seven other passengers on an all- electric shuttle bus while enjoying a narrated tour of the sites of St. Augustine. This tour goes where others can’t and is personalized to allow stops whenever requested. St. Augustine Gold Tours operate from the Old Drug Store car park on Orange Street. Tours are $15, children six and over $10. Special party bookings are also available by reservation. For more information, call 904.325.0547 or go to www.staugustinegoldtours.com

 

HAUNTED HEARSE RIDE

Experience a genuine St. Augustine ghost tour through the darkest side of the historic downtown riding in a gothic hearse.  Rides depart at 5, 6, 7, 8, 9:15, and 11:30 p.m. from Beerhammer’s located in Heritage Walk Mall, 162 St. George Street in St. Augustine.  Tickets are $30 for adults and $18 for Children under 12.   Reservations are recommended. For more information, call 904.824-8840, or visitwww.ghostaugustine.com.

 

HAUNTED PUB TOUR

Get ready to face the Spirits! Hear intoxicating tales while enjoying the ales, or other beverages, at four of St. Augustine’s old haunts. Each stop is 30 to 40 minutes, just enough time to soak up your favorite drink, haunting Halloween stories and the ghostly atmosphere before you’ll step outside for a refreshing easy stroll to the next pub. The Pub Tours depart at 5, 7, 8:30, 9 and 9:30 p.m. from Beerhammer’s located in Heritage Walk Mall, 162 St. George Street in St. Augustine. Reservations are recommended. Tickets for this adults-only tour are $17per person. For more information, call 904.824-8840, or visitwww.ghostaugustine.com.

 

HAUNTED ST AUGUSTINE PARANORMAL INVESTIGATION

Learn how to assess seemingly haunted phenomena.  Bring your cameras and your wits. The investigations begin at 6 and 9 p.m. at Beerhammer’s located in Heritage Walk Mall, 162 St. George Street in St. Augustine. Tickets are $35 for adults and $15 for children under 12. Reservations are recommended. For more information, call 904.824-8840, or visit www.ghostaugustine.com.

Friday and Saturday:  October 28 & 29

THE TRILOGY OF SWAMP HATTIE

Visit Worley Faver Gallery, 11A Aviles Street in St. Augustine, to meet author Dennis Smith, Jr. to find out about his new book The Trilogy of Swamp Hattie – the most evil ghost to ever haunt Florida’s Historic Coast. A gallery called Swamp Hattie’s Lair will feature his books and the original artwork used in The Trilogy. In addition to the Worley’s hand-built, unique sculpted pottery, the gallery features stunning fine art created by regional painters. 904.238.8900.

Saturday, Sunday and Monday: October 29-31

RIPLEY’S SAFETY-IN-NUMBER RIDING TOUR

Hop aboard Ripley’s Safety -in -Number special Halloween Ghost Tours.  This hauntingly fun tour departs from Ripley’s Castle Warden, 19 San Marco Avenue, and makes stops at the Fountain of Youth Archeological Park and the St. Augustine Haunted History Museum. Tours are at 6:45, 8:15, 10 p.m. and Midnight. Tickets are $23 for adults and $11 for children.  904.824.1606www.ghosttrainadventure.com

RIPLEY’S GHOST TRAIN ADVENTURE

Hop aboard the Ghost Train for a trip to the paranormal side of haunted St. Augustine.  This ghostly tour travels through some of the oldest city’s most haunted areas. Then the tour makes a final stop a Castle Warden for a back-stage visit where participants can investigate one of the city’s most notorious murder mysteries.   Tours depart from Ripley’s Castle Warden, 19 San Marco Avenue at 7:15; 8; 8:30; 9:15; 9:45; 10:30; 11 p.m. and Midnight.  Tickets are $26 for adults and $13 for children. 904.824.1606www.ghosttrainadventure.com

FAMILY FUN GHOST WALK ADVENTURES

Bring the kids for some Halloween fun at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Participate in this G-rated ghost walk that promises fun and frolic. The tours are $8 for adults and $4 for children. They depart at 6, 7 & 8 p.m. from the gift shop at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Castle Warden located at 19 San Marco Avenue in St. Augustine. 904.824.1606 www.ghosttrainadventure.com

 

Saturday and Sunday:  October 29 & 30

SUNSET ECO ADVENTURE

This inspiring expedition is presented from 5-6:30 p.m. by St. Augustine Eco Tours — a perfect appetizer before dinner in the Oldest City. Call 904.377.7245 for reservations or visit www.staugustineecotours.com

 

Saturday:  October 29

LIVING HISTORY DAYS AT FORT MOSE

Experience living history demonstrations as volunteers in period dress offer visitors a fascinating glimpse into the past. Program is weather permitting.The demonstrations take place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., weather permitting, at Fort Mose State Park located at 15 Fort Mose Trail in St. Augustine. Admission is $4 per vehicle or $2 for pedestrians or bicyclists. For more information, call 904.823.2232 or visit www.floridastateparks.org/fortmose.

 

GHOSTAUGUSTINE DEAD WALK TOUR

If you dare, take this unique walking tour through the narrowest and darkest streets on the south end of the St. Augustine historic area. The tour has several new haunted stories that have not been heard by the public until now! Tours depart at 3, 5, 7:15 and 9:45 p.m. from Beerhammer’s located in Heritage Walk Mall, 162 St. George Street in St. Augustine.  Tickets are $13 for adults and $8 for children under 12. Reservations are recommended. For more information, call 904.824-8840, or visithttp://www.ghostaugustine.com.

 

UPTOWN SATURDAY NIGHT

From 5 to 9 p.m. on the last Saturday of each month, experience live music, refreshments, new exhibits, book signings and much more at the galleries, antique stores and unique shops on St. Augustine’s San Marco Avenue between Ripley’s Museum and the Mission Nombre de Dios.  Loca Author Ann McAllister Clark will be signing copies of the her book A Bone In Her Teeth at Wolf’s Head Books, 67 San Marco. Wolfhead’s will also have a special on world history materials, books, prints and maps. The Mission Nombre de Dios provides FREE PARKING. For more information, call904.823.9263.

 

THE GIN BLOSSOMS AT PONTE VEDRA CONCERT HALL

Come hear old favorites as well as new tunes from their No Chocolate Album, when the Gin Blossoms perform at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. Gates open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 day of show. The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall is located at 1050 A1A North in Ponte Vedra Beach. 904.209.0399 www.PVConcertHall.com

 

Sunday and Monday:  October 30 & 31

PHANTOM DJ AND HALLOWEEN PARTY AT RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT MUSEUM!

The Phantom DJ will provide the jammin’ tunes for the Halloween party atmosphere at Ripley’s Castle Warden. There will be lots of family fun featuring lasers, music, and free candy, glow-sticks, and prizes.  Watch for a special appearance by the Ghost Busters. 904.824.1606 www.ghosttrainadventure.com

 

Monday:  October 31

HALLOWEEN DARK OF THE MOON TOUR

Experience Halloween from the most unique perspective in town – the top of the St. Augustine Lighthouse! Made famous by The Ghost Hunters, this special tour will run from 9-11 p.m. and is priced at $35 per person (no coupons accepted). Reservations are required. Call 904.829.0745.

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