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Changing of the Guard to Concerts in the Plaza: The Month of June

Changing of the Guard: Saturday Night Nightly changing of the guard in St Augustine, a Spanish military tradition, will be re-enacted at 7pm each Saturday through Sept. 3 in front of the Government House in the Plaza de la Constitution.

Senior Sweethearts! The St. Augustine Historic Inns welcomes you to a month-long special promotion Sunday-Thursday nights. Details at staugustineinns.com

(Jun 5) Concert in the Plaza: Every Thursday Night Concerts in the Downtown Plaza are free of charge and those attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. Performing from 7-9 p.m. will be Bob & Joline Patterson’s Friends of Mine Band, acoustic folk, blues and ragtime. Info: (904)825-1004.

First Friday ArtWalk (Every Month 2009) – Self-guided walking tour of numerous art galleries 5p-9p (904)829-0065 visit staugustinegalleries.com

(Jun 5-7) King Buster Classic: More than 400 boats participate in the premiere Southern Kingfish competition of the year. St. Augustine Municipal Marina, located at Avenida Menendez and the Bridge of Lions. Info: (904)280-4622. Kingbuster 400

changing-of-guard(Jun 7) Drake’s Raid: Conducted by the Historic Florida Militia, the re-enactment provides an up-close look at what it was like for St. Augustine residents to defend their city against overwhelming odds. The re-enactment will feature a 16th century encampment at the Fountain of Youth on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The encampment, which will be open to the public, will feature military drills and period skill demonstrations. Saturday evening at 8 p.m. the battle will begin with swords, pikes and black powder muskets in the historic Plaza de la Constitucion in downtown St. Augustine. Contact: Brian Bowman (904) 824-9823 Drakes Raid

(Jun 12) Concert in the Plaza: Weekly Concerts in the Downtown Plaza are free of charge and those attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. Info: (904)825-1004. Concert in the Plaza

(Jun 19) Concert in the Plaza: Weekly Concerts in the Downtown Plaza are free of charge and those attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. Performing from 7-9 p.m. will be Catch the Groove, Rhythm & Blues Funk. Info: (904)825-1004. Concert in the Plaza

(June 15) Father’s Day Weekend: Treat Dad to a Golf and Romantic B&B Getaway! staugustineinns.com

(Jun 26-28) Greek Landing Day Festival: Sponsored by St. Photios Nat’l. Greek Orthodox Shrine. Celebrate the arrival of the first colony of Greeks in N. America. (904)829-8205 Greek Landing Day Festival

(Jun 26) Concert in the Plaza: Weekly Concerts in the Downtown Plaza are free of charge and those attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. Performing from 7-9 p.m. will be Ya’Gozo Latin Jazz Band, Contemporary Latin Jazz. Info: (904)825-1004. Concert in the Plaza

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Entertainment

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Sports

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Travel

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