This Week In St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra!

 

June 25, 2018
Monday – Sunday, June 25 – July 1 
 
Meet Our Trainers
Meet the trainers of Marineland Dolphin Adventure twice every day this month to see them interact with the dolphin family members. The event will take place at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. each day. The cost of the event is free with paid general admission, which ranges from $16.95-$11.95. 9600 Oceanshore Blvd., St. Augustine 904-471-1111 www.marineland.net
 
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom at IMAX Theater at World Golf Hall of Fame

When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen and Claire mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. This film will be showing at the IMAX Theater at World Golf Hall of Fame through July 5. Visit the website for show times and ticket pricing. One World Golf Place, St. Augustine 904-940-4123 www.worldgolfimax.com

 
Monday – Saturday, June 25 – 30 
Water Exhibition by Eileen Corse
This exhibition by Eileen Corse is on display at The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach. This exhibition will be on display through July 7.  Admission to the exhibition is free. The center is open Monday to Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-280-0614 www.ccpvb.org
Rooms with a View Exhibition
This exhibition at The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach features paintings from advanced acrylic students of Ellen Diamond. This exhibition will be on display through July 7. Admission to the exhibition is free. The center is open Monday to Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-280-0614 www.ccpvb.org
Tuesday, June 26
 
Night Market at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre
The Night Market, taking place the fourth Tuesday of each month at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre from 6-9 p.m., meets the demand for locally made goods and gifts. The market will host up to 90 vendors specializing in handmade crafts and goods and will also feature live entertainment and activities. The Night Market is free to enter and open to all ages. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-315-9252 www.staugamphitheatre.com/p51-farmer-s-market.aspx
 
 
Tuesday – Sunday, June 26- July 1
Honors Show
This juried exhibition at the St. Augustine Art Association presents the best of the best. The exhibition, which is free and open to the public, honors award-winning artists from the past three years. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday noon-4 p.m. and Sunday 2-5 p.m. 22 Marine St., St. Augustine 904-824-2310 www.staaa.org
 
 
Wednesday, June 27
 
She Is Fierce! Women’s Wednesday Speaker Series
Get inspired by the stories of women who have been through it all and came out the other side triumphant. Speakers share their personal stories of struggle, triumph and all the little moments to cherish in between. Each speaker has her own unique story and brings her own fierce energy and enthusiasm for life to her talk. The talks take place at The Treasury on the Plaza each Wednesday in June. Cocktails and connections begin at 5 p.m. The talk begins at 6:15 p.m. This week’s speaker is Letti Bozard, Bozard Ford Lincoln VP of community involvement and customer strategy. Admission ranges from $60-$30. 24 Cathedral Place, Suite 111, St. Augustine 904-315-8833 www.sheisfiercehq.com/womens-wednesdays
Dolphin Conservation Experience at Sunset
This sunset dolphin tour will take you into the Marineland Matanzas Basin, where you’ll get an up-close view of the Atlantic bottlenose dolphin’s natural habitat. This tour is from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The cost is $55 for adults and $45 for youth ages 15 and under. The cost includes passes to Marineland Dolphin Adventure and use of top-of-the-line kayaking equipment. Visit the website to make reservations. 101 Tolstoy Lane, St. Augustine 904-347-1565 www.rippleeffectecotours.com
Music by the Sea Concert
This free weekly concert series at the St. Johns County Pier features a wide variety of musical genres from 7-9 p.m. Bring a beach chair or blanket along with a favorite beverage and get ready to dance. Starting at 6 p.m., dinner is offered as an option for concert goers. All dinners are priced at $10 or less. This week’s performance is by Salt Driven Ride, and the food is by By Design Catering. Concert goers are encouraged to car pool or ride the shuttle from St. Augustine Beach City Hall or Ron Parker Park. 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach 904-347-8007 www.freebeachconcerts.com
Summer Movie Series
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! and the Colonial Oak Music Park have teamed up again to provide the free Summer Movie Series at the Colonial Oak Music Park. This week’s movie, which begins at 8:30 p.m., is Wonder Woman. The Red Train will offer complimentary shuttles from Ripley’s to St. George St. starting at 7:30 p.m. There will also be a pick up on the north end of St. George St. following the film to return to Ripley’s. Movie attendees are encouraged to bring folding chairs for seating. 33 St. George St., St. Augustine 904-824-1606 www.ripleys.com/staugustine
 
 
Thursday, June 28
 
Lightner After Hours
Join the Lightner Museum at Lightner After Hours for an evening of enlightening conversation, exceptional music and exquisite cuisine from 6-8 p.m. in the museum’s pool and mezzanine areas. Music will be performed by Sam Pacetti, described as the one who brings it all together. Pacetti is a finger style guitar wizard and deft songwriter. This event is free and open to the public. Donations are requested for beverages. 75 King St., St. Augustine 904-824-2874 www.lightnermuseum.org
Taste of Golf
This culinary event at the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse from 6:30-10 p.m. features the best chefs of premier private and resort clubs in the area. The evening includes delicious food, music and a silent auction. Tickets are $125. Proceeds from the event benefit The First Tee of North Florida. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to attend.110 Championship Way, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-924-9470 www.tasteofgolf.com
Free Speaker Series: 500 Years of Maritime Florida
The St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum hosts this free speaker series. This month’s speaker is Dr. Gifford Waters, whose talk is titled The Missions of St. Augustine. The event is at 7 p.m. at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum. 81 Lighthouse Ave., St. Augustine 904-829-0745 www.staugustinelighthouse.com
Concert in The Plaza
Returning for its 28th season in 2018, this popular weekly event falls into a tradition shared by many communities: enjoying a concert in the town square on a summer night. Free and open to the public, residents and visitors alike can enjoy great entertainment in a great place together every Thursday between Memorial Day and Labor Day from 7-9 p.m. Often called “the best way to spend a Thursday night in St. Augustine,” Concerts in the Plaza is produced by the City of St. Augustine’s Public Affairs Department and offers the best in local and regional musical performers. Tonight’s scheduled performance is by Big Pineapple. Corner of Cathedral Place and King St., St. Augustine 904-825-1004 www.citystaug.com/concerts
Kayak Marineland Full Moon Ecotour
Join Ripple Effect Ecotours from 7-9 p.m. The cost is $55 for adults and $45 for youth ages 15 and under. The use of kayak and equipment is included in the cost. Visit the website or call for reservations. 101 Tolstoy Lane, St. Augustine 904-347-1565 www.rippleeffectecotours.com
Sunset and Full Moon Paddle
Experience breathtaking views as the sun sets and the full moon rises, illuminating the Salt Run tidal basin at Anastasia State Park from 7:30-9 p.m. Multiple watercraft options are available to rent, including single kayaks, tandem kayaks and stand-up paddleboards. The paddle includes an interpretive, storytelling element. Check in 15 minutes prior to departure. The cost is $35 for the program and rental, including lifejackets and paddles, and $20 for the program if a rental is not needed. 850 Anastasia Park Rd., St. Augustine 904-460-9111 www.floridastateparks.org/anastasia
Full Moon Paddle
From 8-9:30 p.m. join Ocean Extreme Sports for a stand-up paddleboard experience while watching the sunset and the full moon rise. The paddle starts from the Lighthouse Park Boat Ramp through Salt Run, depending on the weather and tidal conditions. The cost to participate is $40 if the full equipment rental is needed and $10 if you have your own equipment. The mandatory safety meeting is 15 minutes prior to start. Life jacket, whistle and board light are required to paddle. 442 Vista Ave., St. Augustine 912-441-2391 www.oceanextremesports.com
Full Moon Sail
Enjoy a moonlit evening aboard the Schooner Freedom as it sails through St. Augustine’s Matanzas Bay. This sailing excursion departs at 9:15 p.m. from the St. Augustine Municipal Marina. There will be live music. Complimentary beer, soda and wine are included in the $40 ticket. Call for reservations. 111 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine 904-810-1010 www.schoonerfreedom.com
 
 
Thursday – Saturday, June 28-30
 
St. Augustine Music Festival
The St. Augustine Music Festival is a series of six free concerts held throughout two weekends in the historic Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine. The concerts take place Thursday to Saturday at 7:30 p.m. with a different performance each evening. Thursday’s performance is by soloists Wendy Chen and Ileana Fernandez on the piano. The performances on Friday and Saturday are by Andres Diaz on the cello. 38 Cathedral Place, St. Augustine 904-814-9404 www.staugustinemusicfestival.org
 
 
Thursday – Sunday, June 28-July 1
 
KPMG Women’s PGA Championship Week at the World Golf Hall of Fame
Visit the World Golf Hall of Fame during the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship week and enjoy learning about Hall of Fame members who are past champions. The tournament broadcast will be shown throughout the museum during the week. The museum is open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday noon-6 p.m. General admission is $20.95. One World Golf Place, St. Augustine 904-940-4133 www.worldgolfhalloffame.org
 
 
Friday, June 29
 
Fins and Freedom Sail
Come on board, help raise sails and then kick back and relax while educators from the world’s first oceanarium talk about dolphins.  Complimentary soda, water, beer and wine are included, and passengers may bring snacks or a picnic. After the sail, visit Marineland to complete this unique experience. Your ticket includes the sail and admission to Marineland. The boat departs at 2:15 p.m. from the St. Augustine Municipal Marina and lasts two hours. Ticket costs are $60 adults and $45 for youth under age 16. 111 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine 904-810-1010 www.schoonerfreedom.com
Boy George and Culture Club with The B-52s at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre
The St. Augustine Amphitheatre is thrilled to host the opening night of The Life Tour starring Grammy award-winning legends Boy George and Culture Club with multi-platinum selling band The B-52s and special guest Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey. Doors open at 5 p.m., and the show is at 6:30 p.m. Admission ranges from $154-$59.50. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-209-0367 www.staugamphitheatre.com
 
 
Saturday, June 30
 
Big Bang 5K
This event has a 5K and fun run and begins at Christ Episcopal Church. The 5K begins at 8 a.m., and the fun run begins at 9 a.m. Registration ranges from $35-$12. 400 San Juan Dr., Ponte Vedra Beach 904-318-8104 http://bigbang5k.itsyourrace.com
Historical Look into the Old Spanish Quarries
Anastasia State Park will host a Historical Look into the Old Spanish Quarries program from 10-11 a.m. Experience a new perspective of the Old Spanish Quarries at Anastasia State Park in relation to the famous Castillo de San Marcos and the survival of St. Augustine. After checking in at the ranger station, please meet for the program in the quarry parking area by the front entrance gate. The program is free with regular park admission, which ranges from $8-$2. 300 Anastasia Park Rd., St. Augustine 904-461-2033 www.floridastateparks.org/anastasia
Pinkalicious: The Musical
The Apex Theatre Studio will present the musical Pinkalicious:  Pinkalicious cannot stop eating pink cupcakes despite her parents warning her. After eating too many, she is diagnosed by a doctor with “pinkititis,” an illness that turns her completely pink. Showtime is 11 a.m. Audience members are encouraged to wear their favorite pink outfit. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online or at the box office 30 minutes before the performance. 5150 Palm Valley Rd., unit 205, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-834-1351 www.apextheatrejax.com
 
Uptown Saturday Night
 Uptown Saturday Night takes place from 5-9 p.m. and combines a festive party atmosphere with hospitality and special deals in the unique shops on St. Augustine’s San Marco Avenue, concentrated between Ripley’s Museum and the Mission Nombre de Dios. Many participating shops also serve refreshments. 904-829-6831 www.facebook.com/uptownstaugustine
Uptown Living History Saunter
Join living history interpreters from 6-8 p.m. as they display St. Augustine’s colonial history in a timeline format. The interpreters walk throughout the uptown art and business area. They are available to answer questions about St. Augustine’s history and pose for pictures. info@staugustinegarrison.com  https://hfm.club
80 Years of Animal Love and Care
Join Marineland Dolphin Adventure every Saturday evening in June to celebrate its 80th anniversary. The event is from 7-9:30 p.m. and features a movie, guided tours, live music and an opportunity to meet the dolphins. The cost is $35 for adults and $15 for youth. 9600 Oceanshore Blvd., St. Augustine 904-471-1111 www.marineland.net
 
 
Sunday, July 1
 
Summer Sundays at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe
As part of Summer Sundays at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe, Sound of Music will be showing at 2 p.m. A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower. Admission is $2. 36 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-679-5736 www.corazoncinemaandcafe.com
Gateway to Cheese Course
Learn all about cheese in this monthly course hosted by Rype & Readi from 3-4:30 p.m. at its downtown farm market. This month’s cheeses are Havarti and Taleggio. The class cost is $60. 115 La Quinta Place, St. Augustine 904-429-3070 www.rypeandreadi.com/happenings
Donny & Marie Summer 2018 Tour at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre
The St. Augustine Amphitheatre will host beloved brother/sister duo Donny & Marie.Donny & Marie have collectively recorded 142 albums, selling more than 100 million copies with 51 Gold and Platinum Recordings. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show is at 7:30 p.m. Admission ranges from $134-$44.1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-209-0367 www.staugamphitheatre.com
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