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This Weekend in St Augustine

This Weekend MHead updated 5.20.10
          June 20, 2012
Friday & Saturday: June 22-23
St. Augustine Music FestivalClassical music performances at the Cathedral Basilica, located at 24 Cathedral Place in historic St. Augustine. Each of the themed performances take place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.   June 21: Summer Music; June 22: Piano Spectacular; June 23: Grace and Beauty; June 28: Musica Nocturna; June 29: Sacred Music; and June 30: Back to Bach. Admission is FREE. St. Augustine Music Festival

 

Friday, Saturday & Sunday: June 22-24
Night Sights and Tales TourBe among the first to experience this new Gold Tour covering major St. Augustine sights at night and ghost tales, where appropriate. The tour covers the area between the Old Jail in the north and the National Cemetery in the south – nine miles in 90 minutes aboard a silent, comfortable all-electric bus. Tours are by reservation only and are priced at $20 per adult and $9 for children under 12. Call 904-325-0547   www.staugustinegoldtours.com

Summer Art Exhibit

See the new Summer Exhibit featuring pottery and stunning fine art by regional painters at Worley Faver Gallery, 11A Aviles Street in St. Augustine. Owners Dena and Worley Faver can often be found in the gallery and you can watch Worley working on his latest creation. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday through Monday and by appointment on other days. Phone: 904-304-2310.

 

Bingo, The Musical at Limelight Theatre

Musical comedy about Vern, Honey and Patsy who have driven through a terrible storm in the name of their weekly obsession. Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. through July 1. All performances take place at the Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Avenue in St. Augustine. Tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors and $20 for students and military. For more information, call 904.825.1164 or visit www.limelight-theatre.org

 

Saturday: June 23
Bloody Mose Battle

Exciting re-enactment commemorates the 1740 Battle of “Bloody Moosa” which forced the British to retreat from Spanish Florida. Gracia Real de Santa Teresa de Mose was the first Free Black settlement in North America. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. living history demonstrations, guided tours, food vendors, and music will be provided. Then, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. the Spanish and British forces will reenact the “Bloody Moosa” battle. The event is weather permitting. It all takes place at Fort Mose State Park located at 15 Fort Mose Trail in St. Augustine. Admission is $2 per person. For more information, call 904.823.2232 or visit www.floridastateparks.org/fortmose

 

Marineland Twilight Kayaking Tour

Get way off the beaten path with the expert guides from Ripple Effect Ecotours on this quest for the best sunset on the East Coast of Florida over the Pellicer Flats, a 7-mile long lagoon system that offers incredible panoramas in this area that is only accessible in our glowing “firefly” kayaks. Beginners are welcome and paddling and safety protocol will give all paddlers the skills and confidence to enjoy the magic of a “real” Florida sunset from the stability and serenity of our expedition kayaks. The tour is from 7 to 9 p.m. $55 per person includes free passes for the Marineland Dolphin Adventure. Call (904)347-1565 or reserve online at www.RippleEffectEcotours.com .

Saturday & Sunday: June 23-24
Greek Landing Day FestivalCelebrate the 244th anniversary of the arrival of the first colony of Greeks in North America. Hundreds of Greeks, Menorcans and Corsicans arrived in St. Augustine on June 26, 1768 and went on to establish the New Smyrna Colony. St. Photios Shrine serves as a memorial to those Greek colonists by witnessing the Orthodox Faith and promoting the Hellenic culture. From 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday and 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, visit the “Glendi” for a celebration of music, food and dancing. Admission is free. The St. Photios National Greek Orthodox Shrine is located at 41 St. George Street in St. Augustine. For more information, call 904-829-8205 or visit www.StPhotios.com.
Local Resident Specials
NOTE: St. Johns County residents with a valid ID are always admitted free of charge to 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 free to everyone. Also, admission is free to everyone at the Authentic Old Drug StoreFort Matanzas National MonumentGovernment House Museum, 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.

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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