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This Weekend in St Augustine and Ponte Vedra

This Weekend MHead updated 5.20.10
          May 24, 2012
Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday: May 25-28
40th Annual National Beach Paddle Tennis ChampionshipWatch or compete during this exciting championship. On Friday, the Mixed Doubles Tournament takes place at Treaty Park on Wildwood Drive off S.R. 207. On Saturday and Sunday, play continues at the Park and begins on the Beach and at Ron Parker Park. The tournament concludes with the Finals for all Divisions on the Beach. There will also be a Kids Tournament and Paddle Tennis Clinics conducted during the course of the weekend. Paddle clinics, the kid’s tournaments and spectator admission are free. Entry fees for play varies. Check out our Facebook page at 40th National Beach Paddle Tennis Tournament. For more information, call 800-727-4656 or email paddletennissa@gmail.com.

 

Memorial Day Weekend Sailing Aboard the Freedom

Freedom, St. Augustine’s beautiful schooner, will be sailing daily throughout the Memorial Day Weekend. Trips depart daily from the City Marina at 12:15 p.m. for a two-hour sail and at 6:15 p.m. for a sunset sail. Plus, two additional excursions on Sunday – 2:45 p.m. two-hour sail ($35 for adults; $25 for kids ages 2-12. drinks included) and 8:45 p.m. 75-minute Twilight sail ($35 per person, drinks included). For reservations, call 904-810-1010.

 

Men in Black III: An Imax 3D Experience at World Golf Hall of Fame

Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones reprise their roles in the third installment of this popular Hollywood franchise. Agent Jay (Will Smith) travels back in time to 1969, where he teams up with a younger version of Agent Kay to stop an evil alien from destroying the future. Showing through July 2. The World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX 3D Theatre is located at 1 World Golf Place, off I-95 Exit 323. For more information, visit www.WorldGolfIMAX.com .

 

Saturday, Sunday & Monday: May 26-28
Memorial Day Weekend Marine Ecology TourHop on the Explorer boat for a fun ride on the Matanzas River!  All boat tours led by professional naturalists keen to point out amazing wildlife such as dolphins, shorebirds, and manatees.  10:30, 12:30, 2:30, 4:30 & 6:30 departure times.  Call 904-377-7245 for reservations or visit www.staugustineecotours.com
Saturday: May 26
Living History Days at Fort MoseExperience 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. 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
Uptown Saturday Night

From 5 to 9 p.m., 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.  The Mission Nombre de Dios provides FREE PARKING. For more information, call 904.823.9263.

Sunday: May 27
Colby Caillat & Gavin DeGraw ConcertHead over to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre for a soulful performance featuring pop/rock artists Gavin DeGraw and Colby Caillat. The St. Augustine Amphitheatre is located at 1340C A1A South in St. Augustine. The doors will open at 7 p.m., and the show will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $27.50 to $57.50. For more information, visit  www.staugamphitheatre.com
Monday: May 28
Memorial Day Concert in the Plaza

Bring your chair and enjoy a special Memorial Day Concert in St. Augustine’s Plaza de la Constitucion. From 1 to 4 p.m., sit and enjoy the cool breezes under a canopy of live oaks as you enjoy live entertainment performed by St. Augustine Jazz Society. For more information about this free concert and the summer Plaza Concert Series schedule, visit www.plazaconcerts.com

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Outdoors

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Sports

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Business

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