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

So what’s up and coming this weekend in St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches?

Friday: November 9

Rickie Lee Jones Performs at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

Rickie Lee Jones will entertain with her musical style, a unique blend fusion of folk, jazz, and R&B,at 8 p.m. at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, located at 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach. Tickets are $46 and $56. PVConcertHall.com

Friday, Saturday and Sunday: November 9, 10 & 11

5th Annual Pirate Gathering

Three days of jollification and history in the nation’s oldest city. Celebrate the “Golden Age of Piracy” through exhibits, living history demonstrations, a privateer parade, theives market, pirate battles and a Buccaneer Bash Ball. Admission for the encampment is “a buck-an-ear”.  The Pirate Gathering encampment and main activites take place at Francis Filed, located on West Castillo Drive in St. Augustine.  pirategathering.com

Veterans Day at the World Golf Hall of Fame

The World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum will celebrate Veterans Day when veterans and their dependents will receive free admission to the World Golf Hall of Fame. All guests will be able to enjoy a special scavenger hunt. The World Golf Hall of Fame is located at 1 World Golf Place, located at I 95 Exit 323. WorldGolfHallofFame.org

Saturday: November 10

Sixth Annual Compassion 5K Run /Walk

The “Compassion 5K” is an “out-and-back” style course with rolling changes in topography. This event will raise money to help ease the financial burden of families living with crisis. This 5K starts at 8 a.m. from 49 Shores Boulevard in St. Augustine. Registration is $25. compassion5k.org

The Dressing of the Palms

Be there when dozens of Vilano Beach palms will be judged on the basis of the holiday decorations they display. Palms have been “adopted” by local businesses and residents who then use their imagination to come up with entertaining holiday decorations for each. The judging takes place at 5:30 p.m. at the Vilano Beach Town Center. For details, call 904.910.8386.

Washington Oaks State Gardens Plant Sale

The Friends of Washington Oaks will hold their Second Saturday plant sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Washington Oaks State Gardens, 6400 Oceanshore Blvd. (A1A) in Palm Coast. Visitors can also enjoy a garden tour of the park at 1 p.m. Regular park entrance fees apply during the event. 386-446-6780

Buddy Guy and Jonny Lang Concert

Blues legends Buddy Guy and Jonny Lang will perform at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35.00 to $69.50. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Call 904-209-0367 or 800-745-3000.staugamphitheatre.com

Steve Forbert and Carrie Rodriguez 

As part of the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall “Saucer Series”,, Steve Forbert and Carrie Rodriguez will perform at 8 p.m. at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall located at 1050 A1A North in Ponte Vedra Beach. Tickets are $30 and $35. pvconcerthall.com 904-209-0399

Saturday,Sunday and Monday: November 10, 11 & 12

Veterans Day Weekend at Castillo de San Marcos 

In honor of those that have served the US military, the National Parks Service is offering free admission to the Castillo de San Marcos.Built by the Spanish military between 1672 and 1692, the Castillo de San Marcos is the oldest masonry fortification in the U.S. Friday through Sunday visitors can experience living history during Spanish Military cannon firings. The Castillo de San Marcos is located on Avenida Menendez, overlooking Matanzas Bay in historic St. Augustine.  NPS.gov/casa

Sunday: November 11

Old City Music Fest

The St. Augustine Market Place, located at 2495 SR 207 at I-95 in St. Augustine, will host a fun-filled day of relaxation and musical performances featuring Country and Southern Rock legends, Charlie Daniels Band, .38 Special, Gloriana, Craig Morgan and many more. This exciting day of great southern music, food and people will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project in their mission to honor and empower wounded service members. The Festival will take place from 1 to 10 p.m. (Market opens at 10 a.m.) Advance tickets are $29 – $89 per person. http://www.oldcitymusicfest.com 

Meet & Greet at Anastasia State Park to Honor Veterans

To honor our nation’s Veterans, the Florida Park Service is granting free entry to all visitors for the day. Activities for the day include complimentary grilled hot dogs, roving displays about the Friends of Anastasia State Park and the park from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and a guided bird walk from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Anastasia State Park is located at 1340A A1A in St. Augustine 904-461-2033

FriendsofAnastasia.org

Free Admission to St. Augustine Lighthouse for Veterans and Active Duty Military

St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum, 81 Lighthouse Avenue, will offer FREE admission to all Veterans & Active Duty Military from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will also be a Ceremony to Honor Veterans from 3 to 4 p.m. http://www.StAugustineLighthouse.org

NOTE:  Do you have a 2013 event that will bring visitors to Florida’s Historic Coast? Email details to: fhceventlist@gmail.com.

Local Resident Specials

NOTE: St. Johns County residents with a valid ID are always admitted free of charge to the Oldest House, the Lightner Museum, the Fountain of Youth (special events excluded), the Ximenez-Fatio House, the Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse, Spanish 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 Store, Fort Matanzas National Monument, 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.

NEW: St. Johns County residents with a valid ID now receive FREE admission to the Oldest House in 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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