Google+

Weekend Events in St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra and The Beaches

 Following is calendar of the notable local events in St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra and The Beaches. 

 

Friday: February 17

An Evening with Patrizio Buanne at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

Enjoy an evening performance with this Italian baritone in support of his most recent album Patrizio, which was released in September 2011.The performance will take place at 8 p.m. at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, located at 1050 A1A North in Ponte Vedra Beach. Tickets are $36.50 and $42.50. For more information, visit www.pvconcerthall.com, or call 904. 209.0399.

 

Saturday, Sunday, and Monday: February 18-20

President’s Day Weekend at World Golf Hall of Fame

Take a special guided tour and learn some fascinating facts about the leaders of this country and their respective love affairs with golf when the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum celebrates Presidents Day weekend. Guests can tour the museum to find a collection of golf stories and Presidential memorabilia, including some from 2009 Inductee Dwight D. Eisenhower and 2011 Inductee George H.W. Bush. The World Golf Hall of Fame, located at World Golf Village, at I-95 Exit 3232 in St. Augustine is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. For admissions and more information, call 904-940-4123, or visit www.worldgolfhalloffame.org.

 

Saturday and Sunday: February 18 & 19

Arts and Crafts Festival

Enjoy a seaside display of fine art and crafts along with live music by Patchouli and lots of great food. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Park located on A1A in St. Augustine Beach. Admission is free. For more information, call 352.344.0657.

Eco-Explorer Boat Trip

Go on a one-and-one-half-hour adventure in St. Augustine’s estuary. See shorebirds and dolphins in their natural habit and take advantage of great photo opportunities on a vessel where everyone has a front-row seat. Tours depart at 2:30 and 4:30 each day. Tickets are $35 per passenger. Call St. Augustine Eco Tours for tickets and more information – 904-377-7245.

 

Saturday: February 18

Hellzapoppin’ at Ripley’s

Experience the heyday of circus sideshows when the extreme stunts and black humor of Hellzapoppin’ comes to Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum in St. Augustine. The most famous living sideshow entertainer, Zamora the Torture King, starts the show at noon and will be joined by burlesque dancers, fire-eaters and sword swallowers. Admission is free! For details, call 904-824-1606.

A Day in Old Florida

Visit Faver-Dykes State Park to experience a day filled with living history including pine needle basketry, a 1700s Trapper Trader Camp, blacksmithing, a Timucua Native American display, and a demonstration of the art of mullet net knitting. There’s even a nature’s painting wall exhibit where children can paint a natural habitat along with an activity center where children can make arts & crafts. There are a variety of interpretive programs scheduled, as well as a birding walk, live entertainment and wagon tours of the park. Food will be on sale, including a Minorcan Clam Chowder. The Festival is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Faver-Dykes State Park, at 1000 Faver-Dykes Road in St. Augustine. Admission is $5 per vehicle. For more information, call 386.446-6783.

Uncorked Wine Judging

Come join in a wine judging event at Ponte Vedra Beach. This judging event will provide a sampling of what is to come at the April 2012 Sawgrass Wine Festival. Uncorked takes place from 5-7 p.m. at Sawgrass Marriott, located at 1000 PGA Tour Blvd. in Ponte Vedra Beach. Tickets are $20 in advance; $25 at the door. For more information, visit www.pontevedrachamber.org, or call 904.285.2004.

Rod Steward/Bon Jovi Tribute Concert

See Kenny Holliday’s amazing tribute to legendary artists Rod Stewart and Bon Jovi! Just returned from an international tour, Kenny Holliday will present his fantastic show at 7 p.m. at the Pioneer Barn located at Fort Menendez, 259 San Marco Avenue, in St. Augustine. Tickets are $10 each and may be purchased at the door or by calling 904.824.8874.

Brandi Carlile in Concert

Enjoy a lively performance by folk/rock sensation Brandi Carlile. This exuberant songwriter and performer will please crowds at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall beginning at 8 p.m., — gate opens at 7 p.m. The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, located at 1050 A1A North in Ponte Vedra Beach. Tickets are $36.50 and $42.50. For more information, visit www.pvconcerthall.com, or call 904. 209.0399.

 

Sunday: February 19

Shemekia Copeland In Concert

Enjoy an evening of music with timeless power and a heart-pounding urgency performed by Shemekia Copeland along with Toots Lorraine and the Traffic. The show starts at 8 p.m. and gates open at 7 p.m. The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, located at 1050 A1A North in Ponte Vedra Beach. Tickets are $23 – $28. For more information, visit www.pvconcerthall.com, or call 904. 209.0399.

 

Monday (Presidents’ Day): February 20

Presidents’ Day Sail

Kick back, relax and enjoy a slower pace for just a few hours during this special two-hour cruise aboard the beautiful Schooner Freedom. Help raise the sails or just put your feet up and enjoy the scenery, marine life and the sound of the wind. Complimentary beer, wine, soda and water provided – bring your own picnic lunch! The cruise departs the St. Augustine City Marina at 12:15 p.m. Tickets are $35 for adults; $20 for ages 2-12; under 2 are free. (This day trip will be repeated on Tuesday and Wednesday). For reservations, call 904-810-1010.

Presidents’ Day Gambling Cruise

Celebrate our best Presidents in grand style on a high-seas gambling cruise! Buy in at the cage aboard the Jacks of Better Casino and get 10% extra in free play any of 181 slot machines – plus, get an extra 10% on any jackpot up to $5,000! But wait – there’s more – a free buffet is included! The cruise departs Mayport at noon and returns at 5 p.m. For details, call 904-372-4220 x308, or go to www.jacksorbettercasino.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 Schoolhouse, and the Spanish Military Hospital Museum. 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, Government 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.

Contact:

Jay Humphreys, Communications Director

JHumphreys@FloridasHistoricCoast.com

904.209.4424

St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches

Visitors & Convention Bureau

29 Old Mission Avenue, St. Augustine, FL 32084

 

REQUEST INFORMATION

Entertainment

BFFs Party in New Orleans in Raunchy Reunion Romp

  Girls Trip Film Review by Kam Williams BFFs Party in New Orleans in Raunchy Reunion Romp  Ryan (Regina Hall), Sasha (Queen Latifah), Dina (Tiffany Haddish) and Lisa (Jada Pinkett Smith) have been friends since their college days in the Nineties. Back then, the tight-knit Flossy Posse partied as hard as they hit the books. After graduating, they curtailed the carousing considerably for the sake of their professional careers. Today, … [Read More its Good for You.....]

Books

Book of Black Heroes

  Book of Black Heroes Political Leaders Past and Present by Gil L. Robertson, IV Foreword by Myrlie Evers-Williams Just Us Books Paperback, $12.95 80 pages ISBN: 978-1-933491-21-9 Book Review by Kam Williams “The first African-American political leaders began to serve following the Civil War...Known as Reconstruction, this period represented a window of opportunity for African-Americans... Many [Black] political leaders emerged … [Read More its Good for You...]

Art

The Day After the Day Of

  The Day After the Day Of by Paul Ilechko   The sky sheds its tears. This morning is the morning of the day after. The day of mourning, the day after the day of.  I beseech the sky to shed tears in order to wash away the tears on my face.   This is the first day of the time after. This is the beginning of a new time, the days of pain, the days of sorrow. We are in mourning. The sky looks down and sheds its tears for … [Read More its Good For You...]

Real Estate

Big Things in Small Packages Are Taking Over the Real Estate Market

  Big Things in Small Packages Are Taking Over the Real Estate Market by Amy Lignor   What began as a “tiny” trend – which some called a “passing fad” at first – has become one of the largest growing industries in the U.S.A. in the 21st century; with records being broken in 2017.   Despite what you would call having a niche appeal, in the real estate market tiny homes are selling the BIGGEST. In fact, their all-time low in sales … [Read More its Good for You.....]

Lifestyle

Healthy Living: The Cellphone Guide

  Healthy Living: The Cellphone Guide by Amy Lignor   Much like the political realm, there will always be debates and disagreements when it comes to the technological realm—especially when it comes to your health versus the almighty cellphone. Now, it is a fact that communication in the 21st century literally brought about a revolution. Mobile devices are being used and will remain at the top of “must have” lists for all ages for … [Read More its Good for You...]

Outdoors

Go shallower, further with Carolina Skiff DLX Tunnel Series

  Go shallower, further with Carolina Skiff DLX Tunnel Series By Craig Lamb A pillar of the Carolina Skiff brand is the DLX Series, tracing its roots back to the first model built in 1983. Since then the DLX has built a loyal following as one of the most durable, versatile and stable boats on the water. Plain and simple, you just can’t beat it as a runabout, commercial workboat or for just about any activity on the water. Could the DLX get … [Read More its Good for You...]

Sports

NASCAR Fans “Gear Up” for Independence Day Weekend

  NASCAR Fans “Gear Up” for Independence Day Weekend by Amy Lignor   It is that time again. And while some families will be going out on the town or heading to their local fireworks display to sit on the lawn and watch the rockets’ red glare as the local firefighters put on an awesome display, there are thousands of others headed to Daytona in order to witness one of NASCAR’s mot anticipated events: The COKE ZERO 400 being held in the … [Read More its Good for You...]

Business

Is Social Media Still Growing?

  Is Social Media Still Growing? by Amy Lignor   It was in 1999, Bill Gates wrote a book titled, “Business @ the Speed of Thought.” Within these pages, the man who became the computer world’s wizard made massively bold predictions that, at the time, sounded ridiculous and outrageous to those who read them. But when you look at how the social media realm has grown over the past few decades, it is important to take note that not only … [Read More its Good for You...]

Travel

The B&B’s Offer A+ Service for Your Vacation

  The B&B’s Offer A+ Service for Your Vacation by Amy Lignor   When it comes to vacations people always think and worry about the locale. Where will they go? Does it have something for the kids? Are they looking at a camping trip, a historical location where they can treasure hunt through the museums, or simply that relaxing by the beach vacation that has everything to do with getting the right tan while sipping those amazing … [Read More its Good for You...]

Green Living

Creating the Perfect Vegetable Garden

  Creating the Perfect Vegetable Garden by Amy Lignor   Many are still dealing with that wintery mix Mother Nature just loves to toss down from the sky this time of year. Yet, that gardener living inside the soul – the one just dreaming of the sunny skies and lazy rainy days that are must-haves in order to grow the best vegetables possible – is already jotting down the facts, tricks and tips they need to know in order to make that … [Read More its Good for You...]