Here is What’s Happening This Week on Florida’s Historic Coast

September 3, 2018
Monday – Thursday, September 3-6 

Kin at IMAX Theater at World Golf Hall of Fame

Chased by a vengeful criminal, the feds and a gang of otherworldly soldiers, a recently released ex-con and his adopted teenage brother are forced to go on the run with a weapon of mysterious origin as their only protection. Visit the website for show times and ticket pricing. One World Golf Place, St. Augustine 904-940-4123

Monday – Sunday, September 3-9 


Flagler 50: Celebrating a College and a Preservation Legacy, 1968-2018 Exhibition
This exhibition is part of the upcoming repertoire of 50th anniversary celebrations at Flagler College. The exhibition features historic photos and morsels of information about the humble beginnings of the college through today. The exhibition can be accessed via Flagler’s Legacy Tours or through the Florida Stories phone app available for free download, a newly created 24-page self-guided tour booklet about the historic campus. This special exhibit will be available through May 2019. The cost for the Legacy Tours is $12 for adults and free for youth under age 10 with a paid adult. In the summer, tours are offered daily from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. While school is in session, tours are offered from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. daily. 74 King St., St. Augustine 904-829-6481
Tuesday, September 4


Marineland Beach Walk
See the beach from a new perspective during this free walk while an interpretive guide talks about the birds, rocks and flowers of the area. Meet at the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve Marineland Field Office located on the west side of A1A. The walk is from 9-11 a.m. Reservations are available online or by phone. 9741 Oceanshore Blvd., Palm Coast 904-823-4500
Fishing Clinic 101
St. Johns County Parks and Recreation is offering this free clinic about fishing regulations, bait, nets, fish identification and how to tie a knot. It is recommended to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, water bottle, fishing rod and reel with fishing line. Registration is required through phone or email. The clinics take place at Trout Creek Marina from 9:30-10:30 a.m. 6550 S.R. 13, St. Augustine 904-209-0320

Tuesday – Friday, September 4- 7 


In the Mood Harry McCormick Art Exhibition
World-renowned artist Harry McCormick will display his artwork through September 20 at the St. Johns County Administration Building’s Rotunda. McCormick is noted for his realistic paintings with a focus on light and shadow, and he has been called a painter of “interiors” and “genre”‘ – such as ordinary people doing ordinary things like a series of people looking at paintings in museums and galleries. There is no admission charge, and the public is welcome during normal business hours on Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine 904-209-0530
Tuesday- Saturday, September 4-8
Miles Batt 2 & Vikki Stockton Exhibition
This exhibition is on display through September 22 at The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach. The center is open Monday to Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-280-0614
Another Side Revealed Exhibition
This exhibition that features children’s artwork from Art with a Heart in Healthcare is on display through September 22 at The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach. The center is open Monday to Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-280-0614
Between Truth and Illusion Exhibition

This exhibition of works by members of the Society of Mixed Media Artists is on display at The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach through September 22.  The center is open Monday to Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-280-0614

Tuesday – Sunday, September 4-9
Educator Appreciation Days at All Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Attractions
Ripley’s St. Augustine attractions thank Florida K-12, college, homeschool, preschool educators and school support staff by offering extended summer fun with Educator Appreciation Days. Ripley’s attractions will offer free admission for Florida educators. Participating St. Augustine attractions include: Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium, Red Train Tours, Bayfront Mini Golf and Ripley’s Ghost Train Adventures. Also, educators can bring up to three guests who will receive a 50 percent discount on admission. 19 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine 904-824-1606


Wednesday, September 5
Lightner Museum Curator’s Tours
Lightner Museum curator provides a themed interactive tour designed to give participants an opportunity to see acquisitions in operation rather than just as static displays. The tour, which is included in admission, takes place at 10 a.m. at the Lightner Museum. This month’s tour is about pressed glass. Tours begin in the front lobby of the museum. Admission is $15 for adults, $12 for active duty military and college students, $8 for youth ages 12-17 and free for youth ages 11 and under. 75 King St., St. Augustine 904-824-2874


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 JW Gilmore, and the food is provided by Mellow Mushroom.  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
Thursday, September 6
Florida Agricultural Museum Farmers Market
Today is the start of this farmers market that takes place each Thursday from September to May. The farmers market is from 8 a.m.-noon and features vendors, musicians, local artisans and more. 7900 Old Kings Rd. North, Palm Coast 386-446-7630
Ancient Dunes Trail Hike
Enjoy a guided hike through ancient dunes shaded by a maritime hammock at Anastasia State Park from 9-10 a.m. Discover the park’s natural communities while exploring this unique trail. Although only a mile long, this hike is more challenging than our other trails due to the natural sloping landscape. Meet at the Hilltop Picnic Area, near the parking lot. Suggested items to bring are binoculars, comfortable walking shoes, a camera, drinking water, bug spray and sunscreen. This event is weather permitting and subject to cancellation. The hike is free with regular park admission, which ranges from $8-$2. 300 Anastasia Park Rd., St. Augustine 904-461-2033
Throwback Thursday: Little Miss Sunshine at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe
A family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant takes a cross-country trip in their VW bus. This film is showing at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe at noon. The cost is $10, which includes a meal, popcorn, small drink and showing of the movie. 36 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-679-5736


MC50 Kick Out the Jams: The 50th Anniversary Tour at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre Backyard Stage
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the release of the pivotal MC5 album, Kick Out the Jams, punk supergroup MC50 will perform the album in its entirety plus additional MC5 material live from the Backyard Stage at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the show is at 7 p.m. Admission is $40 and $35. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-209-0367
Night Under the Stars
St. Johns County Parks and Recreation and the Ancient City Astronomy Club bring you this free event about astronomy 101 at Frank B. Butler Park East from 8-10 p.m. Learn about the constellations, star names and more. Space is limited, and registration required. Registration is available online. 5860 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-209-0335
Thursday – Monday, September 6-9

The Nun at IMAX Theater at World Golf Hall of Fame

A priest named Father Burke is sent to Rome to investigate the mysterious death of a nun. This film premieres on September 6 at the IMAX Theater at World Golf Hall of Fame. Visit the website for show times and ticket pricing. Showing through September 13. One World Golf Place, St. Augustine 904-940-4123
Friday, September 7
First Friday Art Walk
From 5-9 p.m. the Art Galleries of St. Augustine feature new exhibits, refreshments and live music at many participating galleries. The event is held rain or shine inside the member galleries and is a free, self-guided walking tour. Tour maps are available at participating galleries or on the website. Free Art Walk trains and trolleys are provided by Ripley’s Red Trains and Old Town Trolleys. 832-779-2781
First Friday Art Walk Recital
The music department of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine presents the First Friday Art Walk Recital featuring Ray McDonald playing the organ. McDonald has been a church organist since the age of 15, serving Baptist, Congregational, Episcopal, Lutheran and Presbyterian congregations. The program will include the works of Michael Burkhardt, Paul Manz, Dan Miller, Mark Thewes and others. The performance begins at 6 p.m. There will be a free-will offering. 38 Cathedral Place, St. Augustine 904-824-2806
Friday & Saturday, September 7&8
Jiha Moon: Double Welcome, Most Everyone’s Mad Here Exhibition
Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Jiha Moon harvests cultural elements native to Korea, Japan and China and unites them with Western elements to investigate the multi-faceted nature of our current global identity as influenced by popular culture, technology, racial perceptions and folklore. Hosted at the Crisp-Ellert Gallery at Flagler College, there will be an artist talk on September 7 at 4 p.m. followed by an opening reception from 5-8 p.m. The exhibition will be on display through October 22. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 10 a.m-4 p.m. and Saturday noon-4 p.m. Admission is free. 48 Sevilla St., St. Augustine 904-826-8530
Friday – Sunday, September 7-9
Ancient City Con
Ancient City Con, Northeast Florida’s premier convention, returns in 2018 with an all-new show featuring brand new additions in entertainment along with all the classic gaming, cosplay and vendors. Ancient City Con returns home to St. Augustine. The event is from 1-8 p.m. on Friday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. on Saturday and noon-6 p.m. on Sunday at the World Golf Village Renaissance St. Augustine Resort. Admission is $35 for a weekend pass. Daily tickets are also available. Admission is free for youth under age 10 with the purchase of an adult ticket. Visit the website for tickets. 500 S. Legacy Trail, St. Augustine
Sing Out Loud Music Festival
The Sing Out Loud Music Festival, one of Florida’s largest free music festivals takes place over the course of four weekends this September. Over a dozen St. Augustine venues will host 70 showcases featuring over 250 musicians, bands, poets and comedians during this epic annual celebration of live entertainment. The full festival schedule is available online.  904-209-0367,  Facebook


Fall Members Show
This juried exhibition at the St. Augustine Art Association showcases works created by the association’s members in various styles and media. The exhibition is free and open to the public. There will be an opening reception on September 7 from 5-9 p.m. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday noon-4 p.m. and Sunday 2-5 p.m. 22 Marine St., St. Augustine
Saturday, September 8
Feel the Love 5K
The Feel the Love 5K starts at the St. Johns County Ocean Pier Park at 8 a.m. The race route takes runners on a flat course through St. Augustine Beach neighborhoods and ends at the pier. Registration ranges from $35-$25. 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach 843-309-5769
Family Seining at the GTM Research Reserve
Hosted by the GTM Research Reserve, you’re invited to join docents from 9-11 a.m. to learn how to pull a seine net. Participants will collect fish and crabs as well as learn about their habitats and role in the environment. Waders and boots provided. The program takes place in the Environmental Education Center. There is a $3 parking fee per vehicle. 505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach 904-823-4500
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. This informative program with a fun and knowledgeable ranger will bring the history of the quarry to life as you learn about the amazing work that occurred in the Old Spanish Quarries and the architecture that influenced the history of St. Augustine. After checking in at the ranger station, 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
Founder’s Day
This day honors the founding of America’s First Parish, the Cathedral of St. Augustine, and St. Augustine, the nation’s oldest city. Both were founded together 453 years ago on Sept. 8, 1565, by Pedro Menéndez de Avilés. The event will take place at the Mission Nombre de Dios, 27 Ocean Ave., and Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, 11 Magnolia Ave. At 10 a.m. at the mission, a historical re-enactment of the Spanish landing will feature the Historic Florida Militia’s Men of Menendez and the St. Augustine Maritime Heritage Foundation Chalupa followed by a Holy Mass at the rustic altar on the mission grounds at 11 a.m. The event will continue with a Grand Procession at 1 p.m. to the Fountain of Youth. At 1:30 p.m. guests can witness the first Thanksgiving meal. General admission into the Fountain of Youth is $15. 904-824-2809
Cannon Firing at Fort Matanzas
Join the re-enactors at Fort Matanzas to learn a little history and watch the fort’s cannons fire. Boat tours, complete with cannon firings, will take place at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Each tour will last about 45 minutes. Ferry boarding passes are required and must be picked up at the Fort Matanzas Visitor Center the day of the event. Passes will not be distributed in advance. This event is weather permitting. Admission is free. 8635 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-471-0116
French Film: A Man Called Ove at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe
Ove, an ill-tempered, isolated retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife’s grave, has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbors. This film is showing at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe at noon. Admission is $6. 36 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-679-5736
Saturday & Sunday, September 8&9
Nocatee Kayak Trip
Hosted by St. Johns County Parks and Recreation, enjoy a guided kayak trip of the Intracoastal starting at Palm Valley Boat Ramp. Learn about the area’s habitat, plants and animals. The trip departs at 8 a.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. on Sunday. Call or email to make a reservation. 383 S. Roscoe Blvd., St. Augustine 904-209-0335
Sunday, September 9
Ponte Vedra Auto Show
The St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce will host the 16th annual Ponte Vedra Auto Show from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in Nocatee. The auto show, which is open and free to spectators, will feature up to 180 classic and new collectors’ cars all vying for the show’s 30+ trophies, including a few additional special awards for Best in Show 70th Anniversary of the Porsche 356, Best in Show 50th Anniversary of the Suburu, Best in Show 40th Anniversary of the Mazda RX-7 and Best in Show 60th Anniversary of the Austin Healey. To find out more or to register an automobile in the auto show, visit the website or call. The cost to register a vehicle is $35. 245 Nocatee Center Way, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-285-2004
Art & Architecture Walking Tour
The St. Augustine Art Association offers its popular Art and Architecture Walking Tour that focuses on the iconic art, architecture and history of the St. Augustine community. In this 90-minute tour, the art historian guide will point out paintings and examples of Spanish, Colonial and Victorian architecture, monuments, murals, public sculptures and stained glass. The tour starts at the St. Augustine Art Association at 10 a.m. Admission is $20. Reserve your space by phone by Friday at 3 p.m. 22 Marine St., St. Augustine 904-824-2310
The Great St. Augustine Wing Off and Sing Off
Who’s got the best chicken wing recipe in town? Who performs the best karaoke in town? Join us at the beach and strut your stuff. Bring your family and friends to enjoy a brand-new, fun-filled event. Throngs of families want to taste, listen and decide. Munch wings and compete in the karaoke contest. See you at the beach. The event takes place at the St. Johns County Pier Park from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. General admission is $5. Admission for youth ages 16 and under is free. 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach 904-813-5809
Family Art Workshop
Vilano Beach Art Programs offers an instructional art session for the entire family at the North Shore Improvement Association Community Center on Vilano Beach. From 2-4 p.m., local artist Sarah Carrigan provides individuals and families with art project instruction to take home. Painting to tie dying, each month a different type of art is featured. Some art supplies are provided. The family rate is $40 for non-members or $25 for members. For individuals, the cost is $20 for non-members and $10 for members, plus the cost of materials. 120 Meadow Ave., St. Augustine 847-899-0808
Arts & Orgs at Sunset
This free, family friendly event brings together food, local artists and local organizations at Genung’s Fish Camp from 4-8 p.m. The event location overlooks the Matanzas River. 291 Cubbedge Rd., St. Augustine 904-460-4479
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