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


August 20 -26, 2018


Monday – Wednesday, August 20-22
Sunset Over Marineland by Ripple Effect Ecotours
Join Ripple Effect Ecotours for an eco-adventure at sunset from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for a guided sunset tour through beautiful waterways, while while learning the importance and vitality of this ecosystem. Keep your eyes peeled for playful dolphins, beautiful wading birds and even manatees. No kayaking experience is necessary, and the tour is suitable for those ages 6 and up. The cost is $55 for adults and $45 for those ages 15 and under. This cost includes use of all kayaking equipment, full instruction, guide service and complimentary general admission passes to Marineland Dolphin Adventure. 101 Tolstoy Lane, Marineland 904-347-1565
Monday – Thursday, August 20 -23 
Mile 22 at IMAX Theater at World Golf Hall of Fame
An elite American intelligence officer, aided by a top-secret tactical command unit, tries to smuggle a mysterious police officer with sensitive information out of the country. Visit the website for show times and ticket pricing. One World Golf Place, St. Augustine 904-940-4123


Monday – Friday, August 20 – 24 

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  
Monday – Saturday, August 20 – 25
Miles Batt 2 & Vikki Stockton Exhibition
This exhibition is on display 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 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.  The center is open Monday to Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-280-0614

Monday – Sunday, August 20 – 26

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 runs through May 30 and 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, August 21
Fishing Clinic 101

St. Johns County Parks and Recreation is offering free fishing clinics each Tuesday in August and the first Tuesday in September. The free clinics teach 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-Sunday, August 20 – 26
Nature & Wildlife Art Exhibition
The St. Augustine Art Association will be transformed into a nature-lover’s paradise with the installation of the ninth annual Nature & Wildlife Art Exhibition. The juried exhibition runs through August 26 and features an array of unique interpretations of the natural world, including birds and botanicals, marine life and landscapes, wild beasts and endangered species expressed in paintings, ceramics, sculpture, photography, drawings, mixed media, glass art, fiber works and more. The exhibition is free and open to the public. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday noon-4 p.m. and Sunday 2-5 p.m. 22 Marine St., St. Augustine 904-824-2310 

Wednesday, August 22
Music by the Sea Concert
This free weekly concert series at the St. Johns County Pier is 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 Bluez Dudes, and the food is provided by By Design Catering. 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, August 23
Throwback Thursday: Under the Tuscan Sun at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe
A writer impulsively buys a villa in Tuscany in order to change her life. 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 
Concert in the Plaza
Returning for its 28th season in 2018, this popular weekly event falls into a tradition shared by many communities: enjoying a concert in the town square on a summer night. Free and open to the public, the concert takes place from 7-9 p.m.  Tonight’s scheduled performance is by The Dunehoppers. Corner of Cathedral Place and King St., St. Augustine 904-825-1004 
Thursday – Sunday, August 23-26
Moonlight Kayak Trip

Join St. Johns County Parks and Recreation for this kayak trip at Trout Creek Park from 6-9 p.m. each day. Learn about the creatures of the night as well as the area’s history from park naturalists. The cost ranges from $50-$20. Call or email to register. 6795 Collier Rd., St. Augustine 904-209-0335


Friday, August 24
Let’s Talk Turtle
Join in discovering the wonderful sea turtles of Anastasia State Park. Learn about identifying turtle nests, hatching and the great journey sea turtles begin after leaving the beach and the dangers they encounter in the ocean. This is a fun-filled, energetic program about these miraculous animals that have been on Earth for millions of years. The program will take place from 10-11 a.m. at the Sea Turtle Pavilion near the Island Beach Grill.The hike is free with regular park admission, which ranges from $8-$2. 300 Anastasia Park Rd., St. Augustine 904-461-2033 
Wild St. Augustine: Musings on Art Presented by the St. Augustine Art Association
At the St. Augustine Art Association, re-enactors in period clothing step into the roles of Jacques LeMoyne, Martin Johnson Heade and John James Audubon to muse upon their experiences roaming area marshes, rivers and settlements in pursuit of the primeval beauty of man and nature. Iconic works of famous art punctuate their stories, along with cutting edge recycled fashions inspired by nature motifs. Produced by Melissa Stuart, theatrical director and history guide, the performance is set against the backdrop of the 9th Annual Nature & Wildlife Art Exhibition, an installation of 130 works of fine art from across the country. This free event begins at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. so visitors may view the art exhibition. Reservations are required. 22 Marine St., St. Augustine 904-824-2310 

Friday – Sunday, August 24-26
Florida Skimboarding Pro/Am Tournament
The Florida Skimboarding Pro/Am Tournament is taking place in Vilano Beach where competing athletes are from more than 75 different beaches throughout Florida, the United States and the world. This event takes place at the Vilano Beach ramp. Visit the website for the start times, which are subject to change. 2725 Anahma Dr., St. Augustine 904-540-1189 
Jacksonville Tattoo Convention
This event takes place at the World Golf Village Renaissance St. Augustine Resort and features tattooing, art vendors and more. The event is on Friday from 1-11 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. General admission is $35 for all three days or $20 for one day. 500 S. Legacy Trail, St. Augustine. 
Documentary Days at IMAX Theater at World Golf Hall of Fame

Enjoy Documentary Days at IMAX Theater at World Golf Hall of Fame featuring the films Pandas, America’s Musical Journey, Amazing Mighty Micro Monsters, Dream Big: Engineering Our World, Extreme Weather, Hubble, We the People, Lewis & Clark, Under the Sea, Born to be Wild and Flight of the Butterflies. Visit the website for show times and ticket pricing. Shows through August 30. One World Golf Place, St. Augustine 904-940-4123
Saturday, August 25
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 
Rick Springfield Presents Best In Show at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre
The St. Augustine Amphitheatre welcomes ’80s power pop icon Rick Springfield and his Best In Show Tour featuring special guests Loverboy, Greg Kihn and Tommy Tutone to the stage. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the performance is at 7 p.m. Admission ranges from $154-$44. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-209-0367 
Uptown Saturday Night
Uptown Saturday Night is the perfect event for fashionistas, art lovers and antique shoppers from 7:30-9 p.m. on the last Saturday of each month. Uptown Saturday Night takes place year-round and combines a festive party atmosphere with hospitality and special deals in the unique shops on St. Augustine’s San Marco Avenue, concentrated between Ripley’s Museum and the Mission Nombre de Dios. Many participating shops also serve refreshments. The Mission Nombre de Dios provides free parking most months. 904-829-6831 
Full Moon Paddle
From 7:30-9 p.m. join Ocean Extreme Sports for a stand-up paddleboard experience while watching the sunset and the full moon rise. The paddle starts from the Lighthouse Park Boat Ramp and continues through Salt Run, depending on the weather and tidal conditions. The cost to participate is $40 if the full equipment rental is needed and $10 if you have your own equipment. The mandatory safety meeting is 15 minutes prior to start. Life jacket, whistle and board light are required to paddle. 442 Vista Ave., St. Augustine 912-441-2391 
Sunday, August 26
Music in the Box
Enjoy live music by some of the area’s best up-and-coming bands and musicians from 6-8 p.m. on stage at the Limelight Theatre. This month’s performance is by Tim Collins. He will perform classical guitar and a Pink Floyd tribute. Admission is $5. Refreshments are available for purchase. 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine 904-825-1164 

Sunset and Full Moon Paddle
Experience breathtaking views as the sun sets and the full moon rises, illuminating the Salt Run tidal basin at Anastasia State Park from 7-8:30 p.m. Multiple watercraft options are available to rent, including single kayaks, tandem kayaks and stand-up paddleboards. The paddle includes an interpretive storytelling element. Check in 15 minutes prior to departure. The cost is $35 for the program and rental, including lifejackets and paddles, and $20 for the program if a rental is not needed. Park admission ranges from $8-$2. 850 Anastasia Park Rd., St. Augustine 904-460-9111 
Full Moon Sail
Enjoy a moonlit evening aboard the Schooner Freedom as it sails through St. Augustine’s Matanzas Bay. This sailing excursion departs at 8:45 p.m. from the St. Augustine Municipal Marina. There will be live music. Complimentary beer, soda and wine are included in the $40 ticket. Call for reservations. 111 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine 904-810-1010



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