Ghosts of St. Augustine’s Past: October 27-30, 2022

Celebrate five centuries of historic fashion and folklore during this weekend event in the Ancient City.

August 22, 2022
Men and women in costumes representing fashion from different centuries in St Augustine

What better place to experience and celebrate Halloween than in one of the most haunted and storied places on earth? St. Augustine welcomes all to celebrate with free music, costumed events and spine-chilling storytelling.

Come dressed in your favorite fashions of past centuries in St. Augustine, from the Gilded Age of Henry Flagler to Rococo Style and, of course, Pirates! Costumes are encouraged at all events.

Two men and a woman in costume for the Ghosts of St Augustine's Past event

The weekend event includes:

A Night at the Castle at Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Museum

Thursday, October 27th, 7:30 p.m.
Themed costumes or formal attire required. Tickets on sale soon here.

Music and Moonlight

A Free Outdoor Concert Series at the Gazebo in the Plaza de la Constitucion throughout the weekend.

Friday, October 28th, 6–8 p.m.
The Kilted Creature with Capn’ D Lucas and The Keeper

Saturday, October 29th, 6–8 p.m.

Let’s Dance! With Caribe Groove

Sunday, October 30th, 5–7 p.m.

Ramona + The Riot

Steampunk St. Augustine Celebrating the Industrial Age

Sunday, October 30th, time TBD
Enjoy live music, beer and wine at the Galimore Center. Costumes encouraged!

Scary Tales from Frightening Florida Haunting

Saturday, October 29th, 8–9 p.m. Book signing 7:30 p.m.
Scary Tales performance by Dr. Caren Neile at the Ximenez-Fatio House Museum.

close-up of a microphone in front of a jack-o-lantern and zombie illustration in St Augustine

Frightful Family Fun Fest

Sunday, October 30th, 2–5 p.m.
Scary storytelling & open mic performances (family friendly) at The Waterworks

  • 2 p.m. Scary Tales by the Tale Tellers of St. Augustine
  • 3 p.m. Open mic for middle and High School Students
  • 4 p.m. Open mic for College students and adults
  • Open mic hosted by Ancient City Poets

Scary Literary Ancient City Poets

Friday, October 28-30, TBD

The Tales of Pirates Past Revolutionary Rogues

Saturday, October 29th, 11 a.m.
The Spanish American Pirates and Privateers who Tried to Conquer Florida at Colonial Oak Music Park

So dress up and be seen in your favorite era costume, saunter about the ancient streets as professional photographers capture all the magic, music and mayhem of Halloween. Throughout the weekend, professional storytellers and pop-up poets will entertain with haunted tales. Tableaux actors will roam the streets recreating famous faces of St. Augustine’s past, such as Ponce de Leon, Thomas Edison, Ernest Hemingway and lots more. Don’t miss it!

More events and updated schedule coming soon. Check back here.