Ready for Summer ‘21?
We are! And we’ve lined up some great events to take advantage of warm days and cool nights outdoors.
Can’t wait to see you out and about on Florida’s Historic Coast as we celebrate the Summer of ’21.
June - September 1
What’s better than sitting by the ocean and taking in some fresh sea breezes in the evening? How about some FREE live music to enjoy with it? That’s the idea behind this great St. Augustine tradition, Music by the Sea Concerts. Bring your family and meet up with some friends at the St. Johns County Ocean Pier Park every Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Throughout the summer, concert goers will be treated to performers from all kinds of musical genres, from bluegrass to rock and everything in between. Bring a blanket or beach chair and a favorite beverage and enjoy some great food truck fare at 6 p.m. Then, get ready to dance or sing along.
Various Nights in June
Music at the Colonial Oak is BACK! Welcome back to downtown historic St. Augustine's most attractive and largest outdoor music venue. Join us for an evening of live music or an improv comedy show under the lights of the majestic oak tree. Shows range from folk to funk, and professional improv comedy.
June 3 - September 2
Every Thursday between Memorial Day and Labor Day, visitors and locals alike are headed to the Plaza de la Constitucion to enjoy a 30-year tradition. FREE live music concerts at the Plaza are back and better than ever. Bring a beach chair or blanket and enjoy the best local and regional performers under the stars from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Discover why it’s been called “the best way to spend a Thursday night in St. Augustine.”
2nd Friday of every month
All year long, join us at Vilano Beach for the best local performers and entertainers in St. Augustine. Catch these acts from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. the second Friday of each month. These are ticketed events with limited seating. For tickets, visit www.vilanobeachfl.com/events.
Join us for this multi-community choir performing an inspiring selection of Negro Spirituals and classical works celebrating the triumphs of the Civil Rights movement. This collaboration between The Ritz Chamber Players and the St. Augustine Music Festival celebrates Juneteenth at The Amp with music and an African American art and photography exhibit. Performances at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets available at www.SAMFestival.org.
Join us for a full day of music, games and even a best decorated bike competition. It’s all in the name of raising funds for Florida National Guard Members, their families, veterans and Families of the Fallen. Bring a bag or can of dog food to help support Friends of Jacksonville Animals. It’s all happening at the St. Johns County Fairgrounds in Elkton from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets are $15.
June 25 - 27
The historic Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine is a joy to behold any day of the week, but from Thursday to Saturday it will simply inspire visitors with the sounds of music. There are different performances each evening from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is FREE but seating is limited and first come, first-served.
Aloha! How about kicking off the summer with a hula dance at the pier? Music will be provided by Prince Pele Polynesian Revue, offering traditional songs and hula dance lessons. Here’s your chance to see a Samoan Sword Fire Dance. And there will be plenty of local artisans offering one-of-a-kind goods and treats. See you at the St. Johns Ocean Pier Park from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. for this fun and FREE event.
It’s 1740 and the British and Scottish have invaded St. Augustine. But the Spanish, along with the free black militia and Native American auxiliaries have their own plans and emerge as victors in a very bloody battle. The rest is history. And you can relive it at Fort Mose Historic State Park with the help of reenactors staging the battle drama. Don’t miss this amazing FREE demonstration of sheer will and passion for freedom at noon and 2 p.m.
June 26, July 24, August 28
The Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve (GTM) is a treasure for all who visit. To keep it that way, they need help from visitors and locals alike. Join us for a beach cleanup every fourth Saturday of the month. Enjoy stunning coastal views while helping remove debris and microplastics from the beach. GTM Rangers will supply gloves and trash bags at 9:30 a.m. at a different meeting location each month. Visit www.gtmnerr.org/events.
It’s happening! Fireworks over the Matanzas has been a long tradition in St. Augustine and we’re thrilled to welcome all to celebrate our great nation in the nation’s oldest city with fireworks, family and friends. Join us for the FREE concert by The All Star Orchestra at the Plaza at 6 p.m. followed by one of the best fireworks displays on the east coast at 9:30 p.m. at the Castillo de San Marcos. Come early and park in the Visitor Center garage.
July 8 - 11
If you’re an angler you’ll be angling for some action at this year’s fishing tournaments. Thursday is Kids Night, Friday is the Junior Angler Tournament and Friday and Saturday is the king of all tournaments with the Kingfish Offshore Visual Checkout. All weekend long it’s live music, food, raffles and lots more. Join us at Camachee Cove Yacht Harbor for all the action.
It’s the classic 5K run across the Bridge of Lions. You know you’ve been wanting to do it. Now there’s no excuse. Get up, run or walk, and meet us at the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument at 7:30 a.m. See you the finish line!
July 17, August 14
There’s something magical about being transported to another time, another era. The living history interpreters from the Historic Florida Militia do just that as they saunter through the streets of the ancient city in full gear. See them embody a timeline of St. Augustine’s colonial history, answer visitor questions about St. Augustine history and pose for pictures from noon to 4 p.m.
August 20 & 21
Join us for these FREE live music performances in the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine. There are different performers each evening at 7:30 p.m. Seating is limited and first come, first-served.