Flavors of Florida’s Historic Coast

Chefs on Florida’s Historic Coast are making history with signature dishes featuring local favorites and heritage-inspired flavors.

The restaurants of Florida’s Historic Coast feature elegant resort dining in Ponte Vedra Beach, Old World bistros, eclectic cafes and craft cocktails in St. Augustine, and waterside dining with fresh seafood along the ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway. Each offer menus that are representative of their best culinary skills. Great food, paired with a wide variety of lodging options make a visit to Florida’s Historic Coast a foodie’s delight.

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Check out some of these Favorful events on Florida’s Historic Coast

Flavorful Events on Florida’s Historic Coast

February 28 & 29

St. Augustine Spanish Wine Festival

Experience a weekend of events featuring Spanish wine. The festivities begin on Friday with a Cava Reception and dinner at the Solarium at Flagler College, 74 King St. from 6-10 p.m. Then a Grand Tasting at Flagler College Markland House, Crisp-Ellert Art Museum, and Alumni House on Saturday from 2-5 p.m.

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March 7

Menorcan Heritage Celebration

Join the Menorcan Cultural Society at the Llambias House to commemorate the anniversary of the Menorcans arriving in Florida. From 11 a.m.-3 p.m. there will be food, entertainment and more. Enjoy Menorcan treats such as pilau, Minorcan Clam Chowder, fromajades and more. Admission is free. 31 St. Francis St., St. Augustine 904-826-3388

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March 20 - 22

39th Annual St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival

Enjoy an abundance of seafood, great live music, kiddie rides, fun activities, family shows, and an Arts & Crafts village with nearly one hundred affordable arts and crafts exhibitors. It all takes place at Francis Field in downtown St. Augustine. Festival hours are Friday, 3 to 9 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free Parking and Shuttles (visit website for details). Admission is $5 for adults. Food is not included with admission.

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March 27 - 29

Rhythm & Ribs Festival

Enjoy three days of live music, award-winning BBQ, craft beer, vendors, kids’ rides and more at Francis Field. The festival is Friday 5-10 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission is $10 Friday and Saturday and $5 Sunday. 25 W. Castillo Dr., St. Augustine 904-531-4696

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April 26

Taste of St. Augustine

Enjoy this signature food festival that serves up tastes from St. Augustine’s famous restaurants from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at The Amp. Admission is $5, and taste tickets are $1 each. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-829-3295

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May 2

Unidos en la Musica

A Latin American Festival Authentic Foods, Latin music, vendors, games Dance workshops Cultural exhibitions and more. Experience the sabor (flavors) of Latin American cuisine from vendors that showcase the distinctive style and range of Latino culture. General admission is $10, VIP experience is $91. Enjoy this journey of Latin America at Francis Field, 10 Castillo Dr., St. Augustine

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October 3 & 4

Datil Pepper Festival

Celebrate St. Johns County’s official plant, the Datil Pepper, at this festival that takes place at the St. Johns County Agricultural Center from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sat and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sun. Admission and parking are free. The event features vendors, a plant sale, an amateur Datil Pepper hot sauce contest and a Datil Pepper restaurant cook off. The cook off will be on Sat. from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 3125 Agricultural Center Dr., St. Augustine 904-209-0430

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October 9-11

St. Augustine Greek Festival

Celebrate all things Greek - food, dancing, music and heritage - at this annual festival celebrating St. Augustine’s Greek heritage. Enjoy homemade Greek foods and pastries, shop at the outdoor market and enjoy the carnival games and rides. There will be plenty of Hellenic music and performances by Greek dance troupes from throughout Florida. The festival takes place at Francis Field on Friday 4-10 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. General admission is $5. 25 W. Castillo Dr., St. Augustine 904-479-6729

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October TBD

St. Augustine Food & Wine Festival

This St. Augustine Independent Restaurant Association festival takes place at the River House from noon-4 p.m. Enjoy culinary specialties from local restaurants and a beer garden as well as sample more than 100 wines. Tickets are $85 at the door and $75 in advance. 179 Marine St., St. Augustine

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