This Weekend in St. Augustine: Events & Things to Do

Looking for something to do this weekend in St. Augustine & Ponte Vedra?

COVID-19 Update: Out of an abundance of caution due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus, many community events have been postponed or canceled. Please check with individual event organizers for more details.

Check out the top weekend events this January:

1. Santa's Red Express Tours

Date: January 1 - 31, 2021

Take an enchanting trip through St. Augustine’s spectacular Nights of Lights aboard Santa’s Red Express Train Tours. Tours depart from Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium each evening at 6 p.m. and include magic-viewing glasses!

Old Town Trolley’s Nights of Lights Tour is one of the classic ways to see the lights in St. Augustine. Tours run nightly from 6-9 p.m. and depart from the Visitors Center at 10 W. Castillo Dr.

3. First Friday Art Walk

Date: January 1, 2021

first friday artwalk event

Join Art Galleries of St. Augustine the first Friday of every month from 5-9 p.m. for new exhibits, refreshments and live music at many participating galleries.

reenactment colonial guard

Experience free musket firing demonstrations from 9-11:30 a.m. at Fort Mose Historic State Park. Youth are welcome to participate in Junior Militia training using handmade wooden toy muskets.

5. Dark of the Moon Ghost Tour

Date: January 8-10, 2021

Dark of the Moon is the only tour that gets you in the Lighthouse grounds at night. Tours begin at 8:30 p.m. every Friday - Sunday evenings

Join Raul Malo for TWO live performances at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. Performances are at 6:30 and 9 p.m. Tickets are $66-$106.

7. JJ Grey & MOFRO at The AMP

Date: January 15 & 16, 2021

Welcome back to the The AMP! JJ Grey & Mofro LIVE for two performances! Doors open at 6 p.m., performance begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $70 - $97.

Join Bea Mauricio for St. Johns Golf Club's Saturday morning clinics with a special focus weekly from 9-10 a.m. at St. Johns Golf Club. Learn top tips from the pros to drastically improve your scores, identify the most common faults seen on the course and work on the best fixes for them.

Come paint with the Witty Whisker kitties in our cozy cat lounge while sipping on a beverage of your choice!

10. 6th Annual Pirate 5K

Date: January 23, 2021

Join the 6th Annual Pirate 5K benefiting the Palencia Elementary School PTO. Runners and walkers will enjoy a route through the beautiful tree-canopied Palencia Community. Awards will be given out to the top three male and female winners in each age category.

Saddle up and head over to the St. Johns County Fairgrounds for monthly barrel, pole and other timed speed horse events.

12. Heist at the Museum

Date: January 29-31, 2021

Search for clues for the stolen 17th-century Caravaca cross! Each team of detectives will spin the wheel and move through a series of nine rooms eliminating suspects in a live game of Clue!

13. River Blessing

Date: January 31, 2021

Sunset at Alpine Groves Park

The River Blessing at Alpine Groves Park is from 9-11 a.m. This spiritual but non-religious blessing is inspired by First Nation’s teachings. The purpose of the event is to give thanks to the river and show gratefulness for its existence.

For more upcoming events in St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra, check out our events calendar.