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

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

Editor's Note: Please call to confirm before driving long distances as some times and details may vary.

Check out the top weekend events this July:

Free Summer Concerts

Music by the Sea Free Concerts

Date: July 7, 14, 21, 28, 2021

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This free weekly concert series at the St. Johns County Ocean Pier features a wide variety of musical genres 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., a local food truck will be on-site. Concert goers are encouraged to car pool. 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach 904-347-8007 www.freebeachconcerts.com

Free Concerts in the Plaza

Date: July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2021

Free and open to the public, residents and visitors alike can enjoy great entertainment in a great place together every Thursday between Memorial Day and Labor Day from 7-9 p.m. Often called "the best way to spend a Thursday night in St. Augustine," Concerts in the Plaza is produced by the City of St. Augustine's Public Affairs Department and offers the best in local and regional musical performers.

Country Night at The Colonial Oak

Date: July 8, 15, 22, 29, 2021

St. Augustine’s own Country/Western aficionado Davis Loose (of ‘Davis Loose & the Loose Cannons’) collaborates with local country radio station, WQIK to present a hand-selected variety of North Florida’s Best Country Music every Thursday at 7 p.m. at Colonial Oak Music Park, 33 St. George St., St. Augustine.


Weekend Events on Florida's Historic Coast

1. First Friday Art Walk

Date: July 2, 2021

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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.

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. This program is free. 15 Fort Mose Trail, St. Augustine

3. Fireworks over the Matanzas

Date: July 4, 2021

Enjoy the Fourth of July Concert and Fireworks in St. Augustine starting at 6 p.m. with music by The All Star Orchestra in the Plaza de la Constitución. At 9:30 p.m., one of the largest fireworks displays on the East Coast bursts above the ancient Castillo de San Marcos and reflects in the waters of the Matanzas Bay. Admission is free with the best vantage points along the bayfront between the Castillo and the Bridge of Lions. Parking is available in the parking garage.

4. Trout Creek Sunset Kayak Tours

Date: July 8-11, 2021

Come explore Palmo Cove with a St. Johns County Naturalists. Participants will paddle the creek out to the St. Johns River and learn about the unique history and diverse wildlife of the area.

Celebrate the 200th Anniversary of Florida becoming a United States Territory with historical reenactments to commemorate the change of authority. The festivities take place beginning at 11 a.m. on July 10 with a recreation of the “Act of Transfer” with living history interpreters dressed as Spanish and United States Troops, dignitaries, and townspeople, as they would have appeared in 1821. Immediately following the Transfer of Authority Ceremony, the living history interpreters will form a procession, including horse and carriages and mounted horses, and march to the St. Francis Barracks Parade Grounds on Marine Street where a Change of Flags Ceremony will take place. The viewing public is invited to march behind the official processional to the parade grounds. The “Change of Flags” ceremony will include cannon and musket firing, the playing of the Spanish and United States national anthems, lowering of the Spanish flag, and raising of the American flag.

Catch Florida’s premiere Latin Fusion band back on stage at the Colonial Oak Music Park. Baba Caiman’s influences from different parts of Latin America highlight the beautiful sounds and rhythms from El Salvador, Colombia and the USA. Baba Caiman takes the stage at 7 p.m. The concert is free, food and beverages are available for purchase.

Join GTM Research Reserve docents from 9-11 a.m. for a beach walk! You will learn about the animals that call the beach their home, as well as seashells and other interesting facts. This is a “Beaches 101” experience that the entire family will enjoy. The hike will begin at the Visitor Center where you will learn about the different habitats on our beautiful seashore.

8. Living History Saunter

Date: July 17, 2021

Join living history interpreters from the Historic Florida Militia as they present a timeline of St. Augustine's colonial history from noon-4 p.m. The interpreters answer questions related to St. Augustine's history and pose for pictures.

Anastasia State Park will host an educational Bird Walk Program from 8:15-9:30 a.m. Meet the birds at Anastasia State Park on this monthly bird walk. This fun and informative walk is open to participants of all birding levels.

10. The Odd Couple at Limelight Theatre

Date: July 23 - 25, 2021

Opposites Attract! Felix is a compulsive neat freak and Oscar is a filthy slob. These two suddenly single pals strain their friendship by becoming roommates and unconsciously repeating the same mistakes they made in the marriages they just left.

Inspired by the natural beauty of St. Johns County, Inner Light interprets these surroundings through the poetic and metaphorical expression of semi-abstract imagery. Inner Light is filled with bright colors and energized forms and represents Miller’s personal development in the midst of struggle. The exhibit runs through August 13. Lightner Museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

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