This Weekend in St. Augustine: Events & Things to Do
Looking for something to do this weekend in St. Augustine & Ponte Vedra?
Check out the top weekend events this February:
Date: February 1st - 29th, 2020
February is Black History Month! In recognition of this important historical notion, St. Augustine Black Heritage Tours is hosting a month-long series of Black Heritage Civil Rights walking tours. Tours are every Saturday in February at 4:00 PM, beginning at the Tour St. Augustine office at 4 Granada Street. During the tour, you'll get to follow in the footsteps of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who led demonstrations in St. Augustine leading up to the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Date: February 8th - 15th, 2020
Pedro Menéndez, founder of St. Augustine, is celebrating his 501st birthday this February. Join the birthday celebration with various events around the city, including a 1565 Saunter down St. George Street, Noche de Festival, documentaries in the Colonial Quarter, and 16th century demonstrations. The Historic Florida Militia will be present at these events to celebrate the birthday of our beloved founder.
Date: February 8th, 2020
Come out to the first ever Jam 'N Pepper Festival, hosted by the oldest hot sauce shop in town, Hot Stuff. The owners of this company put together this festival to raise funds and awareness for other local small businesses that sell gourmet food products. Jam 'N Pepper Festival will take place at Francis Field, where you will find food & beer trucks, music, and of course plenty of local artisan-made products.
Date: February 15th, 2020
The Lincolnville Porch Fest is a unique way to see over 40 local bands perform around the neighborhood. Stroll around from porch to porch (for free!) to hear some awesome live music and enjoy the beautiful and historic sights of Lincolnville.
Date: February 21st, 2020
Astronomy-lovers and space geeks will definitely want to check out the Astronomy Program at Faver-Dykes State Park, where park rangers will discuss the mysteries of the stars and the mythological tales of ancient people. You'll be able to scope out planets and constellations, no telescope needed- but, you can bring binoculars if you'd like a closer look. Admission is $5 per vehicle.
The Annual Allbreed Cat and Household Pets Cat Show is back in town, so bring the family to the Solomon Calhoun Community Center for a day filled with over 150 cats and kittens. Watch the felines participate in activities, get judged, and win! There will also be cat vendors, a local animal rescue, and even a food truck on site each day.
Date: February 28th - 29th, 2020
Sample delicious wines for a worthy cause! The St. Augustine Spanish Wine Festival is a tasting of over 100 Spanish wines, and all the proceeds go towards local charities. This is an excellent way to connect to the city's Spanish history while having fun. The event kicks off with the Cava Reception and Wine Pairing Dinner at Flagler College's Solarium, and then on the following day is the Grand Tasting at the Flagler College Markland House, Crisp-Ellert Art Museum, and Alumni House.
Date: February 28th - March 1st, 2020
The weekend-long Cathedral Festival is back for its 35th year in St. Augustine! Enjoy carnival rides, raffles, games, live entertainment, and a Saturday night fireworks show- all on the grounds of the Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche at Mission of Nombre de Dios. This family-friendly festival even hosts a shrimp dinner if you buy a ticket, or you can purchase food from one of the vendors at the festival. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for kids over 10 years old.
For more upcoming events in St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra, check out our events calendar.