Searle's Raid Historical Reenactment
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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 these upcoming weekend events!

In the decades following the Civil War, the photographer William Henry Jackson (1843-1942) played a major role in shaping public perception of the American landscape. In the 1890s, Jackson was commissioned by Henry Flagler’s East Coast Railroad to produce a set of images to promote St. Augustine as a tourist destination. Today, Jackson’s photographs remain a remarkable record of turn-of-the-century life in this historic city, offering a striking portrait of Gilded Age St. Augustine.

The Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center (LLMC) and the Woman’s Exchange of St. Augustine invite you to celebrate African American history in St. Augustine. Enjoy a week of interactive, educational, social, and fun activities to remember Anna Murray Douglass, wife of Fredrick Douglass, at the Cultural Center and at the historic Peña-Peck House. The week will culminate with a celebration of Fredrick Douglass’s birthday on the 14th and a commemoration of St. Augustine’s many great thinkers and historic moments that helped shape history as we know it.

Mavis Staples performs live at the Fort Mose Jazz & Blues Series on February 10. Gates open at 6 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $42-$92.

From 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. every Saturday morning, shoppers stroll up and down the vendor-lined pathways of the St. Augustine Amphitheatre Farmers Market, browsing more than 100 tents loaded with local produce, flowers, baked goods, handmade arts and crafts and more. Admission into the market is free.

Christian McBride's New Jawn performs live at the Fort Mose Jazz & Blues Series on February 11. Gates open at 6 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $42-$92.

Don't miss the Shaun Martin Trio performing at 8 p.m. at The Original Café Eleven. Tickets are $25 advance / $30 day of show. 501 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach.

Valerie June performs live at the Fort Mose Jazz & Blues Series on February 16. Gates open at 6 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $42-$92.

8. School of the 16th Century

Dates : February 16 & 17, 2023

Learn what it was like to live in the 16th century through multiple interactive classes held from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Oldest House Museum hosted by the Historic Florida Militia. Learn how to fire a crossbow or musket and find out about the clothing and cooking from that time period. Regular admission applies.

Gladys Knight performs live at the Fort Mose Jazz & Blues Series on February 17. Gates open at 6 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $42-$92.

10. St. Augustine Art and Craft Festival

Dates: February 18 & 19, 2023

Visit this festival featuring handmade items such as ceramics, stained glass, photography, soaps and more at the St. Johns County Ocean Pier Park. Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

11. Resilience Family Fest

Date: February 18, 2023

Celebrate Black History Month at the 2nd annual Resilience Family Fest. The event features dance and musical performances, food trucks, historical reenactments, pop-up exhibits, arts and crafts activities, and much more. Hours are from noon-4 p.m. and admission is free.

Rhiannon Giddens performs live at the Fort Mose Jazz & Blues Series on February 18. Gates open at 6 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $42-$92.

13. Vilano Beach Artisan Market Walk

Date: February 18, 2023

The Vilano Beach Market Walk takes place from 4-8 p.m. along the sidewalks near the Vilano Beach Pier. Local artisan-made items, plants, home décor, datil pepper sauces, and much more. Free parking and admission.

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