Things To Do

St Augustine Festivals

In honor of Romanza Week, this romantic bed and breakfast in St Augustine FL is offering the following hotel discount. See below for highlights of the week's events!

Bayfront Westcott House B&B
Valid on stays from May 11 thru May 15
Regularly $229, just $179 (select rooms only)
Rooms - Anastasia, Caroline, Elizabeth, Menendez & Rebecca
CLICK HERE for offer details or call 904.825.4602 HERE to reserve your room now!
Remember to write "last minute discount" in the comments section of your online reservation!

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Romanza Festivale
A Guaranteed Good Time in the Ancient City!

The Nation’s Oldest City is a popular celebration spot. We are a waterfront community. We are about to celebrate our 450th birthday. We have history, famed attractions, ghost tours, food tours, wine tours, Segway tours, trolley tours, kayak tours, a pirate ship, starving artists, high-end galleries, and fine dining. We have a 4-year liberal arts college. We have dinner theatre and opera and concerts in the plaza and music at the beach! And each year in May, we have one of the best festivals you’ll ever attend!

From May 9 thru 18, people will come from near and far to experience St. Augustine’s Romanza Festivale – a 10-day mega celebration of music, theatre, dance, art, cuisine, and heritage.

The Romanza organization is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to promote and produce performing arts and cultural events that celebrate the romantic splendor of St. Augustine FL. Romanza attracts local, regional and international audiences by featuring headliners and an exceptional cast of regional and emerging stars. Venues include traditional auditoriums as well as a collection of unique historic and cultural spaces, most within comfortable walking distance.

Saturday, May 10, 7:30-9:30 pm
Ray Charles Tribute
starring Frank Rondell and the Roulettes
Lewis Auditorium (Flagler College), 14 Granada Street

If you were lucky enough to experience Ray Charles in concert, you'll have to admit that this guy is pretty good! Relive Ray in concert as Frank Rondell recreates his sound, style, and persona in this incredible tribute. Coincidentally, the real Ray Charles attended the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind in St Augustine where he learned to read Braille. Purchase advance tickets for $25 at ($30 at the door). View Saturday's full activities schedule.

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Sunday, May 11, 1-7 pm
Sterry Piano presents "St. Augustine's Festival of Music"
The Gazebo in the Plaza de la Constitucion

St. Augustine’s Festival of Music is proud to partner with Romanza in hosting a Mother’s Day Concert in the Gazebo at Plaza de la Constitución. Bring your family, lawn chairs, and picnic basket (or enjoy fine food from our local restaurants. Local professional groups and musicians and area student performers. St. Augustine's Festival of Music, produced by Sterry Piano Company since 1985, is the oldest continuing music festival in St. Johns County. View Sunday's full activities schedule.

Monday, May 12, 5:30-7:45 pm
Amistad Wine Tasting and Poetry Reading
67 San Marco Avenue (Suite A)

Enjoy a Spanish and Latin American Wine Tasting featuring a bilingual poetry reading and live Spanish music at Amistad, a Fair Trade Store and Fine Wine Shop on San Marco Ave. Sip your wine (six tastings) and enjoy the romance of wine, poetry, and music. Poetry read by Dr. Joanne Englebert and Dr. Susan W. Herrera, and Classical Spanish Guitar performed by Dennis Fermin. $10 pp. RSVP 904-547-2446. Check out the full schedule of things to do in St Augustine FL on Monday!

Tuesday, May 13, 7-8 pm
A Little Night Music - Flamenco Perspective
Colonial Quarter, 33 St. George Street

Flamenco Perspective will provide a very special treat this evening as they premiere a new style of flamenco dancing. Carolina Rodriguez is one of the few dancers/teachers to be personally prepared by the creators of this new style, and she will offer a demonstration as part of this program. View the full schedule of things to do in St Augustine on Tuesday!

Wednesday, May 14, 8:30-10:30 pm
FREE Movie at the Bay - "Joyful Noise"
St. Augustine Municipal Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez
Just across the street from Bayfront Westcott House!

"Joyful Noise" starring Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton features two strong-minded women who are forced to cooperate when budget cuts threaten to shut down a small-town choir. Bring your lawn chairs or blanket, relax and enjoy. Check out the full Romanza list of things to do in St Augustine on Wednesday!

Thursday, May 15, 6-9 pm
2nd Annual Pig Roast
Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, 111 Magnolia Avenue

Sponsored by the St. Augustine Maritime Heritage Foundation, this event features traditionally prepared pig with all the trimmings. Tickets are $25 per person ($30 per person the day of the event), and a ticket gets you a scrumptious meal right on the Intracoastal waterway. Call (904) 599-3800 for tickets CLICK HERE for the full Romanza list of things to do in St Augustine on Thursday!

Friday, May 16, 7:30-9 pm
A Gershwin Evening
First Coast Opera
Trinity Hall at Trinity Episcopal Parish, 5 Artilery Lane

Join First Coast Opera's presentation of A Gershwin Evening from 7:30 to 9 pm. This evening of music featuring Gershwin favorites performed by professional vocalists will include Curtis Powell playing "Rhapsody in Blue". Wine, soft drinks, and snacks qill be available. Advance tickets just $25 at ($30 at the door). For the full Romanza events schedule of things to do in St Augustine on Friday, CLICK HERE.