Things To Do

St Augustine Getaway Ideas

June 2014

Summer Getaway Ideas
These are just ideas. Your room rate does not include tickets.
You are responsible for securing your own itinerary, but we would be happy to help!

Stay Friday and Saturday night at Bayfront Westcott House at regular rate and add Thursday for just $99!

Music By The Sea, 7-9 pm, St. Johns County Pier Pavilion, St. Augustine Beach,
- Jun 11, Blues by The David Gerald Blues Band (appetizers by Tailgate Toby BBQ and Stoked and Smoked BBQ)
- Jun 18, Pop rock by The Committee (appetizers by La Strada)
- Jun 25, Motown by Amy Alissa & The Soup Operation (appetizers by Napoli’s)
- Jul 2, Oldies and pop by Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Beg (appetizers by Mojo Tacos)
Frozen desserts available from Sister Shack Italian Ice; Appetizers at a cost of less than $10

St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A S., 471.1965,
- Jun 6, Weezer, $49.50-$75, gate 6 pm / show 7:30 pm
- Jun 7, Boston, $39.50-$125, gate 6:30 pm / 7:30 pm
- Jun 14, Counting Crows w/ Toad the Wet Sprocket, $40-$80, gate 5 pm / show 6:30 pm
- Jun 19, Goo Goo Dolls & Daughtry, $49.50-$79.50, gate 4:30 pm / show 6 pm
- Jun 27, Rebelution with Iration, The Green, Stick Figure & DJ Mackle, $27.50, gate 5 pm / show 6 pm

Ponte Vedra Concert Hall 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach, 209-0399,
- Jun 6, Drive-by Truckers with Water Liars, $30, doors 7 pm / show 8 pm
- Jun 8, Florida Chamber Music “Piazzola & Dvorak”, $25, doors 2 pm / show 3 pm
- Jun 12, Acoustic Alchemy, $29-$39, doors 7 pm / show 8 pm
- Jun 13, An Evening w/ Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra, $40-$46, doors 7 pm / show 8 pm

Wednesdays Market at St. Augustine Beach What’s cooler than a farmers’ market at the beach! Every Wednesday morning, at least 60 vendors gather at St. John’s County Pier to present fresh produce, baked goods, hand-crafted jewelry, original art works, and much more! 8 am-12:30 pm, St. Johns County Pier, 350 A1A Beach Blvd, local 347-8007

Wednesdays Free Movies at the Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez
Brought to you by Ripley’s St. Augustine Attractions. Ripley’s Red Train offers a free shuttle to and from the marina. Bring chairs and blankets. Movie starts at 8:30 pm, free shuttle service 7:30 pm-8:15pm, 10 pm-10:30pm. 824.1606,
- Jun 11, Monsters University
- Jun 18, Mighty Joe Young
- Jun 25, Turbo
- Jul 2, Frozen

Thursdays, Concerts in the Plaza, between Cathedral and King Streets, 7 pm
- Jun 5, Jazz, swing, and jump blues by The House Cats
- Jun 12, Hawaiian jazz by Big Pineapple
- Jun 19, Acoustic Americana by Bob & Joline
- Jun 26, Pop and rock by Mid Life Crisis

Jun 12 Healthy, Happy Living Adult Program: Anastasia Island Book Club - Stolen Lives: Twenty Years in a Desert Jail by Malika Oufkir. Malika spent most of her childhood and adolescence in the court harem, surrounded by luxury and privilege. In 1972, her father was executed after an attempt to assassinate the king. Malika, her five brothers and sisters, and her mother were immediately imprisoned in a desert penal colony. After twenty years, the Oufkir children managed to dig a tunnel with their bare hands and make an audacious escape. Reserve it. All are welcome to join. Free, 6:45 pm, Anastasia Island Library, 124 Seagrove Main Street, 209-3730

Jun 12 Sunset Moonrise Tour St. Augustine Lighthouse presents this special event to include a champagne toast provided by San Sebastian Winery and light hors d'oeuvres by The Reef. Tickets: Nonmembers $25, museum members $20, 7:30 pm, reservations required, 829-0745,

Jun 13 Fins & Freedom Sail The Schooner Freedom and dolphin experts from Marineland are partnering for a one-of-a-kind sailing experience. Come on board, help raise sails, and then kick back and relax while educators and trainers from the world's first oceanarium talk about dolphins. Tickets $50 (includes tickets to Marineland, soda, water, beer, and wine), 2:15 pm, reservations suggested, call 904-810-1010, 111 Avenida Menendez,

Jun 14 Vettes at the Village Hosted by North Florida Corvette Association, Corvette Club of Mandarin, and Jacksonville Corvette Club, this event is free and open to the public. The people’s choice car show displays over 100 new, classic and custom Corvettes along the Walk of Champions at World Golf Village.

Jun 14 Healthy, Happy Living Adult Program: Science Behind Taking Great Photographs Great photographs are created through a technique that applies artistic design within a medium that relies on technical precision. Local artist and lifelong photographer, Tom Tibbitts, will help you take your photos to a new level. Come learn the science behind artistic design, elements of light exposure, contrast, depth, composition’s rule of thirds, or Fibonacci’s Ratio as the Golden Mean. The science behind great photographs is the ability to know the rules, when to follow them, and when to break them. Free, 2 pm, Anastasia Island Library, 124 Seagrove Main Street, 209-3730

Jun 14 Raise It Up: Anthem for America Celebrate the 200th anniversary of the nation’s most iconic symbol--the Star-Spangled Banner, the flag that inspired our national anthem. While the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History will “Raise It Up!” in the nation’s capitol DC today, The Colonial Dames of America will host this national event at at Ximenez Fatio House. Local Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and the Florida Army National Guard will participate in this event that will conclude with the singing of the Star-Spangled Banner. Light refreshments will be served. 3-4 pm, 20 Aviles Street, 829-3575,

Jun 19-21; 26-28 Eighth Annual St Augustine Music Festival features musicians from the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, joined by internationally renowned artists, presenting a variety of classical compositions. All concerts are free. 7:30 pm, Cathedral Basilica, 38 Cathedral Place.

Jun 19-22 US Women’s Open Championship Watch past Hall of Fame champions by visiting the Hall of Fame during the U.S. Women’s Open Championship. Guests can enjoy a special scavenger hunt through the Hall of Fame and a photo opportunity with the trophy. The broadcast will be shown throughout the museum during the week. 1 World Golf Place, 940-4123,

Jun 21 A Gathering of Friends: Children’s Arts Festival Drum circle, puppet making, create a collage, paint and bead, try out instruments and make your own, learn new dance steps, write a poem, face painting, arts and crafts projects, games, storytelling, refreshments, and lots, lots more. Sounds like a great day! 2-8pm, St Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A S., 471-1965,

Jun 21 Traditional Treatments for Cancer Long before chemotherapy and radiation treatments, Native Americans from both North & South America had their own proven methods for fighting cancer. Learn about these complimentary treatments that can change your way of looking at a cancer diagnosis and positively change your life. Each student will learn the "recipes" these ancient tribes have left for us and learn to prepare them. Everyone will bring home the ingredients they need as well as resources. Please bring a sack lunch. $40 (includes all materials), Maggie’s Herb Farm, 11400 County Road 13-N, RESERVATIONS REQUIRED -829.0722,

Jun 21 Healthy, Happy Living Adult Program: Science of Making Great Iced Tea Baby, it's hot outside! It's the perfect weather for the official drink of June—Iced Tea! Making iced tea is simple but making GREAT iced tea is another matter. It takes more than simply boiling water and dropping in a couple of tea bags. Joa Jane from Lah-Tea-Dah! will be on hand to share the art and science behind making great iced tea. You’ll have the opportunity to enjoy some refreshing samples as we celebrate National Iced Tea Month. Free, 2 pm, Anastasia Island Library, 124 Seagrove Main Street, 209-3730

Jun 21-22 Battle of Bloody Mose Annual commemoration of the historic Battle of Bloody Mose on June 26, 1740, which led to the British lifting their siege and ending their attack against Saint Augustine. Day - Naval Sea Cadet Battalion of Saint Augustine; cannon and musket salute; vignettes of life in Saint Augustine under siege; Yamassee preparing for battle; planning the surprise attack at the Castillo de San Marcos; General Oglethorpe and the British forces encamped at Fort Mose; performance of scenes from one of Spain’s oldest plays, Nuevo Mundo by Lope de Vega, by Florida Living History’s Theater with a Mission from Tallahassee. Day 2 - Meet and interact with reenactors portraying the different Spanish, British, African, and Native American groups that were present in Saint Augustine and at Fort Mose during the Siege of 1740 and at the Battle of Bloody Mose. Free Admission. 15 Fort Mose Trail, 823-2232,

Jun 22 Family Fun Day Sponsored by the St Augustine Maritime Heritage Foundation, Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, and St Augustine Lighthouse Museum. Activities will include model boat building and races, shipwreck artifacts, youth sailboat rigging, demonstrations, fun exhibits, hands-on activities, knot tying and tug-of-war contests, storytelling, book signing, cannon firing, boat safety, prices, food, and more! Free, 11 am-3pm, Fountain of Youth Park, 11 Magnolia Avenue, 904-687-4625

Jun 28 The Downtown Bazaar The Colonial Quarter will host an evening filled with fine art, unique artisan crafts, local storytellers, and live music. Free, 6-10 pm, 33 St. George Street, 315-7454,

Jun 28 Uptown Saturday Night Book signings, live music, refreshments, and so much more at the uniquely charming galleries, antique stores, and shops on St. Augustine’s San Marcos Avenue. 5 to 9 pm. Free parking at the Mission. San Marcos Ave (between Ripley’s Museum and the Mission of Nombre de Dios), 823-9263

Jun 28 Concert at the Whitney Gamble Rogers Folk Festival, Inc., will sponsor a concert featuring two nationally-known and often-honored singer/songwriter/storytellers, Michael Reno Harrell from South Carolina and Bob Patterson from Northeast Florida. Doors 6 pm / show 7 pm. Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door. For further info, call Paul at 904-794-4163. Whitney Lab/Lohman Auditorium, 9505 Ocean Shore Boulevard (A1A), adjacent to Marineland.

Be sure to check individual websites for time and date changes, and have fun!