Things To Do

Things To Do In St Augustine May 2014

Music By The Sea, 7-9 pm, St. Johns County Pier Pavilion, St. Augustine Beach,
- May 14, R/R by Outta Sight (appetizers by Wildflower Café)
- May 21, Jazz/Motown by Sam Rodriguez Project (appetizers by Amici Italian Restaurant)
- May 28, Classic R/R by Those Guys (appetizers by South Beach Grill)
- Jun 4, Jazz by Rob Peck & Friends (appetizers by Caribbean Sol)
Frozen desserts available from Sister Shack Italian Ice; Appetizers at a cost of less than $10

St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A S., 471.1965,
- May 3, Gamble Rogers Folk Festival, 1-10:30pm
- May 18, Willie Nelson/Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, $59.50-$99.50, gate 4:30 pm / show 6 pm
- May 20, Jack Johnson/ALO SOLD OUT
- May 23, Styx/Foreigner/Don Felder SOLD OUT
- May 25, Old Crow Medicine Show, $29.75-$39.75, gate 5:30 pm / show 7 pm
- May 31, Switchfoot/Thousand Foot Krutch and Mark Russell, $25-$65, gate 5 pm / show 6:30 pm
- Jun 6, Weezer, $49.50-$75, gate 6 pm / show 7:30 pm
- Jun 7, Boston, $39.50-$125, gate 6:30 pm / show 7:30 pm

Ponte Vedra Concert Hall 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach, 209.0399,
- May 4, Florida Chamber Music Project “Mozart & Prokofiev”, $25, door 2 pm / show 3 pm
- May 8, The Head and The Heart with Lost in the Trees, $30, door 7 pm / show 8 pm
- May 9, The Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute, $42.50, door 7 pm / show 8 pm
- May 13, Conor Oberst with Dawes, $35, door 7 pm / show 8 pm
- May 16, Tegan and Sara with Lucius and The Courtneys, $37.50-$42, door 7 pm / show 7:45 pm
- May 25, Lucinda Williams with Kenneth Brian Band, $38, door 7 pm / show 8 pm
- Jun 6, Drive-by Truckers with Water Liars, $30, doors 7 pm / show 8 pm

Free Movies at the Marina at 8:30 pm, brought to you by Ripley’s St. Augustine Attractions, 111 Avenida Menendez, 824.1606, BRING CHAIRS AND BLANKETS
- May 7, Ray (starring Jamie Foxx, Regina King, Kerry Washington)
- May 14, Joyful Noise (starring Queen Latifah, Dolly Parton, Keke Palmer, Courtney B. Vance)

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

Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays Dark of the Moon After-Hours Paranormal Tour The only tour that gives guests the opportunity to climb the Lighthouse and tour the Keeper's house at night. 8:30 pm. Tickets $25 for adults, $20 for children. Call for details and reservations 829.0745, 81 Lighthouse Ave,

thru May 11 Other Desert Cities This contemporary drama introduces liberal-minded, once-promising novelist Brooke Wyeth who returns home to Palm Springs to visit her parents after a six-year absence and the imminent publication of a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family's history. General admission $25 pp. Limelight Theatre 11 Old Mission Ave, 904.825.1164,

May 2-Jun 2 Mark Moran – Drawing Conclusions Perhaps better known for his computer generated art work, artist Mark Moran also likes to draw. A retrospective of his works on paper will be exhibited in May at the Butterfield Garage Art Gallery. Expanding on the show Moran says, "I was going through one of those sort and dispose phases recently and came across a lot of work I had forgotten I had created. Much of it has never been exhibited I thought it should see the light of day...or a halogen lamp or two. Mark Moran is a very gifted artist with a special talent for drawing combined with a unique sense of humor. Butterfield Garage Art Gallery, 137 King Street,

May 2 First Friday Art Walk Enjoy exhibits, musical entertainment, and refreshments at 20+ St. Augustine art galleries. Free parking at San Sebastian Winery/157 King Street. Free trains and trolleys to the art district. 5-9 pm 832.779.2781

May 2-4 St Augustine Chalk Walk Festival This St. Augustine 450th Signature Event is free for people of all ages! 70+ artists will compete for cash prizes with chalk drawings on 4 x 6 sidewalk areas with many different categories, including themes of St. Augustine’s Spanish Colonial History. Career Chalk Artists, Art Educators, College and High School Students will turn the city’s sidewalks into a gallery of chalk art! Live music too! 10 Castillo Drive, 823.0027,

May 2-4 Gamble Rogers Folk Festival Enjoy the very best in folk and Americana music at this annual three-day celebration of the music, stories, and dance that made Gamble Rogers famous. This year, Gamble Rogers Folk Festival performances will take place at a St. Augustine Amphitheatre. On Friday evening, enjoy First Friday Art Walk, where various galleries in downtown St. Augustine will host festival performers, and there will be a stage set up at the city marina located at the base of the Bridge of Lions. On Saturday (1 to 10:30 pm at the Amphitheatre) and Sunday (noon to 7 pm at St Augustine Beach Pier), performers will take to several stages throughout both days. Tickets will be available for single venue shows and in a variety of packages including an all-access weekend pass.

May 3 Sunset Celebration Local arts & crafts. Live entertainment. Dine on food samples from Vilano Road businesses. A mix of festive beach favorites and groovy retro favorites will be performed by the Coconuts. 3 pm to dusk. Vilano Beach Pier and Pavilion, 260 Vilano Road, 540.0402,

May 4 Emma Concert Series – Matthew Young, Pianist Matthew has participated in the Bowdoin and the University of Florida International Music Festivals, the Valencia International Piano Academy in Spain, and the Piano Master Class program at the Banff Centre in Canada. Florida Federation of Music Clubs Festival winner. FREE 2 pm, Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada Street,

May 8-11 PLAYERS Championship Week at World Golf Hall of Fame Win a special Hall of Fame prize pack. Enjoy photo opportunities with THE PLAYERS Championship trophy. Go on a special scavenger hunt. All exhibits will be on display, along with the television broadcast of the tournament. THE PLAYERS ticket and badge holders will receive 50% off admission with proof of purchase. One World Golf Place,

May 9-18 Romanza Festival Ten days of music, street festivals, tours, shows, and delicious Florida fare! For the full exciting list of events, dates, and times, visit

May 10 Herb Farm 31st Annual Birthday Festival Celebration Vendors, herb popsicles, butterfly plants, homemade herb snacks, herbal crafts, handmade soaps, birdhouses, medicinal herbalists, garden art, pottery, culinary herbs, medicine plants, hummingbird and butterfly plants, herbal lunch, teas, live band. Maggie's Herbs 11400 County Road 13-N,

May 10 Romanza Festivale Procession begins at the City Gate and ends at the Aviles Street Romanza Festivale. Jacksonville Jaguars drum line, historical re-enactors, drummers, soldiers, pirates, bands. 1:30 pm,

May 10 The Ray Charles Show Featuring Frank Rondell Frank Rondell recreates the sound, style, and persona of Ray Charles in this incredible tribute to a great entertainer. 7:30 pm, $30, Lewis Auditorium, 14 Granada Street,

May 14 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, 7:45 pm, reservations required, 829.0745,

May 15 Womanless Beauty Pageant The Young Professionals Organization of St. Augustine will host the 9th Annual Womanless Beauty Pageant. Master of Ceremonies - Jeff King, general manager of Bozard Ford Lincoln. The event will feature a full lineup of gentlemen from around the community strutting their stuff to raise money for their individual local charities. The event will again feature eveningwear, bathing suit, and talent competitions. The audience will pick the winner by voting with their wallets. Every dollar given to a contestant will count as one vote and is a dollar donated to their local charity. Tickets $35 in advance, reserved seating at tables of 10 are available for $450. The White Room, 1 King Street, doors open at 6 pm,

May 16&17 The Secret: The Spanish Inquisition in Old St. Augustine The Spanish Inquisition in the 16th century drove thousands of Jews, fleeing for their lives, from Spain. Where might some have gone? Enter Pedro Menendez and his 1565 voyage to St. Augustine! This one-man play from Lee Weaver brings all the expected excitement of the ocean crossing, Indian attacks, Invasion by Pirates, a love story, religious intolerance, and the New World struggle to stay alive. $20, 7:30 pm, Pioneer Barn at Fort Menendez, 259 San Marco Avenue,

May 16 A Gershwin Evening First Coast Opera performs a tribute to George and Ira Gershwin in song and music. Wine/champagne/beer bar/open seating. 7:30 pm, $25 in advance / $30 at the door. Trinity Hall at Trinity Episcopal Parish, 5 Artillery Lane,

May 16-17 Riding into History Motorcycle Concours d’Elegance For the 14th straight year, this premier motorcycle event returns to World Golf Village. On Friday, at 10 am, there will be a Grand Marshall Historic Ride led by National Champion Racer and Motorcycle Hall of Famer Kevin Scwantz. All proceeds will benefit Wounded Warrior Project. World Golf Village, I-95 Exit 323, 1 World Golf Way. For event times and details, visit

May 16 & 18 Fiesta: Music of Spain, Mexico, Cuba, and Argentina The St. Augustine Orchestra’s Spring Concert will feature a festive program of Latin music as part of the Romanza Festivale of the Arts. A surprise mariachi group “Los Muchachos de San Juan” will make its premiere appearance, playing popular Mexican songs Cielito Lindo and Alla en el Rancho Grande. $15. May 16 at 8 pm at Lightner Museum; May 18 at 3 pm at Christ Episcopal Church.

May 16-18 World Golf Hall of Fame Putting Championship Put your putting skills to the test and compete for prizes. Set on the Hall of Fame’s 18-hole, natural grass putting course. Preregistration required. Adult Division $30 pp; Junior Division (12 and under) $15 pp; Adult Child Team $40 per team. 1 World Golf Village Drive,

May 16-18 RED John Logan’s story of mater abstract expressionist Mark Rothko landing one of his biggest commissions in modern art history. See what follows in this raw and provocative look into Rothko’s life. Friday 7:30 pm; Saturday 7:30 pm; Sunday 2 pm. Tickets $20. Limelight Theatre 11 Old Mission Ave, 904.825.1164,

May 17 Dine on the Wild Side This 20th annual dinner at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park benefits HAWKE, a not-for-profit organization licensed by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Federal US Fish and Wildlife Service to rehabilitate injured and orphaned wild birds, mammals, and reptiles. Come early to enjoy the park and then stay all evening to participate in a guided tour of the bird rookery to view thousands of birds including endangered wood storks. Dinner 6-9 pm. Adults $45 in advance, $50 at the door; $30 for ages 5-11; free for children age 4 and under. St. Augustine Alligator Farm, 999 Anastasia Blvd,

May 17 Tolomato Cemetery Tour This is the oldest extant planned cemetery in the State of Florida, with burials starting during the First Spanish Period. This historic cemetery has more than 1,000 burials (the last in 1884) and is one of the most significant cultural sites of St. Augustine. Admission is free but donations for the preservation and restoration of the cemetery are appreciated. 11 am-3pm, Cordova Street (next to the Love Tree)

May 17 Troy Sneed “All Is Well” Tour Troy Sneed, Grammy nominated and award winning producer and national recording artist will bring his unique gospel stylings to Lewis Auditorium. $20, 7:30 pm, 14 Granada Street,

May 18 Taste of the Beach Enjoy tastings from 15 local restaurant favorites like Amici’s, Mango Mango’s, Panama Hattie’s, Red Frog, and Wildflower Café. Vote on your favorite! 12-5 pm. Parking is easy and free at the Betty Griffin Thrift Store located in the shopping center at Pope Road and A1A South. There is plenty of parking available and free shuttle buses will run from 11:30 am until 6 pm. 350 A1A Beach Blvd, 347.8007,

May 18 St Augustine Community Chorus Presents Two French Masterworks, featuring Dr. Theodore K. Mathews, Director; Shannon McKay, Accompanist; and soloists Jim Goodell (bass) and Regina Torres (soprano). Gabriel Faure's Requiem and Maurice Durufle's Requiem. 2 pm, St Augustine Basilica, 38 Cathedral Place,

May 19 Art & Merchant Walk on A1A Beach Boulevard Artists, musicians, retail shops and local restaurants will be ready to entertain, wine, dine and provide you with a great shopping experience. Start at the north end of Beach Blvd and work your way south to A Street. Walk, bike, or take a ride in a Pedi-Cab! 5-8 pm.

May 31 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

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