Things To Do

Things To Do in St Augustine July

St Augustine made’s Top Spots to Celebrate the Fourth!

Music By The Sea, 7-9 pm, St. Johns County Pier Pavilion, St. Augustine Beach,
- Jul 2, Oldies and pop by Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Beg (appetizers by Mojo Tacos)
- Jul 9, R&R by Steam the Band (appetizers by Purple Olive)
- Jul 16, Classic rock by Smoke n Mirrors (appetizers by Seafood Kitchen)
- Jul 23, Oldies and pop by Oh No (appetizers by Red Frog & McToad’s)
- Jul 30, Beach music by Jimmy Parrish (appetizers by Mango Mango’s)
- Aug 6,Classic R&R by Grapes of Roth (appetizers by Zaharia’s)
Frozen desserts available from Sister Shack Italian Ice; Appetizers at a cost of less than $10

St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A S., 471.1965,
- Jul 6, The Hunger Games Catching Fire, FREE, gate 7 pm / show 8 pm
- Jul 13, The Goonies, FREE, gate 7 pm / show 8 pm
- Jul 20, American Idol Live! 2014 Tour, $40.50-$80.50, gate 5:30 pm / show 7 pm
- Jul 25, John Legend, $49-$99, gate 6 pm / show 7:30 pm
- Jul 26, Sara Bareilles, $29.50-$55, gate 5:30 pm / show 7 pm
- Jul 27, Fall Out Boy with New Politics, $35-$45, gate 6 pm / show 7:30 pm
- Jul 30, The Soulshine Tour, $30.50-$40.50, gate 5 pm / show 6 pm
- Jul 31, Gavin DeGraw & Matt Nathanson, $37.50-$57.50, gate 5 pm / show 6 pm
- Aug 1, The Lorax, FREE, gate 7 pm / show 8 pm
- Aug 2, Dirty Heads & Pepper, $24.50-$39.50, gate 5:30 pm / show 6:30 pm

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,
- Jul 2, Frozen
- Jul 9, George of the Jungle
- Jul 16, Despicable Me 2
- Jul 23, Planes
- Jul 30, The Croods
- Aug 6, Daddy Daycare
- Aug 13, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

Thursdays, Concerts in the Plaza, between Cathedral and King Streets, 7 pm,
- Jul 3, An Evening of Gospel Music
- Jul 10, Big Fun Music by Ancient City Slickers
- Jul 17, Vintage Rock/R&B by The Falling Bones
- Jul 24, Rock & Roll by The Grapes of Roth
- Aug 7, Blues, Jazz, & Rock by The Mike Hart Band

Saturdays Gin 101 & Gin Cocktails While all gin has some juniper flavor, other ingredients can include a wide array of herbs, botanicals, fruits, spices and even tea. Explore its history; nose & taste the different categories of Gin; and learn the process of creating the New World Gin. Learn basic bartending techniques and make a classic gin cocktail. Make your own creation. Optional tours held during the half hour between classes. Happy Hour Class 6:15pm; Night Class 8:00pm. $35 per person. The St Augustine Distillery, 112 Riberia, 825.4962 PURCHASE TICKETS AT

Summer Camp for Kids at the Colonial Quarter PIRATE CAMP (Jul 14-17) Play pirate-themed games, learn about real-life pirates and their influence on history, and create custom pirate outfits. On the last day of camp, all activities will culminate in a Pirate Party (parents welcome) hosted by Captain William Mayhem, the pirate magician of St. Augustine. ARCHAELOGY CAMP (Jul 21-24) Digs into the exciting world of archaeology. Learn the scientific relevance of digging up the past while discovering and recreating artifacts during interactive visits to the Castillo de San Marcos Museum and the St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum. On the last day of the camp, lunch will be hosted by a real live archaeologist happy to answer any questions. THEATRE CAMP (Jul 28-31) Expose your children to the magic of live theater. Through workshops, your budding thespians will write and stage their very own theatrical performances, designing and building sets and backdrops for the show. On the final day of camp, we'll celebrate the collaborative production with lunch served Hollywood wrap-party style. Colonial Quarter, 33 St. George Street, 342.2857,

thru Jul 6 Oliver! The well-loved musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic tale! Oliver is an orphan who runs away from his cruel caretakers only to land himself in trouble
with the wrong kind of people. As he navigates his new life, he finds hope in the
kindness of newfound friends. General admission $25 pp. Limelight Theatre 11 Old Mission Ave, 904-825-1164,

thru Jul 15 EXHIBIT EXTENDED The Journey: 450 Years of the African-American Experience This exhibit along with the citywide Passport Program has been recognized by the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation as an Outstanding Heritage Education Program. The exhibition features authentic objects, original documents, powerful photographs, and interactive elements that depict the journey African-Americans experienced from our country's beginnings until today. 9 am – 5 pm daily. Visitor Information Center, 10 West Castillo Drive, 904.825.1000

Jul 2 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act – Official City Recognition The passage of the Civil Rights Act on July 2, 1964, became a reality because of the courage and determination of St. Augustine citizens and other Civil Rights Movement participants. We honor those who took part in these important marches and demonstrations, causing the world to take notice. Join us for a special ceremony. 3:30 pm, Plaza de la Constitución,

Jul 3 World Golf Village Fireworks & Dinner and a Movie Celebrate Independence Day with the annual World Golf Village community fireworks! Dinner and a Movie packages are available. Enjoy a BBQ buffet dinner before priority seating for the showing of Transformers 4 at 7 pm Guests can stick around after the movie for one of the largest fireworks displays in North Florida. Tickets on sale now at

Jul 4 The All Star Orchestra and Fireworks Over the Matanzas Holidays are built around traditions and few holidays have more great family traditions than the Fourth of July: great food, outdoor band concerts, a day with friends and family, and of course, fireworks! They all come together in a grand celebration and there’s no better place to celebrate our nation's Independence Day than in the Nation’s Oldest City and no better way than Fireworks Over The Matanzas. Orchestra 6 pm; fireworks 9:30 pm.

Jul 4 Great View of Fireworks at the Top of the Lighthouse Watch the sunset over the Atlantic Ocean and then stay for the fireworks display from the top of the famous St. Augustine Lighthouse. $40 per person, RESERVATIONS REQUIRED, limited space. $40 per person.
8:45 pm check-in. 829.0745,

Jul 5 Sunset Celebration Local arts & crafts. Live entertainment. Dine on food samples from Vilano Road businesses. Entertainment by Stan Alston & DJ. 3 pm to dusk. Vilano Beach Pier and Pavilion, 260 Vilano Road, 540.0402,

Jul 5 Friends of Anastasia Dogs and Jam The Friends of Anastasia will be hosting a Dogs and Jam event right outside of Island Beach Grill. Enjoy freshly grilled hot dogs with all the fixings available for purchase from Island Beach Grill. Live music. Regular park entry fees apply for entry to this event. 6 pm – 9 pm. Anastasia State Park is located 1.5 miles north of State Road 312 on State Road A1A,

Jul 11-13 Annual Ancient City Game Fish Challenge (Former Kingfish Challenge) This world-class tournament will feature three divisions (Kingfish Challenge, Back Water Challenge, and Junior Kingfish Tournament) and monetary prizes. The tournament is based out of Camachee Cove Yacht Harbor and Northeast Florida Marlin Association Clubhouse. For further details to include registration, call 824.8324 or visit

DATE CHANGE Jul 11 First Friday Art Walk First Friday art walk this month is being held instead on the second Friday due to all the festivities happening on July 4. 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,

Jul 12 Healthy, Happy Living Program: New Stories for a Summer Afternoon People have always been fascinated by stories and there is scientific evidence that listening to stories is good for your brain. While sitting around a fire, stories were the first and only way to share information, dreams, to entertain, inspire, and connect with others long before humans had modern forms of communication. Enjoy a special visit by the Tale Tellers of St. Augustine, as they share an afternoon of stories. This free event is open to the public and is recommended for listeners 12 and over. 2 pm, Anastasia Island Library, 124 Seagrove Main Street, 209-3730

Jul 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, 8 pm, reservations required, 829-0745,

Jul 17-20 Open Championship Week at the Hall of Fame Enjoy learning about Hall of Fame members who are Open Champions when you visit the Hall of Fame during Open Championship Week. There will be a special scavenger hunt through the Hall of Fame with a chance to win a Hall of Fame prize pack. There will be a special photo opportunity with the Hall’s Claret Jug Thursday through Sunday. The broadcast will be shown throughout the museum during regular business hours. 1 World Golf Place, 940-4123,

Jul 18-19 Swamp Radio Summer Show Live In this live-in-St. Augustine episode, Jacksonville’s Swamp Radio will promote the winning charms of St. Augustine, checking in with the groovy sounds of The WillowWacks (hometown duo), a quirky and not-so-serious side to the city’s rich history (provided by historian Wayne Wood), the secret to making a Watermelon Mint popsicle by Hyppo, and much more. 7:30 pm Flagler College Lewis Auditorium, 14 Granada Street. Purchase tickets at

Jul 20 American Idol 2014 Tour In case you missed the notice above with the Amphitheatre listings, American Idol’s Season 13 finalists will hit our stage on their cross-country tour-- C.J. Harris, Jena Irene, Caleb Johnson (winner), Jessica Meuse, MK Nobilette, Alex Preston, Dexter Roberts, Majesty Rose, Malaya Watson, and Sam Woolf. $40.50-$80.50, gate 5:30 pm / show 7 pm. St Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A South, 471.196,

Jul 26 Healthy, Happy Living Program: Food Sciences to Good Health World-renowned figures as diverse as Plato, Nietzsche, Benjamin Franklin, Gandhi, Paul McCartney, and Bob Marley have all advocated a vegetarian diet. Science is also on the side of vegetarianism when it comes to health benefits. A vegetarian diet can prevent cancer, heart disease, diabetes, lower blood pressure, and reduce the risk of osteoporosis. And best of all, a vegetarian diet does not have to be bland or boring. Join Chef Ellen as she shares recipes and cooking tips for making fabulous vegetarian food and enjoy samples of some of her yummiest dishes. Free, 2 pm, Anastasia Island Library, 124 Seagrove Main Street, 209-3730

Jul 26 Beer Truck Wars Sample brews from around the state and great food from local food trucks. Live and recorded music. Games and prizes. 4-8 pm. $35 in advance; $45 at the gate; designated driver $20. Price includes beer samples from dozens of brews and meal ticket for your choice of meal at one of the gourmet food trucks. Must be at least 21 years of age to consume alcohol and must be able to present valid ID. Rain or shine! Francis Field, 25 West Castillo Drive, 407.296.5882,

Jul 26 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

Jul 26 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,

July 30 Herbal Taste Talk and Walk Walk the herb garden at Maggie’s Herb Farm with a personalized tour, feeding free range chickens, learning about the medicinal plants growing there, and tasting the edible flowers you share with the hummingbirds and butterflies you will see. End your tour with samples of rosemary lemonade, hibiscus tea and herbal, appetizers, and herbal Popsicles. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED, space limited. $15 per person, 8 am or 5 pm. 11400 County Road 13-N, 829.0722,

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