EXPLORE THE NIGHTS OF LIGHTS 2021

St augustine skyline at dusk
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BY: BAYFRONT WESTCOTT HOUSE

Bayfront Westcott House invites you to come home for the holidays. Explore the Nights of Lights. Nights of Lights runs nightly from November 20, 2021 through January 31, 2022. There are many ways to partake in the Nights of Lights fun, the most popular way is to walk around with good company, enjoying the display and bay front location! Hot cocoa, a scarf, and a pair of mittens are all you need for a cozy viewing of the Ancient City in all its glory. However, if you are looking for an offbeat tour, St. Augustine offers fantastic tours by Land, Sea, and Air! Regardless of how you spend your night – be sure to take a ride over the Bridge of Lions, from Anastasia Island. The view of the Bay front lit with thousands of bulbs flickering in the wind is one of St. Augustine’s most memorable images!

Upcoming Events:

November 19 : Brett Young at the Amp: Show starts at 7:30pm www.theamp.com


November 20th: Night of Lights Light Up: Downtown St. Augustine. Festivities start at 4pm in front of the Lightner Museum with a performance by Showtime USA. At 5:30pm at the Plaza de la Constitucion the All Star Orchestra takes the stage with swing and big band sounds. 6:30pm is the countdown for the lighting of the tree followed by the lighting of downtown. For shuttle information and more go to: www.citystaug.com/lightupnight


November 27. December 4, 10, 18, 20, 27, 28 & 30: Candlelight Tours At Villa Zorayda Museum. Just beautifully decorated for the holidays! For ticket information and times call 904-829-9887 www.villazorayda.com/candlelighttours


December 1: Luminary Light at the St. Augustine Lighthouse. The evening features luminaries blanketing the lighthouse grounds in a festive glow. For more information: 904-829-0745


December 3-23: A Christmas Story at Limelight Theater. Take a trip down memory lane with this classic! Performances run Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm. Old Mission Ave. 904-825-1164 www.limelight-theatre.org


December 4th: St. Augustine Christmas Parade. Santa Claus is coming to town! Starts at 9am at the Mission Nombre de Dios off San Marco. For more information call 904-824-4997


December 9 & 10: The Fab Four at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. Show starts at 8pm. For tickets: www.pvconcerthall.com


December 11th: Regatta of Lights. Watch a beautiful display of festively lit boats in the bay. It is a free event. Starts at 6pm downtown on the bay.


December 31-January 2: First Coast Opera presents Verdi's La Traviata at Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College. For information: firstcoastopera.com


January 20-23: St Augustine Film Festival. Fillms and events take place at Flagler College and venues throughout St. Augustine. Stay updated: www.staugfilmfest.com


There is sooo much more! Go to totallystaugustine.com for additional events.

October: Ghosts & Goblins Galore

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BY: BAYFRONT WESTCOTT HOUSE

October begets cooler weather and ocean breezes. It's delightful to sit with a cup of coffee or tea on our porches overlooking the bay. What a wonderful way to relax, recharge and get in touch with a slower life pace. Personalized luxury is our commitment to you!

In October, Bayfront Westcott House is deck out in autumnal decor, complete with pumpkins, witches, goblins and ghosts. Take a ride on the Ghost & Gravestones trolley. It's lots of fun! Visit the Spice And Tea Exchange for blended one of a kind teas with hints of the change of season.

When you're visiting with us, be sure to check out the Rhythm & Ribs Festival. Travis Tritt is headlining on Saturday October 16th. For tickets, click here: Rhythm & Ribs

October Must Do: Ghosts & Gravestones Tour - What better tour to take near Halloween than a guided ride, with the biggest scare factor, through the oldest city. It is an adventure well worth it. For tickets, reservations and types of tours click here:

Ghosts & Graveyard Tours

Ghosts And Gravestones trolley

Upcoming Events And Festivals:

Oct 1 : First Friday Art Walk

The first Friday of every month features a free art walk throughout the city. The event takes place from 5pm-9pm. Tour maps are available from any participating gallery. Many of the galleries feature live music and refreshments for the public. Get out there and enjoy all the city has to offer!

October 15-17: Rhythm & Ribs Festival

The Rhythm & Ribs Festival will take place October 15-17, 2021 at Francis Field in downtown St. Augustine, Florida. Live music, award-winning BBQ pit masters, artisans, a kids zone, and other activities will be part of this event, hosted by the St. Augustine Sunrise Rotary. Proceeds benefit local charitable organizations. More details at rhythmandribs.net

October 20th: Full Moon Sail

Enjoy a moonlit evening aboard the Schooner Freedom as it sails through St. Augustine’s Matanzas Bay. This sailing excursion departs at 8:15 p.m. from the St. Augustine Municipal Marina. There will be live music. Complimentary beer, soda and wine are included in the $55 ticket. Call for reservations. 111 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine 904-810-1010. Freedom Schooner Website

October 22-24th: St. Augustine Songwriters Festival

Hear the stories behind your favorite No. 1 songs by the writers who wrote them. Songwriters are always behind the scenes, but not at this event, which takes place at various locations on Florida’s Historic Coast. Visit the website for the performance schedule. Admission is free. 904-342-2857

St Augustine Songwriters Festival

Month of October: Tactile Pop-Up Exhibit At St. Augustine Art Association

Touch the artwork, please! October is National Sensory Processing Awareness Month, and the St. Augustine Art Association will be hosting a pop-up tactile exhibit with the Florida Deaf Blind Association! The annual Tactile Art Show turns the tables on museum etiquette and creates a fun and interactive opportunity for visitors to experience art in a unique way. Visually appealing but also engaging for the blind and visually impaired, the art in this exhibit includes sculptures, assemblages, ceramics, fiber and other media. The Gallery is open Tuesday - Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and admission is free.

St Augustine Art Association

Dark Of The Moon Tour:

St. Augustine Lighthouse. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday the St. Augustine Lighthouse opens for a special history and ghost tour armed only with glow-sticks. Admission is $25/adult and $20/children under 12. For more information:

https://www.visitstaugustine.com/event/dark-moon-tour-lighthouse

Guided Exploration Hike of the GTM Research Reserve:

On the first Saturday of the month from 9-11 a.m., visitors can learn about the cultural history of the Guana Peninsula as well as the natural biodiversity

during a guided hike. Find out about the peninsula’s 5,000 years of human history, including how native peoples used estuarine resources, what European plantation life was like, and current efforts to learn about and save these resources. Meet at the GTM Research Reserve’s Trailhead Pavilion located west of the Guana Dam. Wear comfortable closed toe shoes. There is a $3 per vehicle parking fee. Reservations are required and space is limited. https://gtmnerr.org/visit/events

November 20, 2021 thru January 31, 2022: Nights Of Lights

Nights of Lights has been listed among the top ten holiday light displays in the world by National Geographic. During this festival of lights, downtown St. Augustine glows with holiday magic – from the ground to the rooftops. St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights features millions of tiny white lights that create a magical atmosphere in the Nation’s Oldest City, and it's free of charge.

Nights Of Lights

Plenty to see and do in St. Augustine and the beaches. Come and visit us.

Heading Into Autumn

St. Augustine Lighthouse at night
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BY: BAYFRONT WESTCOTT HOUSE

With summer almost in the rear view mirror, we look forward to fall, cooler weather and cozy evenings. Many of our rooms have fireplaces for just such a perfect evening. Choose one of our many luxurious rooms for your perfect getaway.

Aerial view of the St. Augustine Amphitheater

While you're visiting in September, enjoy the 5th Annual Sing Out Loud Festival. The Fest features free and ticketed concerts, plus artist workshops. New this year is the addition of the St. Augustine Record Fair, presented by ToneVendor.

This year’s lineup includes R&B and hip-hop stars TLC and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, potent pop-punkers Mayday Parade, powerhouse British R&B and Country singer Yola, Americana punks Parquet Courts, haunting indie rockers DEHD, and contemporary folk-bluegrass legend Dan Tyminski. Also joining this year’s lineup is the nostalgic pop-punkers Inspection 12, melodic punk band Flag On Fire, rising indie-rock fever dream band flipturn, and the greatest animal band the world has ever seen – Bears and Lions. Additional national, regional, and local performers will be announced soon!

Walking Distance of Westcott House: Spice And Tea Exchange - The wonderful aromas of teas and spices hit your senses from the moment you walk in.Tea flavors include Masala Chili Chai to Classic Chamomile Herbal. Try their cooking herbs too. You won't be disappointed.159 Hypolita Street in downtown St. Augustine.

Spice and tea collections

Upcoming Events And Festivals:

Sept 3: First Friday Art Walk - The first Friday of every month features a free art walk throughout the city. The event takes place from 5pm-9pm. Tour maps are available from any participating gallery. Many of the galleries feature live music and refreshments for the public. Get out there and enjoy all the city has to offer!

Sept 4 Labor Day Weekend: The annual commemoration honoring the founding of America’s First Parish, the Cathedral of St. Augustine, and the City of St. Augustine, the nation’s oldest city, will take place at the Mission Nombre de Dios. It begins at 10 a.m. with a historical reenactment of the Spanish landing featuring the Historic Florida Militia’s Men of Menendez and the St. Augustine Maritime Heritage Foundation Chalupa followed by a Holy Mass at the rustic altar on the mission grounds. The event will continue with a Grand Procession at noon to the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park where guests can witness the first Thanksgiving meal and visit the an authentic 16th century encampment. For more information:

https://www.floridashistoriccoast.com/events/the-first-thanksgiving/

Visiting us in September? Sing Out Loud is a 2 week long festival with music all over the city. Many events are free.

For full schedule of concerts visit: Sing Out Load

June 27-October 2: Women Who Made A Difference At Lincolnville Museum & Cultural Center. 102 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. For more information:

https://www.floridashistoriccoast.com/events/women-who-made-a-difference-exhibit-at-lincolnville-museum-cultural-center/

Dark Of The Moon Tour: St. Augustine Lighthouse. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday the St. Augustine Lighthouse opens for a special history and ghost tour armed only with glow-sticks. Admission is $25/adult and $20/children under 12. For more information:

https://www.visitstaugustine.com/event/dark-moon-tour-lighthouse

Guided Exploration Hike of the GTM Research Reserve:

On the first Saturday of the month from 9-11 a.m., visitors can learn about the cultural history of the Guana Peninsula as well as the natural biodiversity

during a guided hike. Find out about the peninsula’s 5,000 years of human history, including how native peoples used estuarine resources, what European plantation life was like, and current efforts to learn about and save these resources. Meet at the GTM Research Reserve’s Trailhead Pavilion located west of the Guana Dam. Wear comfortable closed toe shoes. There is a $3 per vehicle parking fee. Reservations are required and space is limited. https://gtmnerr.org/visit/events

American Impressionism: Treasures from the Daywood Collection, featuring forty-one paintings from the acclaimed collection of the Huntington Museum of Art in West Virginia. The paintings featured embody the evocative, timeless beauty of late 19th and early 20th century American art. Open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Museum general admission is $15. 75 King St., St. Augustine

904-824-2874 www.lightnermuseum.org

May 26-Thru Entire Summer: Music By The Sea Concert Series

Every Wednesday beginning on May 26, there are free concerts at the St. Johns County Ocean Pier Park. Bring a chair and cooler and chill to the music of local artists.

Times: 7pm-9pm

Where: St. Johns County Ocean Pier Park, 350 A1A Beach Blvd.

For more information: https://www.floridashistoriccoast.com/directory/st-johns-county-ocean-pier-park/

All Summer Long: Evenings on Air Stream Row. Join the fun every 2nd Friday for Evenings on Airstream Row featuring St. Augustine’s most talented entertainers. Enjoy a concert under the stars from 6-8 p.m. at Airstream Row, 190 Vilano Rd., St. Augustine. For more information, visit www.vilanobeachfl.com/events.

Concerts in the Plaza: St. Augustine summer long free concert series live at the Gazebo in the town square. Every Thursday being at 7pm. Bring a chair, sit and enjoy the evening.

October 15-17: Rhythm & Ribs Festival

The Rhythm & Ribs Festival will take place October 15-17, 2021 at Francis Field in downtown St. Augustine, Florida. Live music, award-winning BBQ pit masters, artisans, a kids zone, and other activities will be part of this event, hosted by the St. Augustine Sunrise Rotary. Proceeds benefit local charitable organizations. More details at rhythmandribs.net

Plenty to see and do in St. Augustine and the beaches. Come and visit us.

Lazy, Hazy Days Of Summer

saint augustine bayfront skyline
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BY: BAYFRONT WESTCOTT HOUSE

Summer always brings to mind long days, slow strolls, cool ocean breezes and watching boats on the bay. St. Augustine is the perfect place to do all that! Wake to a perfect sunrise glistening on the bay while enjoying our specialty breakfast dishes sure to delight you. Stroll through town or hit the beach. It's all right there! Make sure to join us for guest social hour for snacks, beer, wine, tea or coffee. What better way to wind up the summer.

Kick back and visit us in St. Augustine

icecream scoops

Walking Distance of Westcott House: Mayday Ice Cream Parlor - What better way to cool off on warm summer days than ice cream! Mayday is an ice cream parlor creating artisan flavors and toppings. Flavors like Bourbon Pecan, Ice Box Lemon, Pina Colada, or Sizzilin' Peach are sure to temp your taste buds.

100 St. George Street in downtown St. Augustine.


Upcoming Events And Festivals:

August 6: First Friday Art Walk - The first Friday of every month features a free art walk throughout the city. The event takes place from 5pm-9pm. Tour maps are available from any participating gallery. Many of the galleries feature live music and refreshments for the public. Get out there and enjoy all the city has to offer!

August 21: Cruise In - St. Augustine Cruisers: Are you a vintage car enthusiast? Starting August 21, every third Saturday of the month there will be a St. Augustine Car Club Cruise-In from 5pm-7pm. Check out vintage and classic autos. 4730 Dixie Highway South. Free to the public.

For information: https://www.floridashistoriccoast.com/events/cruise-in-st-augustine-cruisers/

Visiting us in September? Sing Out Loud is a 2 week long festival with music all over the city. Many events are free.

For full schedule of concerts visit: Sing Out Load

June 27-October 2: Women Who Made A Difference At Lincolnville Museum & Cultural Center. 102 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. For more information:

https://www.floridashistoriccoast.com/events/women-who-made-a-difference-exhibit-at-lincolnville-museum-cultural-center/

Dark Of The Moon Tour: St. Augustine Lighthouse. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday the St. Augustine Lighthouse opens for a special history and ghost tour armed only with glow-sticks. Admission is $25/adult and $20/children under 12. For more information:

https://www.visitstaugustine.com/event/dark-moon-tour-lighthouse

Guided Exploration Hike of the GTM Research Reserve:

On the first Saturday of the month from 9-11 a.m., visitors can learn about the cultural history of the Guana Peninsula as well as the natural biodiversity

during a guided hike. Find out about the peninsula’s 5,000 years of human history, including how native peoples used estuarine resources, what European plantation life was like, and current efforts to learn about and save these resources. Meet at the GTM Research Reserve’s Trailhead Pavilion located west of the Guana Dam. Wear comfortable closed toe shoes. There is a $3 per vehicle parking fee. Reservations are required and space is limited. https://gtmnerr.org/visit/events

American Impressionism: Treasures from the Daywood Collection, featuring forty-one paintings from the acclaimed collection of the Huntington Museum of Art in West Virginia. The paintings featured embody the evocative, timeless beauty of late 19th and early 20th century American art. Open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Museum general admission is $15. 75 King St., St. Augustine

904-824-2874 www.lightnermuseum.org

May 26-Thru Entire Summer: Music By The Sea Concert Series

Every Wednesday beginning on May 26, there are free concerts at the St. Johns County Ocean Pier Park. Bring a chair and cooler and chill to the music of local artists.

Times: 7pm-9pm

Where: St. Johns County Ocean Pier Park, 350 A1A Beach Blvd.

For more information: https://www.floridashistoriccoast.com/directory/st-johns-county-ocean-pier-park/

All Summer Long: Evenings on Air Stream Row. Join the fun every 2nd Friday for Evenings on Airstream Row featuring St. Augustine’s most talented entertainers. Enjoy a concert under the stars from 6-8 p.m. at Airstream Row, 190 Vilano Rd., St. Augustine. For more information, visit www.vilanobeachfl.com/events.

Concerts in the Plaza: St. Augustine summer long free concert series live at the Gazebo in the town square. Every Thursday being at 7pm. Bring a chair, sit and enjoy the evening.

October 15-17: Rhythm & Ribs Festival

The Rhythm & Ribs Festival will take place October 15-17, 2021 at Francis Field in downtown St. Augustine, Florida. Live music, award-winning BBQ pit masters, artisans, a kids zone, and other activities will be part of this event, hosted by the St. Augustine Sunrise Rotary. Proceeds benefit local charitable organizations. More details at rhythmandribs.net

Plenty to see and do in St. Augustine and the beaches. Come and visit us.

Celebrate This Summer

Fireworks at the fort
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It's time to celebrate in St. Augustine. Fireworks will take center stage at approximately 9:30 pm at Castillo De San Marcos. It's always a great time. Bring your blanket or chair, relax and enjoy the spectacle. A one of a kind event in the nation's oldest city. The festivities start with a concert in the Plaza at 6pm.

This event is within walking distance of Bayfront Westcott House.

Plate of greek food

Walking Distance of Westcott House: Athena Greek Restaurant is a local restaurant off the main square in St. Augustine. They serve authentic Greek food that has been passed down for many generations. This is as close as you'll get short of visiting Greece. Good food at a good price.

14 Cathedral Place in downtown St. Augustine.


Upcoming Events And Festivals:

Fireworks Over The Matanzas: 6pm The All Star Orchestra takes the stage at the Plaza in downtown St. Augustine. 9:30pm the fireworks extravaganza starts at the Fort. All free to the public. For information visit: https://www.citystaug.com/744/Fireworks-Over-the-Matanzas

Visiting us in September? Sing Out Loud is a 2 week long festival with music all over the city. Many events are free.

For full schedule of concerts visit: Sing Out Load

Dark Of The Moon Tour: St. Augustine Lighthouse. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday the St. Augustine Lighthouse opens for a special history and ghost tour armed only with glow-sticks. Admission is $25/adult and $20/children under 12. For more information:

https://www.visitstaugustine.com/event/dark-moon-tour-lighthouse

Guided Exploration Hike of the GTM Research Reserve:

On the first Saturday of the month from 9-11 a.m., visitors can learn about the cultural history of the Guana Peninsula as well as the natural biodiversity

during a guided hike. Find out about the peninsula’s 5,000 years of human history, including how native peoples used estuarine resources, what European plantation life was like, and current efforts to learn about and save these resources. Meet at the GTM Research Reserve’s Trailhead Pavilion located west of the Guana Dam. Wear comfortable closed toe shoes. There is a $3 per vehicle parking fee. Reservations are required and space is limited. https://gtmnerr.org/visit/events

American Impressionism: Treasures from the Daywood Collection, featuring forty-one paintings from the acclaimed collection of the Huntington Museum of Art in West Virginia. The paintings featured embody the evocative, timeless beauty of late 19th and early 20th century American art. Open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Museum general admission is $15. 75 King St., St. Augustine

904-824-2874 www.lightnermuseum.org

May 26-Thru Entire Summer: Music By The Sea Concert Series

Every Wednesday beginning on May 26, there are free concerts at the St. Johns County Ocean Pier Park. Bring a chair and cooler and chill to the music of local artists.

Times: 7pm-9pm

Where: St. Johns County Ocean Pier Park, 350 A1A Beach Blvd.

For more information: https://www.floridashistoriccoast.com/directory/st-johns-county-ocean-pier-park/

All Summer Long: Evenings on Air Stream Row. Join the fun every 2nd Friday for Evenings on Airstream Row featuring St. Augustine’s most talented entertainers. Enjoy a concert under the stars from 6-8 p.m. at Airstream Row, 190 Vilano Rd., St. Augustine. For more information, visit www.vilanobeachfl.com/events.

Concerts in the Plaza: St. Augustine summer long free concert series live at the Gazebo in the town square. Every Thursday being at 7pm. Bring a chair, sit and enjoy the evening.

October 15-17: Rhythm & Ribs Festival

The Rhythm & Ribs Festival will take place October 15-17, 2021 at Francis Field in downtown St. Augustine, Florida. Live music, award-winning BBQ pit masters, artisans, a kids zone, and other activities will be part of this event, hosted by the St. Augustine Sunrise Rotary. Proceeds benefit local charitable organizations. More details at rhythmandribs.net

Plenty to see and do in St. Augustine and the beaches. Come and visit us.

Summer Season Is Here With Lots Of Free Concerts!

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BY: BAYFRONT WESTCOTT HOUSE

Summer brings lazy days and dreams of relaxing while watching boats on the bay. We got you! Our number one priority is to make sure your vacation is pressure free. Breakfast with a bay view, porch seating with a book, and social hour 5:30p-7pm with snack, beer, wine, coffee and tea. Check our specials page for Buy This-Get That deals.

Blackened Seared Ahi Tuna

Walking Distance of Westcott House: A1A Aleworks is a local restaurant on the main square in St. Augustine. They offer a unique selection of rotating craft beers. Their fresh food is made from scratch like this blackened seared Ahi tune appetizer. Many days they also host live local music.

1 King Street in downtown St. Augustine.


Upcoming Events And Festivals:

Dark Of The Moon Tour: St. Augustine Lighthouse. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday the St. Augustine Lighthouse opens for a special history and ghost tour armed only with glow-sticks. Admission is $25/adult and $20/children under 12. For more information:

https://www.visitstaugustine.com/event/dark-moon-tour-lighthouse

American Impressionism: Treasures from the Daywood Collection, featuring forty-one paintings from the acclaimed collection of the Huntington Museum of Art in West Virginia. The paintings featured embody the evocative, timeless beauty of late 19th and early 20th century American art. Open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Museum general admission is $15. 75 King St., St. Augustine

904-824-2874 www.lightnermuseum.org

May 26-Thru Entire Summer: Music By The Sea Concert Series

Every Wednesday beginning on May 26, there are free concerts at the St. Johns County Ocean Pier Park. Bring a chair and cooler and chill to the music of local artists.

Times: 7pm-9pm

Where: St. Johns County Ocean Pier Park, 350 A1A Beach Blvd.

For more information: https://www.floridashistoriccoast.com/directory/st-johns-county-ocean-pier-park/

All Summer Long: Evenings on Air Stream Row. Join the fun every 2nd Friday for Evenings on Airstream Row featuring St. Augustine’s most talented entertainers. Enjoy a concert under the stars from 6-8 p.m. at Airstream Row, 190 Vilano Rd., St. Augustine. For more information, visit www.vilanobeachfl.com/events.

Concerts in the Plaza: St. Augustine summer long free concert series live at the Gazebo in the town square. Every Thursday being at 7pm. Bring a chair, sit and enjoy the evening.

June 19th: St. Augustine's 15th Music Festival. 2 free concerts at the St. Augustine Amphitheater, one at 3pm and the second at 7:30pm.

As part of its 15th Anniversary Celebration, the St. Augustine Music Festival (SAMF) is bringing together world- class musicians from its own orchestra and those of the Ritz Chamber Players and multi-community choirs to “Let Freedom Sing on Junteenth!” and honor Freedom Day with an inspiring selection of spirituals and classical works all rejoicing in the triumphs of the Civil Rights Movement.

This is free, but you must get a ticket thru Eventbrite. For more information:

http://totallystaugustine.com/june-19-two-free-concerts-to-celebrate-st-augustine-music-festivals-15th-anniversary/

June 25: Full Moon Friday Luau

Time: 6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.

Location: St. Johns County Pier, 350 A1A Beach Blvd.

Join the City of St. Augustine Beach for an evening in paradise. Come with the spirit of “aloha” as we celebrate the kick-off to Summer in our first annual Full Moon Friday Luau! Travel with Prince Pele and his Polynesians on an imaginary trip throughout the South Pacific as they perform in a variety of colorful costumes, many traditional songs and dances.

Join in the fun as they teach the audience “how to hula” from the island of Hawaii, “swing the poi balls’ from New Zealand and “gather the tropical fruits” from Tahiti. Witness the dynamic performance as the show culminates with a spell binding Samoan Sword Fire Dance.

Take a stroll on the historic Beach Pier, enjoy some tasty treats, and peruse the local artist booths offering one-of-a-kind goods.

Friday, June 25th, from 6:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M.

July 4th: Fireworks At The Fort

Events start at 6pm with a concert in the plaza. For all this information go to: https://www.floridashistoriccoast.com/events/holidays/july-4th/

October 15-17: Rhythm & Ribs Festival

The Rhythm & Ribs Festival will take place October 15-17, 2021 at Francis Field in downtown St. Augustine, Florida. Live music, award-winning BBQ pit masters, artisans, a kids zone, and other activities will be part of this event, hosted by the St. Augustine Sunrise Rotary. Proceeds benefit local charitable organizations. More details at rhythmandribs.net

Plenty to see and do in St. Augustine and the beaches. Come and visit us.

#1 B&B - TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Award 2021

BWH front
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BY: BAYFRONT WESTCOTT HOUSE

What an honor that you, the travelers, have bestowed on us! We were voted #1 Bed and Breakfast in the United States by TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards for 2021. We are absolutely delighted by this. It's fun to meet all our travelers when they stay with us and to make sure everyone has a pleasant stay. We try our best to accommodate your needs and wish you a relaxing stay.

Here is the TripAdvisor Bed and Breakfast in the US ranking list: https://www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Hotels-cInnsBB-g191

box of claude's chocolates

Walking Distance of Westcott House: Claude's Chocolates is a local gourmet confectioner. Claude Franques, a renowned chef for years, turned his talents to the art of making chocolates using only the finest natural ingredients. Pick out your selection of bon-bons or truffles like, Shiny Mango, Seashell Champagne, Grand Marnier, or Chew Caramel with Sea Salt. Just yummy! They are located at 6 Granada St in historic downtown St. Augustine.


Upcoming Events And Festivals:

May 17-21: Antwan Ramar - Contemporary Impressions at Lightner Museum

In his work, Ramar brings a contemporary vision to landscape painting while embracing historic traditions and techniques. Presenting his plein air studies alongside larger studio works, this exhibition explores his process of art making from field study to final painting The exhibition runs through Sunday, May 23.

Lightner Museum is open daily from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Admission to the museum is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $8 for children 12-18, 11 and under are free.

Lightner Museum is located at 75 King St., St. Augustine, 904-824-2874 www.lightnermuseum.org

American Impressionism: Treasures from the Daywood Collection, featuring forty-one paintings from the acclaimed collection of the Huntington Museum of Art in West Virginia. The paintings featured embody the evocative, timeless beauty of late 19th and early 20th century American art. Open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Museum general admission is $15. 75 King St., St. Augustine

904-824-2874 www.lightnermuseum.org

May 22: The Saint Augustine Ballet presents The Wizard of Oz at the Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College.

There will be only two showings; a matinee and evening performance. For more information and tickets: www.saintaugustineballet.com

May 22: Art In The Park - Art Fair

From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., stroll through Lakeside Park at St. Augustine Beach where Artists will be selling original art, jewelry, pottery, stained glass and more! Enjoy music performed by Davis Loose and the Loose Cannons, and great food and beverages for sale. Admission is free.

2340 A1A South, St. Augustine. www.sabevents.com

May 14-30: Always....Patsy Cline at the Limelight Theater

From the moment Texas housewife Louise Seger first heard Patsy Cline’s voice, she was hooked. After quickly becoming Cline’s biggest fan, Louise met her idol before a show one surprising evening in Houston. That night sparked a deep friendship between the two women which continued through the years, writing letters to each other as Cline’s fame skyrocketed. Years after Cline’s tragic death, Louise reminisces on their friendship and her love for the singer. Based on a true story, the musical features all of Patsy Cline’s greatest hits and a heartfelt, down home good time.

Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday.

Limelight Theatre is located at 11 Old Mission Ave., in uptown St. Augustine. Free parking streetside and in the theatre parking lot.

For tickets, visit limelight-theatre.org or call 904-825-1164.

May 26-Thru Entire Summer: Music By The Sea Concert Series

Every Wednesday beginning on May 26, there are free concerts at the St. Johns County Ocean Pier Park. Bring a chair and cooler and chill to the music of local artists.

Times: 7pm-9pm

Where: St. Johns County Ocean Pier Park, 350 A1A Beach Blvd.

For more information: https://www.floridashistoriccoast.com/directory/st-johns-county-ocean-pier-park/

June 11-13: Old School Kingfish Shootout

Where: Vilano Beach Fishing Pier - all are welcome to join

For information to join in the fun and win prizes or just observe go to - https://www.oldschoolkingfish.com/

June 25: Full Moon Friday Luau

Time: 6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.

Location: St. Johns County Pier, 350 A1A Beach Blvd.

Join the City of St. Augustine Beach for an evening in paradise. Come with the spirit of “aloha” as we celebrate the kick-off to Summer in our first annual Full Moon Friday Luau! Travel with Prince Pele and his Polynesians on an imaginary trip throughout the South Pacific as they perform in a variety of colorful costumes, many traditional songs and dances.

Join in the fun as they teach the audience “how to hula” from the island of Hawaii, “swing the poi balls’ from New Zealand and “gather the tropical fruits” from Tahiti. Witness the dynamic performance as the show culminates with a spell binding Samoan Sword Fire Dance.

Take a stroll on the historic Beach Pier, enjoy some tasty treats, and peruse the local artist booths offering one-of-a-kind goods.

Friday, June 25th, from 6:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M.

July 4th: Fireworks At The Fort

Events start at 6pm with a concert in the plaza. For all this information go to: https://www.floridashistoriccoast.com/events/holidays/july-4th/

October 15-17: Rhythm & Ribs Festival

The Rhythm & Ribs Festival will take place October 15-17, 2021 at Francis Field in downtown St. Augustine, Florida. Live music, award-winning BBQ pit masters, artisans, a kids zone, and other activities will be part of this event, hosted by the St. Augustine Sunrise Rotary. Proceeds benefit local charitable organizations. More details at rhythmandribs.net

Plenty to see and do in St. Augustine and the beaches. Come and visit us.

CELEBRATE YOUR LOVED ONE!

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Mother's Day this year is Sunday May 8th. What better way to honor all than to spend quality time in historic St. Augustine. If you are staying with us, we can provide a scrumptious breakfast in bed to start the day. Later in the afternoon we can also provide pampering with a relaxing in room massage. Just ask and we will provide!

mahi mahi with greans and mango

Walking Distance of Westcott House: With a wide assortment of seafood, spirits and a breezy atmosphere, OC White's is a long standing restaurant overlooking the city yacht marina on the bay. Try one of their specialty dishes - Kaui Mahi: fresh mahi grilled with Caribbean spices & topped with fresh house-made pineapple mango salsa! Served with the fresh daily vegetable and rice. Sounds yummy. They have live music most every night from 6:30pm-10pm. OC White's at 118 Avenida Menendez.


Upcoming Events And Festivals:

April 24: A Taste of St. Augustine at The Amp; 11am-5pm. This will be the 24th year of A Taste of St. Augustine. an annual outdoor food festival featuring over 25 participating restaurants. There will be live music all day and plenty of fun activities for children. EPIC Behavioral Healthcare produces the event annually. All proceeds go to this community-based non-profit organization. A team of food service professionals choose winners in the categories of Best Family, Best Ethnic, Best Upscale, Best Dessert, and Best Beverage. The St. Augustine Amphitheatre - 1340C A1A S. in St. Augustine. Admission is$5 per person and taste tickets are $1 each with restaurants charging between 1 and 5 tickets per taste. Free parking is available at the Amphitheatre.

May 1 & 2: Pro-Watercross National Championship 2021.

Jet skis, speed, action and excitement on the water at Vilano Beach. May 1st 9am-5pm and May 2nd 9am-3pm at the Vilano Beach Pavillion. To learn more about this sport go to: https://prowatercross.org/tour/

April 30-May 2: 25th Annual Gamble Rogers Music Festival.

This music festival takes place at the Colonial Quarters in downtown St. Augustine. For more information and ticketing visit: https://www.gamblerogersfest.org/

May 1st: St. Augustine Food Truck Festival

The St. Augustine Food Truck Festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 1 at Francis Field in downtown St. Augustine.

This local event is managed by local food truck owners and will help increase St. Augustine’s visibility as a hotspot for culinary tourism.

Proceeds from the event will go toward St. Augustine’s opportunity to vie for the distinguished International Institute of Gastronomy and Cultural Tourism’s Region of Gastronomy title.

May 1st-15th: 10th annual Romanza Festivale of Music and the Arts

Free concerts and arts events will take place over three weeks in different venues throughout St. Augustine during the Romanza Festivale of Music and the Arts, celebrating its 10th year and including 35 events and exhibits by dozens of independent nonprofit organizations and talent.

From Saturday, May 1 until Saturday, May 15, daily concerts, plays, dance showcases, art exhibits, opera, wine events, and more will be featured. Romanza Festivale is the only local event which showcases the arts, culture and heritage. It is an annual collaboration by dozens of organizations and businesses in St. Augustine. For general information, schedules and locations, visit For more information visit www.romanzafestivale.com

May 6-9: St. Augustine Food & Wine Festival at the World Golf Hall of Fame. A culinary event on Florida's historic coast with local chefs, tastings and live music. For more information: https://staugustinefoodandwinefestival.com/

May 8: St. Augustine Craft Brewers' Fest at the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park.

Local brewers will include Dog Rose Brewery, Old Coast Ale, Ancient City Brewery and more. Food trucks will be on premises as well as live music. The event will take place from 1pm-6pm.

May 22: The Saint Augustine Ballet presents The Wizard of Oz at the Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College.

There will be only two showings; a matinee and evening performance. For more information and tickets: www.saintaugustineballet.com

Plenty to see and do in St. Augustine and the beaches. Come and visit us.

FLOATING TIKI HUTS!

FLOATING TIKI HUTS
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BY: BAYFRONT WESTCOTT HOUSE

New fun things to do while you're in town - floating on the bay in St. Augustine in your own Tiki Hut! A floating oasis complete with your own licensed captain, ice filled cooler, fresh water sink and a jammin' Bluetooth sound system. All you have to bring is your favorite food and beverages and comfortable attire. What better way to relax and see the sights from a different point of view. For information on reserving your Tiki Hut go to https://www.cruisintikisstaugustine.com/

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New Downtown Restaurant: Chef Simone Parisi at Terra & Aqua has opened a new downtown restaurant named Alta Marea (Italian for High Tide). Located at 17 King Street, the menu focuses on tastes of the Tuscan Coast of Italy while sourcing local ingredients. To see the menu go to: https://altamareadowntown.com/home/


Upcoming Events And Festivals:

March 13 & 14: The Art and Craft Event at the St.John's County Pier; 10am to 4pm...and it's a free event! Where: St. Johns County Pier, 350 A1A Beach Boulevard, St. Augustine Beach.

March 17th: St. Augustine Beach Pier Farmers' Market. There will be artists, crafts, food, and live music. It's always a good time. Free! 8am-noon.March 27 & 28: Old Town Art Show Spring 2021 at St. Francis Field. This event brings with it over 100 outstanding local artists and craftsmen from St. Augustine and around the country. This is a free event.

April 2: First Friday Artwalk 5pm-9pm. On the first Friday of every month, St. Augustine's art galleries open their doors and welcome visitors to browse the latest art exhibits at some 30 participating galleries. For a list of participating galleries, go here: https://www.artgalleriesofstaugustine.com/

April 8- July 5: Lightner Museum presents two shows featuring American Impressionist paintings. The Lightner Museum, 75 King Street. To view times and information go to: https://lightnermuseum.org/

April 24: A Taste of St. Augustine at The Amp; 11am-5pm. This will be the 24th year of A Taste of St. Augustine. an annual outdoor food festival featuring over 25 participating restaurants. There will be live music all day and plenty of fun activities for children. EPIC Behavioral Healthcare produces the event annually. All proceeds go to this community-based non-profit organization. A team of food service professionals choose winners in the categories of Best Family, Best Ethnic, Best Upscale, Best Dessert, and Best Beverage. The St. Augustine Amphitheatre - 1340C A1A S. in St. Augustine. Admission is$5 per person and taste tickets are $1 each with restaurants charging between 1 and 5 tickets per taste. Free parking is available at the Amphitheatre.

May 1 & 2: Pro-Watercross National Championship 2021. Jet skis, speed, action and excitement on the water at Vilano Beach. May 1st 9am-5pm and May 2nd 9am-3pm at the Vilano Beach Pavillion. To learn more about this sport go to: https://prowatercross.org/tour/

April 30-May 2: 25th Annual Gamble Rogers Music Festival. This music festival takes place at the Colonial Quarters in downtown St. Augustine. For more information and ticketing visit: https://www.gamblerogersfest.org/

May 6-9: St. Augustine Food & Wine Festival at the World Golf Hall of Fame. A culinary event on Florida's historic coast with local chefs, tastings and live music. For more information: https://staugustinefoodandwinefestival.com/

May 8: St. Augustine Craft Brewers' Fest at the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park. Local brewers will include Dog Rose Brewery, Old Coast Ale, Ancient City Brewery and more. Food trucks will be on premises as well as live music. The event will take place from 1pm-6pm.

Plenty to see and do in St. Augustine and the beaches. Come and visit us.

TRADITIONAL NIGHTS OF LIGHTS BOAT PARADE

BOAT WITH CHRISTMAS LIGHTS
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Bayfront Westcott House is proud to announce this annual on going event and it's free!Saturday, December 12, 2020, 6 p.m.

In this traditional Night of Lights parade, all kinds of boats with all kinds of holiday decorations glide by along St. Augustine's bay front.

The annual Regatta of Lights takes St. Augustine’s world-famous Nights of Lights onto the water, with an amazing variety of vessels showing off their brilliant lighting displays as they parade along Matanzas Bay.

The regatta takes place on the second Saturday of December each year, which is December 12 in 2020. Hosted by the St. Augustine Yacht Club, it’s a dazzling sight for spectators along the bay front between the Bridge of Lions and the Castillo de San Marcos.From sailboats to trawlers, from yachts to shrimp boats, the Regatta of Lights participants compete for awards for the best theme, most colorful, best in class and best overall. The Regatta is an annual must-see event for visitors and locals alike during St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights holiday festivities.This event reflects the maritime roots and rich nautical heritage of St. Augustine.

To view this nautical parade, visitors can sit along the bay front by the seawall or enjoy the view from the many restaurants that face the bay.

Enjoy the view from restaurants such as Harry's Seafood Bar and Grille, A1A Ale Works, and others.

For more information on the Regatta of Lights, call (904) 824-9725.

Admission: Viewing the regatta from the bay front is free.

When: Saturday, December 12, 2020, at 6:00 p.m.

Where: Along St. Augustine's bay front between the Bridge of Lions and the Castillo de San Marcos.

LIGHT UP NIGHT FOR OUR "NIGHTS OF LIGHTS" 2020

STREET WITH CHRISTMAS LIGHTS
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BY: BAYFRONT WESTCOTT HOUSE

During the holidays, St. Augustine becomes a truly magical place with millions of tiny white lights adorning the city. This award-winning, annual event “Nights of Lights” runs nightly from November 21, 2020 through January 31, 2021. Holding the distinct honor as one of the 10 Best Holiday Displays In The World by National Geographic, this years’ 27th anniversary event begins on November 21st.

Light Up Night About: Light Up Night marks the first night of St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights.Date: November 21, 2020

Location: Plaza de la Constitución

Light Up Night Schedule:4:00 pm – Gather in front of the Lightner Museum for a grand performance by Showtime USA, a local hip-hop dance team that sings and performs.

5:30 pm – Make your way to the gazebo in the Plaza de la Constitucion for a performance by the All-Star Orchestra who perform in grand holiday style each year on Light Up Night.

6:30 pm – At approximately 6:30 pm, the lights of the Christmas Tree in the Plaza de la Constitucion are switched on. This is followed by a ten-second group countdown that ends in the flick of a switch that turns on the Nights of Lights display.

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