CELEBRATE YOUR LOVED ONE!

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BY: BAYFRONT WESTCOTT HOUSE

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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BY: BAYFRONT WESTCOTT HOUSE

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.

EXPLORE THE NIGHTS OF LIGHTS 2020

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BY: BAYFRONT WESTCOTT HOUSE

Bayfront Westcott House invites you to come home for the holidays. We will be posting events and holiday happenings as we find out about them. As we all know this year has been a little different to say the least. Keep checking back on the latest news for the holidays.Explore the Nights of Lights.Nights of Lights runs nightly from November 21, 2020 through January 31, 2021.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!

PUMPKIN SPICE AND EVERYTHING NICE

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BY: BAYFRONT WESTCOTT HOUSE

At Bayfront Westcott House, when we think of Fall and Halloween, we think of pumpkins and spice. This is the time of year we make some goodies only available for this short season. The main one is our Sunday Baked French Toast. Gone are the summer fruit toppings and in with the baked apples, cinnamon and Caramel. So yummy and comforting in the cooler Fall days. Pumpkin spice cake balls and Pumpkin Pie on steroids are other delights that are guests enjoy and look forward to each year. Come stay with us and you will see what all the hoop-la is all about.

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