July 12, 2021
Lots of live music, art and outdoor learning events will take place on Florida’s Historic Coast this week. Here is a list of fun events and activities taking place. For more information, visit www.FloridasHistoricCoast.com.
Please check to make sure events are on schedule before traveling long distances. While participating in events, please be safe and follow CDC guidelines. Wear a face mask in crowded areas, wash your hands frequently and practice safe distancing.
Monday – Sunday, July 12-18
Anna Miller, Inner Light: In a Time of Pandemic at Lightner Museum
Inspired by the natural beauty of St. Johns County, Inner Light interprets these surroundings through the poetic and metaphorical expression of semi-abstract imagery. Inner Light is filled with bright colors and energized forms and represents Miller’s personal development in the midst of struggle. The exhibit runs through August 13. Lightner Museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and tickets are $17 for adults, $14 for seniors and students and $10 ages 12-17, under 11 are free. Lightner Museum, 75 King St., St. Augustine. www.lightnermuseum.org.
Tuesday & Wednesday, July 14 & 15
Jaws of The Sea
St. Johns County Parks and Recreation hosts this free event to learn about sharks! During the walk you’ll learn shark biology, common sharks of our area, local shark research, as well as human and shark encounters. Participants will even have a chance to find sharks’ teeth. The program takes place Tuesday 5:30- 6:30 p.m. and Wednesday 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Meet at Mussallem Beachfront Park, 3365 Coastal Highway. The walks are free, however registration is required. 904-209-0335 www.sjcfl.us/recreation
Tuesday – Saturday, July 13-18
Women Who Made a Difference Exhibit at Lincolnville Museum & Cultural Center
This exhibit highlights local black women who overcame great obstacles through courage and determination. Featuring local St. Augustinians: Katherine Twine, Mildred Parsons Mason Larkins, Debbie McDade, Janie Young and Barbara Vickers; these women served as teachers, nurses, entertainers, business leaders and community activists. The exhibit includes biographical sketches, personal interviews and shared stories from those whose lives they touched, photographs and other memorabilia from their journeys. The exhibit is open Tuesday – Saturday from 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, 17 and under are $5. Lincolnville Museum & Cultural Center, 102 M.L. King Ave., St. Augustine www.lincolnvillemuseum.org
Then And Now: 50 Years of Veteran Experiences
The St. Augustine Art Association presents this exhibit that provides a voice and stage for Veterans with a riveting, sometimes raw, emotionally-charged exhibition, entitled Then & Now: 50 Years of Veterans Experiences, on display through August 22. This exhibit of veteran’s work demonstrates the healing power of art by showcasing eight individuals who use painting, sculpture, photography, poetry and other creative outlets. The Gallery is open Tuesday – Sunday from 1-4 p.m. 22 Marine St., St. Augustine 904-824-2310 www.staaa.org/then-and-now-2021/
Wednesday, July 14
Wednesday Pier Farmers Market
The Wednesday Pier Farmers Market offers oceanfront shopping at the St. Johns County Ocean Pier Park every Wednesday from 8 a.m.-noon. Approximately 60-80 vendors can be found at the market selling locally grown produce, baked goods, prepared foods, arts, crafts and more. 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach 904-315-0952 www.wednesdaypierfarmersmarket.com
Music by the Sea Free Concert
This free weekly concert series at the St. Johns County Ocean Pier features JW Gilmore & The Blues Authority from 7-9 p.m. Bring a beach chair or blanket along with a favorite beverage and get ready to dance. Starting at 6 p.m., a local food truck will be on-site. Concert goers are encouraged to car pool. 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach 904-347-8007 www.freebeachconcerts.com
First Coast Comedy: Improv Night! at Colonial Oak Music Park
First Coast Comedy veteran professionals have no plan… and willingly dive headfirst into almost any challenge the audience throws at them, resulting in unforgettably hilarious moments. Bring the whole family because these improvisers play smart… to ensure the show is always clean and never mean! The show takes place 7-9 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 the day of the show. 33 St. George St., St. Augustine 904-342-2857 www.thecolonialoakmusicpark.com/events/
Thursday, July 15
Thursday Golf Clinics at St. Johns Golf Club
Join Bea Mauricio for this clinic with a special focus each week from 9-10 a.m. at St. Johns Golf Club. Learn top tips from the pros to drastically improve your scores, identify the most common faults seen on the course and work on the best fixes for them. From beginner to seasoned veteran, all skill levels are welcome. The cost is $15 per person (cash or check preferred). To register, contact Bea Mauricio at bmauricio@sjcfl.us or call the pro shop at 904-209-0350. 4900 Cypress Links Blvd., Elkton www.sjgc.com
Coconut Barrel Farmers Market
From 5-8 p.m. every Thursday come enjoy fresh food, live music, craft shopping & fun at the Coconut Barrel Artisan Market. 3175 U.S. Highway 1 South, St. Augustine www.coconutbarrel.com/pages/farmers-market
Free Concerts in The Plaza
Returning for its 30th season in 2021, this popular weekly event falls into a tradition shared by many communities: enjoying a concert in the town square on a summer night. Free and open to the public, residents and visitors alike can enjoy great entertainment in a great place together. From 7-9 p.m. enjoy a live performance by Victoria Rose. Corner of Cathedral Place and King St., St. Augustine 904-825-1004 www.citystaug.com/concerts
Country Night at The Colonial Oak Music Park
St. Augustine’s own Country/Western aficionado Davis Loose, of ‘Davis Loose & the Loose Cannons’, collaborates with local country radio station, WQIK to present a hand-selected variety of North Florida’s Best Country Music every Thursday at 7 p.m. at Colonial Oak Music Park, 33 St. George St., St. Augustine. www.thecolonialmusicpark.com.
Friday, July 16
Ladies Only Golf Clinic
Join Bea Mauricio and Bernadette Twardy for this Ladies Only golf clinic at the St. Johns Golf Club Clinics from 9-10 a.m. Learn top tips from the pros to drastically improve your scores, identify the most common faults seen on the course and work on the best fixes for them. From beginner to seasoned veteran, all skill levels are welcome. The cost for this clinic is $15 per person (cash or check preferred). To register, contact Bea Mauricio at bmauricio@sjcfl.us or call the pro shop at 904-209-0350. www.sjgc.com.
Marineland Beach Walk
Get to know the beach in an entirely new way. Join this guided walk on Marineland Beach to learn about everything from shore birds to the coquina rocks and flowers blooming along the dunes. Bring your camera for a likely shot of one of the dune’s residents, the gopher tortoise. Masks are required and social distancing is enforced throughout the duration of the hike. Programs are capped at 10 people per hike. This walk is free, but registration required. This two-hour tour starts at 8 a.m., at 9741 Oceanshore Boulevard, St. Augustine, FL. 904-823-4500 www.gtmnerr.org/event
Discovery Marsh Walk at Anastasia State Park
Explore the Anastasia Marsh Trail at Anastasia State Park with a park ranger and learn about the importance of estuarine systems that surround the inshore sides of barrier islands from 9-10 a.m. Hikers will travel through the maritime hammock and tidal salt marsh while discovering the plant and animal life found in these natural communities. Suggested items to bring are binoculars, comfortable walking shoes, a camera, drinking water, bug spray and sunscreen. Meet in the Anastasia Watersports Parking Lot. This event is weather permitting and subject to cancellation. The walk is free with regular park admission, which ranges from $8-$2. 300 Anastasia Park Rd., St. Augustine 904-461-2033 www.floridastateparks.org/anastasia
JW Gilmore at Colonial Oak Music Park
Toe tappin’ and finger snappin’ takes place at the Colonial Oak Music Park when JW Gilmore takes the stage. This hip shakin’, blues artist is sure to have you dancing in the aisles. The show starts at 7 p.m., and is free, food and beverages available for purchase. 33 St. George St., St. Augustine. For more information, visit www.thecolonialoakmusicpark.com
Friday & Saturday, July 16 & 17
Quackery: The Dark Side of Medicine at Spanish Military Hospital Museum
Join the first tour of its kind! A time in history when the most outrageous, ridiculous, and downright deadly treatments were performed, all in the name of medicine. Tours are offered every Friday and Saturday evening at 7 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. These tours are not for the squeamish or faint of heart. Adults only, 18 and older. Reservations are required.3 Aviles St., St. Augustine 904-342-7730 www.smhmuseum.com
Saturday, July 17
St. Augustine Amphitheatre Farmers Market
From 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. every Saturday morning, shoppers stroll up and down the vendor-lined pathways of the St. Augustine Amphitheatre Farmers Market, browsing more than 100 tents loaded with local produce, flowers, baked goods, handmade arts and crafts and more. Admission into the market is free. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-315-9252 www.theamp.com/community/farmers-market
Saturday Golf Clinic
Join Bea Mauricio for St. Johns Golf Club’s Saturday morning clinics with a special focus weekly from 9-10 a.m. at St. Johns Golf Club. Learn top tips from the pros to drastically improve your scores, identify the most common faults seen on the course and work on the best fixes for them. From beginner to seasoned veteran, all skill levels are welcome. The cost for this clinic is $15 per person (cash or check preferred). To register, contact Bea Mauricio at bmauricio@sjcfl.us or call the pro shop at 904-209-0350. www.sjgc.com
Beach Exploration at the GTM Research Reserve
Join GTM Research Reserve docents from 9-11 a.m. for a beach walk! You will learn about the animals that call the beach their home, as well as seashells and other interesting facts. This is a “Beaches 101” experience that the entire family will enjoy. The hike will begin at the Visitor Center where you will learn about the different habitats on our beautiful seashore. The group will then walk across the street to the beach for this salty adventure! Parking for this event is located in front of the visitor center. There is no fee for this lot, but registration is required. For more information or to register, visit www.gtmnerr.org/gtmevents
Third Saturday Artisan Pop-Up Market
From 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on the third Saturday morning each month, shoppers stroll up and down Airstream Row browsing local artisans wares, local produce, flowers, baked goods, handmade arts and crafts and more. Admission into the market is free. 190 Vilano Rd., St. Augustine 904-547-1141. www.facebook.com/Airstream-Row-Vilano-Beach-FL
Tolomato Cemetery Tour
From noon to 3 p.m., historical interpreters share the history of these historic grounds and offer guided tours of the Tolomato Cemetery, 14 Cordova St., St. Augustine. For more information, visit www.tolomatocemetery.com
Living History Saunter
Join living history interpreters from the Historic Florida Militia as they present a timeline of St. Augustine’s colonial history from noon-4 p.m. at the Ximenez-Fatio House Museum, 20 Aviles St. The interpreters answer questions related to St. Augustine’s history and pose for pictures. www.hfm.club/about/events/saunter
Cruise In – St. Augustine Cruisers
Cruise in and check out the classics during St. Augustine Cruisers Car Club Cruise-In. Held every 3rd Saturday of the month from 5-7 p.m. There will be music, door prizes and a 50/50 drawing! Cruise in and check it out! The Cruisers promote interest in various types of special auto activities, create good fellowship and sportsmanship among the members, and support charities! 904-806-4625, 4730 Dixie Hwy South. www.ccmstaug.com
Sunday, July 18
Guided Bird Walk at Anastasia State Park
Anastasia State Park will host an educational Bird Walk Program from 8:15-9:30 a.m. Meet the birds at Anastasia State Park on this monthly bird walk. This fun and informative walk is open to participants of all birding levels. Participants will observe a diverse variety of shore birds, marsh birds and hammock birds by walking the beach, boardwalks, nature trails and other areas. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars, water, comfortable walking shoes and a field guide. Meet at the Island Beach Shop & Grill pavilion located at the end of the main park drive. The program is free with regular park admission, which ranges from $8-$2. 300 Anastasia Park Rd., St. Augustine 904-461-2033 www.floridastateparks.org/anastasia
Kyra Livingston at Colonial Oak Music Park
Catch Kyra Livingston on stage at The Colonial Oak Music Park at 3 p.m. Only one entrance (entrance by St. Augustine Seafood Company) Admission is free. Food and drink available for purchase. 33 St. George St., St. Augustine 904-342-2857 www.thecolonialoakmusicpark.com

 

Information provided courtesy: St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches Visitors & Convention Bureau. Photo: Spanish Military Hospital Museum.

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