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St. Augustine’s Happenings

Check for up to date happenings in St. Augustine.

St. Augustine’s Happenings

There are many events taking place in St. Augustine and the surrounding area throughout the year. Below are just a few events that we would like to highlight for you.

Check ahead before attending an event as it may be affected by the weather.

Ongoing Events

Thursdays — May 9 – Dec 26, 2019 — AGOSA Art Tour — 12:00pm-5:00pm
Tour 4-6 galleries on this intimate gallery experience that includes an AGOSA artist as your personal tour guide.

Nov 23, 2019 – Feb 2, 2020 — Nights of Lights — Nightly
Experience the magic of downtown St. Augustine lit up with millions of tiny, white lights. One of the 10 Best Holiday Displays in The World by National Geographic.

Nov 23, 2019 – Feb 2, 2020 — Snowfall on Spanish Street — Various Nights at 6:30pm
Experience the magic of it snowing in St. Augustine. What a sight to see!

Dec 18, 2019 – Jan 5, 2020 — Venardos Circus — Various Dates & Times
The circus returns for a third season with a new cast, show, and music! Be transported back in time to the center ring of a centuries-old tradition, but one that has been reinvented for the next generation.

December Events

Dec 7, 2019 — St. Augustine Christmas Parade — 9:00am
Floats, cars, horses, bands and marching units, and….of course, Santa!

Dec 7, 2019 — Firefighter Chili Cookoff — 2:00pm-6:00pm
This cookoff features original chili recipes from competing Firefighter teams from across the state. Cast your vote for your favorite!

Dec 7, 2019 — Surf Illumination — 3:00pm-7:00pm
Head to St. Augustine Beach for their Christmas tree lighting and holiday celebration! Holiday music, vendors, pictures with Santa & Mrs. Claus, and more.

Dec 7, 2019 — Colonial Nightwatch Parade — 7:00pm
This torchlight parade features participants/re-enactors marching in procession along St. George Street to Government House where all assembled our welcomed by the Mayor.

Dec 7 & 8, 2019 — St. Augustine Winter Spectacular — 7:00pm | 2:00pm
Follow a young girl’s journey home for the Holidays in this annual family-friendly, holiday production featuring a variety of dance styles, characters, and holiday scenes.

Dec 8, 2019 — Holiday in the Gardens — 10:00am-4:00pm
Family-friendly event featuring live music & entertainment, vendors, Santa & Mrs. Claus, Christmas Train, Holiday decorations throughtout the Gardens, and more!

Dec 14, 2019 — Rails to Trails Festival — 12:00pm
This annual event is a celebration of Gullah Geechee Heritage that includes Cultural Arts & Crafts * Local and Gullah Food Vendors * Film Screening * Heritage Corridor Discussions * Live Music and more.

Dec 14, 2019 — Holiday Regatta of Lights — 6:00pm
Don’t miss this colorful parade of boats of decorated with festive lights for the Christmas Holiday!

Dec 14 & 15, 2019 — Community Chorus Holiday Concert — 7:30pm-9:00pm | 2:00pm-3:30pm
Enjoy listening to Holiday music at this annual event in the Cathedral Basilica.

Dec 18, 2019 — EMMA Concert Series — 7:30pm-10:00pm
This Holiday season, enjoy an EMMA tradition of a Holiday Pops Concert with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra.

Dec 21, 2019 — Santa Paws Holidog Pawty — 4:00pm-6:00pm
Santa Paws is coming to town! Dress your best friend in any kind of festive Santa costume. Prizes for the Best Dressed Santa, fun games, and Santa himself.

Dec 21 & 22, 2019 — The Nutcracker — 1:30pm & 7:00pm Performances
Enjoy this Holiday favorite performed by the St. Augustine Ballet.

Dec 31, 2019 — Beach Blast Off — 4:00pm-10:00pm
Don’t miss the best New Years’ Eve celebration! Live entertainment, Fireworks, food, Kids Zone, and more! It’s a great evening of family-friendly fun.