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St. Augustine Festivals2019-12-10T13:41:15-05:00

St. Augustine’s Festivals

St. Augustine festivals feature live music, fresh food, hand-crafted art, and family-friendly entertainment.

Updated on December 10, 2019.

St. Augustine hosts a unique lineup of festivals year-round.

Each year, St. Augustine festivals beckon locals and visitors to the Nation’s Oldest City for a day or weekend of family-friendly fun. Festivals in St. Augustine often feature live music, fresh food, hand-crafted art, and special kid-zones that are perfect for families. While many festivals take place during the Spring, you’ll find the city hosts a unique lineup of festivals year-round.

Food Festivals

From award-winning barbecue at the Rhythm & Ribs Festival to the Seafood Festival to the Food & Wine Festival, St. Augustine festivals offer attendees an array of delicious events. Each October, the Greek Festival satisfies both locals and visitors with a combination of authentic entrees and desserts. In fact, foodies will rejoice at the fact that food is the focal point of many festivals in St. Augustine. Those who have never tasted St. Augustine’s famed datil pepper, are in for a spicy treat during the Datil Pepper Festival where locals compete in the Datil Cook-Off.

Music Festivals

Additionally, music festivals are another common theme among major festivals in St. Augustine. Music lovers can look forward to a large assemblage of eclectic musical talent in the Nation’s Oldest City. Indulge in Latin music at the Unidos en la Música Festival; sing out loud at St. Augustine’s largest series of free concerts, the Sing Out Loud Festival; dance, sing and find the Celt in you at the Celtic Festival, the largest festival in St. Augustine

Reliably sunny weather, beautiful backdrops, and a family-friendly environment make our city an idyllic setting to enjoy a festival in the Sunshine State. After a day at a festival in St. Augustine, continue the fun with dozens of things to do, miles of pristine beaches, and centuries of history.

Don’t forget to check out St. Augustine’s other community festivals at the bottom of this page.

Two reels of film and film equipment.

Saint Augustine Film Festival

Date: January 16-19, 2020
Location: Various locations throughout Historic St. Augustine, Florida

Two people playing the guitar and one person playing a drum on the front porch of a house.

Lincolnville Porchfest

Date: February 15, 2020
Location: Porches throughout Lincolnville.

An aerial view of a large park that has theme park rides, people walk, and a giant cross.

35th Annual Cathedral Festival

Date: Typically takes place in February, 2020 dates TBA.
Location: Mission Nombre de Dios, 21 Ocean Ave, St. Augustine, FL 32084

A crowd of people sitting, standing around two other people with a microphone at Menorcan Heritage Celebration

Menorcan Heritage Festival

Date: March 7, 2020
Location: Llambias House, 31 St. Francis St, St. Augustine, FL 32084

Image is outdoors, and contains a band of five people playing the drums and singing in front of a crowd of hundreds of people.

Date: March 14-15, 2020
Location: Francis Field, 25 W Castillo Dr, St. Augustine, FL 32084

Two bowls of fried shrimp, one bowl with a po' boy, and a glass of beer.

39th Annual St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival

Date: March 20-22, 2020
Location: Francis Field, 25 W Castillo Dr, St. Augustine, FL 32084

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Rhythm & Ribs

Date: March 27-29, 2020.
Location: Francis Field, 25 W Castillo Dr, St. Augustine, FL 32084

A man and woman standing in a garden with daisies and other bright flowers.

Flower & Garden Expo

Date: March 28-29, 2020
Location: St. Johns County Agricultural Center, 3125 Agricultural Center Dr, St. Augustine, FL 32092

Family Fun Festival

Family Fun Fest

Photography by Milo Davis Photography
Date: April 25, 2020
Location: Francis Field, 25 W Castillo Dr, St. Augustine, FL 32084

Taste of St. Augustine

Taste of St. Augustine

Date: April 26, 2020
Location: 1340C A1A South, St. Augustine, FL 32080

Romanza Festivale of the Arts

Date: May 1-17, 2020
Location: Various locations throughout St. Augustine, Florida.

Unidos en la Música

Date: May 2, 2020
Location: 25 W Castillo Dr, St. Augustine, FL 32084

Vilano Music Fest

Date: May 9, 2020
Location: Vilano Beach Oceanfront Park, 2750 Anahma Dr, St. Augustine, FL 32084

A closeup shot of a violin and a hand.

Photography by Tim Savage
Date: June 18-20, & 25-27, 2020
Location: St. Augustine Cathedral Basilica, 38 Cathedral Pl, St. Augustine, FL 32084

Three people on a stage playing instruments and singing while a crowd of people sit, stand around and watch.

Date: Typically takes place each weekend of September. 2020 dates TBA.
Location: Various locations throughout St. Augustine, Florida

Two people serving pulled pork and macaroni and cheese to another person.

Datil Pepper Fall Festival

Date: Typically takes place in October, 2020 dates TBA.
Location: St. Johns County Agricultural Center, 3125 Agricultural Center Dr, St. Augustine, FL 32092

Four rows of wine glasses with a fork placed in them.

Date: Typically takes place in October, 2020 dates TBA.
Location: River House, 179 Marine Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

A group of children dancing in a line with people sitting in the background.

Date: Typically takes place in October, 2020 dates TBA.
Location: Francis Field, 25 W Castillo Dr, St. Augustine, FL 32084

Date: Typically takes place in October, 2020 dates TBA.
Location: Various locations in Historic Downtown

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Date: Typically takes place the first weekend of November. 2020 dates TBA.
Location: Various locations in Vilano Beach, Florida.

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St. Augustine Festival of Art

Date: November 28-29, 2020
Location: Francis Field, 25 W Castillo Dr, St. Augustine, FL 32084

Other St. Augustine Community Festivals

Along with a unique lineup of major festivals in St. Augustine are smaller community festivals. An abundance of food, music, and fun can be found at these events as well. Additionally, smaller festivals provide a great environment for families as well as a day full of activities. While festivals like the Children’s Art Festival focus on the arts and historic activities, others such as the Great Chowder Debate tackle more complicated subjects. You can learn more about each festival by clicking the links below.

Rails to Trails Festival: December 14, 2019

St. Augustine Spanish Wine Festival:  February 28-29, 2020

Gamble Rogers Music Festival: May 1-3, 2020

St. Ambrose Spring Festival: Typically takes place two weekends prior to Easter. 2020 dates TBA.

Florida’s Birding & Photo Fest: April 22-26, 2020

1st Annual STA Fest:Typically takes place in August; 2020 dates TBA.

2nd Annual Jerk & Curry Music Fest: Typically takes place in September; 2020 dates TBA.

International Student Film Festival: Typically takes place in September; 2020 dates TBA.

Hispanic Cultural Film Festival: Typically takes place in October, 2020 dates TBA.

CROCtoberfest Brew at the Zoo: Typically takes place in October, 2020 dates TBA.

Children’s Art Festival: Typically takes place in October, 2020 dates TBA.

St. Ambrose Fall Festival: Typically takes place in October, 2020 dates TBA.

Saint Benedict the Moor Blues Festival: Typically takes place in October, 2020 dates TBA.

Fiesta de Aviles: Typically takes place in October, 2020 dates TBA.

Ancient City Kids Day: Typically takes place in October, 2020 dates TBA.

Noctoberfest: Typically takes place in October, 2020 dates TBA.

The Great Chowder Debate: Typically takes place in the beginning of November. 2020 dates TBA.

St. Augustine Makers Fest: December 13, 2020

Historic Lincolnville Festival: Typically takes place in November. 2020 dates TBA.

CrocFest: Typically takes place in December 2020 dates TBA.

Firefighter Chili Cook-Off: Typically takes place the first Saturday in December. 2020 dates TBA.