St. Augustine’s Festivals

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

Last updated on May 28, 2020.

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.

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Photography by Tim Savage
Date: June 2021; dates TBA
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:  September 2021; dates TBA
Location:  Live-streamed performances from locations throughout St. Johns County.

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

Datil Pepper Fall Festival

Date: Postponed until October 2021; 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: October 29, 2020 – Mystery Wine & Dine (this year’s event)
Location:  SAiRA restaurants in St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

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

Date: October 2021; dates TBA
Location: Francis Field, 25 W Castillo Dr, St. Augustine, FL 32084

Date: Postponed until October 22-24, 2021
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: Postponed until November 27-28, 2021
Location: Francis Field, 25 W Castillo Dr, St. Augustine, FL  32084

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Historic Lincolnville Festival

Date: Postponed until November 2021; date TBA
Location: Historic Lincolnville, St. Augustine, FL 32084

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Date: January 14-24, 2021
Location: This year the event is virtual.

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Lincolnville Porchfest

Date: Typically takes place in February; 2022 dates TBA
Location: Porches throughout Lincolnville.

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36th Annual Cathedral Festival

Date: February 26-28, 2021
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: Postponed until October, 2021;  date TBA.
Location: Llambias House, 31 St. Francis St, St. Augustine, FL 32084

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Date: Postponed until March 2022, dates TBA
Location: Francis Field, 25 W Castillo Dr, St. Augustine, FL 32084

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St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival

Date: Typically takes place in March; 2022 dates TBA
Location: Francis Field, 25 W Castillo Dr, St. Augustine, FL 32084

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Rhythm & Ribs

Date: October 15-17, 2021
Location: Francis Field, 25 W Castillo Dr, St. Augustine, FL 32084

Flower & Garden Expo

Date: March 27 & 28, 2021
Location: Sykes Family Farms, 5995 Brough Rd., Elton, FL 32033

Family Fun Fest

Photography by Milo Davis Photography
Date: postponed until April 2022; date TBA
Location: Francis Field, 25 W Castillo Dr, St. Augustine, FL  32084

Taste of St. Augustine

Taste of St. Augustine

Date: April 25, 2021
Location: 1340C A1A South, St. Augustine, FL 32080

Unidos en la Música

Date: Early May, 2021 date TBA
Location: 25 W Castillo Dr, St. Augustine, FL 32084

Vilano Music Fest

Date: typically takes place in May; 2021 dates TBA
Location: Vilano Beach Oceanfront Park, 2750 Anahma Dr, St. Augustine, FL 32084

Romanza Festivale of the Arts

Date: May 2021; dates TBA
Location: Various locations throughout St. Augustine, Florida.

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 focuses on who can cook up the tastiest chowder. You can learn more about each festival by clicking the links below.

Old City Pirate Fest: January 2022; dates TBA

St. Augustine Spanish Wine Festival: postponed until February 25 & 26, 2022

Lighthouse 5K, Fun Run & Night Fest:  postponed until September 18, 2021

Jam ‘n Pepper Festival – February 2021 postponed; dates TBA

Festival of Chariots: March 2022; dates TBA

St. Ambrose Spring Festival: March 21, 2021 – Cancelled

Florida’s Birding & Photo Fest: postponed until April 20-24, 2022

Gamble Rogers Music Festival: April 30-May 2, 2021

St. Augustine Craft Brewers Fest: May 8, 2021

AS IF! North Florida 90’s Fest:   May 15, 2021

2nd Annual Jerk & Curry Music Fest: September 2021; date TBA

CROCtoberfest Brew at the Zoo: October 2021; date TBA

Children’s Art Festival: October 2021; dates TBA

Saint Benedict the Moor Blues Festival: October 2021; dates TBA

Fiesta de Aviles: October 2021; dates TBA

Ancient City Kids Day:  October 2021; date TBA

The Great Chowder Debate: November 2021; date TBA

St. Augustine Makers Fest: December 2021; date TBA

Firefighter Chili Cook-Off:  December 2021; date TBA

Rails to Trails Festival:  December 2021; date TBA