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St. Augustine Festivals2019-09-20T14:24:24-04:00

St. Augustine’s Festivals

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

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.

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Date: September 6-29, 2019
Location: Various locations throughout St. Augustine, Florida

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Date: October 6, 2019
Location: River House, 179 Marine Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

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St. Augustine Greek Festival

Date: October 11-13, 2019
Location: Francis Field, 25 W Castillo Dr, St. Augustine, FL 32084

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Datil Pepper Fall Festival

Date: October 5-6, 2019
Location: St. Johns County Agricultural Center, 3125 Agricultural Center Dr, St. Augustine, FL 32092

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Vilano Fest

Date: November 2-3, 2019
Location: Various locations in Vilano Beach, Florida.

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St. Augustine Festival of Art

Date: November 30 – December 1, 2019
Location: Francis Field, 25 W Castillo Dr, St. Augustine, FL 32084

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Saint Augustine Film Festival

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

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Lincolnville Porchfest

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

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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

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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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Flower & Garden Expo

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

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Menorcan Heritage Festival

Date: Typically takes place in March, 2020 dates TBA.
Location: Llambias House, 31 St. Francis St, St. Augustine, FL 32084

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

Family Fun Festival

Family Fun Fest

Photography by Milo Davis Photography
Date: April 25, 2019
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

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Rhythm & Ribs

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

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

Romanza Festivale of the Arts

Date: Typically takes place in May. 2020 dates TBA
Location: Various locations throughout St. Augustine, Florida.

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Photography by Tim Savage
Date: Typically takes place in June, 2020 dates TBA.
Location: St. Augustine Cathedral Basilica, 38 Cathedral Pl, 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.

Noctoberfest: October 26-27, 2019

International Student Film Festival: September 14-15, 2019

The Great Chowder Debate: November 3, 2019

CrocFest: December 7, 2019

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

1st Annual STA Fest: 2020 dates TBA, typically takes place in August

1st Annual Jerk & Curry Music Fest: 2020 dates TBA, typically takes place in September

St. Augustine Makers Fest: December 13, 2020