St. Augustine’s Festivals

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

Last updated on January 3, 2023

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

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

Food Festivals

From award-winning barbecue at the Rhythm & Ribs Festival to the Greek Festival where both locals and visitors can satisfy their taste buds with a combination of authentic entrees and desserts, St. Augustine festivals offer attendees an array of delicious events. If you are wanting an idea of the great food and restaurants in town, then be sure to check out the Taste of St. Augustine. It’s a great way to sample those signature dishes.

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 or sing out loud at St. Augustine’s largest series of free concerts, the Sing Out Loud Festival.  Or, dance, sing and find the Celt in you at the Celtic Music & Heritage 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. So, grab your family and/or friends, jump in the car and come to St. Augustine for one or more of our festivals!  You’re sure to have a great time!

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.

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

Date: February 24-26, 2023
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

Date: March 4, 2023
Location: Oldest House Complex, 14 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 11 & 12, 2023
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.

Date:  March 25 & 26, 2023
Location: Francis Field, 25 W Castillo Dr, St. Augustine, FL 32084

Date: March 25 & 26, 2023
Location: Sykes Family Farms, 5995 Brough Rd., Elton, FL 32033

Date:  April 22 & 23, 2023
Location: North Shores Community Park, 120 Meadow Avenue, St. Augustine, FL 32084

Taste of St. Augustine

Date: April 30, 2023
Location: St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340C A1A South, St. Augustine, FL 32080

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

Romanza Festivale

Date: April 28 through May 14, 2023
Location: Various locations throughout St. Augustine, Florida.

St. Augustine Food + Wine Festival

Image used is from Festival’s website.
Date: May 3-7, 2023
Location: World Golf Village and World Golf Renaissance St. Augustine Resort, St. Augustine, FL 32084

Unidos en la Música

Date: May 6, 2023
Location: Francis Field, 25 W Castillo Dr, St. Augustine, FL 32084

A closeup shot of a violin and a hand.

Photography by Tim Savage
Date: Usually happens in June
Location: Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, 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: Usually happens in September
Location: Various Venues 

St. Augustine Songwriters Festival

Date: Usually happens in September
Location: Various locations in Historic Downtown

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

Date: Usually happens in October
Location: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 2940 CR 214, St Augustine, FL 32084

A group of people standing outside, in front of a tall fence with signs on it at Rhythm & Ribs Festival

Date: Usually happens in October
Location: Francis Field, 25 W Castillo Dr, St. Augustine, FL 32084

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Date:  Usually happens in November
Location: Historic Lincolnville, St. Augustine, FL 32084

Two reels of film and film equipment.

Date: Usually happens in January
Location: Several locations downtown St. Augustine

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.

St. Augustine Craft Brewers’ Festival 2023:  May 6, 2023

St. Augustine History Festival: May 11-14, 2023

AS IF! The 90s Fest: May 20, 2023

Estuary Fest 2022: Usually happens in September

Annual Jerk & Curry Music Fest: Usually happens in September

CROCtoberfest Brew at the Zoo 2021:  Usually happens in October

Ancient City Kids Day: Usually happens in October

Saint Benedict the Moor Blues Festival: Usually happens in October

Whiskey, Wine and Wildlife: Usually happens in November

Gullah Geechee Heritage FestivalUsually happens in December

Old City Pirate Fest:  Usually happens in January