OLD CITY'S FARMER'S MARKET
Tuesday, Jun. 5, 2007 – Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009
Every Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 1340 A1A South  E-mail: Wettach@aol.com
Shop for fresh produce, baked goods, hand-crafted items and plants directly from the producers. There's always live
entertainment and there is fresh seafood in season. The Old City Farmers Market takes place every Saturday morning at the St.
Augustine Amphitheatre on A1A South in St. Augustine.

ST. JOHNS FARMER'S MARKET
Wednesday, Jun. 20, 2007 – Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009
Every Wednesday from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
350 A-1-A Beach Blvd St. Augustine Beach, FL 32080  904.347.8007 Enjoy shopping at the Farmers Market located at the ocean-
side St. Johns County Pier Park, 350 A-1-A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach. The Farmers' Market features selections of fresh
produce and green house plants. Rain or shine. St. Johns County Pier Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
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JULY
ABC NEWS RECOMMENDS ST. AUGUSTINE AS AN “INTERNATIONAL”
DESTINATION FOR AMERICANS
ABC News’ Good Morning America listed St. Augustine as their number one selection of places Americans could go “to
feel as though they had jetted across the Atlantic without breaking the bank.” Titled “Exotic Vacations on the Cheap: No
Passport Required,” the nationally-broadcast news segment was prepared in cooperation with Travel + Leisure
magazine and was designed to show Americans that, even in tough economic times, they can experience European
atmosphere without leaving the borders of the USA or spending a fortune.

“For a Spanish vacation without buying a plane ticket to Madrid , try St. Augustine , Florida ,” said ABC News.  “It’s the
nation’s oldest city and is filled with Spanish-colonial architecture. It feels like Old World Spain complete with
cobblestone streets, courtyards and an old colonial quarter.”  The segment went on to suggest that for the complete
Spanish experience, viewers should stay at the Casa Monica Hotel – “a Moorish revival castle located in the heart of St.
Augustine and is a majestic 1888 landmark.” The segment noted the hotel “feels so much like the real thing” it was
selected by the King and Queen of Spain on their most recent visit.

For more information on vacation opportunities in St. Augustine , Ponte Vedra & The Beaches, call the Visitors and
Convention Bureau at 1.800.653.2489 or visit
www.Getaway4Florida.com .

ST AUGUSTINE ART ASSOCIATION “OLDIES BUT GOODIES”
July 11 through August 24
Take the chance to see and buy popular local works of art. This fun show features works that have been previously
exhibited at the SAAA gallery. Admission is free. The St. Augustine Art Association is located at 22 Marine Street in St.
Augustine. The gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday 12 to 4 p.m. and Sunday 2 to 5 p.m. For more information,
please call 904.824.2310, or visit
www.staaa.org.

ST. AUGUSTINE ART ASSOCIATION ART SHOW
July 11 through August 30th
Enjoy the mixed media paintings of Joann Crisp-Ellert, which include articles of her clothing! This special show also
includes many other local artists. Admission is free. The St. Augustine Art Association is located at 22 Marine Street in
St. Augustine. The gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday 12 to 4 p.m. and Sundays 2 to 5 p.m. For more information,
please call 904.824.2310, or visit
www.staaa.org.

CHANGING OF THE GUARD
July 12
Witness twilight time in colonial St. Augustine as soldiers guarding the town are dismissed for the night and their
replacements arrive to take over this important task. The commander of the new watch puts his men through a
rigorous drill that ends with a resounding blast of musket fire that assures residents that 18th century St. Augustine is
safe for the night. This traditional Spanish military changing of the guard takes place at 7 p.m. in front of St. Augustine’s
Government House in the Plaza de la Constitucion. The event is free. For more information, call 904.825.1004.

KINGFISH CHALLENGE
Saturday, Jul. 12 – Sunday, Jul. 13, 2008
Chase the big ones in this exciting competition that offers cash and prizes for the biggest catch. Registration is limited
to 400 boats. Tournament Registration and the Captain's Meeting will be held on Saturday. Fishing days are July 12
and 13. There will also be a fish fry and awards on July 13. It all begins at the St. Augustine City Marina located at 111
Avenida Menendez. For more information and registration forms, call 904.824.8322 or 904.669.0490, or visit
www.
acgfa.com/kingfishchallenge.html.

2008 VANS WARPED TOUR
July 13th
Gear up for this extreme experience at the St. Johns County Fairgrounds! Multiple stages will feature live performances
by dozens of bands from around the world including Tat and Beat Union from the UK, Ill scarlet and Saint Alvias Cartel
from Canada, Delux from Mexico and Oreska from Japan. In addition, the Vans Warped Tour features several extreme
sport attractions including a half pipe for skaters and bikers, plus there will booths for each of the bands, independent
record labels, magazine publishers, and non-profit organizations. Tickets, which can be purchased online at
www.
musictoday.com, are $28 per person. The St. Johns County Fairgrounds are on State Road 207, seven miles west of I-
95 exit 311. For more information about the Vans Warped Tour, visit
www.warpedtour.com. For more information about
the St. Johns County Fairgrounds, go to
www.sjcfl.us/fairgrounds.

SUNSET/FULL MOON RIVER CRUISE
July 16th
Take a cruise on an old fishing boat on the Intracoastal Waterway for a spectacular view of the sunset and moon rise
from the water. Cap’s on the Water restaurant provides this tour during the full moon of each month. Tickets are $10
per person and are sold on a first-come-first-served basis at the restaurant beginning at 5:30 p.m. The cruise departs
promptly at 7 p.m. from Cap’s on the Water restaurant, located at 4325 Myrtle Street, approximately 5 miles north of
Vilano Beach, off A1A. For more information, call 904.819.8190.

SUMMER CONCERTS IN THE PLAZA
July 17th
Bring your chair and enjoy an evening concert in St. Augustine’s Plaza de la Constitution while enjoying the cool
breezes under a canopy of live oaks. The Elizabeth Roth Band performs a free concert from 7 to 9 p.m. For more
information, call 904.825.1004 or visit
www.plazaconcerts.com.

SUNSET/MOONRISE TOUR
July 18th
Be a guest of the St. Augustine Lighthouse and enjoy viewing the sunset and moon rise from the most unique
perspective in all of St. Augustine! This special event includes a champagne toast, provided by San Sebastian Winery,
atop the tower and an informative overview of the history of the St. Augustine Light Station. Tour is from 8 – 9:30 p.m. at
the St. Augustine Lighthouse located at 81 Lighthouse Ave. in St. Augustine. The fee is $25 for non-museum members
and $20 for members. Reservations are required. For more information or to reserve a spot call Pam at 904.829.0745.

CHANGING OF THE GUARD
July 19th
Witness twilight time in colonial St. Augustine as soldiers guarding the town are dismissed for the night and their
replacements arrive to take over this important task. The commander of the new watch puts his men through a
rigorous drill that ends with a resounding blast of musket fire that assures residents that 18th century St. Augustine is
safe for the night. This traditional Spanish military changing of the guard takes place at 7 p.m. in front of St. Augustine’s
Government House in the Plaza de la Constitution. The event is free. For more information, call 904.825.1004.

5TH ANNUAL WORLD GOLF HALL OF FAME’S PUTTING CHAMPIONSHIP
QUALIFYING ROUNDS
July 19th, 20th
Test your putting skills against other amateur golfers from Northeast Florida during the World Golf Hall of Fame Putting
Championship at St. Augustine ’s World Golf Village .  This Championship provides a chance to win thousands of
dollars in prizes and the ultimate title of 2008 World Golf Hall of Fame Putting Champion.  The Putting Championship
Final is August 2.  Entry fee is $35 and includes a practice round on the putting course, admission to the World Golf
Hall of Fame featuring the special exhibit Jack Nicklaus: Golf’s Golden Champion, lunch at Fairways Café the day of
qualifying as well as golf offers and discounts from Last Minute Golfer and other area courses.  Participants should
register in advance, as there is limited space.  Day-of registrants will be subject to availability.  For additional
information and registration forms, call 904.940.4010.

GUIDED ECO TOURS
July 19
See the way Florida used to be on a guided kayak tour along Moses Creek , one of the few undeveloped tidal creeks in
Northeast Florida . On your paddle through the marshy areas of the creek, you can expect to see wading birds,
including great blue heron and egrets. The tour starts at Shady Oyster Fish Camp, located at 291 Cubbedge Rd, Saint
Augustine, ( Crescent Beach ).  The two hour paddle tours begin at 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The cost is $45 per person
and includes guide, kayak and paddling gear and bottled water. For more information or reservations, call
904.471.4144 or visit
www.shadyoysterfishcamp.com.

WINGS OVER FLORIDA KAYAK TOUR
July 19th
Leave from the lush gardens of Washington Oaks Gardens State Park only to find the true heart of Florida on a two-
hour kayak tour.  Search for the inhabitants of the coastal estuary including dolphins, manatees, turtles and an
incredible variety of local and migrating birds.  This tour leaves at 9 a.m. and is $40 per person, all instruction, and
equipment included.  Space is limited so call today to reserve your place!  For more information, call Ripple Effect
Ecotours at 904.347.1565.

FORT  MOSE GUIDED BIRD WALK
July 20th
Join an experienced birder from the St. Johns County Audubon Society on a guided walk along the boardwalk and
grounds at Fort Mose Historic State Park .  Enthusiasts will find a variety of herons, egrets, wood storks, hawks and
owls.  Please bring your binoculars and field guide.  The bird walk is from 8:30 -10:30 a.m. The event is included in the
regular park admission of $2 per car or $1 per bicyclist or hiker.  For more information, call 904.461.2033 or visit
www.
floridastateparks.org.

MUSIC BY THE SEA CONCERT SERIES
July 23rd
Enjoy ocean breezes and a live musical performance by Bush Doctors while savoring local dishes from Amici’s Italian
Restaurant. The concert is from 7 to 9 p.m. at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Pavilion on A1A Beach Blvd. (Bring your own
chair.) Admission is free and featured dinners are under $10. For more information, please call 904.347.8007 or visit
www.staugbchcivicassoc.com.

SUMMER CONCERTS IN THE PLAZA
July 24th
Bring your chair and enjoy an evening concert in St. Augustine’s Plaza de la Constitucion while enjoying the cool
breezes under a canopy of live oaks. TNS performs a free concert from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information, call
904.825.1004 or visit
www.plazaconcerts.com

UPTOWN SATURDAY NIGHT
Saturday, Jul. 26, 2008
St. Augustine, FL 904.824.3152 Website: http://getaway4florida.com/uptown  Experience a favorite end-of-the-month
event -- Uptown Saturday Night! From 5 to 9 p.m., the galleries, antique stores and unique shops between Ripley’s
Museum and the Mission of Nombre de Dios in St. Augustine’s Uptown San Marco Shopping District remain open
during this special evening. Meet-the-artists, book signings, live music, refreshments and other events contribute to the
party-like atmosphere – plus, great food provided by the St. Augustine Independent Restaurant Association. The
Mission of Nombre de Dios provides FREE PARKING for the event. The event is sponsored by the San Marco Avenue
Merchants Association.  Hours: 5 to 9 p.m.

CHANGING OF THE GUARD
July 26th
Witness twilight time in colonial St. Augustine as soldiers guarding the town are dismissed for the night and their
replacements arrive to take over this important task. The commander of the new watch puts his men through a
rigorous drill that ends with a resounding blast of musket fire that assures residents that 18th century St. Augustine is
safe for the night. This traditional Spanish military changing of the guard takes place at 7 p.m. in front of St. Augustine’s
Government House in the Plaza de la Constitucion. The event is free. For more information, call 904.825.1004.

MUSIC BY THE SEA CONCERT SERIES
July 30
Enjoy ocean breezes and a live musical performance by Out of Hand while savoring local dishes from Sea Oats Café.
The concert is from 7 to 9 p.m. at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Pavilion on A1A Beach Blvd. (Bring your own chair.)
Admission is free and featured dinners are under $10. For more information, please call 904.347.8007 or visit
www.
staugbchcivicassoc.com.

SUMMER CONCERTS IN THE PLAZA
July 31
Bring your chair and enjoy an evening concert in St. Augustine’s Plaza de la Constitucion while enjoying the cool
breezes under a canopy of live oaks. Triple Rock Blues Band performs a free concert from 7 to 9 p.m. For more
information, call 904.825.1004 or visit
www.plazaconcerts.com


FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK
August 1, 2008
Join one of St. Augustine’s most popular cultural events on the first Friday of every month.  Enjoy the latest exhibits,
music and entertainment at over 20 participating galleries – plus, great food courtesy of the St. Augustine Independent
Restaurant Association.  Tours begin at Rembrandtz American Craft Gallery, 131 King Street.  All participating galleries
are open from 5 to 9 p.m.  St. Augustine Sightseeing Trains and Old Town Trolleys offer attendees a complimentary
shuttle service to most of the galleries.  Shuttles run on a continuous loop every 30 minutes.  For more information, call
904.829.0065 or visit
www.staugustinegalleries.com.

CHANGING OF THE GUARD
August 2, 2008
Witness twilight time in colonial St. Augustine as soldiers guarding the town are dismissed for the night and their
replacements arrive to take over this important task.  The commander of the new watch puts his men through a
rigorous drill that ends with a resounding blast of musket fire that assures residents that 18th century St. Augustine is
safe for the night.  This traditional Spanish military changing of the guard takes place at 7 p.m. in front of St. Augustine’
s Government House in the Plaza de la Constitucion.  The event is free.  For more information, call 904.825.1004.

HISTORIC WEAPONS FIRING DEMONSTRATION
August 2nd
Take the National Park Service’s ferry to Rattlesnake Island and experience daily military life at Fort Matanzas – the 18th
century Spanish fort that guarded the southern approach to St. Augustine.  From 10:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.,
authentically clad re-enactors will demonstrate Spanish muskets and cannons at the fort.  Admission is free.  Fort
Matanzas National Monument is located on A1A at the south end of Anastasia Island approximately 15 miles south of
St. Augustine.  For more information, call 904.471.0116 or visit
www.nps.gov/foma.

MUSIC BY THE SEA CONCERT SERIES
August 6th
Enjoy ocean breezes and a live musical performance by Jan Crawford and Gold Members while savoring local dishes
from Café Eleven.  The concert is from 7 to 9 p.m. at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Pavilion on A1A Beach Blvd. (Bring
your own chair.) Admission is free and featured dinners are under $10.  For more information, please call
904.347.8007 or visit
www.staugbchcivicassoc.com.

SUMMER CONCERTS IN THE PLAZA
August 7th
Bring your chair and enjoy an evening concert in St. Augustine’s Plaza de la Constitucion while enjoying the cool
breezes under a canopy of live oaks. The First Coast Jazz Orchestra performs a free concert from 7 to 9 p.m.  For more
information, call 904.825.1004 or visit
www.plazaconcerts.com

SUNSET/FULL MOON RIVER CRUISE
August 13th
Take a cruise on an old fishing boat on the Intracoastal Waterway for a spectacular view of the sunset and moon rise
from the water.  Cap’s on the Water restaurant provides this tour during the full moon of each month. Tickets are $10
per person and are sold on a first-come-first-served basis at the restaurant beginning at 5:30 p.m. The cruise departs
promptly at 7 p.m. from Cap’s on the Water restaurant, located at 4325 Myrtle Street, approximately 5 miles north of
Vilano Beach, off A1A.  For more information, call 904.819.8190.

MUSIC BY THE SEA CONCERT SERIES
August 13th
Enjoy ocean breezes and a live musical performance by Murphy Murphy while savoring local dishes from Panama
Hattie’s.  The concert is from 7 to 9 p.m. at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Pavilion on A1A Beach Blvd. (Bring your own
chair.) Admission is free and featured dinners are under $10.  For more information, please call 904.347.8007 or visit
www.staugbchcivicassoc.com.

SUMMER CONCERTS IN THE PLAZA
August 14th
Bring your chair and enjoy an evening concert in St. Augustine’s Plaza de la Constitucion while enjoying the cool
breezes under a canopy of live oaks. Skin & Bonz & The Big Hungry Boys performs a free concert from 7 to 9 p.m.  For
more information, call 904.825.1004 or visit
www.plazaconcerts.com.

LITERARY LEGENDS AWARDS BANQUET
August 16th
On August 16, three of Florida ’s most illustrious authors will be the guests of honor at a magnificent banquet to be
held at the St. Johns County Convention Center .  The Literary Legends will feature authors Jack Hunter, Stetson
Kennedy and Patrick Smith – as well as a special presentation by the Honorable Kurt Browning, Florida Secretary of
State.  The event will serve as an important fund raiser for the Florida Heritage Book Festival scheduled for September
12-13 in St. Augustine . For more information and reservations, contact Marie Cashat at
904.940.0890.

SUNSET/MOONRISE TOUR
August 16
Be a guest of the St. Augustine Lighthouse and enjoy viewing the sunset and moonrise from the most unique
perspective in all of St. Augustine!  This special event includes a champagne toast, provided by San Sebastian Winery,
atop the tower and an informative overview of the history of the St. Augustine Light Station.  Tour is from 8 – 9:30 p.m. at
the St. Augustine Lighthouse located at 81 Lighthouse Ave. in St. Augustine.  The fee is $25 for non-museum members
and $20 for members.  Reservations are required.  For more information or to reserve a spot call Pam at 904.829.0745.

MUSIC BY THE SEA CONCERT SERIES
August 20
Enjoy ocean breezes and a live musical performance by ET Swing Band while savoring local dishes from Pizza Garden
& Pastabilities.  The concert is from 7 to 9 p.m. at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Pavilion on A1A Beach Blvd. (Bring your
own chair.) Admission is free and featured dinners are under $10.  For more information, please call 904.347.8007 or
visit
www.staugbchcivicassoc.com.

SUMMER CONCERTS IN THE PLAZA
August 21st
Bring your chair and enjoy an evening concert in St. Augustine’s Plaza de la Constitucion while enjoying the cool
breezes under a canopy of live oaks. Funk Shui performs a free concert from 7 to 9 p.m.  For more information, call
904.825.1004 or visit
www.plazaconcerts.com.

BOSTON IN CONCERT
August 22nd
Get “more than a feeling” when one of America’s most popular rock groups performs live at the St. Augustine
Amphitheatre.  BOSTON, The rock group behind one of the fastest-selling debut albums in history, was essentially the
vehicle of studio wizard Tom Scholz.  Hit songs include "More Than a Feeling”, “Don’t Look Back,” “Amanda”, "Long
Time”, and "Peace of Mind".  Tickets are $35-$75.  Gates open at 6 p.m., show starts at 7:30 p.m.  The St. Augustine
Amphitheatre is located at 1340 A1A South in St. Augustine.  For more information, call 904.471.1965 or visit
www.
staugamphitheatre.com.

G LOVE AND THE SPECIAL SAUCE IN CONCERT  
August 24th
Find out why Philadelphia natives G. Love and Special Sauce have remained a favorite among the groove/jam band
set.  Featuring their laid-back blend of blues, rock, soul and hip-hop, this special performance will take place at the St.
Augustine Amphitheatre, Florida’s newest outdoor arts and cultural venue.  Gates open at 5:30 p.m., show starts are 6:
30 p.m.  Tickets are $27.50 and can be purchased at the St. Johns County Pier (cash only) located at 350 A1A Beach
Blvd. or by visiting www.ticketmaster.com.  For more information, call 904.471.1965 or visit
www.staugamphitheatre

MUSIC BY THE SEA CONCERT SERIES
August 27th
Enjoy ocean breezes and a live musical performance by Elizabeth Roth Band while savoring local dishes from Purple
Olive.  The concert is from 7 to 9 p.m. at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Pavilion on A1A Beach Blvd. (Bring your own
chair.) Admission is free and featured dinners are under $10.  For more information, please call 904.347.8007 or visit
www.staugbchcivicassoc.com.

SUMMER CONCERTS IN THE PLAZA
August 28th
Bring your chair and enjoy an evening concert in St. Augustine’s Plaza de la Constitucion while enjoying the cool
breezes under a canopy of live oaks. Gatorbone performs a free concert from 7 to 9 p.m.  For more information, call
904.825.1004 or visit
www.plazaconcerts.com

CITY OF ST AUGUSTINE 443RD BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
Thursday, Aug. 28 – Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008 904.825.1004
Put on your 16th century party hat and celebrate St. Augustine’s 443rd Birthday! On Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the
Native American village of Seloy (now the Fountain of Youth Archeological Park) will come alive with demonstrations of
culture and lifestyles of the Timucua who had been living here for at least 500 years when the Spanish arrived in 1565.
The Seminoles and other U.S. tribes that have been part of Florida’s history will also be represented. That evening, an
Indian Pow Wow will honor the Native American traditions that are a part of the city’s history. On Friday evening, the
gardens surrounding the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum located at 19 San Marco Avenue, will feature a variety of
16th century entertainers including jugglers, madrigal singers and actors presenting authentic skits and comedies. On
Saturday, the Birthday Celebration continues at 9:30 a.m. with a re-enactment of the landing by the city’s founder, Don
Pedro Menendez de Aviles, at the Mission of Nombre de Dios – the 1565 landing point of the Spanish colonists. The
landing re-enactment will be followed, as it was 443 years ago, with a celebration of Mass. Beginning at noon, on the
grounds of the Fountain of Youth Archeological Park, there will be a living time line that represents the 443 years of the
city’s history. Authentically-clad re-enactors will tell the city’s story through presentations by crafters, militia, pirates and
more. Then at 1 p.m. there will be a Cooking Contest where foods dating from the 16th century will be presented and
judged. There will be plenty of food on hand for sampling the Spanish flavors that have influenced the culinary culture of
St. Augustine. From noon to 4 p.m., the St. Augustine Textile Guild will provide demonstrations of historic spinning and
weaving techniques at the Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse on St. George Street. Beginning at 1 p.m., the day’s activities
culminate at the 443rd Birthday Party at the Colonial Spanish Quarter Museum on St. George Street where there will be
live musical entertainment by The Driftwoods and free birthday cake for all until 3 p.m. Admission to each St. Augustine
443rd Birthday Celebration event is free.


JUNKANOO FESTIVAL
Saturday, Sep. 20, 2008
Website: http://junkanoofest.com  Celebrate St. Augustine’s Bahamian ties at this colorful, interactive event that
features traditional Bahamian Junkanoo performers. The fun begins at the Plaza de la Constitucion with a costumed
dancing parade that rushes up St. George Street to the Special Events Field, located behind the St. Augustine Visitors
Information Center on Castillo Drive. All afternoon there will be lots of Bahamian food, music costume makers, parade
rushers, goat skin drummers, and government dignitaries coming from the Island of Abaco to share their love for
traditional Junkanoo. Hosted by the St. Augustine Yacht Club and St. Augustine Airport Pilots Association, this event
begins at noon with a parade and continues till 9:00 p.m. at the Special Events Field.

FLORIDA HERITAGE BOOK FESTIVAL
September 12, 13
Get literary at this celebration of the authors and books that chronicle the ethnic, social, and historical heritage of the
Sunshine State .  The festival will feature a wide array of events and activities including workshops, readings, and book
signings by popular authors.  Panel discussions will focus on the business of book publishing, as well as how-to
sessions for aspiring authors. Heather Graham, Les Standiford and Gary Monroe are the festival’s keynote authors.
Except for a few ticketed events, including a motorized tour of the oldest city’s literary landmarks, all events are free and
open to the public.  The festival will be held at Flagler College and the Casa Monica Hotel in downtown St. Augustine .  
For more information, go to
www.fhbookfest.com or call 904.940.0194.

10th ANNUAL GREEK FESTIVAL
Friday, Oct. 10 – Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008
904.823.5906  Website: http://holytrinitygoa.org/greekfest  Everyone can be Greek for the weekend at the Tenth Annual
Greek Festival hosted by Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and noon to
6 p.m. on Sunday at the Special Events Field in downtown St. Augustine. Enjoy a delicious assortment of Greek foods,
pastries and beverages along with nonstop entertainment with live Greek music by the The Hellenic Band of Jupiter
and traditional Greek dances by the Nisiotes dance troupe. Come join in a fun filled weekend to experience St.
Augustine’s Greek heritage. Admission is $1.00.

ENCHANTED FOREST
Friday, Oct. 24 – Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008
1340 A1A South 904.814.2113 Enjoy a magical "scare-free" walk through the enchanted forest loop at Anastasia State
Park. The trees will be magnificently lit with sparkling lights for a scare-free walking loop filled with charming scenes.
All proceeds benefit the non-profit Friends of Anastasia State Park, a citizen support organization.
Location: St. Augustine Amphitheatre

HAUNTED HAYRIDE
Friday, Oct. 24 – Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008
1340 A1A South 904.814.2113  Take an old-fashioned hayride and discover the nighttime beauty of the maritime
hammock while meeting haunting goblins of the forest, spooks from sandy graves and other denizens of the dark.
Young children will be able to go through a “scare-free” walking loop of the Enchanted Forest for a magical experience.
The fun begins at Anastasia State Park (please enter the park at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre).

23rd ANNUAL GREAT CHOWDER DEBATE
Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008
57 Comares Ave
904.829.8646  Satisfy your passion for great seafood chowder at the Conch House Marina’s celebrated annual Great
Chowder Debate. More than 30 area restaurants will compete to see who has the best chowder – each special entry is
available for tasting with taste tickets sold for $1 each. An astounding variety of chowders will be available – from local
favorites like the Menorcan chowders to an assortment of New England chowders – made with clams, conch, lobster,
scallops and crab and laced with secret concoctions of herbs and spices. The event starts at noon and runs
throughout the day. All proceeds benefit the Shriners’ Hospitals for Crippled Children. The Conch House Marina is
located at 57 Comares Avenue in St. Augustine.

SUNSET/MOONRISE TOUR
November 13th
Be a guest of the St. Augustine Lighthouse and enjoy viewing the sunset and moonrise from the most unique
perspective in all of St. Augustine! This special event includes a champagne toast, provided by San Sebastian Winery,
atop the tower and an informative overview of the history of the St. Augustine Light Station. Tour is from 8 – 9:30 p.m. at
the St. Augustine Lighthouse located at 81 Lighthouse Ave. in St. Augustine. The fee is $25 for non-museum members
and $20 for members. Reservations are required. For more information or to reserve a spot call Pam at 904.829.0745.

15th ANNUAL NIGHTS OF LIGHTS CELEBRATION
Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008 – Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009
800.653.2489  Website: http://nightsoflights.com
Named one of American Bus Association’s 2007 Top 100 events in North America, Nights of Lights is a 2-month long
celebration of the Holiday Season. More than two million tiny white lights will glow along the ancient streets and historic
buildings of the Nation’s oldest city when the 15th Annual Nights of Lights celebration sparkles to life at 6:30 p.m. on
Saturday, November 22. Tracing its origins to the Spanish tradition of displaying a lighted white candle during the
Christmas holidays, the spectacular lighting in St. Augustine reflects the city’s 443-year history while creating a
beautiful setting for the holidays through January 31.
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Named NUMBER 1 EVENT LISTER IN FLORIDA!
Welcome Home My Florida appreciates the professional attitude and assistance provided by St. Augustine  to
bring city events here for you to see! I Support St. Augustine!
ST. AUGUSTINE
BEACH HOTEL
NAMED
CLARION
COLLECTION
“ INN OF THE YEAR”


Elite Hospitality’s Castillo
Real Resort Hotel
located in St. Augustine
Beach, Florida, has been
named the Clarion
Collection’s “Hotel of the
Year”.  This prestigious
designation was based
on the results of guest
satisfaction scores
collected from all Clarion
Collection hotels
throughout the world.  
The Castillo Real
received the award in
recognition of its
consistently “exceptional”
commitment to guest
satisfaction --
commitment that was
self-evident from the high
ratings the property
received from guests.

For more information on
vacation opportunities in
St. Augustine,
Ponte Vedra &
The Beaches,
go to the Visitors and
Convention Bureau
website
www.getaway4florida.com
or call toll free
1.800.653.2489
DON'T SHOP FOR PETS!
ADOPT!
DID YOU KNOW?

St. Johns County residents
with a valid ID are always
admitted free of charge to
Government House
Museum ,
Lightner Museum,
Colonial Spanish Quarter
Museum,
Fountain of Youth,  
Ximenez-Fatio House and
the
Oldest Wooden
Schoolhouse.  

The daily tours and wine
tastings at the San
Sebastian Winery are free
to everyone.

Also, admission is free to
everyone at the Authentic
Old Drug Store,
Fort Matanzas National
Monument, and
St. Photios Chapel.

This info is supplied by the
Visitors and Convention
Bureau at 904.829.1711
and
www.Getaway4Florida.com
ALWAYS CHECK WITH
THE EVENT
SPONSORS TO
VERIFY TIMES AND
DATES OF EVENTS!

EVEN THOUGH WE
CHECK OUR
INFORMATION,
THINGS CAN CHANGE
AND WE'RE NOT
ALWAYS NOTIFIED. SO
CALL NUMBERS,
EMAIL CONTACTS OR
VISIT SPONSORS
WEBSITES TO VERIFY
THE TIMES AND
DATES OF ALL
EVENTS YOU'D LIKE
TO ENJOY!
ST. AUGUSTINE ALLIGATOR
FARM NAMED
A SUMMER LEARNING
NATIONAL WONDER


The St. Augustine Alligator
Farm Zoological Park has
been named one of the
Nation’s “Seven Summer
Learning Wonders” by Sylvan
Learning.  The annual listing
is designed to give parents
outstanding suggestions on
seven summertime
destinations where their
children can have fun and
educational experiences.

With nearly 1,200 centers
nationwide, Sylvan Learning
is the leading provider of in-
center and live, online tutoring
for students of all ages,
grades, and skill levels.  The
Seven Wonders, as selected
by Sylvan Learning, represent
the best and brightest
educational attractions in the
United States .  Each
selection has a tie to school
subjects such as science,
history and technology, and
also makes great back-to-
school stories to share with
classmates.

To learn more about the St.
Augustine Alligator Farm
Zoological Park , go to
www.alligatorfarm.com .
To find out more about other
attractions and  vacation
opportunities in St. Augustine
, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches,
contact the Visitors and
Convention Bureau at
1.800.653.2489 or go to
www.Getaway4Florida.com