This Weekend in St. Augustine

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

This Weekend in St. Augustine , Ponte Vedra & The Beaches

Friday: August 14

COUNTING CROWS PERFORM AT THE ST. AUGUSTINE AMPHITHEATRE
Enjoy an evening of incredible musical entertainment when multi-platinum artists Counting Crows perform with special guests Michael Franti & Spearhead and Augustana. In addition to playing their own sets, the three bands will perform together to provide a completely different concert experience. The show takes place at 7 p.m. at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, Florida ’s newest outdoor performing arts venue, located on Anastasia Island at 1340 A1A South in St. Augustine . Tickets are $39.50 to $59.50 and can be purchased at the Amphitheatre Box Office, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from noon to 6 pm and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and on-line at www.Ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 800.745.3000. For more information, about the St. Augustine Amphitheatre and the upcoming concert schedule, visit www.StAugAmphitheatre.com.

IN GARB PUB CRAWL
Get historical and hysterical on St. Augustine ’s second-Friday of the month In Garb Pub Crawl! Put on your 16th -19th Century finery and amble along to four different pubs while engaging in spirited camaraderie, storytelling, singing and drinking. The fun lasts from 7 to 11 p.m. and tickets are $5 for those In Garb and $10 for those in 20th or 21st century duds. Purchase tickets at 6 p.m. at Pirate Portraits N Treasures, 100 St. George Street . No weapons or swords allowed. For more information, contact Tiger Lee, 858.752.0964, www.pirateportraitsntreasures.com.


Friday and Saturday: August 14 & 15

PRO RODEO AT ST. JOHNS COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS
Dust off your boots and head out to the Pro Rodeo at the St. Johns County Fairgrounds. This Western-inspired event will feature professional rodeo performers from across the Sou the ast providing entertainment for all ages. Events include bull fighters, rodeo clowns, team and calf roping, barrel racing, and bull riding. Local youth are invited to compete in youth barrel racing and roping competitions. The action starts at 8 p.m. and ticket prices are just $12 for ages 12 and older and $7 for students ages 6 to 11. St. Johns County Fairgrounds is located approximately 7 miles west of I-95 on SR. 207 in Elkton. For tickets and more information, call 904.353.3309 or log on to www.StAugAmphitheatre.com/fairgrounds.


WILD DREAMS – DISCOVERING HENRY FLAGLER
See Henry Flagler brought to life in this critically-acclaimed performance by Paul Jellinek. In Wild Dreams, Henry Flagler tells the story of his development of St. Augustine as a world class resort destination, his work with John D. Rockefeller, the expansion of his empire to the Keys – even the story of his three marriages. Performances are Friday and Saturday nights at 7 p.m. at the San Marco Theater across from Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum in St. Augustine . Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 children – but Friday night’s performance is a special “buy one ticket, get one free” promotion. For more information, call 904.429.0280.


Saturday: August 15

JUDAS PRIEST & WHITESNAKE IN CONCERT
Rock out at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre as two of the most popular heavy metal bands of the 80’s and 90’s celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the album “British Steele’ by performing it in its entirety live on stage along with other old favorites. Tickets can be purchased at www.Ticketmaster.com. The St. Augustine Amphitheatre, Florida ’s newest outdoor concert venue, is located at 1340 A1A South in St. Augustine . For more information call 904.471.1965 or visit www.StAugAmphitheatre.com

GTM RESEARCH RESERVE BEACH WALK
Join GTM Research Reserve Volunteer Rick Edwards for this “Beaches 101” experience; an informative and fun walk-and-learn about the sand, the importance of the dunes, and the animals that call the beach their home. The walk takes place from 9 to 11 a.m. and departs from the Guana South Beach lot located approximately 2 miles north of the GTM Environmental Education Center off A1A in Ponte Vedra South. Reservations are required. Parking admission fee is $3 per vehicle. For more information call 904.823.4500.


Saturday and Sunday: August 15 & 16

NATIONAL MONUMENTS FREE WEEKEND AT CASTILLO DE SAN MARCOS
Come explore the Castillo de San Marcos for free! The National Park Service is waiving entrance fees on both Saturday and Sunday. . Throughout the weekend, NPS staff and volunteers will present historic weapon firing demonstrations and living history programs about the culture of an eighteenth century Spanish garrison. The weapons demonstrations are offered at 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 on both days, weather and staffing permitting. Ranger-led programs are presented every hour daily. Summer hours are 8:45 am until 7:15 pm. The Castillo de San Marcos is located on Avenida Menendez on St. Augustine ’s Bayfront. For more information, call 904.829.6506 or visit www.nps.gov/casa .


Sunday: August 16

ELVIS TRIBUTE CONCERT
Dust off your blue suede shoes and head over to the Flagler College Auditorium for this special Loving Memories of Elvis Memorial Tribute Concert on the 32nd anniversary of the King’s death. Starring Randy “Elvis” Walker and his Legendaires Band, this exciting and colorful tribute to the King of Rock and Roll will also serve as a fundraiser for the St. Augustine Record’s Newspapers In Education program. Plus, Vickie Lee will perform her Memories of Patsy Cline. The Flagler College Auditorium is located in St. Augustine at 14 Granada Street . The show begins at 7 p.m. Reserved seating tickets range from $25-$40 and are available online at http://store.staugustine.com/elvis , in person at the front desk of The Record at the corner of Rt. 207 and Rt. 312, or by calling 904.819.3446.

PELLICER CREEK AQUATIC PRESERVE KAYAK TOUR
Enjoy beautiful views of the Princess Place Preserve while a Florida Master Naturalist interprets local ecology, history, folklore, and proper kayaking technique. The tour leaves from Faver-Dykes State Park for a 3-hour paddling eco-tour through one of the best natural estuaries in Florida . Faver-Dykes State Park is located off US1 South at I-95 Exit 298 in St. Augustine . The tour is from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $50 per person and includes park admission, kayaking equipment, guided tour and photos. For more information or to reserve your space, call 904.347.1565 or visit www.RippleEffectEcoTours.com.

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