This Weekend in St. Augustine

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Friday, Saturday and Sunday: July 8-10


KINGFISH CHALLENGE
Chase the big ones in this exciting competition that offers cash and prizes for the biggest catch. Registration is limited to 400 boats. Friday is the Junior Kingfish Challenge, Tournament Registration and the Captain's Meeting. Fishing days are Saturday and Sunday. There will also be a fish fry and awards on Sunday. It all begins at the St. Augustine City Marina located at 111 Avenida Menendez. For more information and registration forms, call 904.824.8324 or visit www.acgfa.com/kingfishchallenge.html.


OLDEST STORE MUSEUM
Visit the "new" Oldest Store Museum Experience now located at Historic Tours of America, 167 San Marco Avenue in St. Augustine. Once a popular attraction in the Oldest City, the museum was closed for 10 years, but is now open daily in a new location. The Museum features more than 100,000 household items from a by-gone era - it's like walking into a Sears & Roebuck catalog from 1900! Plus, live actors add to the fun and charm of this wonderful museum. Admission is $9 for adults and $6 for children. For more information on The Oldest Store Museum Experience, visit www.trolleytours.com or contact Dave Chatterton at 904-829-3800 or via email at dchatterton@historictours.com

El CONQUISTADOR THRILL RIDE
Go for a thrilling, high-speed, one-hour ride across Matanzas Bay aboard El Conquistador, St. Augustine's newest thrill ride. Narrated tour features history, speed and fun aboard this powerful speedboat. El Conquistador departs from the City Marina's Slip 73. Tickets are $39.50 for adults and $29.50 for children (ages 4-12). Free for active duty military. Special rates for groups of eight or more. For safety reasons, children under four and pregnant women are not allowed onboard. For information and reservations, go to http://www.elconspeedboat.com/ or call 904.738.4695.

ASSASSINS AT LIMELIGHT THEATRE
Spend an evening with the infamous during a performance of Assassins at Limelight Theatre. This twisted musical by Sondheim plays out as a murderous carnival game featuring various characters who have all attempted to assassinate a U.S. President. Last weekend! Show times are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors and $20 for students and active military. The Limelight Theater is located at 11 Old Mission Avenue in St. Augustine. For more information, call 904.825.1164 or visit http://www.limelight-theatre.org/.

MURDER MYSTERY DINNER THEATER
Experience the first theater on St. Augustine's St. George Street since a terrible fire destroyed the Genovar Opera House in 1914. The St. Augustine Murder Mystery Theatre features a great meal and great live entertainment daily with a matinee at 2:30 p.m. and an evening show at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $43.15 each. For more information, call 904.671.2508 or go to http://www.staugustinemurdermysterydinnertheater.com/.


YACHT OF FUN
Have a captain and a fun-equipped 22-foot boat at your service from dawn to dusk! Yacht of Fun takes up to six people on a full day of whatever passengers prefer - fishing, swimming, stopping at waterfront restaurants, sunning - you name it. The boat leaves from St. Augustine and offers the perfect way to spend a day. The rate is $60 per person for a party of six. For more information, go to http://www.yachtoffun.net/ or call Cap'n Mike at 352.246.3836


BEACH HORSEBACK RIDING
Experience the fun and excitement of horseback riding at the edge of the sea. Country Carriages offer daily one-hour rides (weather and tides permitting) from Surfside Park on Vilano Beach. The cost is $75 per person. For reservations (a must) and more information, call 904.826.1982.


Saturday and Sunday: July 9 & 10


GUANA FAMILY KAYAK TOURS
Experience a thrilling family outing in kayaks at Guana Preserve. Get up close and personal to crabs, jellyfish, pelicans and Dolphins on a Family Kayak Tour, geared to the more inquisitive younger minds. A percentage of tours proceeds goes directly to the "Friends of the GTM NERR" to assist with their conservation efforts. $55 for adults and $45 for children ages 6 to 15. Tours are by reservation and take place from 9 to 11 a.m. For more information, call 904.347.1565 or visit http://www.kayakguana.com/.

ST. AUGUSTINE ECO TOURS Get on the water and enjoy a fresh sea breeze aboard a stable vessel with St. Augustine Eco Tours. You will be transported through the estuary and the only thing you have to do is sit back & relax! Recent sightings include green sea turtles and baby dolphins. If you want to join the fun, call at 904.377.7245 or visit http://www.staugustineecotours.com/. 1.5 hour boat trip is $35/adults, $30/Kids 3-12, and $10/infant-2.


PGA TOUR GOLF ACADEMY CLINICS
The PGA TOUR Golf Academy at World Golf Village is offering one-hour clinics for $20 to focus on the building blocks of a consistent swing. Cost is $20 per person. For more information, call 904.940.3600 or visit http://www.touracademy.com/.

Saturday: July 9

HISTORIC WEAPONS FIRING DEMONSTRATION
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 historic weapons 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.


PLATTERS, COASTERS, DRIFTERS AND TEMPTATIONS SALUTE
Lead singer for the Platters, Myles Savage will perform at Fort Manendez at Old Florida Museum, 259 San Marco Avenue. Performances will include classic songs of these immortal groups as Myles sings for all in attendance and audience participation is encouraged. Performances are Saturdays at 7:00pm and tickets are $40. A buy one, get one FREE ticket deal is being offered for a limited time. For more information, tickets and required reservations visit http://www.oldfloridamuseum.com/ or call 904-824-8874

Sunday: July 10

BOZ SCAGGS AND MICHAEL MCDONALD AT ST. AUGUSTINE AMPHITHEATRE
Spend an evening with two of the iconic entertainers of the 70's and 80's, Boz Scaggs and Michael McDonald! Ever-popular Boz Scaggs and five-time Grammy winner Michael McDonald share top billing in this special concert at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. The show begins at 6:30 p.m. at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Tickets are $44.50, $59.50 & $79.50. The St. Augustine Amphitheatre is located at 1340 A1A South. For more information call 904.471.1965 or visit http://www.staugamphitheatre.com/.

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