This Weekend in St. Augustine

Friday, June 15, 2012

Friday, Saturday & Sunday: June 15-17
2012 Fountain Mercury King Buster 400
The premiere Southern Kingfish competition of the year - with over $175,000 in cash and prizes! The tournament kicks off on Wednesday with a children's fishing outing from the St. Augustine Municipal Marina,111 Avenida Menendez. On Friday, the Junior Angler Tournament takes place noon to 3 p.m. On Saturday the main tournament takes place from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. On Sunday, there will be an awards party with live music Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. For registration and more information, call 904.759.6588 or visit www.kingbuster400.com

Night Sights and Tales Tour
Be among the first to experience this new Gold Tour covering major St. Augustine sights at night and ghost tales, where appropriate. The tour covers the area between the Old Jail in the north and the National Cemetery in the south - nine miles in 90 minutes aboard a silent, comfortable all-electric bus. Tours are by reservation only and are priced at $20 per adult and $9 for children under 12. Call 904-325-0547   www.staugustinegoldtours.com  
   
Summer Art Exhibit
See the new Summer Exhibit featuring pottery and stunning fine art by regional painters at Worley Faver Gallery, 11A Aviles Street in St. Augustine. Owners Dena and Worley Faver can often be found in the gallery and you can watch Worley working on his latest creation. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday through Monday and by appointment on other days. Phone: 904-304-2310.  

Bingo, The Musical at Limelight Theatre
Musical comedy about Vern, Honey and Patsy who have driven through a terrible storm in the name of their weekly obsession. Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. through July 1. All performances take place at the Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Avenue in St. Augustine. Tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors and $20 for students and military. For more information, call 904.825.1164 or visit www.limelight-theatre.org     


Saturday: June 16
Family Day Kayak Trip  Join Ripple Effect Ecotours on a kayak tour designed for all ages and skill levels on the Guana "Family Day" Kayak tours every Saturday morning from 9-11 a.m. during the month of June.  The calm estuarine waters of the Guana River are teeming with life and there's no better way to enjoy one of the best kept natural areas in Northeast Florida!  High-quality kayaking equipment and professional kayak/naturalist guides make this kayak trip accessible for ages 6 to 80+ years.  No experience is necessary.  Discounted pricing of $50 for adults and $45 for kids includes free admission to the GTM NERR Environmental Education Center!  Call (904)347-1565 or reserve online www.RippleEffectEcoTours.com
  
Vettes At The Village  
Vettes at the Village returns for its 12th year at World Golf Village and will feature over 100 classic, late model and custom Corvettes around the Walk of Champions from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. An awards ceremony featuring Best of Show and People's Choice will follow the show. Free admission. It all takes place at World Golf Village, located off I-95 at Exit 323 in St. Augustine. For more information visit www.nfca.net  

Tolomato Cemetery Tours
Self-guided and docent led tours from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Tolomato Cemetery, an historic cemetery is located on Cordova Street, the site of an earlier Franciscan Indian mission (Our Lady of Guadalupe of the Tolomato) in St Augustine. Burials officially ceased in 1884. Visits are free of charge, but visitors are encouraged to offer a donation. All money goes to the preservation and restoration of the cemetery. For more information, visit www.tolomatocemetery.com.

Low Tide Bike Ride at Anastasia State Park
Ranger-led bike ride and bird watch on Conch Island. Ride is 3 ½ miles and departs at 1 p.m. Anastasia State Park is located at 1340 A1A South on Anastasia Island in St. Augustine. Participation is free with paid Park admission. 904.461.2033.  http://www.floridastateparks.org/anastasia

James Marvell of Mercy
Experience a visually enhanced musical trip to the 60's when James Marvell of Mercy ("Love" can make you happy) performs at 7 p.m. at the Pioneer Barn at Fort Menendez on San Marco Avenue in St. Augustine. Adults: $12 and Kids (3-12) $7 - period clothing from the 60's encouraged. For more information call 904-824-8874.

   

Sunday: June 17
Free Zip for Dad!
Take Dad on a Father's Day Adventure - zip lining over hundreds of gators and crocodiles at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park! Buy one ticket and Dad gets to zip for free on the Crocodile Crossing's Nile River Course. Reservations and proper footwear required. Call 904-824-3337 x36 www.alligatorfarm.us

Faver-Dykes Kayak Tour
Take a break from the Hustle-Bustle and Kayak from Faver-Dykes State Park to the  Princess Place Preserve.   From 8-11 a.m., enjoy the serenity and seclusion of the great outdoors with s kayak trip from Faver-Dykes State Park to Princess Park Preserve located between St. John's and Flagler Counties. Lush forests of Pine, Hickory, and Magnolia trees surround you as you paddle our Expedition kayaks through miles of undisturbed Northeast Florida marshes. A true gem of conservation and beauty and paddling with a certified UF Master Naturalist Instructor is certain to enlighten and enrich. Price: $55.00/person Phone: 904-347-1565 for reservations or online at www.RippleEffectEcotours.com
 
Father's Day At The World Golf Hall Of Fame
Admission is free to everyone for Father's Day. Activities include a self-guided tour through the museum highlighting past U.S. Open winners and their stories. Fathers will receive a special goody bag filled with gifts, coupons and certificates.   The World Golf Hall of Fame is located at 1 World Golf Place, off I-95 Exit 323 in St. Augustine. www.WorldGolfHallofFame.org   

Father's Day Sailing Adventure  
Why buy Dad another tie when you can take him sailing? He can go on a 12:15 p.m. 2-hour Day Sail or a 6:15 p.m. 2-hour Sunset Sail. Dad can hoist the sails, take the helm, or kick back and relax with a cool drink. Pack him a picnic with his favorite snacks. The Day Sail is $35 for Adults, $25 for Kids ages 2-12, under 2 free; the Sunset Sail is $45 for Adults, $35 for Kids ages 2-12, under 2 free. Complimentary drinks included. Reservations are recommended, call (904) 810-1010

An Evening With Tommy Roe
Highlight performances by Tommy Roe featuring his greatest hits, including "Dizzy" and "Sheila" at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach. Gates open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $38 and $46..  www.PVConcertHall.com 

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