This Weekend in St. Augustine

Monday, June 30, 2014

Thursday, Saturday & Sunday:  July 3, 5 & 6
Limelight Theatre Presents "Oliver!" - The well-loved musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic tale comes to the stage of the Limelight. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday & Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $25; $22 seniors; $20 student and military. 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine 904-825-1164 www.limelight-theatre.org

Friday:  July 4
Schooner Freedom 4th of July Day Sail - Celebrate our Nation's birthday with an inspirational cruise aboard St. Augustine's premier tall ship, the Schooner Freedom. This two-hour sail departs at 12:15 p.m. from the City Marina.  Escape the heat and crowds, let the breeze run through your hail, enjoy a cool drink and see what makes sailing in St. Augustine so amazing.  Tickets are $35 for adults and $25 for kids.  111 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine 904-810-1010 www.schoonerfreedom.com

4th On The El Galeon - The El Galeon invites guests to watch fireworks onboard the vessel from 7 - 10 p.m.  A buffet and open bar will be provided by Culinary Outfitters.  Tickets are $125.  111 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine.  904-829-2727  www.elgaleon.org

Beer, Wine and Swine- Before the fireworks head over to Michael's Tasting Room for the annual 4th of July Pig Roast from 6 to 9 p.m. at 25 Cuna Street in St. Augustine. Tickets are $75 and include all the Pig Roast fixins' plus drinks, seafood and specialty dishes.  www.TasteTapas.com

Fireworks Over The Matanzas - The 4th of July Concert & Fireworks in St. Augustine starts at 6 p.m. with the All Star Orchestra performing in the Plaza de la Constitucion.  At 9:30 p.m., one of the largest fireworks displays on the East Coast bursts above the ancient Castillo de San Marcos and reflects in the waters of Matanzas Bay.  Admission is free with the best vantage points along the bay front between the Castillo and the Bridge of Lions.  www.FireworksOverTheMatanzas.com

Victory III Fireworks Cruise - See the Fireworks Over The Matanzas aboard the Victory III!  Board at the St. Augustine Municipal Marina departing at 8:30 p.m.  Tickets are limited and available for advance purchase for $25 per person. 111 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine. 904-824-1806 ext 210www.scenic-cruise.com

Saturday:  July 5
Old City Farmers' Market - Features locally grown fresh produce, baked goods, plants and more.  Located at the St. Augustine Amphitheater. Open 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Admission is free. 1340 A1A, St. Augustine. 904-471-3733 

GTM Research Reserve Guided Cultural Hike  - The first Saturday of each month at 8:30 a.m. take a Guided Cultural Hike that focuses on the Guana Peninsula's 5,000 years of human history  This 1.5 mile guided walking tour departs from the Trailhead Pavilion located just west of the Guana Dam.  The programs are free.   There is a $3 parking fee.  505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach 904-823-4500http://gtmnerr.org

Vilano Beach Sunset Celebration - A celebration of a spectacular sunset across the bay featuring dozens of market vendors, live music, local arts and crafts and more at the Vilano Pier on the Intracoastal Waterway.   Activities are from 3 p.m. - dusk.  Admission is free. 260 Vilano Rd., St. Augustine 904-540-0402 www.vilanobeachfl.com

Sunday: July 6
Free Community First Night Owl Cinema at the Amphitheater - The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is the featured film to be shown at 8 p.m. on the big screen at the St. Augustine Amphitheater (gates open at 7 p.m.) The free cinema is presented by Community First Credit Union and the Amphitheater.  Admission and parking are free and no tickets are required.  A variety of concessions will be available for purchase.  1340 A1A South, St. Augustine  904-209-0367;
www.staugamphitheatre.com

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