This Weekend in St. Augustine

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

 St. Augustine Weekend Activities

November 2-4, 2012

Women's Exchange Fall Luncheon
Enjoy a very special luncheon in the Gardens of the historic Pena-Peck House. Presented by the Women's Exchange, the luncheon includes a special Christmas Shop.   Doors to the Christmas Shop open at 10:30 a.m., and the luncheon is served at noon.  Tickets are $25 and include a $5 coupon for shopping. The Pena-Peck House is located at 143 St. George Street in St. Augustine. For menus and additional luncheon dates, visit the The Women;s Exchange Facebook Page or call 904-829-5064.

First Friday Art Walk
Enjoy the latest exhibits, music, entertainment and refreshments at more than 20 St. Augustine art galleries.  Park for free at the San Sebastian Winery, 157 King Street, where sightseeing trains and trolleys offer free round-trips to the heart of the art district - or go on your own self-guided art walk.  Galleries are open from 5 to 9 p.m. Don't miss the award-winning gown created from Whetstone chocolates and candy wrappers by fashion designer Dragana Bubic. This amazing gown will be on display at Whetstone Chocolates on King Street; meet artist Colby Trenkelbach at Rembrandtz; see the latest works by Claire J. Kendrick at the Worley Faver Gallery, 11 A Aviles Street; and don't miss the opening of the new Jacksonville Watercolor Society Exhibit at the St. Augustine Art Association Gallery, 21 Marine Street. For more information on Art Walk, call 904.829.0065 or visit 

Gamble Rogers Family Legacy Concert
This Gamble Rogers Folk Festival legacy concert features talented youthful voices. Each young star will perform with one of their parents, demonstrating how the musical legacy is passed from one generation to the next. The concert takes place at the Lohman Auditorium at Whitney Lab, on A1A at Marineland. Doors open at 6:30 and the concert starts at 7 p.m. Advance tickets are $15 and $20 at the door. 904 794 4163

HEART with special guest Shawn Colvin
HEART with special guest Shawn Colvin will perform at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A S  at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $29 to $79. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  

Hundred Waters and Le Blorr
Le Bloor and Hundred Waters open St. Augustine's exciting new concert and music venue, The Standard. Located at 200 Anastasia Boulevard, tickets are only $10  More details can be found at The Standard's Facebook Page or by calling 321-412-6191.

Saturday and Sunday: November 3 & 4
Sailing excursion with St. Augustine Eco Tours  
Escape the hustle & bustle of modern life with an excursion on a 27' catamaran that plies the picturesque waters of the Matanzas River. Small groups mean each person has a front row seat to take in the beautiful scenery of the nation's oldest city on this 2-hour sail. Possible wildlife sightings include dolphins and shorebirds.   Afternoon and evening departures seven days/week. $45/adults and $35/kids. Call (904) 377-7245 to make your reservations!

Saturday: November 3
Ancient City Auto Show
The Ancient City Auto Club of St. Augustine will hold their 28th annual auto show, once again on the beautiful, tree-shaded campus of the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind. All vehicles are welcome and first through third trophies will be awarded in 28 classes. Come and enjoy the DJ, trivia, door prizes, and camaraderie as well as a huge collection of old and new vehicles on display. Vehicle preregistration is $15 in advance and $20 the day of the show. Spectator admission is free. A shuttle to the historic district of the nation's oldest city will be running throughout the day. Download the flyer and registration forms at or call  904-687-3894

Historic Weapons Demonstrations at Fort Matanzas
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 12:30 p.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  

Evening Nature Program At Anastasia State Park
Park rangers or volunteers present outdoor open-air programs on topics ranging from bird watching to star-gazing. Program begins at 7 p.m. Admission to the park, located at 1340 A1A South in St. Augustine, is $8 per vehicle. 904.461.2033.  

Sunday: November 4
National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba Performs Free Concert
The National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba will perform a free concert as part of its first U.S. tour since the Castro Revolution. For more than 50 years, the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba has been instrumental in introducing Cuban and Latin American music to the international classical music community. Presented as a gift to the City of St. Augustine and St. Johns County from the University of Florida and its partner organizations, the concert will take place at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. The gates open at 3 p.m. and admission will be on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information please visit  

Supper with The Spirits
Have a plated candlelight supper with spirits from St. Augustine's Gilded Age. Diamond Lil' and Ida Alice Flagler make appearances and tell their fascinating St. Augustine stories in this interactive dinner theatre at the Dow Museum of Historic Homes, 149 Cordova Street.   The fun begins at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are $59 per person. 904-823-9722 905-501-1253

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