This Week in St. Augustine

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Monday - Sunday: July 21 - 27
Nao Victoria Tour Tour this full-sized replica  16th century Spanish tall ship. Docked at the St. Augustine City Marina.  The Nao Victoria is a replica of the first ship to successfully circumnavigate the world commanded by Ferdinand Magellan in the 16th century. The ship is available for tours beginning at 10 a.m. daily. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for youth.111 Avenida Menendez.
D-Day 3D: Normandy 1944 at IMAX Theater - The documentary film "D-Day 3D: Normandy 1944" is now playing at the World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theater.  Narrated by renowned journalist and author Tom Brokaw, this film pays tribute to the men and women, soldiers and civilians, who gave their lives for our freedom 70 year ago during World War II. This IMAX Theater features the largest 3-D screen in the Southeast.  Adults $13, Seniors/Students/Military $12, and Children 3-12 $10. Visit the website for show times. One World Golf Place, St. Augustine. 904-940-4123 
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Monday - Thursday: July  21 - 24
Transformers 4 at World Golf IMAX Theater - Last chance to see The Transformers 4 at The World Golf IMAX Theater at World Golf Hall of Fame. This IMAX Theater features the largest 3-D screen in the Southeast.  Adults $13, Seniors/Students/Military $12, and Children 3-12 $10. Visit the website for show times. One World Golf Place, St. Augustine 904-940-4123 
Wednesday:  July 23
Farmer's Arts and Crafts Market Farmer's Market located at the ocean-side St. Johns County Pier Park featuring selections of fresh produce, plants, baked goods, fine art, jewelry and more!  Open 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. rain or shine. 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach. 904-347-8007
Music by the Sea Concert Series 2014 - Every Wednesday night through September 24, live concerts take place from 7 - 9 p.m. at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Pavilion. This week ' s band is Oh No playing Classic R/R.  Red Frog & McToad's Restaurant will offer signature dinners for $10.  Admission is free.  For comfortable seating, bring a folding chair. 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach 904-347-8007 
Movie by the Bay -  Ripley's St. Augustine Attractions and the St. Augustine Municipal Marina present free movies each Wednesday throughout the summer.  The movies are shown at 8:30 p.m. at the Marina behind Bayfront Mini Golf, 111 Avenida Menendez.  Bring beach chair and blanket for comfortable seating by the bay.  904-824-1606
Thursday:  July 24
2014 Concerts in the Plaza - - The 24th season of Concerts in the Plaza continues with a free live performance every Thursday night from 7 - 9 p.m. in St. Augustine's historic Plaza de la Constitucion.  Bring a chair or blanket for seating. This week's performers are The Grapes of Roth (rock and roll).  904-825-1004
Thursday & Friday:  July 24 & 25
Saltwater Fishing Workshops - Washington Oaks Gardens State Park will host a series of hands-on, saltwater fishing workshops to teach visitors the basic techniques for catching fish, as well as the importance of conservation and safety.  The workshops are designed for two different age groups.  Adult workshops for ages 18 and over, will be held Thursdays, July 10, 17, 24 & 31.  Youth workshops for ages eight to 17, will take place on Fridays, July 11, 18, & 25.  The 3-hour workshops start at 9 a.m.and costs $20 per participant, including park entrance fee.  Advance registration is required.  6400 North Oceanshore Boulevard, Palm Coast, 386-446-6783;
Friday:  July 25
John Legend Concert - St. Augustine Amphitheatre hosts nine-time Grammy Award winner John Legend. "An Evening with John Legend Tour" features John in an intimate and acoustic setting highlighted by guitar/vocal accompaniment as well as a string quartet.  In a recent review, Billboard hailed the show as "one of the best concerts ever."  The concert comes on the heels of Legend's latest hit, "All of Me," which recently claimed the #1 spot on Billboards Hot 100 Singles Chart. Tickets range from $49 - $99.  The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. (gates open 6 p.m.)  1340 A1A South, St. Augustine.904-209-0367
Soulful Folk Duo JOHNNYSWIM Concert - The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall will host husband and wife duo Amanda Sudano Ramirez and Abner Ramirez who make up JOHNNYSWIM at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)  JOHNNYSWIM delivers on Diamonds, the full-length debut by the singer-songwriters that skyrocketed to the Top 30 on the Billboard 200 upon its release.  Admission for general admission standing room only is $22.  1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach.
Farm to Glass Cocktail Workshops - Each Friday at 6:15 p.m. and 8 p.m., the St. Augustine Distillery presents hands-on workshops that are one part instruction, one part inspiration and one part innovation.  Participants learn bartending basics and gain inspiration from fresh, in-season ingredients, Then, they are set loose with seasonal samples and a table filled with spirits, mixers, garnishes and more to build their own delicious concoctions.  Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased up to one-hour prior to the event by going  Free tours of the distillery are conducted daily.  112 Riberia St. St. Augustine.
Friday & Saturday July 25 & 26
World Wide Rodeo - Big time rodeo comes to the St. Johns County Fairgrounds!  Events include breakaway roping, calf roping, team roping, junior barrel racing, open barrel racing, chute dogging and bull riding.  The rodeo begins at 8 p.m. each evening.  Admission is $12 for ages 13 and up; $7 ages 6-12; free for ages 5 and under.  S.R. 207, Elkton.  904-845-7492
A Taste of Broadway at The Raintree Restaurant - The Raintree Restaurant will host Blake Michael Osner in The Upstairs Supper Club at 6:30 p.m.  Great songs form your favorite Broadway shows paired with a sumptuous meal.  Tickets are $35 + alcohol/tax/gratuity.  Reservations required by calling any day after 1 p.m.102 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine. 904-824-7211
Saturday July 26
Bridge of Lions 5K Run - The annual run across St. Augustine's Bridge of Lions starts at 7:30 a.m.Runners and walkers start at the historic Castillo de San Marcos (The Fort), in downtown St. Augustine, run over the Bridge of Lions, and through Davis Shores. The race finishes at Oglethorpe Park, on Anastasia Island. Advance registration is $25 & $30 and $35 day of race. Parking at the Castillo is free until 10 a.m.  1 South Castillo Dr. 
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 
Y'Art Sale - From 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., shop for great art in every size and medium at this special fundraiser for the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach.  Art has been donated by local residents for this event featuring "Old Stuff and New Ideas." 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-280-0614
Family Seining at the GTM Research Reserve - Join GTM Research Reserve docents from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. to learn how to pull a seine net, collecting species of fish, crabs and more.  Learn about the animals and their roles in the habitat.  Waders and boots will be provided. The program is included with regular admission to the Reserve and takes place in the Environmental Education Center.   505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach 904-823-4500
Beer Truck Wars - Sample brews from around the state and great food from local beer trucks while enjoying live and recorded music and fun games with great prizes at the first ever Beer Truck Wars in St. Augustine.  Event wristband tickets are $35 in advance $45 at the door. Designated Driver and children are $20. Each admission includes beer samples from dozens of brews and a meal ticket for your choice of meal at one of the Gourmet Food Trucks. It all takes place from 4 to 8 p.m. at St. Augustine's Francis Field, 10 W. Castillo Drive in St. Augustine.   407-296-5882
Uptown Saturday Night - From 5 - 9 p.m. on the last Saturday of each month, experience live music, refreshments, new exhibits, book signings and much more at the galleries, antique stores and unique shops on St. Augustine's San Marco Avenue between Ripley's Museum and the Mission Nombre de Dios. The Mission Nombre de Dios provides free parking.  904-823-9263.
The Downtown Bazaar - The Downtown Bazaar is held on the last Saturday of every month from 6-10 p.m. on the grounds of the Colonial Quarter.  The event is open to the public and includes a free concert, art show, magician, face painters a flag raising ceremony and more.  Come check out what's behind the walls of the Colonial're sure to have an inspiring evening.  33 St. George St., St. Augustine. 904-315-7454
Sara Barelles "Little Black Dress" Tour - The St. Augustine Amphitheatre will host multi-platinum selling, Grammy-nominated recording artist Sara Barelles headlining the "Little Black Dress" summer tour. The concert begins at 7 p.m. (doors open 5:30 p.m.)  Tickets range from $29.50 - $55. 1340 A1A South St. Augustine 904-209-0367
Gin 101 and Gin Cocktail Workshops - Each Saturday evening at 6:15 p.m. and 8 p.m., the St. Augustine Distillery presents workshops that explain gin's history, its various categories, how the distillery's New World Gin is created and shows participants how to create their own gin cocktails. Tickets are $38 per person and can be purchased up to one-hour prior to the event by going to Free tours of the distillery are conducted daily.  112 Riberia Street 904-825-4962
Saturday & Sunday: July 26 & 27
5TH Annual Nature & Wildlife Exhibit - This stunning exhibition features landscapes, florals, marine life, birds, plant life and more. The St. Augustine Art Association Gallery in St. Augustine is open Tuesday - Saturday noon - 4 p.m. and Sunday 2 - 5 p.m.   Admission is free.  22 Marine St  904-824-2310
Sunday: July 27
Plant-A-Poem Workshop and Reading - Arrive with a poem seed and cultivate it in an hour with miracle grow from the Ancient City Poets.   The workshop is 1:45 - 3 p.m. at The Gallery Cafe, 1974 US 1 (in the OLD Staples Plaza) in St. Augustine. $10 per person includes endless coffee and sweet treats. Following the workshop go to City Coffee located at 1280 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd) from 3 - 5 p.m., for a free open mic poetry reading.  904-501-0043
Fall Out Boy Concert - The St. Augustine Amphitheatre hosts the Grammy-nominated band Fall Out Boy. Released in April 2013, their latest album "Save Rock and Roll" debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top 200 and No. 1 on iTunes in 27 countries. New Politics will open for Fall Out Boy.  Tickets range from $35 - $45. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. (gates open 6 p.m.)  1340 A1A South St. Augustine 904-209-0367

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