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2019 – A NEW YEAR FOR EVENTS!
January 12th, 2019- St. Augustine Beach K9’s United 5K/9K/1 Mile Fun Run. Join K9s United on Saturday, January 12th, 2019 at the St. Augustine Beach for the K9s United 9K for K9s. This annual event will include the 1 mile fun run (untimed), the classic 5k and our challenging 9k! Both the 5k and 9k will be chip timed with awards for the top runners in each category. All the runs are open to runners and walkers of all levels. In addition to the race there will be amazing post-race activities for the whole family including kids arts and crafts, a K-9 photo booth to get your picture taken with your favorite K9 Hero, and everyone’s favorite, a K-9 demonstration that will be bigger and better than ever. REMINDER: Since our race is to benefit Law Enforcement K9s, we only allow service dogs to come. Learn More
January 17, 2019 –Teacher of the Year Celebration. At the event, one teacher is named SJCSD Teacher of the Year for the upcoming school year and to represent SJCSD in the State of Florida’s Teacher of the Year contest. The Teacher of the Year Celebration event is supported by businesses and the community who keep our award-winning school district going strong! Hosted by Investing In Kids (INK!) our education foundation. Learn More
January 19, 2019 – Annual St. Augustine Military Ball. This annual event is hosted by Forward March, Inc. a non-profit organization founded for the specific purpose of supporting and increasing public awareness of the growing interest in the historic heritage of St. Augustine, Florida area through educational programs and charitable activities. For more information, please call 904.794.2883 or visit Learn More
January 25, 2019–United Way 2nd Annual Givers Gala. Join us at United Way of St. Johns County’s Annual Givers Gala at the Embassy Suites ; By bringing together local givers from all walks of life for a festive night of fellowship and inspiring stories, we highlight the United cause we all share in our county . St Johns County celebrate the heart of philanthropy in a way only United Way SJC can. Contact: 904-829-9721.Learn More
January 29, 2019 – Learn to Read Annual Meeting & Ribbon Cutting – Join us for our LTR Annual Meeting. 5 p.m. Learn To Read offices: 70 S. Dixie Highway, St. Augustine, FL 32084. www.learntoreadstjohns.org, 904-826-0011 Learn More
February 1, 2019 State of the Reserve. The GTM Research Reserve is proud to host the State of the Reserve “Celebrating 20th Year anniversary on Friday, February 1, 2019 from 1-6:30pm. Location: Environmental Education Center 505 Guana River Ponte Vedra Beach Fl. 32082. “All Programs are free”. . science technical symposium 1-4pm, and poster session from 4-5pm. Lunch: A food truck will be available outside in the Visitor Center parking lot. If you have any questions, contact Kaitlyn Dietz at (904) 823-4500 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn More
February 5, 2019 from 5-8pm – Big Brothers Big Sisters TIPS for Kids Sake. This annual event provides an opportunity to enjoy great dinner serve by celebrity waiters (local lawyers, bankers, other professionals, and many more community-minded individuals) working the tables at a variety of local restaurants. The object of the evening is simple: have fun, enjoy a delicious meal, and tip generously. All tips will go straight to Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Johns County. For more information, contact Big Brothers Big Sisters at (904) 829-9986. Learn More Reservations are strongly encouraged.
February 8 & 9 – All American Air Charitable Foundation. Present its Annual Table Tennis Classic at Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Augustine Beach Oceanfront Resort on February 8 & 9. The Youth Championship will be held on Friday and the Classic Tournament will take place on Saturday. Proceeds from the event will benefit the good works of the All American Air Charitable Foundation which supports multiple local charities. For more information please call Linda Meeham 904-540-0909 Learn More
February 15-17, 2019 –Spanish Wine Festival. The St. Augustine Spanish Wine Festival start February 15-17,2019 from 6-10pm. Located: Flagler College’s Solarium 74 King Street. The Festival offers Spanish food and wine for visitors and locals to enjoy. The festival’s mission is to connect to our city’s Spanish history through a series of special events that feature Spanish wine, cuisine, and culture, to raise money for local charities, and enrich the quality of life in our community. For more information please call 904-460-8763 Learn More
February 2019 –Bag Lady Luncheon. Shop! Mix and Mingle! Buy a New Purse! Join your friends, savvy shoppers, and women who love the arts for this event at Saw grass Country Club to support the Cultural Center. Enjoy lunch and a chance to bid on 100+ bags (including designer bags and a wide variety of colors and styles.) This fun Event depends on women like you donating their unloved handbags! Learn More
March 2, 2019 – Chocolate and Beyond. The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of St. Johns County presents the 26th Annual RSVP Chocolate and Beyond. Located: Character Counts Conference Center, First Coast Technical College, 2980 Collins Avenue, St. Augustine Fl. 32084. The event is March 2,2019 from 2:00-4:00pm. There will be locally made chocolates, with some of the area’s finest restaurants and specialty shops participating by offering samples of their delectable chocolate creations. For more info. 904-547-3952 Learn More
March 5th, 2019 – Learn to Read Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday Event. Join us and support Learn to Read’s programs and services. During the Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday Event on March 5,2019 from 6:30pm to 10:00pm, we will be drawing the winner of the 50/50 Raffle. Tickets available online in advance and at the door. For more information call 904-826-0011 Learn More
March 30-31, 2019 – EPIC Flower & Garden Expo. Looking to enhance or revitalize or update your yard with vibrant, colorful plants and flowers? Then mark your calendars for our annual , Flower & Garden Expo rain or shine event, every year! Located at St. Johns County Agricultural Center: 3125 Agricultural Center Drive, St. Augustine Fl. 32084. Saturday 03/30/2019 @9am-5pm, and Sunday 03/31/2019 @10am-3pm. A popular event in NE Florida, we will delight gardeners of all ages with growers, nurseries and artisans from around the state offering shoppers every item to make your garden all it can be. Every year, this show features a variety of vendors bringing a wide variety of horticulture including olive trees, aquatic plants, herbs, ferns, succulents, citrus, (the ‘love flower’), bamboo, colorful flowering plants, butterfly plants, native plants and more plus gardening accessories and art. For information call 904-829-3295 Learn More
March 2019 – The St. Augustine Lighthouse Fest . The St. Augustine Lighthouse will grant FREE admission to the Lighthouse and grounds from 4 to 8:30 p.m. on March 2,2019 with exhibits, activities, and the Lighthouse open for the public. Join the Junior Service League of St. Augustine on Dec. 5, 2018 – Luminary Night and Winter Camp –January 2-4-2019. For more information call 904-355-7465 Register online. Learn More
March 2019 – Annual Lighthouse 5k & Fun Run. The event is hosted by the Junior Service League of St. Augustine. Managed by Race Smith, Inc., the Lighthouse 5k is a chipped race that serves as a qualifier for the famed Gate River Run. Start time is 4:00 p.m. at the St. Augustine Lighthouse also a fun run at 5:30 p.m. Sign up today at Lighthouse5krun.com to support the continued preservation of our beautiful Lighthouse. For more information:904-355-Pink(7465) Learn More
March 2019 – St. Augustine Fashion Week March 3 – 10, 2019, St. Augustine Fashion week will bring together family afternoon from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. The event will bring together different fashion, design, art, and nonprofit showcases locally made chocolates, with some of the area’s finest restaurants and specialty shops. Doors for the fashion show event (March 8, 9, and 10) will open each night at 6 p.m. shows will begin at 7:30 p.m. The St. Augustine Record Building is located at 1 News Place in St. Augustine, Florida, 32086 more info. 904-669-9245. Learn More
March 2019 – The St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival. Features world famous Celtic bands, including the Dublin City Ramblers, Seven Nations, Albannach, Rathkeltair, and Emish. Emmet Cahill and Enter the Haggis are headliners, and new bands are House of Hamill and the Steel City Rovers. The festival is held at Francis Field, 29 W. Castillo Drive, downtown St. Augustine. The event on March 8-10,2019:Friday 7 p.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m. and Sunday 11:00am. The event also includes a pre-festival Whisky tasting, Highland games, Celtic artisans and food, live music on two stages, also the ONLY ST.PATRICKS DAY parade in North Florida begins 10am Saturday, March 10. Tickets Available. www.CelticStAugustine.com Learn More
March 22-24, 2019 – Annual St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival. Featuring great Seafood, Music, Arts & Crafts Village, Kidz Zone, Spanish Landing, and Pirate Village. Families will also enjoy the Kid Rides, Magic, Pirate Fun, Belly Dancers, Youth Performers, Character Actors and more. Boatloads of seafood will be served, with everything from lobster tail and conch fritters, to southern fried shrimp, octopus, wild Salmon, jambalaya and blue crab burritos on the menu. The Festival held at Francis Field 25 W. Castillo Dr. St. Augustine Fl.32084 beside the parking garage. Features a 3-day lineup of entertainment and fun. Friday 3-9pm, Saturday 10am-9pm, and Sunday 11am- 5pm as well as nearly 100 arts and crafts vendors exhibiting their work in the Arts Village. You might go home the winner of groceries, cash and other prizes. This event is one of the favorites throughout northeast Florida, supporting Lions Club Charitable Activity Fund and also fun for all ages. Visit the Lions Club website for all the details including the music lineup or email email@example.com. Telephone 904-829-1753. Learn More
March 2019 – Spring-4-A-Cause 5k. Will be held at St. Augustine Shores Riverview Club, 790 Christina Drive, St. Augustine FL 32086 on March 17 2019, at 7:00 a.m. ReAnna Green grew up in St. Augustine and graduated from Pedro Menendez High School in 2007. She graduated from UCF in 2011 with a BS in Nursing and moved to Baltimore to work at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. She tragically lost her life to Domestic Violence in April of 2015. This race has been organized to honor ReAnna, with the proceeds to help provide a scholarship to a Pedro Menendez athlete that will be pursing a career in nursing, but also speak out against Domestic Violence and to serve as a catalyst to help those who may fine themselves in a similar situation. Learn More
March 2019 – Pups and Sups Surfing Competition. A special Pups and Sups surfing competition will be held On Saturday, April 21, 2019 from 8:00 am to noon, at the future Guy Harvey Outpost Resort located at 860 A1A Beach Blvd in St. Augustine Beach, FL 32080. Friendly dogs and their owners are invited to compete to raise funds for K-9s for Warriors, an organization which provides service animals to veterans and returning military personnel. Participants will be divided into three competitive divisions based on the weight of their dogs. No experience necessary — all are welcomed to enjoy a day of surfing for a good cause. Participants who do not have surfboards of their own may borrow one courtesy of Surf Station. Following the competition, awards will be given for biggest wave, longest ride, best wipe-out, and more. Those who wish to register may do so at Surf Station (located at 1020 Anastasia Blvd) call for more inf. 904-471-2555 or Admission: $40 per person to participate. Guests may watch the competition for free. Learn More
March 2019 – Swamp Haven Rescue Stuffed Animal Project . This free event will be held from 4 – 5 pm at SJCPLS Southeast Branch. Kids of all ages will learn about the benefits of pet adoption through adopting a stuffed friend. Swamp Haven Rescue is a local animal rescue group ! Registration is required for this free program. Please call 904-827-6900 or register online. Learn More
March 2019 – Love Your Mother Eco Fashion Show. To be held at 25655 Marsh Landing Country Club Parkway 32080 features innovation, imaginative outfits made from eco-friendly and recycled materials. The VIP and sponsor reception begins at 5:30 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m. VIP tickets are $250, and general admission tickets are $55. Professional photographs of the wearable art will be on display at The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach from March 9-April 21.call for more info. 904-280-0614 Learn More
April 28, 2019 – Taste of St. Augustine. Everyone likes to eat! The Taste of St. Augustine highlights the culinary heritage and culture, located at St. Augustine Amphithatre 1340 A1A St. Augustine Fl.32080., by showcasing new restaurants and sample our local cuisine, also learn about our area’s food culture on April 28,2019 11am-5pm. When you first arrive at the Taste, you will be greeted with the sights, sounds and delectable aromas from an eclectic mix of St. Augustine restaurants – from the casual to the upscale. As you pay your $5 admission (children admitted free and free parking), you will receive a map which indicates the participating restaurants, their location at the Taste and the dishes they are serving. “Taste” tickets will be $1 they will be sold at the event to sample the restaurants food! This will allow you to make a plan for your culinary exploration! There also will be a FREE children’s area, That will include fun activities such as face painting and arts/crafts. For mo0re information call: 904-829-3295 Learn More
April 28, 2019 – 5K Race to the Taste. The Race to the Taste 5K is a beautiful run/walk that cuts through the historic Anastasia State Park and surrounding neighborhoods! This race is meant for everyone! Feel like walking? No problem! We encourage people to bring their kids and strollers too! Register before the day of the race to get your discounted price! Race starts April 28,2019 11am at St. Augustine Amphitheatre 1340 A1a St. Augustine Fl. 32080. Relax after the race and enjoy live music on the St. Augustine Amphitheatre stage, along with sampling over 30 local restaurant’s signature dishes! The Taste of St. Augustine highlights the culinary heritage to sample our local cuisine and culture of St. Johns County by showcasing new restaurants. for more information call: 904-829-2273 Learn More
April 2019 – St. Augustine Sunrise Rotary’s Annual Rhythm & Ribs Festival. award-winning scrumptious barbecue all weekend long, located at Frances Field, 29 W. Castillo Drive, downtown St. Augustine Fl. on April 6,2019 from 11am to 11pm. Hosted by the St. Augustine Sunrise Rotary, there will be a BBQ competition, features barbecue vendors from across the south, Non-stop live music, and a kids zone. There also will be a fundraiser for Learn to Read call Kiss the Pig, With nearly 200 volunteers, a total of 2,000 hours are volunteered over the weekend, all proceeds go to more than 2 dozen local charities and nonprofits. The music schedule will be announced soon. Go to website for information or contact 904-531-4696. Learn More
April 7th, 2019 – Kiss the Pig Fundraiser. Located at 29 West Castillo Dr. St. Augustine Fl.32084. This annual KTP contest on April 7,2019 from 11-3pm; features a very special pig and helps to support the mission of Learn to Read of St. Johns County. For more information call 904-826-0011 Learn More
April 2019 – Spud Run Half Marathon, 5k & Cabbage Crawl. The Spud Run Half Marathon, 5K and Cabbage Crawl will be held in Hastings, Florida at Hastings Town Hall 6195 S. Main Str. Hastings Fl. 32145 on April 7, 2019. This annual race consists of a 10K and 5K course, as well as a one-mile kids fun. The Half Marathon and the 5K are both USATF-certified courses, and the races are professionally timed and scored by Race Smith, Inc. Funds from this event will benefit the Putnam – St. Johns County Farm Bureau and will go towards programs and opportunities for agricultural education, such as Future Farmers of America, Farm City Week, and 4-H. info 904-808-6195. Learn More
April 2019 – Swamp Haven Pints & Paws – Massage for your Pup . Swamp Haven is partnering with Ruff Rubs (Canine Massage Therapy and Accu pressure) to offer mini dog massages. Call (904) 599-3042 to schedule 15 minutes of relaxation for your pup. Ancient City Brewing will donate $1 to Swamp Haven for every pint purchased. For more information call: (904) 903-1234 Learn More
April 2019 – Betty Griffin House 5K Run for Peace. Launched in 2016, the Betty Griffin House 5K Run & Walk drew over 450 runners & walkers and raised over $20,000 to help support our services. Since our vision is peace at home… then the world, we are now calling the race Run For Peace 5k. Located at 350 St. Augustine beach Fl. 32080 on Saturday April 13, 2019 at 8am. All proceeds raised are used to help end domestic and sexual abuse. Learn More
April 2019 – St. Francis House & Port In The Storm Homeless Youth Center .Would invite you to attend our Spring Lunch and Learn Series! You will have the chance to tour our facilities, and peak behind the scenes of the organization as well as meet with our executive staff! We have two dates each month with limited seats for each, so reserve your spot today! We hope to see you there. For more information:904-829-8937 Learn More
April 2019 – St. Jude Miracle on the Bay front Gal . Join St. Jude friends and supporters for the fifth annual St. Jude Miracle on the Bayfront Gala. At this signature event, held at The White Room in downtown St. Augustine 1 King str. St. Augustine fl.32080 on Wednesday April 10,2019 from 6am-7pm guests will enjoy cocktails, dinner, live and silent auctions, dancing and live entertainment. All proceeds from this gala will further the lifesaving mission of St. Jude: Finding cures. Saving children. Learn More
April 2019 – St. Augustine Family Fun Fest . A dynamic all day festival with activities for the KIDS and the KID-IN YOU! Live Entertainment, Team Obstacle Challenge Course, Activities with Law Enforcement and Military, “Be the Hamster” Snow Cones, Giant Bubbles, Human Stress Ball Machine, Photo Booth, Face Painting, DJ Line Dancing, Games, Fire Trucks, Car Smash, Costumed Characters, Live Music Fest, Community Education, Crafts, Raffle Items, Vendors, Food Trucks and MORE! Francis Field, 29 W. Castillo Drive, St. Augustine. Orthopedic Associates is organizing the event as a community offering, and as a fundraiser for Alpha-Omega Miracle Home, a 501(c) 3 non-profit, which offers supportive housing to young mothers, their children, and senior women. Learn More
April 2019–Feel the Wheels .Children’s Museum of St. Augustine static display of service vehicles of all kinds helicopters, fire trucks, boats, tractors and so much more. Hosted by The Junior Service League benefits Tag! Learn More
April 2019 – Swamp Haven Help A Hound Open Charity Golf Tournament. Many great raffles and prizes! 100% of all proceeds benefit Swamp Haven! LEARN MORE
May 2019 – St. Augustine Centenarian Luncheon .Celebrate St. Augustine’s centenarians at The River House. Learn More
May 2019 –The Gamble Rogers Music Festival. The Gamble Roger Music Fest will be Downtown St. Augustine in the Colonial Quarter on May 3-5 2019. Doors will open at 6pm, Music will start at 7pm. For more information visit web site. Learn More
May 2019 – Romanza Festival of Music & Arts . St. Augustine’s Romanza Festivale of Music & Arts will showcase of art and music in America’s Most Romantic City featuring more than 100 events and exhibits by dozens of organizations. Daily events include music and dance performances, concerts, art shows, dramatic productions and much more at locations throughout the city. Many events are free and admission is required for others. Learn More
July 2019 – Back2School Drive Boys & Girls Club of North East Florida . For list of items needed please click on attached link http://www.bgcnf.org/events/back2school, the local drop off location is 555 West King Street, St Augustine FL 32084 (Open M-F 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) Learn More
July 2019 – Dancing Stars of St. Johns County 7 pm Flagler College Lewis Auditorium. Dancing Stars of St. Johns County is an annual fundraiser benefiting the 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, St. Augustine Community School of Performing Arts, Inc. (SACSPA). Proceeds from the event will assist the organization with programs that enrich the lives of families and children within our community. The event includes a competition among the Dancing Stars of St. Johns County! Similar to the popular television show, local celebrities will pair up with professional dance instructors and perform in front of a panel of judges. Dancers will compete for two awards: People’s Choice, based on votes by the community, and Judge’s Choice, based on the dance performances the night of the event. Learn More
August 2019– COA 16th Annual River House Gala: An Evening on the Matanzas – Join us for the COA’s Annual Gala event held at The River House, 179 Marine Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084. www.coasjc.com Learn More
August 2019 – COA Annual Golf Championship – The COA will host its annual Golf Championship. Details to be announced.
September 2019- COA 16th Annual River House Gala . An Evening on the Matanzas – Join us for the COA’s Annual Gala event held at The River House, 179 Marine Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084. www.coasjc.com
September 2019 –Ponte Vedra Auto Show. St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce hosts the Annual Ponte Vedra Auto Show in September. The event has been held at the Nocatee Town Center, 245 Nocatee Center Way. Up to 175 classic and new collector cars will be vying for one of the show’s 30+ trophies, including Best in Show. Rev Up for what will be a great day of fantastic cars, food trucks and fun! For more event information or to register.Learn More
September 2019 – The Great St. Augustine Wing Off and Sing Off. Who has the best Chicken Wings in town? Who’s the best Karaoke Singer in town? Throngs of families from St. Augustine and St. Johns County want to taste, listen, and decide! Munch wings from area restaurants and compete in the Karaoke Contest. All proceeds benefit Kids Bridge Family Visitation Center. See you at the beach! www.kidsbridge.org LEARN MORE
September 2019 – Surf Quest 1p.m. Mary Street (beach ramp in Crescent Beach) The Arc of St. Johns – Surf Quest is bringing more and more people with Intellectual and Development Disabilities together with a growing cadre of active volunteers to introduce the fun and surfing. There is true joy in seeing the men, women and children cheering, smiling and hurrying back for more, wave after wave. Surf Quest is a free monthly beach-day for anyone with a disability. All ages and disabilities are welcome. And together, Surf Quest is Ohana. Learn More
September 2019-International Coastal Cleanup. To learn more contact Danielle Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org. www.scenica1a.org Join the global movement to keep our oceans and beaches clean. Community participation makes a difference in the success of this effort. In addition to individuals we need clubs or organizations. We also welcome students needing community service hours or a service project.
September 2019-Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Flagler County & St. Johns County.For more information, please contact: Carly Wille, 904-281-9077, email@example.com. Take the first step to a world without Alzheimer’s.
October 2019 – Junior Service League Gala. Join the Junior Service League of St. Augustine for an elegant night of dinner and dancing under the stars. This annual event is not to be missed! Visit our website for details to come! jslofstaugustine.org
October 2019 – St. Augustine Humane Society will host its “Pin Up Paws Party.” Each year, pets from all around the St. Johns area enter into the St. Augustine Humane Society’s Pin Up Paws Calendar Contest. The top fundraising pets are featured in our Pin Up Paws Calendar, and receive a special photo shoot from award-winning photographer, Addison Fitzgerald. This year we are excited to announce a partnership with the St. Augustine Cruisers Car Club, who will be entering their cars in the contest for a chance to be featured in the calendar alongside the winning pets. The PUP Calendar will be revealed at the Pin Up Paws Party, which celebrates all contestants and their fundraising efforts. All proceeds from our fundraising efforts will go to support the lifesaving programs of the St. Augustine Humane Society. We can’t wait to see you there! www.pinuppaws.com
October 2019 – SurfQuest 1pm Mary Street (beach ramp in Cresecent Beach) – The Arc of St. Johns – SurfQuest is bringing more and more people with Intellectual and Development Disabilities together with a growing cadre of active volunteers to introduce the fun and comradery of surfing. There is true joy in seeing the men, women and children cheering, smiling and hurrying back for more, wave after wave. SurfQuest is a free monthly beach-day for anyone with a disability. All ages and disabilities are welcome. And together, SurfQuest is Ohana. For more details http://www.arcsj.org/surfquest.html
October 2019 – St. Johns Housing Partnership Make a Difference Day. The SJHP MDD Project will enlist more than 150 volunteers who will spread out over the entire county to help paint, clean and repair more than 15 homes for veterans, elderly or disabled families. We invite you to join us in service on Make a Difference Day 2019! From 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If you would like to volunteer, register online at www.SJHP.org. or by calling 904-824-0902.
October 2019 –Ancient City Kids Day. Coordinated by EPIC and brought to the community by a committee of children organizations, Ancient City Kids Day is a day of fun-filled activities for children and families. The event is free for the public and will include over 40 youth service organizations each of whom will offer games, activities, crafts, give-aways, bounce houses or fun contests for kids. They will also be offering resource information for parents regarding programs and services in the community. There will be free t-shirts/goody bags for kids while they last. There is live entertainment all day. The only cost to the public will be for food or drinks but the cost is minimal. The event takes place from 11:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Francis Field on Castillo Drive in St. Augustine. If you would like to volunteer, call 904-829-3295.
October 2019 – VeloFest Jail Break 5K – Make your escape from the Authentic Old Jail to the Atlantic Ocean! Costumes encouraged, full trolley system for spectators and participants, huge costume party after and bicycle rodeo after the race! Bring the family for an opportunity like no other in the historic City of St. Augustine. All registrants receive a sought after Velo Fest T Shirt, post race beverage and snacks, certified USATF 5k, handcuffs, we mean finisher medal, and FUN. Can you make it before they catch you? velofest.org
November 2019 – The ALS Association Florida Chapter Walk to Defeat ALS, LEARN MORE for walk details.
November 2019 – Learn to Read’s Rubber Ducky Regatta Adoption At Nocatee’s Splash Water Park, Ponte Vedra, the annual Rubber Ducky race will be held to benefit Learn to Read of St. Johns County. Numbered “adopted duckies” will float down the Lazy Tides River to the finish line where top finishers will win fabulous prizes. Adopt one or a whole bunch! The more you adopt the more ducks we add for free! Numbered “adopted duckies” will float down the Lazy Tides River to the finish line where top finishers will win fabulous prizes. Adopt one or a whole bunch! The more you adopt the more ducks we add for free! www.learntoreadstjohns.org LEARN MORE
November 2019 – Great Chowder Debate. Chowder – clam, conch, seafood and even non-traditional are served up at the Annual Great Chowder Debate! Guests will sample the chowders of our area’s finest restaurants at The Conch House in St. Augustine. The 2019 event benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Johns County! As always, admission is free and $1 taste tickets are sold at the event. The event is from noon-4 p.m., and event guests can taste chowder prepared by 40 of the best restaurants in the St. Augustine area. The event will also have live music. The cost is $1 per taste. Local Phone: 904-829-8646 LEARN MORE
November 2019 – Spoonbills & Sprockets Friends of A1A Scenic and Historic Coastal Byway presents the Annual Spoonbills & Sprockets cycling tour along one of the nation’s most beautiful highways. A1A Bicycle Ride Our Annual Spoonbill’s and Sprockets ride along A1A! Riders can register at scenica1a.org. LEARN MORE Proceeds help Friends of A1a Scenic and Historic Byway.November 2019 – 6th Annual Dashing Through the Store Declaration & Co. is getting ready for the holidays by hosting the 6th annual Dashing through the Store fundraiser to benefit the StarLight Project. Not only do you get first dibs on the newest and best product offerings of the holiday season and a fun shopping experience with festive music, but you’ll also get heavy hors d’oeuvres, a Champagne bar, and a fabulous swag bag. Time slots sell out fast, so get yours early! LEARN MORE Proceeds help StarLight Project a nonprofit organization partnered with the Down Syndrome
November 2019–Tiny House Festival – St. Johns County Fairgrounds. LEARN MORE
November 2019–Christmas on the River – The COA’s annual holiday event “Christmas on the River” will take place at The River House. This event is a delightful kickoff to the holiday season that includes a festival of wreaths and other decorations, wine tastings and fair trade items, delicious food, and seasonal music. All proceeds benefit Care Connection services. Care Connection is our crisis mitigation for seniors with emergency needs for which there is no other funding source. www.coasjc.com LEARN MORE
November 2019 –St. Augustine Art & Craft Festival The St. Augustine Art Association, with the support of many community volunteers, has been hosting the annual St. Augustine Art & Craft Festival for over five decades. This popular juried art fair showcases 150 top national and regional artists exhibiting paintings, pottery, jewelry, sculpture, woodworks, glass and other unique fine art creations. Surrounded by history in a thriving cultural community, the St. Augustine Art & Craft Festival attracts artists, discerning shoppers, art collectors, visitors and families alike. Food & beverages, live music, Colonial crafts, Kids Art Zone and the citywide Nights of Lights combine to create a memorable holiday experience and ideal start to the shopping season. The two-day event helps support the Art Association’s programs, while animating the local arts scene and boosting the city’s economy.
December 2019 – The Annual First Saturday in December Book Fair will be December 1, 2018, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 1930 U.S. 1 South, St. Augustine, Florida. A portion of sales benefits Learn to Read of St. Johns County. Learn More
December 2019- SEA Annual Rails to Trails Festival. 106 Years Armstrong Strong! The bike ride starts and finishes in Armstrong, starting at 9:00 a.m. Day of Event Check-in/Registration opens at 7:00 a.m. There will be live music, a craft fair, farmer’s market, and of course, a bike ride! It is an easy 30 mile route that is on the trail and quiet, rural countryside roads. The Mission is to help others cross over the sea of sub-standard housing, homelessness, hunger, etc., by meeting the needs of the families and individuals in the Spuds, Elkton, and Armstrong communities! There will be games, music, food and lots more fun. Volunteers are needed ahead of this day to help promote, find sponsors, and plan. During the weekend of this event, individual and group volunteers will be needed for set up, take down, parking, food set up and serving, passing out flyers and more. Event Times: Bike Ride Saturday at 9:00 a.m. Festival at Armstrong Park: Saturday, Noon-6:00 p.m. and Sunday 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.(4950 Harvey Avenue, Elkton, Florida). Live Music: Saturday and Sunday (Gospel). For more information call Malinda 904-806-3939 or Kathy 904-615-4994. Learn More
December 2019 –The Tour de Cure. Hosted by the American Diabetes Association. This year’s event will be held at World Golf Village in St. Johns County. The Tour de Cure is an event where no matter what road you take, you will be joining thousands of people from around the country who have the same passion as you to fight diabetes and its burdens. All riders, runners and walkers will be treated to lunch and a fantastic celebration party for all to enjoy. The Tour de Cure is bigger and better than ever with options for everyone. Learn More (For information about volunteering, please contact Roxanne Rampersaud at 407-660-1926 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
December 2019* Luminary Night at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum. The Lighthouse grounds will open for a family-friendly tradition during St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights celebration. Lighthouse grounds will be open 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. for an evening celebration that will delight both young and old. This popular event is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to get a taste of the holidays, St. Augustine style. We go all out for Luminary Night, offering children’s activities and holiday crafts, yuletide refreshments, and live music, including a string quartet inside the Lighthouse tower. Learn More
December 2019 – St. Gerard Campus Annual Fashion Show. Renaissance Resort Hotel World Golf Village, St. Augustine. Tickets include Fashion Show, Silent Auction, Luncheon, Sweepstake & Door Prizes. All of the proceeds will help support pregnant & new moms that rely on St. Gerard for services, education and/or housing in the dormitory. 904-829-5516 Learn More
December 2019 – St. Augustine Historic Inns B&B Holiday Tour. Over 20 B&B’s on tour, each partnering with a local restaurant or culinary partner that will provide delicious samples of their signature dishes or treats. The annual St. Augustine Historic Inns donates a portion of its tour proceeds to a not-for-profit charity in the St. Augustine area. In 2018, the recipient is The RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) of St. Johns County that focuses on helping students. Learn More
December 2019 – St. Augustine Makers Fest. We are thrilled to announce our new location and our partnership with the Friends of St Augustine Amphitheatre to bring our community a day full of music, creativity, food and fun! The 3rd Annual St. Augustine Makers Fest™ presented by F.O.S.A.A will be held Sunday Dec 9, 2018 at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. The event which runs from 11am-5pm serves as a principal fundraiser for the St. Augustine Public Montessori School, a 501-c-3 non-profit and St. Johns County Public charter school. Admission is $5 for adults, kids FREE! Learn More