St. Augustine Race Week is a spring sailing event featuring both ocean racing and bayfront racing from March 23 through 30, 2019. The main regatta takes place on March 28, 29, and 30, 2019, will feature a series of inshore and offshore races. Sailors from Savannah to Daytona are scheduled to race offshore in yachts from 24 to 50 feet long. The downtown races will feature a fleet of junior sailors in Optimist Prams and 420 dinghies. Also boats under 30 feet will race inshore north of the Bridge of Lions and south of Vilano. The Youth Regatta will be held March 23 and 24, 2019.
In addition to the sailing events, St. Augustine Race Week includes before-race socials and after-race parties for racers and guests along the downtown bayfront and at the St. Augustine Yacht Club. There will also be food vendors and live music. Many of the competitor yachts will be docked at the downtown City Marina and available for casual inspection by the public.
Offshore Race / March 28, 29, & 30, 2019
Inshore Race / March 28 & 29
Youth Regatta / March 23 & 24
Paddleboard, Kayaks, & Dragon Boats / TBA
St. Augustine Race Week is a descendant of the former First Coast Offshore Challenge (2005–2014). The new name reflects the expansion of sponsorship to include all eight member clubs of the First Coast Sailing Association and its now-official home base in St. Augustine, Florida.
Admission: Anyone interested in participating in Race Week can visit here or call (904) 687-5145. Watching the races from the shore is free.
When: Race Week begins with the Youth Regatta on Saturday and Sunday, March 23 and 24, 2019, and continues with a Competitors' Meeting on Wednesday, March 27, finishing with the Inshore and Offshore Regattas on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, March 28, 29, and 30, 2019.
Where: St. Augustine Race Week takes place at several locations in the St. Augustine area, including the downtown bayfront. Visit here for more information on venues and events associated with Race Week. Check out the live events that will be happening in St. Augustine.
St. Augustine Race Week is a non-profit entity that donates a major portion of each year’s sponsorships and entry fees to a Youth Sailing Scholarship program that pays for underprivileged kids to attend summer sailing camps at one of the several yacht clubs in the north Florida region.
The St. Augustine Shrine Club will serve a chicken dinner open to everyone at the Saint Augustine Shrine Club. Local favorites Johnny and Beanie of Hastings will prepare their famous fried chicken, as well as two sides, corn bread, dessert, and iced tea - all for a great low price.
This race is an annual event aimed at raising awareness and funds to support the Florida Physical Therapy Association (FPTA) Norther District. As a district and as an association, our purpose with this event is to advocate and advance the local Physical Therapy profession in order to give back to the community. On the University of St. Augustine Campus we have an obstacle course and a specific American Ninja Warrior style Course that is open to the community during this event for competition.
There are 2 separate competitions within the event itself. First is the Escape the Swamp obstacle course in which you may register as a team (consisting of 2 or 4 participants). The second event is the Ninja Course Competition portion of the course, which is performed at an individual level.
Come join us in Nocatee at the 6th Annual FSM Run With a Mission. Proceeds from the race will support Faithful Servant Missions. There will be a 5k ,10K and a 1 Mile Fun Run through community streets and the paved Nocatee Greenway Trails, starting and finishing near the Splash Water Park.
This event supports Faithful Servant Missions in providing for the needs of children in Costa Rica. Specifically, FSM seeks to improve the physical, educational and spiritual health of the communities they serve.
Our RUN WITH A MISSION event provides a significant impact with the help of many friends, family, church and business partners. Together we can help make a difference. This year will build on last year’s success and continue to change the lives of those that FSM serve.
**All participants 15 and under are $20.00 for any race at all times
On the last Saturday of each month, San Marco is especially popular with fashionistas, art lovers and antique shoppers for the Uptown Saturday Event. Uptown Saturdays take place year-round and combine a festive party atmosphere with hospitality and special deals in the unique shops on St. Augustine's San Marco Avenue, concentrated between Ripley's Museum and the Mission Nombre de Dios. Many participating shops also serve refreshments. The event is sponsored by the San Marco Avenue Merchants Association. The Mission Nombre de Dios provides free parking most months.
Join a celebration of the opening of a 20.8 mile multi-use recreational trail through the Tri-Couny Agricultural Area between Vermont Heights and Palatka. There will be free activities that focus on the the agricultural heritage of rural St. Johns County.
General Admission is $40. Youth and Students with ID is $5.
Admission is free.
Tickets are sold at the door.
Admission is $25.
Admission is $5.
Meet the artists and watch their paintings come to life.
Anastasia State Park, in partnership with Anastasia Watersports and Marineland Dolphin Adventure, will host a Dolphin Paddle on Salt Run on Sunday, March 24, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
The estuarine marsh at Anastasia State Park is ripe with plant and animal life. This interpretive tour will feature in-depth information about wildlife and fascinating facts about dolphins. The event will start with 30 minutes in the classroom, followed by 90 minutes of paddling.
Admission: The program is $40.00 per person, which includes boat rental, or $25.00 per person for those who provide their own boat. Park admission rates also still apply: $8.00 per vehicle (limit 8 people), $4.00 per single-occupant vehicle, and $2.00 for pedestrians, bicyclists, and extra passengers.
Call (904) 460-9111 or email here to make a reservation.
When: From 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 24, 2019.
Where: Meet at the Ranger Station at Anastasia State Park, which is located at 300 Anastasia Park Road in St. Augustine FL 32080.
Please note: All outdoor events are weather permitting and are subject to cancellation. Always call to confirm.
The National Park Service offers a special Castillo by Candlelight Tour, "Sharks in the Moat," on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at 7:30, 7:45, 8:00, and 8:15 p.m.
This evening program gives guests a chance to learn about the most popular stories, myths, and legends in the long history of the Castillo de San Marcos.
About the Castillo: The Castillo de San Marcos is the oldest masonry fort in the continental United States. It is a large Spanish stone fortress built to protect and defend Spain’s claims in the New World. It’s a National Monument and, at over 315 years old, it’s the oldest structure in the entire city. Visitors will find plenty to explore, from the numerous rooms that once housed soldiers and prisoners of every era to the large interior courtyard and gun deck which offers a great view of the city.
Admission: Space is limited, and tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets are $15.00 for adults, $5.00 for children ages 5 to 15, and free for children under 5. Tickets may be reserved in advance, starting two weeks prior to the event, at the Castillo de San Marcos ticket booth or by phone at (904) 829-6506 ext. 239.
When: Saturday, March 23, 2019, at 7:30, 7:45, 8:00, and 8:15 p.m.
Where: The Castillo de San Marcos is located at 1 S. Castillo Dr. in St. Augustine, FL 32084.
St. Augustine's Adventure Project presents its 3rd Annual Improvapalooza, a festival of improv comedy from all over the Northeast Florida region, on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at the Corazón Cinema and Café in downtown St. Augustine.
This year's Improvapalooza event will consist of two shows. The early show at 6:00 p.m. will feature genNOW, a short-form improv like "Whose Line Is It Anyway?," and two long-form acts, Kombustible S'mores from Orlando and It's All About Amy from St. Augustine. The late show will begin at 8:00 p.m., featuring More Cowbell Musical Improv from Jacksonville and two long-form acts, Beastwood from Jacksonville ("fast and furious" long form) and Tiny Town from St. Augustine.
The Corazón Cinema's Café will be open, with a full menu and a bar.
Admission: Single-show tickets for Improvapalooza are $10.00 if purchased in advance and $15.00 if purchased at the door. Tickets for both shows are $18.00 if purchased in advance and $28.00 if purchased at the door. Visit here to purchase tickets for this show.
When: Saturday, March 23, 2019. The early show begins at 6:00 p.m. and the late show begins at 8:00 p.m.
Where: The Corazón Cinema and Café is located at 36 Granada St. in downtown St. Augustine FL 32084.
Anastasia State Park offers a guided bird walk, where participants can learn more about Florida's native birds and ecology, on Sunday, March 17, and Wednesday, March 27, 2019, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Led by a park volunteer and naturalist, this nature walk is open to participants of all birding levels. Anastasia Park boasts a diverse variety of shore birds, marsh birds, and hammock birds, as well as migratory birds in the winter months that cannot be seen any other time of the year. The walk leads guests along the beaches, boardwalk, and nature trails of the state park.
Participants are asked to dress for the weather and bring binoculars, water, and comfortable walking shoes. The tour begins at the Island Beach Shop & Grill Pavilion located at the end of the main park drive.
For more information, call (904) 461-2033 or visit here.
Admission: The guided bird walk is free with regular park admission: $8.00 per vehicle with up to 8 people, $4.00 per vehicle with one occupant, and $2.00 for pedestrians/bicyclists.
Join the 4-H District VI Council for a night of food, music, friends, and fun at the District VI Dance!
All youth (4-H members and non members) ages 13-18 are invited. Bring your friends!
$10.00 / per person
Light food will be provide
Parent's night out is open to the public.
Drop your kids off for a night in, while you enjoy a night out. This is your opportunity to enjoy an evening with your special someone or pamper yourself while your kids are off having supervised fun!
Cost: $25 each child, $15 each additional sibling
What to Expect:
Pizza & Juice
Gymnastics, Trampoline, Pit
Age: children 4 and up are welcome (open to the public)
Barely Republic's Annual St. Patrick's Day Festival
Hosted by Barley Republic Irish Pub
Access to VIP Acoustic Show Friday, March 15th featuring:
Free Pint of Guinness or Harp
Limited Release Tullamore Dew Tasting
Band meet & greet and acoustic performances from festival headliners
St. Patrick's Day Festival
Entry to March 16th & 17th outdoor punk/alternative and Celtic music festival
Skip the Line VIP Wristband for both days
Exclusive All Weekend VIP Access in Barley Republic's Green Room