Tuesday, May 1, 2018
By  Marilyn Golden


Wed., May 2nd
Farmer’s Arts and Crafts Market at the Pier

@St. Johns County Pier Park
Farmer’s Market located at the ocean side - Over 70 vendors on hand with locally grown produce (some organics), baked goods, honey, nuts arts & crafts, jewelry, soaps & lotions, art, clothing and much more! Open 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. rain or shine. 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach.

Fri., May 4th, 11th, 18th, & 25th
Renaissance Resort WGV Friday Night Live - Artists

@The Renaissance Resort
Our weekly Friday Night Live events begin at 5:30pm with a complimentary Chef inspired hors d’oeuvre and a complimentary mixologist’s choice cocktail served until 6:00pm.

We have live entertainment from 6:00pm – 8:00pm Friday evenings. Our local entertainers for Jan & February 2018 are:

5/4/2018 BILLY BUCHANAN (could be some dancing! see you there!)




Fri.-Sun., May 4th - 6th
Gamble Rogers Music Festival

@St. Augustine Colonial Quarter
TheGamble Rogers Music Festivalwill be held May 5-7 at the Colonial Quarter,33 Saint George St., downtown St. Augustine. Four stages will feature local, regional and national groups. The schedule and tickets will be at www.gamblerogersfest.org.

TICKETS Day Weekend Pass: $30; Friday or Saturday Only: $20; Sunday Only Pass: $10; Children under 12: FREE

Fri. - Sun., May 4th - 13th
Romanza Festivale of the Arts

@St. Augustine City
The Romanza Festivale of the Arts is a celebration of art and music in America’s Most Romantic City, featuring more than 60 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 the others. Go to www.romanzafestivale.com for more details.

Fri. - Sun., May 4th - 6th
Amelia Island Shrimp Festival

@Historic Downtown Amelia Island
Visit Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island to experience the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival. There will be plenty of shrimp to eat! Go to their website for all the details.

Fri., May 4th
First Friday Artwalk

@San Sebastian Winery
On the first Friday of each month, 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 9pm. Free to the public. Don’t forget to check out 233 West King for the featured artist of the month! For info: 904.829.0065 |www.artgalleriesofstaugustine.com

Thurs., May 10th
Lightner Museum Lecture Series – Hosted by Florida Humanities Speaker Series 6:30pm

@Lightner Museum
Dr. Steve Noll: “The Spanish Legacy of Florida”. To finish our esteemed speaker’s series, Dr. Noll from the University of Florida will give audiences an opportunity to more fully understand the historical and cultural significance of the early colonial period. As St. Augustine is a city which fully embraces, or known to fully embrace its Spanish heritage, this presentation will only deepen our understanding and appreciation of this historical connection.

The event will take place in the Historic Pool Area (Café’ Alcazar) of the Lightner Museum, which can be accessed by side entrances located off Grenada and Cordova Streets. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for refreshments and seating; the lecture will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. Seating is based on a first-come, first-serve basis. Be sure to purchase your tickets early!

Tickets, which cost $10.00 for General Admission, are free to museum members and Flagler College students. Visit www.lightnermuseum.org/speaker-series for more information. The Lightner Museum is handicap accessible. Parking is free after 5 p.m. and is available behind the museum. For more information, contact the Lightner Museum at 904-824-2874.

Sat., May 12th
The King & Bear Spring Craft Fair.

Sat. & Sun., May 12th - 13th
St Augustine Ballet’s – Alice in Wonderland

@Lewis Auditorium at Flagler
Performances will be in the Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College. The Saturday performance will begin at 7 p.m. at Flagler College’s Lewis Auditorium. Starting time for the Sunday performance will be 2 p.m. Tickets are available at https://www.tututix.com/tickets/ (click on St. Augustine Ballet). Tickets will also be available at the door one-hour prior to each show.

Sun., May 13th
Mother’s Day Brunch

@Renasaince Resort WGV
Make your reservations for this brunch buffet. Times are 11am-3pm with Mr. Ed Matlin at the piano.

Sun., May 13th
Mother’s Day Brunch at the King & Bear

@King and The Bear Clubhouse
Spoil mom with a savory brunch at King & Bear this Mother’s Day – Sunday, May 13th. Enjoy scenic golf course views and a delicious spread of popular breakfast and brunch menu items prepared by our chef. Reservations are required.

Sun., May 13th @ 3:00 P.M.
Masterworks Concert

@The St Augustine Community Chorus
A delightful opportunity to enjoy some classical choral repertoire. Ancient City Baptist Church Tickets: staugustinecommunitychorus.org and select community outlets 27 Sevilla Street in beautiful downtown St. Augustine

Various Day., May 16th, 23rd, & May 30th
Music by the Sea Concerts

5/16 Adam & Janine – Dance / Swing 0 Beach Dance Lessons

5/23 Slank (80′s Night) / MBTS 80′s Night

5/30 Those Guys Florida / Classic Rock

Fri., May 18th
The St Augustine Community Band

@Pacetti Bay Middle School

Sun., May 20th
Fallen Heroes Military Tribute – Remembrance Ceremony

@Celebration Lutheran Church
There will be a ceremony honoring our Fallen Heroes on May 20, 2018 at 3 PM at Celebration Lutheran Church located at 810 Roberts Road in Saint Johns Florida 32259. The nearly 400 crosses honor our fallen military from Florida who died in Iraq and Afghanistan. The eight larger white crosses are presented to honor all other American service men and women casualties from WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Persian Gulf, Beirut, Iraq and Afghanistan. The total number of troops deceased in each of these wars is indicated on the cross. It is a moving sight and wonderful to see. Please take time to go see the Military Tribute. The “Field of Crosses” will remain open to the public daily from dawn to dusk. The Helping Hands of St. Johns County volunteer organization created the memorial, also known as the “Field of Crosses.”

Tues., May 22nd - 6-9 P.M.
Night Market

@St Augustine Amphitheatre
The Night Market at St Augustine Amphitheatre is being held the 4th Tuesday of every month 6pm to 9pm Free admission and parking and is open to the Public.

Meeting the demand for locally-made goods and gifts will be the Night Market, taking place the fourth Tuesday of each month. From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the same Amphitheatre grounds as the Saturday Farmers Market, the Night Market will host up to 90 vendors specializing in handmade crafts and goods. The Night Market will also feature live entertainment and activities. The Night Market will be free to enter and open to all ages