Florida's Historic Coast Travel Planner 2018 - Page 30

Annual Events Changing of the Guard Hundreds of special events celebrating nature, history, arts and heritage take place each year on Florida’s Historic Coast. This list is some of the most popular annual events. For a complete list, visit FloridasHistoricCoast.com Ongoing Events First Friday Art Walk From 5-9 p.m. more than 20 Art Galleries of St. Augustine feature new exhibits. 832-779-2781 www.artgalleriesofstaugustine.org Uptown Saturday Night The last Saturday of each month combines festivities and deals at shops on San Marco Ave. 904-829-6831 www.facebook.com/uptownstaugustine January Arts and Crafts Festival at St. Augustine Beach Pier A seaside display of fi ne art and crafts. 352-344-0657 www.tnteventsinc.com March Searle’s Sack of St. Augustine This is an authentic re-enactment of Captain Robert Searle’s 1668 attack on St. Augustine. 904-534-6168 www.Searlesbucs.com; www.fountainofyouthfl orida.com Menorcan Heritage Festival St. Augustine Film Festival Celebrate the anniversary of the Menorcans’ arrival in St. Augustine at this festival featuring authentic Menorcan culture. 904-826-3388 www.menorcansociety.net Matanzas 5000 5K & Fun Run Celtic Music and Heritage Festival This three-day fi lm festival takes place at various locations throughout St. Augustine. 904-461-3993 www.staugfi lmfest.com 5K race on a scenic USATF-certifi ed course through historic St. Augustine. 904-945-6811 www.matanzas5k.com February Flight to Freedom From the mid-17th Century through the fi rst half of the 18th Century, hundreds, if not thousands, fl ed enslavement to Spanish St. Augustine. 904-823-2232 www.fl oridastateparks.org/park/Fort-Mose 26.2 With Donna: The National Marathon to Fight Breast Cancer Donna Deegan’s famous National Marathon to Fight Breast Cancer. 904-355-PINK (7465) www.breastcancermarathon.com 28 The sounds of the ancient Celtic peoples of Scotland and Ireland come alive with an event culminating with the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. 904-315-8061 www.celticstaugustine.com St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival Enjoy outstanding seafood, live music and much more. 904-829-1753 www.lionsfestival.com Old Town Art Show Celebrate spring at this juried art and fi ne craft show. 904-794-0084 www.oldtownartshow.com Blessing of the Fleet Watercraft from trawlers and yachts to sailboats receive this special blessing from the Bishop of the Diocese of St. Augustine. 904-824-9725 www.staugustineyachtclub.com April St. Augustine Race Week Regatta Experience fi ve great days of multiple sailing events operating out of the harbor of the nation’s oldest city. 904-396-6382 www.staugustineraceweek.com St. Augustine Easter Parade of Horses and Carriages Experience the famous Easter parade featuring horse- drawn carriages, marching bands, fl oats and St. Augustine’s Royal Family. 904-669-7992 www.oldestcityeaster.org/events.html Rhythm & Ribs Festival Non-stop music and award-winning scrumptious barbecue all weekend long. 904-417-8470 www.rhythmandribs.net Florida’s Birding & Photo Fest Experience Northeast Florida’s abundant bird life and photogenic natural beauty at more than 110 exciting birding and outdoor photography events. www.fl oridasbirdingandphotofest.com A Taste of St. Augustine This signature food festival at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre serves up “tastes” from St. Augustine’s famous restaurants. 904-829-3295 www.epicbh.org The Murray Brothers Caddyshack Gamble Rogers Music Festival The popular Gamble Rogers Music Festival brings the Charity Golf Tournament best in American folk music to St. Augustine. This all-inclusive, two-day event combines great parties, fabulous golf, one-of-a-kind concerts and plain fun, just as the Murray Brothers intended it to be. www.murraybrosgolf.com 904-377-4163 www.gamblerogersfest.org