EPIC FLOWER & GARDEN EXPOApril 12-21, 2018April 21-22: popular event in northeast Florida, the EPIC Flower & Garden Expo 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. Held at the St. Johns County Agricultural Center, 3125 Agricultural Center Drive. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 21; and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 22. Go to epicbh.org/flower-garden-expo/ for more details.
FLORIDA’S BIRDING & PHOTO FESTApril 18-21, 2018April 18-22: Florida’s Birding and Photo Fest features more than 100 birding and outdoor photography events in St. Johns County and surrounding locations. This festival is headquartered at the GTM Research Reserve, located 8 miles north of St. Augustine on A1A North. Go to www.FloridasBirdingAndPhotoFest.com
VILANO FEST 2018April 20-20, 2018
- The SEA TURTLE SOIREE event on Friday brings back for the second year the 1920s themed party on the Vilano pier complete with Ramona’s eight piece band and plenty of food, drinks and partying under covered tents!
- The TOUR OF HOMES event on Saturday brings to the fore the great homes in our community showcased to highlight history, uniqueness and novelty no other community possesses. You will be amazed at this year’s most special treasured stop in North Beach!
- The MUSIC FEST on Saturday now incorporates last year’s Dish n Fish, a day of the area’s finest local musicians with great food and a “slider competition” to wet your palettes!
FEEL THE WHEELSApril 28, 2018April 28: Hands-on fun for all ages is available at Feel the Wheels — a static display of service vehicles of all kinds — helicopters, firetrucks, boats, tractors and so much more from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the parking lot of the St. Augustine Outlet Mall, off State Road 16 in St. Augustine. Hosted by The Junior Service League of St. Augustine, this event benefits Tag! Children’s Museum of St. Augustine. Go to https://www.facebook.com/FeelTheWheels to stay updated.
A TASTE OF ST. AUGUSTINEApril 29, 2018April 29: A Taste of St. Augustine will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 29 at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine. This signature food festival serves up tastes from St. Augustine’s well-known restaurants. Restaurants will compete for the prestigious TOStA (Taste of St. Augustine) awards, with categories including Best Family Dining, Best Ethnic, Best Upscale and Best Dessert, as well as the ever-popular People’s Choice. Everyone gets to vote. There will be a children’s area with fun activities including crafts and face-painting as well as live music throughout the day. Admission is $5, and taste tickets are $1 each with restaurants charging between 1-5 tickets per taste. The annual Race to the Taste 5K is part of the event. Go to epicbh.org/tasteofstaugustine for more details.
GAMBLE ROGERS MUSIC FESTIVALMay 4-5, 2018May 4-6: The Gamble Rogers Music Festival will 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 will be announced soon at www.gamblerogersfest.org
ROMANZA FESTIVALE OF THE ARTSMay 4-12, 2018May 4-13: 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.
ST. AUGUSTINE MUSIC FESTIVALJune 21-29, 2018June 21-23 and June 28-30: The largest, free classical music festival in the U.S., the St. Augustine Musical Festival includes six evenings of world-class music in the Cathedral Basilica, 38 Cathedral Place, downtown St. Augustine. See more details at www.StAugustineMusicFestival.org