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March 3, 2017, 3:00 PM - March 5, 2017, 5:00 PM

The 36th Annual St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival features delicious seafood, arts and crafts, live music, family activities, and much more. The festival will take place at Francis Field from Friday to Sunday, March 3 to 5, 2017.

An amazing array of fresh food is on offer at this popular annual event, including crab, shrimp, crab legs, gyros, pizza, and Asian cuisine. There are rides that the whole family will enjoy, and live music every day of the festival, with each day featuring a different musical style. Additionally, guests can browse through the amazing selection of handcrafted items such as housewares, pottery, artwork, and jewelry, at the Arts and Crafts Village. Over 100 artists participate by showcasing some of their latest work at the festival.

For kids, there's a Kidz Zone, Pirate Village and Spanish Landing, as well as a Clown Adventure and special presentations with Mayhem the Pirate Magician and Nutter Interactive Percussion. A ride wristband at a discounted rate can be purchased so kids can ride all day.

The live entertainment schedule for the 36th Annual Lions Seafood Festival will be announced in February of 2017. The 2016 event featured Linda Cole (niece of Nat King Cole), Florida State Bluegrass Band and rising country star Christian Lopez.

Admission: Fees to be announced.

When? Friday, March 3, 2017 – Sunday, March 5, 20167. Hours on Friday are 3 p.m. - 9 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. The Arts and Crafts Village closes at sundown each day.

Where? Francis Field is located at 25 W. Castillo Dr. (next to the Visitor’s Center and the parking garage in downtown St. Augustine).

No pets or coolers allowed on festival grounds. All proceeds from this event benefit the St. Augustine Lions Club Charities.

For more information on this event please contact the Lions Club at (904) 829-1753 or visit here. In addition to presenting sponsor Winn-Dixie, festival sponsors include the St. Augustine Record,, Money Pages, Beach 105.5, RE/MAX 100 Realty, Fresh from Florida® and United Rentals.

March 31, 2017, 5:00 PM - April 2, 2017, 5:00 PM

St. Augustine's annual Rhythm & Ribs Festival celebrates delicious barbecue, music and good times, with live entertainment and local chefs competing for the best BBQ. The 2017 festival will take place Friday through Sunday, March 31 – April 2, 2017, at Francis Field.

This festival includes great live music throughout the weekend, people’s BBQ choice awards, a kids zone, mechanical bull, an array of vendors, and much more.

Exceptional live music is a staple of this popular festival each year. The artists and schedule for the 2017 festival are still to be announced. In 2016, the lineup included The Marshall Tucker Band, Kaylee Rose, Marc Broussard, the Salt Driven Ride, Swanky Mo's, and Herd of Watts. The live entertainment schedule below will be updated for the 2017 event as soon as the details are firmed up. For the most up-to-date information on festival entertainment, visit here.

Award-winning BBQ from seven regional and national BBQ champions is served throughout the festival, and there is plenty of ice cold beer, sodas and other options as well as a variety of other food items like burgers, pretzels, popcorn, and candy. Barbeque voting takes place all weekend.

The event includes a kids fun zone with games, pony riding, rock climbing wall, rides, and more. This family-friendly event is one of St. Augustine's most popular annual festivals.

Visitors and locals are welcome to bring blankets and lawn chairs. No coolers, no dogs or other pets, and no overnight camping or parking, please.

Admission and Hours: Ticket prices vary depending on the day and hours of attendance. No advance sales; pay at gate only. Active military with ID are admitted free. Admission fees for the 2017 event are still to be determined.

When? Friday - Sunday, March 31 – April 2, 2017.

Where? Francis Field is located behind the parking garage at 25 W. Castillo Drive in St. Augustine.

Sponsors of the 2016 festival included Bozard Ford, Budweiser, Camping World, and Canan Law.

The St. Augustine Sunrise Rotary Club consists of community leaders who get together once a week for fellowship and an opportunity to give back to our community and the world.

Over 200 volunteers put in over 2,000 hours to run the Club's signature fundraiser, the Rhythm & Ribs Festival, each year.  Additionally, thousands of hours are spent planning the festival throughout each year. The many beneficiaries who receive funds generated by the Rhythm & Ribs Festival include Home Again St. Johns, Betty Griffin House, Catholic Charities, Boys and Girls Club, Council on Aging, St. Francis House, Habitat for Humanity, SAFE Animal Shelter, and the St. Augustine Orchestra. For a complete list of beneficiaries, visit here.

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