FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY FEB 10, 11, 12
Harvey at Limelight Theatre
Enjoy this family-friendly comedy production about mild-mannered Elwood who insists his imaginary friend Harvey – a man sized rabbit – is real and his sister decides to have him committed. Performance times are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and this Sunday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. All performances take place at the Limelight Theatre, located at 11 Old Mission Avenue in St. Augustine. Tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors and $20 for students and military. For more information, call 904.825.1164 or visit www.limelight-theatre.org
SATURDAY FEB 11
Flight to Freedom
Participate in a unique living history event where you will meet a number of travelers on route to Fort Mose in Spanish St. Augustine, the first legally sanctioned free black settlement in the United States. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. there will be guided tours, food, drumming and music, authentic historic re-enactors, colonial weapons demonstrations and more. It all takes place at Fort Mose Historic State Park, located at 15 Fort Mose Trail just north of St. Augustine. Free shuttle service from the Old Jail at 167 San Marco Avenue will be provided. Admission to the park is $2 per person. For more information call 904.823.2232.
Citrus Harvest Festival
Explore several varieties of oranges, grapefruit, tangerines, lemons and limes at the historical Washington Oaks State Gardens Park citrus grove. The festival takes place form 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. At 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. there will be guided tours of the historic citrus grove, the perfect environment for you to enhance your knowledge of citrus. At 11 a.m. there will be a program on cooking with citrus by Ruth Micieli of Simple Gourmet. Other activities will include a plant clinic and the Friends of Washington Oaks will offer for sale “home-made” baked goods featuring citrus together with hot and cold beverages, and of course a plant sale. Admission is $5 per vehicle (up to 8 passengers) and $2 for pedestrians and bicyclists. For more information, call 386-446-6783 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A Day in the Colonial Market
Step back in time and browse the wares of artisans who will be demonstrating and selling colonial crafts at the Colonial Spanish Quarter, 29 St. George Street in St. Augustine. In addition to demonstrations, exhibits and goods presented by a silversmith, blacksmith, jewelers, spice & tea traders, leatherworkers, woodworkers, beekeepers, local farmers piglets, needlework, soap makers, weavers, and a sponge monger, there will also be a petting zoo, lots of food and music and theatre troupes recreating life in an18th century colonial Spanish market. The event is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and admission is free with a suggested donation of $1 per person. 904-825-6830
Changing of the Guard
Witness twilight time in colonial St. Augustine as soldiers guarding the town are dismissed for the night, and their replacements arrive to take over guarding Government House. The commander of the new watch puts the replacement soldiers through a rigorous drill before they take over their posts. The retiring soldiers are ordered to clear their weapons with the command of “Disparen!” The resounding blast of musket fire assures 18th century St. Augustine that the changing of the guard has taken place and the town is safe for the night. This traditional Spanish military parade travels along St. George Street from City Gates at 5:30 p.m. The changing of the guard takes place at 6 p.m. in front of St. Augustine’s Government House in the Plaza de la Constitucion. The event is free. (This is the last Changing of the Guard of the season.) For more information, call 904.808-1999.