Crosby, Stills & Nash Concert and a Full Moon Weekend Coming Up!

August 4, 2014

Monday – Sunday: August 4 – 10 

Guardians of the Galaxy at the IMAX Theater– An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunter after stealing a mysterious orb.  This IMAX Theater features the largest 3-D screen in the Southeast.  Adults $13, Seniors/Students/Military $12, and Children 3-12 $10. Visit the website for show times. One World Golf Place, St. Augustine. 904-940-4123 www.worldgolfimax.com 
 
For a complete list of  eco/kayak, food, and history tours, and other special tours taking place on Florida’s Historic Coast this week, visit Florida’sHistoricCoast.com/events 

Tuesday – Sunday: August 5 – 10 

5th Annual Nature & Wildlife Exhibit -This stunning exhibition features landscapes, florals, marine life, birds, plant life and more. The St. Augustine Art Association Gallery in St. Augustine, is open Tuesday – Saturday noon – 4 p.m. and Sunday 2 – 5 p.m.   Admission is free.  22 Marine St., St. Augustine 904-824-2310. www.staaa.org

Wednesday:  August 6

Farmer’s Arts and Crafts Market – Farmer’s Market located at the ocean-side St. Johns County Pier Park featuring selections of fresh produce, plants, baked goods, fine art, jewelry and more!  Open 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. rain or shine. 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach. 904-347-8007

Music by the Sea Concert Series 2014 –  Every Wednesday night through September 24, live concerts take place from 7 – 9 p.m. at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Pavilion. This weeks band is Falling Bones playing Classic R/R.  Zaharia’s Restaurant will offer signature dinners for $10.  Admission is free.  For comfortable seating, bring a folding chair. 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach 904-347-8007 www.thecivicassociation.org
 
Movies by the Bay  – Ripley’s St. Augustine Attractions and the St. Augustine Municipal Marina present free movies each Wednesday throughout the summer.  The movies are shown at 8:30 p.m. at the Marina behind Bayfront Mini Golf, 111 Avenida Menendez.  Bring beach chair and blanket for comfortable seating by the bay.  904-824-1606 www.facebook.com/saintaugustineripleys

Thursday:  August 7

2014 Concerts in the Plaza – The 24th season of Concerts in the Plaza continues with a free live performance every Thursday night from 7 – 9 p.m. in St. Augustine’s historic Plaza de la Constitucion. Bring a chair or blanket for seating. This week’s performers are The Mike Hart Band.  904-825-1004 www.plazaconcerts.com

Thursday – Sunday :  August 7 – 10

Nao Victoria Tour – Tour this full-sized replica 16th century Spanish tall ship. Currently docked at the St. Augustine City Marina, the Nao Victoria is a replica of the first ship to successfully circumnavigate the world commanded by Ferdinand Magellan in the 16th century. The ship is available for tours beginning at 10 a.m. daily. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for youth.111 Avenida Menendez. 904-824-1606 www.elgaleon.org

Friday:  August 8

Free Community First Night Owl Cinema at the Amphitheatre – The LEGO Movie is the featured film to be shown at 8 p.m. on the big screen at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre (gates open at 7 p.m.) The free cinema is presented by Community First Credit Union and the Amphitheatre.  Admission and parking are free and no tickets are required.  A variety of concessions will be available for purchase.  1340 A1A South, St. Augustine  904-209-0367; www.staugamphitheatre.com

Saturday:  August 9

Old City Farmers’ Market -Features locally grown fresh produce, baked goods, plants and more.  Located at the St. Augustine Amphitheater. Open 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Admission is free. 1340 A1A, St. Augustine. 904-471-3733  

 
GTM Reserve Guided Trail Hike – Join GTM Research Reserve volunteers from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. for a 1.5 mile guided walk along the Guana Trail. After the walk, visit the GTM Research Reserve Environmental Education Center. There is a $3 parking fee.  505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach 904-823-4500 http://gtmnerr2ndtrailhike.eventbrite.com
 
City Walks Pet Friendly Tours – Bring Fido to join City Walks for a free pet friendly tour of St. Augustine’s Historic District.  The tour departs at 10 a.m. from Tour Saint Augustine’s office.  Pets must be leashed, and reservations are required.  4 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-825-0087 www.staugustinecitywalks.com
 
2014 Full Moon Offshore Race – Organized by the St. Augustine Yacht Club, this 26-mile offshore race features a circular course with the northern terminus at the spot where Ponce de Leon ended the northern leg of his 1513 voyage on which he discovered and named Florida.  The start/finish line is at the St. Augustine sea buoy. The race begins at 6:30 p.m.  Entry fee is $35 per sailboat ($25 for Yacht Club members).  442 Ocean Vista Ave., St. Augustine. 904-824-9725  www.Staugustineyachtclub.com
 
Gin 101 and Gin Cocktail Workshops – Each Saturday evening at 6:15 p.m. and 8 p.m., the St. Augustine Distillery presents workshops that explain gin’s history, its various categories, how the distillery’s New World Gin is created and shows participants how to create their own gin cocktails.  Tickets are $38 per person and can be purchased up to one-hour prior to the event by going to  www.eventbrite.com/o/st-augustine-distillery-co-6266122955 Free tours of the distillery are conducted daily.  112 Riberia Street 904-825-4962 www.staugustinedistillery.com

Saturday & Sunday: August 9 – 10

Schooner Freedom Full Moon Sail – St. Augustine’s premier tall ship, the Schooner Freedom, sails through the calm waters of Matanzas Bay lit by the glow of the full moon.  This memorable sailing excursion departs at 8:45 p.m. from the St. Augustine Marina.  Complimentary beer, soda and wine are included in the $35 per person rate.  Bring along a picnic basket or desserts and make it a night to remember.  111 Avenida Menendez  904-810-1010 www.schoonerfreedom.com

Sunday: August 10

Crosby, Stills & Nash Concert – Folk Rock super-group made up of David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash provide a special evening of music at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Each member has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame not once, but twice.  Tickets range from $99 – $39. The concert starts at 7 p.m. (gates open 6 p.m.)  1340 A1A South St. Augustine. 904-209-0367 www.staugamphitheatre.com 


Sunset/Moonrise at St. Augustine Lighthouse – Enjoy the sunset and moonrise from the top of the Lighthouse!  The $25 admission includes a champagne toast, provided by San Sebastian Winery, hors d’oeuvres from The Reef and an informative overview of the history of the St. Augustine Light Station. 81 Lighthouse Ave., St. Augustine 904-829-0745 www.staugustinelighthouse.org