First Friday Art Walk Starts the Weekend in St. Augustine

Friday: August 3

Pottery Demonstration at Worley Favor Pottery on Aviles Street
Photo credit:  Photo by Rhonda Parker

First Friday Art Walk 

Free Parking and 

Free Trains/Trolleys

Enjoy the latest exhibits, music, entertainment and refreshments at more than 20 downtown St. Augustine art galleries from 5 – 9 p.m. Park for free at the San Sebastian Winery, 157 King Street, where sightseeing trains and trolleys offer free round-trips to the heart of the art district – or go on your own self-guided art walk.

Saturday: August 4

Sunset Celebration at Vilano Beach Town Center

Food, artist performers, local arts and crafts, and genuine Old Florida surprises from 3 p.m. to dusk at the Vilano Beach Pier & Pavilion, 115 Vilano Rd #A in St. Augustine. Floating docks near the pier allow for waterway transport from the mainland to the island – just as in the early Henry Flagler days. 904- 540-0420.

Campfire Program at Anastasia State Park

Free presentation on different topics from bird watching to star-gazing around the campfire. Anastasia State Park is located at 1340 Florida A1A in St. Augustine. Admission to the park is $8.00 per vehicle or $2.00 per pedestrian or bicyclist. 904-461-2033.

Historic Weapons Demonstation at Fort Matanzas 

Take the National Park Service’s ferry to Rattlesnake Island and experience daily military life at Fort Matanzas – the 18th century Spanish fort that guarded the southern approach to St. Augustine. From 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., authentically clad re-enactors will demonstrate Spanish muskets and cannons at the fort. Admission is free. Located at 8635 A1A S in St. Augustine. 904-471-0116.