Weekend Events: 4th of July and More!

* note * World Golf Village Fireworks are Friday, July 1st * Downtown St. Augustine Fireworks are Monday, July 4th! *


Friday: July 1

PLAZA STROLL TOUR DEBUTS

Be one of the first to participate in St. Augustine’s newest history tour. The guides from City Walks Tours will lead this fascinating 75-minute walking tour that will reveal the secrets of the Plaza de la Constitucion, the meanings behind its monuments, and the history of the center of life in St. Augustine throughout the centuries. The tour is $12 per person and discounts for online booking are available. The tour is presented at 10 a.m. in English and 10:30 a.m. in Spanish and will depart from the Public Market in St. Augustine’s Plaza de la Constitucion. This new tour is offered DAILY. For more information, call 904.540.3476 or visit www.StAugustineCityWalks.com.


FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK

Enjoy the latest exhibits, music, entertainment and refreshments at more than 20 St. Augustine art galleries. 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. Galleries are open from 5 to 9 p.m. For more information, call 904.829.0065 or visit www.artgalleriesofstaugustine.com.


WORLD GOLF VILLAGE FIREWORKS

Enjoy one of the largest fireworks displays in Northeast Florida as World Golf Village celebrates Independence Day. Bring blankets or lawn chairs (no coolers please) and find a spot around the Walk of Champions to enjoy the show. Admission is free. The Fireworks take place between 9 and 9:30 p.m. Restaurants and shops will be open to the public, including an All American Tasting Room at the Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village. A minimal parking fee will be required for entry to the fireworks event. World Golf Village is located at Exit 323 off I-95 in St. Augustine. Visit www.WorldGolfHallofFame.com or call 904.940.4123.


Monday: July 4

ST. AUGUSTINE‘S FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION

Have a blast at one of the East Coast’s largest fireworks shows! The spectacular fireworks burst above the ancient Castillo de San Marcos and reflect in the waters of Matanzas Bay. The 20-minute show includes a stirring soundtrack of great patriotic music. Admission is free with the best vantage points located along the bayfront between the Castillo and the Bridge of Lions. The fireworks blast off at 9:30 p.m. For more details, call 904.825.1004 or go to www.staugustinegovernment.com .

4TH OF JULY TOP OF THE LIGHTHOUSE

Celebrate the 4th of July at the top of the St. Augustine Lighthouse with a magnificent view of the skyline and fireworks. The spectacular event begins with the viewing of the sunset over the Atlantic. Then fireworks when darkness sets…… St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum is located at 81 Lighthouse Avenue. Tickets are $40 per person and space is limited. For reservations call 904.829.0745 ext. 207. For more information, visit www.staugustinelighthouse.com.

4TH OF JULY ROOFTOP CELEBRATION AT THE WHITE ROOM

Come celebrate our nation’s independence at the The White Room’s Loft and Rooftop and enjoy the fireworks with the best view in town. Dinner includes a fresh market station with fresh fruit, imported cheeses, salad, Rosemary and Herb crusted Beef Tenderloin, Chicken Florentine, garlic herb whipped potatoes and fire roasted vegetables, dessert, and complimentary cocktail. $45.95 plus tax and gratuity. Outside seating is limited the first 100 reservations. Special Children’s menu. The White Room is located on the third floor of 1 King Street in Downtown St. Augustine on the water across from the Bridge of Lions. For more information call 904.824.9056 or email info@ocwhiteroom.comfor reservations.


FIREWORKS BOAT TRIP

Join St. Augustine Eco Tours for a a front row seat of the fireworks! Private trips are available for parties of six — $250 per boat. For details, call 904.377.7245.