No matter what time of year you decide to visit St. Augustine, FL, there is always something new to see and experience, especially when it comes to events! Our calendar is filled with several exciting annual events, but we’ve narrowed down the list to some of our personal favorites.
Read on to discover some of the best St. Augustine events that you’ll definitely want to attend. You’ll also find a wide variety of other local events and activities in our free St. Augustine Vacation Guide, so request yours today and let’s start planning the getaway of your dreams.
10 of the Most Fun St. Augustine Events
1. St. Augustine Film Festival (January)
Recognized as one of Florida’s top celebrations of cinema, the St. Augustine Film Festival is a must for moviegoers and film fans from all over the world. Many fantastic films are showcased at the festival and encompass a wide variety of genres including documentaries, foreign films, and independent films.
To make the experience even more memorable, guests with the All Access Pass have the option to attend special dinners and parties and converse with the filmmakers themselves. It’s a one-of-a-kind journey into film that you won’t want to miss.
2. Spanish Wine Festival (February)
This exciting event not only celebrates St. Augustine’s Spanish heritage, but also the birthday of the city’s founder, Pedro Menéndez. This is the perfect opportunity to indulge in traditional Spanish wine, food, and culture.
3. Celtic Music and Heritage Festival (March)
The Celtic Music and Heritage Festival is a three-day party that includes the popular St. Patrick’s Day parade, Celtic music, and of course, plenty of food for everyone!
You’ll also have the opportunity to enjoy traditional Highland games, artisans, family-friendly fun, and more. No wonder it’s rated as the finest Celtic Music Festival in the United States!
4. The PLAYERS Championship (March)
Florida is one of the nation’s top destinations for golf, so it comes as no surprise that one of the largest golf tournaments is held just 40 minutes from St. Augustine! The PLAYERS Championship takes place at the prestigious PLAYERS Club and supplies an unforgettable VIP experience for golfers and golf fans alike.
5. Lions Seafood Festival (March)
The Lions Seafood Festival is one of the city’s largest and most family-friendly celebrations! The festival features a wide variety of delicious seafood for you to try as well as musical entertainment, craft vendors, kiddie rides, and shows. The best part? Proceeds collected at the event go to local organizations that assist those in need.
Get ready to feast on fantastic seafood, tap your feet to great music, and make memories that you’ll always cherish.
6. Sing Out Loud (September)
Music lovers, unite! Sing Out Loud puts on some of the best St. Augustine, FL concerts by local and regional bands and artists. Thousands of people attend this event every year, making it one of the most popular St. Augustine events.
On select weekends in September, jam out with your friends at several stages across the city and discover your new favorite band.
7. St. Augustine Greek Festival (October)
Each fall, the St. Augustine Greek Festival brings the vibrant culture of the Greek Islands to life! From sampling Greek food and traditional dancing to shopping for unique souvenirs, you’ll be sure to find delight at this unique celebration.
8. Tiny House Festival (November)
Whether you’re a fan of tiny homes or you’re shopping for one, the Tiny House Festival is an event that you won’t want to skip.
During the festival, you’ll be able to tour a wide variety of micro homes, enjoy live music performances, attend workshops, and learn all about living in a tiny home from experienced small home owners!
9. Nights of Lights St. Augustine (December)
To commemorate the holiday season, St. Augustine hosts one of the nation’s most beloved Christmas light displays known as the Nights of Lights! This dazzling and award-winning event is a must for your holiday getaway and one of the best things to do in St. Augustine during December.
Over three million Christmas lights are strung throughout the city for your viewing enjoyment during the event. Downtown shops and restaurants also join the celebration by staying open later so you can dine and shop into the night.
10. St. Augustine Bed and Breakfast Tour (December)
This holiday-themed event allows you and your loved ones to tour some of St. Augustine’s most prestigious bed and breakfast inns while they’re decked out for the holidays. This is one of our personal favorites because the Victorian House is included on the itinerary!
From beautifully lit Christmas trees to lovely garland wreaths, you’ll see it all! Plus, each inn will be partnering with a local restaurant or culinary specialist to provide delicious food and drinks during the tour.
A number of local museums, historic sites, and cultural partners will also be open for the St. Augustine Bed and Breakfast Tour. That way, you’ll be able to see even more incredible holiday decorations and explore notable points of interest throughout St. Augustine.
Need a Place to Stay? You’re Invited to Stay With Us at the Victorian House
Whether you’re planning to attend one of our favorite St. Augustine festivals or in need or a relaxing escape from your daily schedule, we invite you to stay with us at the Victorian House.
Our elegant and historic inn is perfectly suited to host you and your loved ones for an unforgettable getaway to the nation’s oldest city. During your stay with us, you’ll enjoy a variety of thoughtful amenities, accommodations in our lovely guest rooms and suites, and a delicious hot breakfast each morning.
May we suggest our lovely Magnolia Room for your vacation? This inviting accommodation has been featured on the back cover of Bed and Breakfast USA and features a beautiful queen-size canopy bed, private bathroom with a full tub and shower, great views of St. Augustine’s historic street, and more.
Book your next getaway with us today! We look forward to seeing you in St. Augustine soon.