Free Admission to the St Augustine Fort This Weekend

Free Admission to the St Augustine Fort This Week and Much More

As promised the Agustin Inn brings you a list of St Augustine’s top events! This weekend the St Augustine Fort offers free admission as well as a candlelight evening!

The St Augustine Fort or the Castillo de San Marcos, which is its official name remains to be St. Augustine’s most visited attraction! Besides what is happening at the Fort this weekend here is a list of all the week’s best events to attend!


Friday – Sunday, April 20-22

Vilano Fest 2018

The two-day Vilano Fest is “the best in tunes, tastings and tours in the area,” according to the entertainers who perform here and the fans who return each year. The event consists of a weekend of activities at the Vilano Town Center, including a Sea Turtle Soiree on Friday from 7-10 p.m. with a happy hour starting at 6 p.m., Tour of Homes on Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Music Fest on Saturday from noon-8 p.m. featuring a culinary student competition and arts and crafts vendors with entertainment for all ages. Weekend packages are available through the website and include all three activities, or buy separately according to your preferences. 904-827-7411 www.vilanofest.com

Bad Jews at the Limelight Theatre
Bad Jews at the Limelight Theatre is a comedy about faith and family. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $26 general admission, $24 seniors, $20 students and military. Bad Jews will be showing through May 13. 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine 904-825-1164 www.limelight-theatre.org

Saturday, April 21

Historical Look into the Old Spanish Quarries

Anastasia State Park will host a Historical Look into the Old Spanish Quarries program from 10-11 a.m. Experience a new perspective of the Old Spanish Quarries at Anastasia State Park in relation to the famous Castillo de San Marcos and the survival of St. Augustine. This informative program with a fun and knowledgeable ranger will bring the history of the quarry to life as you learn about the amazing work that occurred in the Old Spanish Quarries and the architecture that influenced the history of St. Augustine. Check in at the ranger station, then meet in the quarry parking area by the front entrance gate. The program is free with regular park admission, which ranges from $8-$2. 300 Anastasia Park Rd., St. Augustine 904-461-2033  www.floridastateparks.org/anastasia

Tolomato Cemetery Guided Tour

Tour the oldest extant planned cemetery in Florida with burials from the First Spanish Period, 1565-1763. Admission is free, and donations are encouraged. Tours are from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 14 Cordova St., St. Augustine 904-257-3273 www.tolomatocemetery.com

Encore Film from the St. Augustine Film Festival

A showing of the film These Daughters of Minewill take place at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe at noon. This is a touching story about the strength of family ties in a situation of imminent danger. Admission is $10. Admission for all-access pass holders is free. 36 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-679-5736 www.corazoncinemaandcafe.com

Music in the Park Featuring Brent Byrd and the Suitcase Gypsies

Anastasia State Park is hosting a concert series in partnership with Cape Leisure. Each concert will begin with an open jam session from 5-6 p.m. Guests and local musicians will be welcomed to the stage to showcase their talents. Each month will feature a different local musician or band for a two-hour show at the beach pavilion, and this month’s performance is by Brent Byrd and the Suitcase Gypsies. Concerts are from 6-8 p.m. Concerts are free with paid park admission, which ranges from $8-$2. Island Beach Grill will be featuring food and drink specials during each concert. 300 Anastasia Park Rd., St. Augustine 904-460-9111 www.floridastateparks.org/anastasia

Changing of the Guard

At 6 p.m., see history come to life when 18th century Spanish soldiers march down St. George Street from the Colonial Quarter to the Governor’s House Cultural Center & Museum where they perform authentic military drills before firing an exciting volley of musketry. The event features the St. Augustine Garrison. 48 King St., St. Augustine 904-834-1540   www.hfm.club/garrison/cog

Castillo by Candlelight: Your National Parks

In honor of National Park Week, Castillo de San Marcos National Monument will host a special evening candlelight event. National Park Week is about celebrating America’s treasures – the national parks. This is an open house-style program, and visitors may reserve free tickets for an entry time at 6:15, 6:45, 7:15, 7:45 or 8:15 p.m., and be permitted to stay inside the Castillo as long as they like until the event ends at 8:45 p.m. Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis at the ticket booth or by phone at 904-829-6506 Ext. 239. Space is limited. For questions about the event, please call 904-829-6506 Ext. 233. 1 S. Castillo Dr., St. Augustine www.nps.gov/casa

Modest Mouse at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre

The St. Augustine Amphitheatre proudly announces the return of indie rock band Modest Mouse to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Formed in Issaquah, Washington Modest Mouse has become, throughout the past two decades, the indie rock golden standard. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the show is at 7 p.m. Admission is $48. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-209-0367 www.staugamphitheatre.com

Gamble Rogers Music Festival Concert

This free concert by the Gamble Rogers Board of Directors will be performed thanks to patrons, friends, volunteers and family of the Gamble Rogers Music Festival. The performance will take place from 7-9 p.m. at Whitney Lab Lohman Auditorium. 9505 Oceanshore Blvd., St. Augustine 904-794-4163 www.gamblerogersfest.org

National Park Week

National Park Week is America’s largest celebration of national heritage. It’s about making great connections, exploring amazing places, discovering open spaces, enjoying affordable vacations and enhancing America’s best idea – the national parks. It’s all happening in our national parks. Help us celebrate by visiting your national parks – Castillo de San Marcos and Fort Matanzas. On April 21, every national park will give you free admission, including Castillo de San Marcos National Monument. Fort Matanzas National Monument is always free. 1 S. Castillo Dr., St. Augustine 904-829-6506 www.nps.gov/casa

Reserve Your Stay at the Agustin Inn

Be sure to reserve your room at the Agustin Inn in downtown St. Augustine, Florida! We are rated one of the best accommodations in town when it comes to location. We are within close walking distance of the St. Augustine Fort and much more! Simply drop your bags and let our knowledgeable innkeepers assist you with your plans! We look forward to hosting you for your stay in beautiful St. Augustine!