St Augustine Spring Break Features Annual Rhythm and Ribs Festival
Just about every weekend during St Augustine Spring Break, there is a huge event going on in our event’s field in the historic area (walking distance from the Agustin) and the end of March is no exception! In fact for the weekend of March 31st through April 2nd, if you are staying with us you’ll be around for one of the most popular if you like good cookin mixed with fun and live music that is!
The St. Augustine Annual Rhythm and Ribs Festival was voted St. Augustine’s Best Festival:
2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014 and 2015
Award Winning Bar-B-Que from 7 regional and national BBQ champions
Great, Continuous Live Music
Arts, Crafts and Vendors
Children’s Games, Rides and Activities
This is the 22nd year of the Rhythm & Ribs Festival in St. Augustine, Florida. In 2015 they were once again voted BEST FESTIVAL in St. Augustine after placing as 1st Runner-Up Best Festival 2010 through 2012! (only second to the First Friday Artwalk event series held at downtown St. Augustine shops monthly).
Rhythm & Ribs will be held March 31 – April 2, 2017, at the Special Events Field located behind the Visitors Information Center and parking garage, on West Castillo Drive, between U.S. 1 and South Castillo Drive (A1A) right in the heart of historic downtown St. Augustine (our nation’s oldest city, founded in 1565).
Admission and Festival Times:
Friday, March 31 – 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM Entry $10 Adult, kids 13 and under free
Saturday, April 1 – 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM Entry $5 Adult, 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM Entry $10 Adult, kids 13 and under free
Sunday, April 2 – 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM Entry $5 Adult, kids 13 and under free
History of the Festival
Rhythm & Ribs was founded by St. Augustine Sunrise Rotary in 1995 as an event from which all proceeds are donated to charitable organizations for local and international service oriented projects, as well as providing a fun filled weekend for the whole community.
What began as a small Barbecue Fest (its original name) has grown each year and attracts music lovers and barbecue aficionados from all over the Southeast and beyond. Over 25,000 visitors come to enjoy the fun over the Festival weekend.
As the Festival, has grown, the music lineup has expanded to include headliners such as JJ GREY & MOFRO, Sister Hazel, Rusted Root, Leon Russell, Dave Mason and the Marshall Tucker Band, along with many well-loved local and regional musicians.
For this particular weekend we still have two rooms available for Friday and Saturday night; including our Deluxe King and our Superior King. Both include a full, two course breakfast in the am along with afternoon refreshments and an ideal location close to the St Augustine Spring Break Festivals and much more!