St Augustine Events This Week Begin With a Circus and End With Festival

St Augustine Events Scheduled From Wednesday Through Sunday

Here in St. Augustine you can enjoy a variety of events whether you are staying during the work-week or on the weekend!

Aside from the events we also brag about our fantastic restaurants and the shopping experience right outside our front door!

There are a variety of historic attractions you’ll want to add to your list to experience our rich history. Be sure to ask our knowledgeable staff for directions. We are happy to assist you in planning your visit.

Whether you are a history buff, a beach goer or simply a “lets just getaway” vacationer, there is something here just for you!

Each week we compile a list of events scheduled if you are simply looking for something fun to do to supplement your itinerary or if you require additional details on one already planned.

Wednesday – Sunday, February 7 – 11

The Venardos Circus at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre

Created by former Ringling Bros. Ringmaster Kevin Venardos, the Venardos Circus wraps world-class circus acts into a Broadway Musical-style format that is called “the American Circus with the heart of a Broadway Show.” Shows run Wednesday through Sunday through February 10 at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Visit the website for show time details. Admission ranges from $35-$15. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-209-0367 www.venardoscircus.com

Thursday – Saturday, February 8-10

Flight to Freedom

The first underground railroad in the United States didn’t head north; it headed south to Florida. Slaves fleeing slavery in the Carolinas and Georgia often headed to the fortified town of Gracia Real de Santa Teresa de Mose, now known as Fort Mose, in search of freedom. Volunteers from Florida Living History, in partnership with Fort Mose Historic State Park and the Fort Mose Historical Society, offer visitors an opportunity to look back and glimpse the journey of the people fleeing slavery.  Freedom Trail guided tours, colonial Spanish military demonstrations and period culinary demonstrations take place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. Admission to the heritage event is free, but there is a museum admission fee of $2. Admission into the museum for youth ages 5 and under is free. 15 Fort Mose Trail, St. Augustine 904-823-2234 www.floridastateparks.org/park/fort-mose

Thursday – Sunday, February 8-11

Fool for Love

A classic show with a twist. Sam Shepard’s Fool for Love is a western based in the Mojave Desert. Through searing truth and dark humor, Fool for Love shows the story of two people who just can’t live without each other whether they like it or not. Performance times at the Limelight Theatre are 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. There is a preview day on January 18. Tickets are $26 general admission, $24 seniors and $20 students and military. 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine 904-825-1164 www.limelight-theatre.org

Friday & Saturday, February 9-10

Haunted Romance Tour

Enjoy a stroll down lover’s lane during a 90-minute entertaining tour of St. Augustine’s romantic and beautiful backstreets in the eerily romantic south end of the city’s oldest neighborhoods. The tour features historic tales of love and romance, which often end tragically, and with ghostly consequences. Reservations are recommended. The tour departs at 8:15 p.m. from Beerhammer’s Store. Tickets are $16 for adults and $10 for youth ages 6-12. 162 St. George St., Suite 19 904-824-8840 www.ghostaugustine.com

Saturday, February 10

St. Augustine Pirate and Treasure Museum Courtyard Event

At 10 a.m. artisans from Kalmanson Creations will be on hand at the St. Augustine Pirate and Treasure Museum for an exhibition and sale of handcrafted jewelry, accessories and other pieces of fine silver. Kalmanson Creations will also be demonstrating techniques for crafting handmade, artisanal jewelry. Jennifer and Phillip Kalmanson create all types of jewelry using various materials and methods. They have even been known to mine their own gems to put into their works. 12 S. Castillo Dr., St. Augustine 904-819-1444 www.thepiratemuseum.com

Saturday & Sunday, February 10-11

Valentine’s Day Weekend and Valentine’s Day Sails

Celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend and Valentine’s Day aboard the Schooner Freedom. Day sails are from 12:15-2:15 p.m., sunset sails are from 4:15-6:15 p.m. and moonlight sails are from 6:45-8 p.m. Visit the website for ticket prices. The sails depart from the St. Augustine Municipal Marina. Call for reservations. 111 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine 904-810-1010 www.schoonerfreedom.com

Sunday, February 11

Made in St. Augustine a Handcrafted Festival

Celebrate everything made in the nation’s oldest city at Made in St. Augustine, a handcrafted festival at Francis Field from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Come hungry (and thirsty!) and explore the many tastes of St. Augustine under one roof. Meet local artists, jewelers, craftspeople, sculptors, designers, apothecaries, woodworkers, bakers, sauciers and makers of all kinds. General admission is $5, and admission for youth ages 5 and under is free. 25 W. Castillo Dr., St. Augustine info@madeinstaugustinefest.com www.madeinstaugustinefest.com

Be sure to check out our large variety of guestrooms and amenities and if you are celebrating a special occasion, browse our packages to surprise your significant other!

We welcome you to our city and look forward to your visit at the Agustin!