This Memorial Day weekend, the skies above the Nation's oldest city will be filled with daring men and women in their fabulous flying machines when the St. Augustine Air Show returns to the Northeast Florida Regional Airport. The two-day show will feature world-renowned aerobatic pilots, military exhibits and static displays and a special appearance by the world's first car-nivorous monster - Robo Saurus.
Gates will open on both May 28 and 29 at 9:30 a.m. and the show will begin at 1 p.m. Among the performers will be aerobatic pilot Gene Soucy with wing-walker Teresa Stokes; the jet aerobatics of Team MS 760; the Misty Blues all-women skydiving team; Elliot Cross and his World War II Curtis P-40; Viper East F-16 Fighting Falcon jet fighter demonstration; and Shock Wave, the extreme jet-powered truck.
The event will honor America's military with a special "Salute to Veterans" past and present. Proceeds from the show will support United Way of St. Johns County, Wounded Warrior Project, Special Operations Warrior Foundation and Naval Special Warfare Foundations (SEALS). Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. For more details, go towww.StAugustineAirShow.net .
(Article and photo from the Visitors Convention Bureau - St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra)
|Rangers and Garrison volunteers will demonstrate the weapons and relate the experiences of the colonial Spanish soldier of 1740s St. Augustine. Historic weapons demonstrations will be presented at 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30, & 3:30. Firing times are subject to change depending on weather conditions and staff availability.|
|Location: Castillo de San Marcos|
|Hours: 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily|
|Admission: $6 for adults, children under 15 free when accompanied by an adult|
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 visitwww.artgalleriesofstaugustine.com.
GLOBAL LATITUDES AT ST. AUGUSTINE ART ASSOCIATION
FRIDAY MAY 13 - SUNDAY MAY 29
Enjoy this juried art show of works that have an artistic spin from around the world. The opening takes place at 7 p.m. during First Friday Art Walk and the exhibit will be on display through May 29. The St. Augustine Art Association Gallery, located at 22 Marine Street in St. Augustine is open Tuesday through Saturday noon to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 904.824.2310 or visit www.staaa.org.
HASTINGS POTATO AND CABBAGE FESTIVAL * SATURDAY MAY 14
Come help celebrate this year's harvest season as this annual event returns to St. Johns County. Known as the Potato Capital of Florida, the town of Hastings will host a fun-filled day with entertainment of all kinds, kids' activities, art and history exhibits and a Farmer's Market. It all takes place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Hastings Recreational Field, 150 Main Street off SR 207 Admission is free. For more information, call 904.471.0909, or email@example.com.
ORCHIDS FOR MOTHER'S DAY * SATURDAY MAY 14
Get Mom a beautiful orchid, be entertained and support a great cause at this fundraiser conducted by the Junior Service League to benefit the Bailey Family Center for Caring of Community Hospice of Northeast Florida. A vast assortment of blooming award-winning orchids will be made available through a silent auction from 10 a.m.-noon at the Yacht Club, 442 Ocean Vista Avenue (Lighthouse Park), St. Augustine. Orchid experts will be on hand to offer advice on the care and growing of orchids, light hors d'oeuvres will be served and the band Mood will perform. Admission is free.
MUSIC FOR MARLEE * SUNDAY MAY 15
Celebrate Mother's Day with seaside music from four live bands, beverages, hot dogs, raffle, silent auction and much more - all for a good cause. Music for Marlee and Friends is sponsored by Haven Horse Ranch and raises funds for local children affected by autism and epilepsy. The event is from noon to 6 p.m. at the St. Augustine Beach Pier. Admission is free. For more information, call 904.813.5710.