10/27/2011

Halloween Weekend Events include Pirates and Uptown Saturday Night

FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY OCT 28-30


THE PIRATE GATHERING
Celebrate the Golden Age of Piracy in the Nation's oldest city during the 4th annual gathering of pirate's from all over the South. See a pirate mutiny, weapons demonstrations, sailor's encampment, shop in the Thieves Market and hear stories of the high seas, history and sea shanties.   For more information, call 904.824.4997 or visit www.pirategathering.com.   

CREATURES OF THE NIGHT AT THE ALLIGATOR FARM
Dress in your favorite costume to the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park for candy, a creepy creature experience, animal trading cards, and a great time!  Young ghosts and goblins can wander the wild walkway and encounter costumed animal keepers with creepy creatures and candy! There will be an alligator feeding show and a drawing for prizes. It all takes place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults and $6 for children. For more information, call 904.824.3337 or visit www.alligatorFarm.com.  
   

ST. AUGUSTINE CITY WALKS HALLOWEEN AND SAMHAIN TOURS
Through the month of October, St. Augustine City Walks Tours will honor the historical and ancient origins of Halloween and Samhain, The Celtic New Year!  Each of their  tours, The St. Augustine Pub Crawl; The St. Augustine CREEPY Crawl; History, Mystery, Mayhem & Murder!; Savory Faire ~ A Food Tour with Taste!; and the Plaza Stroll, will celebrate the history and origins of Halloween's modern day customs - Bonfires, The Jack-O-Lantern, Dressing Up in Costume, Trick or Treating and more!  For more information, call 904.540.3476 or visit www.StAugustineCityWalks.com.  

GHOSTS AND GRAVESTONES FRIGHTSEEING ADVENTURES
Explore the darker side of the Nation's Oldest City.  Visit the site of the terrible tragedy that occurred in 1873 at the St. Augustine Lighthouse and on these special October dates, Ghosts & Gravestones will include complimentary admission into Riot at the Old Jail, St. Augustine's premier haunted house.  Tours are from 8 to 10 p.m.  Admission is $26 per Adult and $14 per Child (ages 6 - 12).  Children 5 and under are not permitted. All tours depart from The Old Jail, 167 San Marco Avenue.  For more information, call 904.829.3800 or visit www.ghostsandgravestones.com.     

GHOSTLY HEARSE TOURS
Visit some of St. Augustine's most haunted sites from the comfort of your very own hearse! Narrated hearse tours depart with departed souls each evening at 8:30 p.m. and 10:15 p.m, and a late-night weekend tour departs at 11:45 p.m. Tickets are $23.95 for adults and $12.95 for kids ages 5-12. If you'd prefer to stretch your legs, walking tours are only $8. For reservations, to purchase tickets online or for more information go to www.ghosthearse.com or you make your arrangements by calling 904.829.0576

HAUNTED HEARSE RIDE
Experience a genuine St. Augustine ghost tour through the darkest side of the historic downtown riding in a gothic hearse.  Rides depart at 5, 6, 7, 8, 9:15, and 11:30 p.m. from Beerhammer's located in Heritage Walk Mall, 162 St. George Street in St. Augustine.  Tickets are $30 for adults and $18 for Children under 12.   Reservations are recommended. For more information, call 904.824-8840, or visitwww.ghostaugustine.com.      

HAUNTED PUB TOUR
Get ready to face the Spirits! Hear intoxicating tales while enjoying the ales, or other beverages, at four of St. Augustine's old haunts. Each stop is 30 to 40 minutes, just enough time to soak up your favorite drink, haunting Halloween stories and the ghostly atmosphere before you'll step outside for a refreshing easy stroll to the next pub. The Pub Tours depart at 5, 7, 8:30, 9 and 9:30 p.m. from Beerhammer's located in Heritage Walk Mall, 162 St. George Street in St. Augustine. Reservations are recommended. Tickets for this adults-only tour are $17per person. For more information, call 904.824-8840, or visitwww.ghostaugustine.com.     

HAUNTED ST AUGUSTINE PARANORMAL INVESTIGATION
Learn how to assess seemingly haunted phenomena.  Bring your cameras and your wits. The investigations begin at 6 and 9 p.m. at Beerhammer's located in Heritage Walk Mall, 162 St. George Street in St. Augustine. Tickets are $35 for adults and $15 for children under 12. Reservations are recommended. For more information, call 904.824-8840, or visit www.ghostaugustine.com.

SATURDAY, SUNDAY, AND MONDAY OCT 29-31

RIPLEY'S SAFETY-IN-NUMBER RIDING TOUR
Hop aboard Ripley's Safety -in -Number special Halloween Ghost Tours.  This hauntingly fun tour departs from Ripley's Castle Warden, 19 San Marco Avenue, and makes stops at the Fountain of Youth Archeological Park and the St. Augustine Haunted History Museum. Tours are at 6:45, 8:15, 10 p.m. and Midnight. Tickets are $23 for adults and $11 for children.  904.824.1606www.ghosttrainadventure.com
  
RIPLEY'S GHOST TRAIN ADVENTURE
Hop aboard the Ghost Train for a trip to the paranormal side of haunted St. Augustine.  This ghostly tour travels through some of the oldest city's most haunted areas. Then the tour makes a final stop a Castle Warden for a back-stage visit where participants can investigate one of the city's most notorious murder mysteries.   Tours depart from Ripley's Castle Warden, 19 San Marco Avenue at 7:15; 8; 8:30; 9:15; 9:45; 10:30; 11 p.m. and Midnight.  Tickets are $26 for adults and $13 for children. 904.824.1606www.ghosttrainadventure.com
  
FAMILY FUN GHOST WALK ADVENTURES
Bring the kids for some Halloween fun at Ripley's Believe It or Not! Participate in this G-rated ghost walk that promises fun and frolic. The tours are $8 for adults and $4 for children. They depart at 6, 7 & 8 p.m. from the gift shop at Ripley's Believe It or Not! Castle Warden located at 19 San Marco Avenue in St. Augustine. 904.824.1606 www.ghosttrainadventure.com

SUNDAY AND MONDAY OCT 30-31

PHANTOM DJ AND HALLOWEEN PARTY AT RIPLEY'S BELIEVE IT OR NOT MUSEUM!
The Phantom DJ will provide the jammin' tunes for the Halloween party atmosphere at Ripley's Castle Warden. There will be lots of family fun featuring lasers, music, and free candy, glow-sticks, and prizes.  Watch for a special appearance by the Ghost Busters. 904.824.1606 www.ghosttrainadventure.com






UPTOWN SATURDAY NIGHT



From 5 to 9 p.m. on the last Saturday of each month, experience live music, refreshments, new exhibits, book signings and much more at the galleries, antique stores and unique shops on St. Augustine's San Marco Avenue between Ripley's Museum and the Mission Nombre de Dios.  Loca Author Ann McAllister Clark will be signing copies of the her book A Bone In Her Teeth at Wolf's Head Books, 67 San Marco. Wolfhead's will also have a special on world history materials, books, prints and maps. The Mission Nombre de Dios provides FREE PARKING. For more information, call 904.823.9263.




10/12/2011

Ghostly Events in October!


GHOSTS AND GRAVESTONES FRIGHTSEEING ADVENTURES
Explore the darker side of the Nation's Oldest City.  Visit the site of the terrible tragedy that occurred in 1873 at the St. Augustine Lighthouse and on special October dates, Ghosts & Gravestones will include complimentary admission into Riot at the Old Jail, St. Augustine's premier haunted house.  Tours are from 8 to 10 p.m.  Admission is $26 per Adult and $14 per Child (ages 6 - 12).  Children 5 and under are not permitted. All tours depart from The Old Jail, 167 San Marco Avenue.  For more information, call 904.829.3800 or visit www.ghostsandgravestones.com/st-augustine/.


ST. AUGUSTINE CITY WALKS HALLOWEEN AND SAMHAIN TOURS
Through the month of October, St. Augustine City Walks Tours will honor the historical and ancient origins of Halloween and Samhain, The Celtic New Year!  Each of their  tours, The St. Augustine Pub Crawl; The St. Augustine CREEPY Crawl; History, Mystery, Mayhem & Murder!; Savory Faire ~ A Food Tour with Taste!; and the Plaza Stroll, will celebrate the history and origins of Halloween's modern day customs - Bonfires, The Jack-O-Lantern, Dressing Up in Costume, Trick or Treating and more!  For more information, call 904.540.3476 or visit www.staugustinecitywalks.com.


GHOSTLY HEARSE TOURS
Visit some of St. Augustine's most haunted sites from the comfort of your very own hearse! Narrated hearse tours depart with departed souls each evening at 8:30 p.m. and 10:15 p.m, and a late-night weekend tour departs at 11:45 p.m. Tickets are $23.95 for adults and $12.95 for kids ages 5-12. If you'd prefer to stretch your legs, walking tours are only $8. For reservations, to purchase tickets online or for more information click on the following link:
www.ghosthearse.com or you make your arrangements by calling 904.829.0576.

TOLOMATO CEMETERY TOURS
Come explore the historic markers at the oldest extant cemetery in Florida. The self-guided and docent led tours are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. TheTolomato Cemetery, an historic cemetery, is located on Cordova Street, the site of an earlier Franciscan Indian mission (Our Lady of Guadalupe of the Tolomato) in St Augustine. Burials officially ceased in 1884. Visits are free of charge, but visitors are encouraged to offer a donation.  All money goes to the preservation and restoration of the cemetery. For more information, visit www.tolomatocemetery.com

10/06/2011

Festivals & Frampton!

23rd ANNUAL ST. AUGUSTINE COLONIAL FOLK ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL * SATURDAY & SUNDAY * OCT 8-9
See colonial craftspeople from throughout Florida demonstrate "Lost Arts" such as spinning, weaving, basket making, blacksmithing, pottery making and many other arts and crafts. Historical musical performances, children's hands-on craft experiences, storytelling and much more show how entertaining the old days could be. The event takes place each day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Colonial Spanish Quarter Museum, 53 St. George St., St. Augustine. Admission is free. For more detailed information, contact 904.825.8055.


14th ANNUAL GREEK FESTIVAL * FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY * OCT 7-9
Come join the fun and experience St. Augustine's fascinating Greek Heritage at the 14th Annual Greek Festival hosted by Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. Enjoy a delicious assortment of Greek foods, pastries and beverages along with nonstop entertainment with live Greek music and performances by Greek dance troupes.   The Festival takes place from 4 to 9 p.m. on Friday; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday at Francis Field behind St. Augustine's Historic Downtown Parking Garage on Castillo Drive. Admission is $2, children under 12 are free. For more information, call 904.829.0504 or visit www.stauggreekfest.com.

FIESTA DE AVILES AND RUNNING OF THE BULLS * FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY * OCT 7-9
Run with the "bulls" on the oldest street in the oldest city when the 2nd Annual Fiesta de Aviles takes place in downtown St. Augustine. As part of First Friday Art Walk, the Fiesta's opening event from 5-9 p.m. will feature the shops and galleries of Aviles Street. Saturday at 5 p.m., the running of the bulls will take place in a colorful and fun version of the world-famous event at Pamplona. The "bulls: will be propelled by Flagler College students who will chase runners dressed in traditional white with red sashes. There will also be live music in the street from noon to 10 p.m. Sunday is Sangria Sunday with a lively and tasty sangria contest and Tango dancers. Admission to all events is free and colorful Festival shirts will be available for $5. For more information, call 904.377.5166.

FLAVORS OF FLORIDA'S HISTORIC COAST
Bring your appetite to nearly 20 different restaurants that will present a "Chef's Choice" prix fixe (fixed price) three-course meal reflecting their unique flavors and style. Great food, paired with a wide variety of lodging options and enticing cultural events, make October the perfect month to visit St. Augustine · Ponte Vedra on Florida's Historic Coast. For more information on Flavors of Florida's Historic Coast, participating restaurants and their menus, visit www.HistoricCoastFlavors.com.  

PETER FRAMPTON AT ST. AUGUSTINE AMPHITHEATRE
Experience Peter Frampton's live performance of his "Frampton Comes Alive"--- one of the most celebrated live albums in music history! Plus, he'll perform some of his other Grammy Award-winning hits. The gates open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $79.00, $49.00, & $39.00. The St. Augustine Amphitheatre is located at 1340 A1A South in St. Augustine. For more information call 904.471.1965 or visit www.StAugAmphitheatre.com