Venardos Circus is Here!

Venardos Circus and its namesake ringmaster Kevin Venardos is performing with a new cast, show and music in a return to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre for a third seasonal stint that began December 18. There will be 32 shows over three weeks in the intimate red and white striped tent, set up in the Amphitheatre parking lot, December 18, 2019 through January 5, 2020. Tickets for this event are on sale now

Crowd Gathers to Impeach

On Tuesday a large group gathered at la Plaza de la Constitucion, to be more exact around the Gazebo. The reason for the gathering was to support the impeachment process going on in Washington DC against President Donald Trump, during the gathering some Trump supporters engaged the crowd.

St Augustine Christmas Parade 2019

It was the parade before Christmas…..

The Purple Lotus is a Unique Shop

The Purple Lotus manager Parker Nayman and owner DeAngel Carrion tell and show what this shop is all about. The color and energy at this shop is felt as soon as you come through the doors. New Age or Metaphysical its all here. and at two locations.

“Art Box” New Gallery Opens

A new gallery opened on 137 King Street, St Augustine, FL. Friday’s opening night was a who’s who in the local art scene, great energy and fun in a gallery that will make a difference in a community rooted in art. Welcome Art Box.

Nights of Lights 2019

The 26th Annual Nights of Lights dazzles the city as some three million lights adorn every corner of the historic district for two months. Watch how the city of St Augustine flips the switch two times, first to light the enormous Christmas tree and then a second time to light the City of St Augustine. This award-winning holiday lights display runs from November 23, 2019, to February 2, 2020, in historic St. Augustine. During the seasonal display, businesses downtown stay open later, letting you dine in view of the lights and browse the shops of the decorated buildings.

Surprise Visit by the NAO Santa Maria

On Nov. 22 in the middle of the night the NAO Santa Maria , an exact replica of Christopher Columbus ship, made a stop in St Augustine to refuel and full the food pantry. It will stay here until Monday Nov 25 and then head out to the Caribbean. First Coast.TV got a chance to speak with Angel Peinado (Project Manager).

Veterans Day 2019 in St Augustine

Leading up to Veterans Day, the 46-foot long Traveling Vietnam Wall made its way from St. Cloud with an escort of motorcycle riding veterans. It arrive at the Elks Lodge 829 on Nov. 10 and was erected at the Anastasia Baptist Church atrium on Monday. Doors to the church opened at 9 a.m. where the Traveling Vietnam Wall and the 24-foot long War on Terrorism Wall were on view along with dozens of displays presented by regional veterans groups. At 11 a.m., the program in the church started with the posting of the flag by St. Augustine Sea Cadets Color Guard, and followed with music by the St. Augustine High School Arts Ensemble Singers and St. Johns County Center for the Arts Chamber Singers, led by Jeff Dodd and the the Liberty Express Quartet.The keynote speaker was Judge Howard McGillin, COL USA (Retired).

Opera & Musicals at Grace

Music at Grace presented three fine singers: Lisa Lockhart, Dirk Gavin McCoy and Janet Rabe-Meyer along with accompanist Barb Polomsky, they offered an afternoon of familiar tunes from opera and musical theater repertoire. The program was titled “Carmen to Carousel: Favorite Gems from Opera and Musical Theatre.” This was a free concert. 

Memorial Walls Arrive St Augustine with Escort

The American Legion 5th District of Florida, was one of hundreds in St. Augustine on Sunday afternoon waiting to see the caravan of trailers, motorcyclists and police escorts as it pulled into Elks Lodge 829 on State Road A1A.

The fanfare marked the arrival of the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall which traveled from St. Cloud to Daytona Beach and then St. Augustine over the last few days. The Vietnam Memorial Wall — along with another one dedicated to the fallen soldiers in the War on Terrorism — will be on display for the Veterans Day celebration at Anastasia Baptist Church on Monday.

The traveling memorial, etched with the names of those Americans who sacrificed their lives in combat, is one of several replicas that tour cities like St. Augustine all across the U.S. each year.

Anastasia Baptist Church will open at 9 a.m. Monday to allow visitors to tour both traveling walls in the atrium before the official Veterans Day ceremony begins at 11 a.m. Anastasia Baptist Church is at 1650 State Road A1A in St. Augustine. Admission and parking are free.