Posts tagged Faver Dykes State Park
John Hiatt and The Combo Concert
John Hiatt and The Combo perform at 8 p.m. at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall 1050 A1A N in Ponte Vedra beach. Tickets are $39.50 and $49.50. www.PvConcerthall.com
Bats in the Park After Dark
Faver-Dykes State Park is celebrating Halloween with a special educational bat program that will teach participants how to identify the different bat species within the park and explain their habitat, eating habits, and life cycle. The program takes place from 6 to 7 p.m. at Faver-Dykes State Park, 1000 Faver-Dykes Road. Admission is $5 per vehicle. Trick or treat candy will be provided. www.FloridaStateParks.org
Friday and Saturday: October 19 & 20
Florida’s Haunted Trails
Activities include a family-friendly haunted house, storytelling, magic shows, a haunted farm, wagon rides, carnival games and a headless horseman. It all takes place from 6 to 10 p.m. Admission is $8, children under 5 are free. Florida Agricultural Museum is located at the corner of Old Kings Road and US 1 in Palm Coast. 386.446.7630. www.MyAgMuseum.com
Old Town Trolleys: Nightmare In The Museum
Take a riding ghost tour through the darkened streets of Old St. Augustine, including a stop at Potter’s House of Wax which has been darkly rumored as a portal between the living and the dead. Tours start 8 p.m. from the Old Town Trolley Welcome Center, 27 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine. Tickets are $20. 904-829-3800 www.trustedtours.com.
A Ghostly Experience Halloween 2012
A Ghostly Experience tour guides lead a walking tour through the haunted streets of the Nation’s Oldest City, for encounters with crazed, feisty, and swash-buckling spirits that linger around to tell their tales of their mysterious, warranted, and fitting deaths. Tickets are $15 per person. The tours depart every 30 minutes starting at 8 p.m. from 2 St. George Street, St. Augustine. Reservations are required, and space is limited. 904- 829-1122 www.GhostToursofStAugustine.com
This is an interactive paintball experience of horrific proprotions! Load up and take aim at the undead, enjoy tales told in the hut of the ancient Zombie, King Motumbo and take a ride on the Zombie Express. Tickets are on sale at Ripley’s or at the door. Zombieville can be found at 254 San Marco Ave, at the old Sugar Mill. Doors open at 7:30 every Friday and Saturday night through October. Prices are $10 at the door, or $15 for the Zombie Express leaving from the original Ripley’s.Believe It or Not Museum at 19 San Marco Avenue. You can also purchase Zombieville tickets for only $5 with the purchase of a Ghost Train Adventure ticket. For more information, call 904.377.2607.
Get trained to be a ghost hunter by professional investigators! Spend three hours using paranormal-detecting equipment inside the Old Jail and learn about the amazing amount of paranormal activity that has been observed in the building. The tour is from 10:45 p.m. until 2 a.m. Admission is $80 per person; $35 for children under 12 (children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult). For reservations (required), call 904.829.3800.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday: October 19, 20 & 21
Southern Tandem Rally 2012
Tandem bicycle teams come to World Golf Village from all over the South for three fun-filled riding days of various distances throughout the St. John’s River basin area.www.southerntandemrally.com
Premium Outlets Pink Event
Throughout October, St. Augustine Premium Outlet shoppers who stop by the Information Center and donate $10 to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure will receive a special savings card filled with “25% off one single item” redeemable at Brooks Brothers, Calvin Klein, J.Crew, Polo, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger and many more. www.premiumoutlets.com
Ripple Effect Eco Kayak Tours
Relax, unwind and experience nature at its finest on one of Ripple Effect Eco Tours’ outings. Saturday at 9 a.m., paddle through an enchanted forest on the meandering waters of Faver-Dykes State Park and Pellicer Creek. Morning and sunset tours are also available all weekend at Marineland and the GTM Reserve. Tours include the finest kayaking gear, guide and instruction – perfect for beginners. Tours are $55 for adults and $45 for age 15 and under. For details and reservations, go to www.rippleeffectecotours.com or call 904.347.1565
Venom! Ultra Vision! Glow in the Dark! These are some of the fascinating “monster” characteristics of some sea animals. Daily in October, the Sea Monsters Traveling Exhibit engages visitors in these mysterious and intriguing attributes, and explains how they are adaptations to extreme underwater environments. Learn about animals that use these special survival strategies. Included in General Admission Price, $9.75 Adult General Admission, $7.75 Child General Admission
St. Augustine Lighthouse Dark of the Moon Tours
Go on the only tour that takes participants to the top of the tower of the St. Augustine Lighthouse and into the eerie Keeper’s House. Find out why the Syfy Network’s Ghost Hunters program called the Lighthouse the “Mona Lisa of paranormal sites.” Tours begin at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $25 for adults ($35 on Halloween) and $20 for children ages 7-11($30 on Halloween). Reservations are required. (Private 90-minute, 3-hour and 5-hour tours are also available.) Call 904.829.0745
Halloween Corn Maze
Get hopelessly lost in a nine-acre maze! Fun for the entire family! This third annual maze is at the Sykes and Cooper Farms off SR 207 in Elkton, Florida (about five miles east of I-95 Exit 311). Plus, don’t miss Jack the braying donkey, the awesome pumpkin slingshot and the cow train! Tickets (cash only) are $8 per person (children under 2 are free). The maze is open on Fridays 5-10 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m. For more information, go to www.sycofarms.com or call 904.692.1084.
Saturday: October 20
Florida’s Country Cracker Heritage is celebrated with bluegrass banjos, horsemanship demonstrations and barbecue. Horseback games and barrel racing, livestock show, cracker whipping demonstrations, and exhibits of Florida Cracker equipment. Events from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Barbecue is served from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.) at the St. Johns County Fairgrounds located at 5840 SR 207 in Elkton. Adult admission is s $10, children (under 12) admission is $4 each day. Price includes parking and barbecue dinner (Race participation fees not included). 904.824.9720.
Guana 5K And 12K Run
5K and 12 K runs on the Guana Preserve trails. The 5K starts at 8 a.m. and the 12K starts at 1 p.m. Participation in each run is limited to 200. Each run starts from the GTM Research Reserve Trailhead Pavilion, 505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach.www.jtcrunning.com
Salt Run Challenge
The first-ever Salt Run Challenge will take place at Anastasia State Park, 1340A A1A South, St. Augustine from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Two kayak and stand up paddleboard races will be held along the marked corridor of Salt Run. Preregistration is $15.00 and $20.00 after October 13, 2012. There will be an oyster roast and drinks for purchase. Live music will be provided under the pavilion. 904 461-2033
Estuary Kayaking at its Best!
Learn about fascinating animals and how they live together in one of the most productive habitats on earth. See the historic Castillo fort from a unique angle while getting a little exercise. The 10 a.m. tour is perfect for beginners or experienced paddlers. $35 per paddler. Call St. Augustine Eco Tours at 904-377-7245 to reserve your spot! www.staugustineecotours.com
Bicentennial Commemoration Of The Spanish Constitution of 1812
Celebrate the 200th anniversary of the naming of St. Augustine’s Plaza de la Constitucion with a full day of educational and inspiring activities. Hosted by the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine along with the Puerto Rican Bar Association, the festivities will begin with a moot court competition. Legal scholars will debate the constitutionality of the Puerto Rican Territory within the context of the United States. The competition will be held in the Alcazar Room in the Lightner Museum located at 75 King St. from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. At 2 p.m., an Ecumenical Prayer Service will take place at the Cathedral Basilica located at 38 Cathedral Place. The Most Reverend Felipe J. Estevez, Bishop of St. Augustine, will preside as leaders of various faith traditions throughout the area ask for blessings on all nations and peoples of the world. City of St. Augustine Vice-Mayor Leanna Freeman will speak at the event along with the Consul General Garrigues and clergy from numerous area churches. The Chancel Choir of the Cathedral, under the direction of Dr. Bernard Sans, will provide music, including a metrical version of the Te Deum in English. All events are free and open to the public.
A Victorian-inspired black-tie soiree filled with frights and delights at this charitable event for the Women’s Junior Service League. The evening’s event includes dinner, live entertainment, charitable gambling, and a live & silent auction. It all takes place from 6:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at Lightner Museum, 75 King Street, Tickets are $125 per person. www.HallaGalla.com
Sam Cooke Tribute Benefit Concert
Experience an impressive salute to the late and great Sam Cooke performed by Patric Robinson – and help support the St. Paul School of Excellence. This charter school is a self managed, tuition-free public school for grades K-5 that is authorized and monitored by the St. Johns County School District. Organized by the Limelight Theatre, the concert begins at 7 p.m, at the Galimore Center, 399 Riberia Street in St. Augustine. Tickets are available for $15 each through Limelight www.limelight-theatre.org at the door.
Saturday and Sunday: October 20 & 21
Reptile Awareness Weekend
You’ve probably seen lots of American alligators – but what about the world’s only other kind of ‘gator? That’s right – it’s the Chinese alligator! This weekend, learn about the worldwide effort the save the critically endangered Chinese alligator – and get your photo taken with one of these rare reptiles. Plus, there will be an opportunity to feed rats to alligators! It all happens at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park. 904-824-3337 or www.AlligatorFarm.com
Local Resident Specials
NOTE: St. Johns County residents with a valid ID are always admitted free of charge to the Oldest House, the Lightner Museum, the Fountain of Youth (special events excluded), the Ximenez-Fatio House, the Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse, Spanish Military Hospital Museum, and the Historic Tours of Flagler College. The daily tours and wine tastings at the San Sebastian Winery are free to everyone. Also, admission is free to everyone at the Authentic Old Drug Store, Fort Matanzas National Monument, St. Photios Chapel, the Pena-Peck House, the Father Miguel O’Reilly Museum and the Mission Nombre de Dios Museum (donations are welcomed).
NEW: St. Johns County residents who purchase full-price admisssion to the St. Augustine Lighthouse ($9.50 adults; $7.50 seniors and children 12 and under; free for children under 44 inches in height) can now receive a pass good for free admission for an entire year! The Lighthouse is now open until 6 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Also, on the first Monday of each month, St. Johns County residents are admitted free to the Dow Museum of Historic Houses, 246 St. George Street, St. Augustine.
NEW: St. Johns County residents with a valid ID now receive FREE admission to the Oldest House in St. Augustine.
Source: Visitors and Convention Bureau
The Family Stone Concert
Friday, Saturday & Sunday: June 15-17
2012 Fountain Mercury King Buster 400
The premiere Southern Kingfish competition of the year – with over $175,000 in cash and prizes! The tournament kicks off on Wednesday with a children’s fishing outing from the St. Augustine Municipal Marina,111 Avenida Menendez. On Friday, the Junior Angler Tournament takes place noon to 3 p.m. On Saturday the main tournament takes place from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. On Sunday, there will be an awards party with live music Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. For registration and more information, call 904.759.6588 or visit www.kingbuster400.com
Night Sights and Tales Tour
Be among the first to experience this new Gold Tour covering major St. Augustine sights at night and ghost tales, where appropriate. The tour covers the area between the Old Jail in the north and the National Cemetery in the south – nine miles in 90 minutes aboard a silent, comfortable all-electric bus. Tours are by reservation only and are priced at $20 per adult and $9 for children under 12. Call 904-325-0547 www.staugustinegoldtours.com
Summer Art Exhibit
See the new Summer Exhibit featuring pottery and stunning fine art by regional painters at Worley Faver Gallery, 11A Aviles Street in St. Augustine. Owners Dena and Worley Faver can often be found in the gallery and you can watch Worley working on his latest creation. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday through Monday and by appointment on other days. Phone: 904-304-2310.
Bingo, The Musical at Limelight Theatre
Musical comedy about Vern, Honey and Patsy who have driven through a terrible storm in the name of their weekly obsession. Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. through July 1. All performances take place at the Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Avenue in St. Augustine. Tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors and $20 for students and military. For more information, call 904.825.1164 or visit www.limelight-theatre.org
Saturday: June 16
Family Day Kayak Trip Join Ripple Effect Ecotours on a kayak tour designed for all ages and skill levels on the Guana “Family Day” Kayak tours every Saturday morning from 9-11 a.m. during the month of June. The calm estuarine waters of the Guana River are teeming with life and there’s no better way to enjoy one of the best kept natural areas in Northeast Florida! High-quality kayaking equipment and professional kayak/naturalist guides make this kayak trip accessible for ages 6 to 80+ years. No experience is necessary. Discounted pricing of $50 for adults and $45 for kids includes free admission to the GTM NERR Environmental Education Center! Call (904)347-1565 or reserve online www.RippleEffectEcoTours.com
Vettes At The Village
Vettes at the Village returns for its 12th year at World Golf Village and will feature over 100 classic, late model and custom Corvettes around the Walk of Champions from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. An awards ceremony featuring Best of Show and People’s Choice will follow the show. Free admission. It all takes place at World Golf Village, located off I-95 at Exit 323 in St. Augustine. For more information visit www.nfca.net
Tolomato Cemetery Tours
Self-guided and docent led tours from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Tolomato 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.
Low Tide Bike Ride at Anastasia State Park
Ranger-led bike ride and bird watch on Conch Island. Ride is 3 ½ miles and departs at 1 p.m. Anastasia State Park is located at 1340 A1A South on Anastasia Island in St. Augustine. Participation is free with paid Park admission. 904.461.2033. http://www.floridastateparks.org/anastasia
James Marvell of Mercy
Experience a visually enhanced musical trip to the 60′s when James Marvell of Mercy (“Love” can make you happy) performs at 7 p.m. at the Pioneer Barn at Fort Menendez on San Marco Avenue in St. Augustine. Adults: $12 and Kids (3-12) $7 – period clothing from the 60′s encouraged. For more information call 904-824-8874.
Sunday: June 17
Free Zip for Dad!
Take Dad on a Father’s Day Adventure – zip lining over hundreds of gators and crocodiles at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park! Buy one ticket and Dad gets to zip for free on the Crocodile Crossing’s Nile River Course. Reservations and proper footwear required. Call 904-824-3337 x36 www.alligatorfarm.us
Faver-Dykes Kayak Tour
Take a break from the Hustle-Bustle and Kayak from Faver-Dykes State Park to the Princess Place Preserve. From 8-11 a.m., enjoy the serenity and seclusion of the great outdoors with s kayak trip from Faver-Dykes State Park to Princess Park Preserve located between St. John’s and Flagler Counties. Lush forests of Pine, Hickory, and Magnolia trees surround you as you paddle our Expedition kayaks through miles of undisturbed Northeast Florida marshes. A true gem of conservation and beauty and paddling with a certified UF Master Naturalist Instructor is certain to enlighten and enrich. Price: $55.00/person Phone: 904-347-1565 for reservations or online at www.RippleEffectEcotours.com.
Father’s Day At The World Golf Hall Of Fame
Admission is free to everyone for Father’s Day. Activities include a self-guided tour through the museum highlighting past U.S. Open winners and their stories. Fathers will receive a special goody bag filled with gifts, coupons and certificates. The World Golf Hall of Fame is located at 1 World Golf Place, off I-95 Exit 323 in St. Augustine. www.WorldGolfHallofFame.org
Father’s Day Sailing Adventure
Why buy Dad another tie when you can take him sailing? He can go on a 12:15 p.m. 2-hour Day Sail or a 6:15 p.m. 2-hour Sunset Sail. Dad can hoist the sails, take the helm, or kick back and relax with a cool drink. Pack him a picnic with his favorite snacks. The Day Sail is $35 for Adults, $25 for Kids ages 2-12, under 2 free; the Sunset Sail is $45 for Adults, $35 for Kids ages 2-12, under 2 free. Complimentary drinks included. Reservations are recommended, call (904) 810-1010
An Evening With Tommy Roe
Highlight performances by Tommy Roe featuring his greatest hits, including “Dizzy” and “Sheila” at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach. Gates open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $38 and $46.. www.PVConcertHall.com
Source: Visitors and Convention Bureau