This Weekend in St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra, and The Beaches: June 8 – 10
ZZ Top; Gretchen Wilson and 3 Doors Down Concert
Legendary rockers ZZ Top will be joined by 3 Doors Down and Grammy award-winning country artist, Gretchen Wilson at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1640 A1A in St. Augustine. Tickets range from $49.50 to $124.50. Concert begins at 6:30 p.m. .www.staugamphitheatre.com
Friday, Saturday & Sunday: June 8-10
My Big Fat Greek Food Festival
Presented by Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, this festival will feature delicious Greek dinners such as lamb, souvlaki, gyros, Aegean chowder; Greek pastries and coffees; Greek wine tastings, music, kid’s activities and more. The festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and from noon to 7 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free. On Saturday, enjoy “An Evening of Comedy with Basile” at 8 p.m. in the Michael C. Carlos Fellowship Hall. Tickets are $45 for adults and $35 for students under 18. The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church is located at 2940 CR 214, (West King Street just before the I-95 overpass) in St. Augustine. 904-829-0504www.holytrinitygoc.com .
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 9
GTM Research Reserve 2nd Saturday Trail Hike
A GTM Research Reserve staff and/or volunteer led 1.5 mile walk that the entire family will enjoy. Meet at the Trailhead Pavilion at 8:30 a.m. Wear comfortable closed toe shoes. There is a $3 per vehicle parking fee. GTM Research Reserve Environmental Education Center, 505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-823-4500 http://gtmnerr2ndtrailhike.eventbrite.com
National Parks Get Outdoors Day
Free admission to Castillo de San Marcos on Avenida Menendez, overlooking Matanzas Bay in historic St. Augustine. The Spanish fortress is the oldest masonry fortification in the U.S. Visitors can experience living history during Spanish Military cannon firings throughout the day. Admission is always free at Fort Matanzas, the 18th century Spanish fort that guarded the southern approach to St. Augustine, located south of St. Augustine at 8635 A1A. www.NPS.gov/casa and www.NPS.gov/FOMA
Saturday & Sunday: June 9-10
School’s Out Eco Tour!
Start the summer out right by getting the kids on the water and off the couch! Explore the productive waters of St. Augustine on the 1.5-hour boat tour and learn about dolphin behavior, beautiful wading birds and more. The 11am and 1pm departures get the kids moving and give you the chance to enjoy lunch downtown. Call (904) 377-7245 for reservations or visit www.staugustineecotours.com for more information.
C Ford Riley Exhibit
A new exhibit of original paintings by C Ford Riley will open this weekend at the Worley Faver Gallery, 11A Aviles Street, St. Augustine. Riley is well-known for his landscapes and wildlife paintings, many of which grace art galleries throughout the county. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (by appointment Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday). 904-304-2310 or http://faverpottery.com
Sunday: June 10
Bring your weekend to a pleasant, relaxing conclusion with a twilight sail aboard the beautiful Schooner Freedom. The schooner will depart the St. Augustine City Marina at 8:45 p.m. and return at 10 p.m. This sailing adventure Includes complimentary drinks and live guitar music performed by Alex Barron. Tickets are $35 per person. Make your reservation by calling 904-810-1010.www.schoonerfreedom.com
Source: Visitors and Convention Bureau