Saturday, January 25, 2014

Castillo de San Marco by Candlelight

Candlelight tours of the ancient Spanish fortress take place the third Saturday of each month. Advanced tickets are $8 for adults ages 15 and older, $4 per child 5 to 15 and free for children 4 and younger. Call 904-829-6506 or go to nps.gov/casa.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

1/19/2014 Let Freedom Ring

A free "Discover First America" program begins at 7PM on the eve of the opening of the 450th Commeration signature exhibition titled "Journey: 450 Years of the African-American Experience." Persons who witnessed and experienced the landmark events that occurred in St. Augustine during the 1960s will be present. In addition Florida Memorial College alumni will recount their important role in the Civil Rights Movement. The evening includes a performance by the St. Augustine Orchestra and a gospel choir. This program is sponsored by the St. Augustine New World Center Foundation. The event will be held in Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College (across the street from the Peace and Plenty Inn). Go to staugustine-450.com.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Saturday Nights Alligator Farm Zip Line Adventure

Saturday, 1/18/14: Zip Line At Night: Crocodile Crossing, the zip line course offered at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, is now offered as an evening event on Saturdays. All participants must arrive before 6PM. This specific adventure includes a modified version of the Nile course with six zip lines and 23 obstacles. Cost is $75 per person and includes a 30 to 45 nocturnal reptile tour. Reservations must be made online at least 24 hours prior to the tour. The Alligator Farm is at 999 Anastasia Blvd. Call 904-824-3337 or g oto alligatorfarm.com

Friday, January 3, 2014

Noa Victoria Ship Tours

The El Galeon and the Nao Victoria will be making stops in St. Augustine. The Nao Victoria, a 75 foot, 170 ton authentic, fully functional Spanish vessel that is operated in the same manner as those in the early 16th century arrived 12/23/13 and El Galeon will arrive on 1/6/14

The Nao Victoria and El Galeon were docked in St. Augustine last year. St. Augustine is now the North American Homeport for ships belonging to the Nao Victoria Foundation.

The Nao Victoria is a replica of the first ship to travel the globe between 1519 and 1522, according to the St. Augustine 450th Commemoration. Juan Ponce de Leon was in a similar ship in 1513 when he discovered Florida.

The El Galeon, a replica 16th century vessel, will return to St. Augustine from Puerto Rico. The El Galeon is similar to a galleon used by Don Pedro Menendez de Avilez, who founded St. Augustine.

The ships will be open from 9AM to 5PM daily for public tours at the St. Augustine City Marina. Call 904-824-1606 for more information