Spring has sprung and rain is inevitable. While the weather in Northeast Florida is envied by many with an average of 223 sunny days a year, St. Augustine also gets, on average, fifty-one inches of rainfall per year. Keep those rainy days interesting with a trip to one of these classic spots in St. Augustine that will be sure to entertain and educate you.

St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum

AHOY, MATEY! Spend the day at The Pirate Museum and explore owner Pat Croce’s impressive collection of pirate memorabilia. Hunt through more than 800 pirate artifacts and state-of-the-art displays created by the Disney Imagineers. The Pirate Museum is home to the only surviving treasure chest in the world AND one of the only remaining Jolly Roger flags. Before you leave, be sure to stop by the gift shop to purchase a little pirate booty of your own to take home. To plan your day at the St. Augustine Pirate and Treasure Museum, visit www.thepiratemuseum.com.

The Old Jail

In 1891, Henry Flagler commissioned the company that eventually built Alcatraz to construct a jail just north of downtown St. Augustine. To avoid instilling fear in the public and to encourage his friends to invest in the city, Henry Flagler disguised the jail to look like a hotel! The Old Jail provides guests a glimpse into the daily lives of St. Augustine’s most notorious prisoners. Enjoy an interactive experience as costumed actors tell stories of the jail and the prisoners behind bars. Visitors will also have a chance to view the large collection of weapons and artifacts on display. The Old Jail is truly a must-visit in St. Augustine!

St. Augustine Distillery

If a rainy day has you in a drinking mood, stop by St. Augustine Distillery. This family owned and operated establishment is committed to making world-class spirits using the best of Florida’s agriculture. St. Augustine Distillery offers free tours everyday so visitors can learn how they make their spirits from farm to bottle, the differences between each spirit, and, best of all, learn how to make St. Augustine Distillery’s FOUR signature cocktails! No reservation is required for these amazing tours and they are FREE – can’t get much better than that! 

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum

If you haven’t already visited, you have to admit you’ve always been curious about Ripley’s Believe It or Not! From incredible artwork to shrunken heads, your eyes won’t know where to look next. Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum was founded by Robert Leroy Ripley to display the amazing artifact collection from his extensive travels. He documented his adventures in his famous comic strip, “Believe It or Not!”. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit their website

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Halloween is a FUN night for families and friends and with a little planning, St. Augustine offers PLENTY of super spookilicious options for everyone’s style. The following is a list of community events and local attractions as well as specific neighborhoods that are especially welcoming to your little witches and warlocks.

St. Augustine Alligator Farm
October 27-29 5:30-7:00pm
999 Anastasia Blvd
St. Augustine, FL 32080

Kid-Friendly Halloween Movies at IMAX
October 28 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
October 29 @ 12:00
World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theater, 1 World Golf Place
St. Augustine, FL 32092

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Clear your calendars for Thursday, October 19th from 6 – 9 pm! You don’t want to miss the 9th Annual Bratini Charity Event featuring music, food, martinis and fun! Men will be modeling decorated bras and you will have the chance to bid on them! This creative annual event raises money to help cancer patients in St. Johns County. Proceeds benefit StAR Council (St. Augustine Regional Council), ARTBREAKERS, and Pink Heals St. Johns County Chapter.

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The Sing Out Loud Festival is the largest free music festival ever held in St. Johns County and it is returning for three weekends this month to multiple local stages (including the St. Augustine Amphitheater)!

The festival launched last year and attracted an estimated 15,000 fans. Now in its second year, the word is the event will be even better with national touring artists as well as local favorites in a bevy of genres like country, blues, funk, indie rock, bluegrass, punk and more.

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Join us at Davidson Realty’s headquarters in World Golf Village on Tuesday, September 5, at 6 p.m. when Jim Davidson will take attendees through the journey of World Golf Village from concept to completion.

Jim, who is President of Davidson Development, was the driving force behind the community’s strategy, establishment and growth.

Davidson Realtor Shelley Nemethy and Bank of England Mortgage Banker Andrew Merritt are sponsoring the free event, which is part of Davidson’s quarterly series featuring real estate related information.

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Don’t miss the opportunity to hear our community’s most inspiring voices at the She Is Fierce! Women’s Wednesday Speaker Series throughout June. Each event takes place at the Treasury on the Plaza located at 24 Cathedral Place in the heart of historic St. Augustine. The series began on May 31 and concludes with the final Wednesday event on June 28. A big thank you to Bozard Ford Lincoln for putting on this awesome event.

Festivities kick off at 5 p.m. with Cocktails & Connections, and speakers begin at 6:15 p.m. Featured women have varying backgrounds and stories, all connected by their triumph over struggle and thoughtful insights. According to the website, “Each speaker has her own unique story and each one brings her own fierce energy and enthusiasm for life to her talk!”

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Mark your calendar to have a great time for an even greater cause! World Golf Village is preparing for the 18th Annual Riding into History event coming May 19 and 20 to the heart of WGV. Billed as a world class Vintage Motorcycle Concours d’Elegance, Riding into History showcases hundreds of antique and vintage motorcycles, as well as representation by exhibitors and motorcycle clubs.

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As the most widely planted wine producing nation – almost three million acres planted! – Spain has earned a much deserved reputation for its exceptional vino. And now, the aromas and tastes of Spain have come to the Oldest City with the 3rd Annual St. Augustine Spanish Wine Festival, a five-day celebration featuring more than 125 wines, delicious fare and plenty of entertainment – all benefiting local causes that need community support.

The festival’s events are steeped in St. Augustine’s rich Spanish culture as well as the fun and whimsy for which our city is known. Here is a summary of the events:

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