The City of St. Augustine Beach is in need of volunteers for the 2016 Beach Blast Off event being held at the St. Johns County/St. Augustine Beach Pier and Pier Park on New Years Eve. This is a great time to join in the community fun of helping the City to host this exciting event to ring in the new year. There are a wide variety of volunteer opportunities and times that are available, and the City will need about 150 people to help host this free event that has been voted the best family New Years event in Florida. You can visit the Beach Blast Off website, or visit the following link to sign up as a volunteer at: www.sabevents.com/volunteer
It’s that time of year again when the St. Augustine Beach Civic Association presents the annual Taste of the Beach being held at the St. Augustine Beach/St. Johns County Pier Park and Pavilion area. This years event has been moved to the Fall and is being held this Sunday, October 18th, from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Come out and enjoy over 15 restaurants serving food and competing in taste categories for appetizers, entree’s, desserts, judges choice and peoples choice. In addition to the great food that’s available for purchase, Beaver Toyota – Scion of St. Augustine, is this years music sponsor and will be lining up some great entertainment for all ages to enjoy.
And there’s no need to worry about parking for the event as there will be a free shuttle service running from 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. from the St. Augustine Beach City Hall, located at the corner of State Road A1A and 16th Street.
The Taste of the Beach event, located at 350 A1A Beach Blvd. in St. Augustine Beach, is free to attend with food available for purchase from any of the 15 participating restaurants, with proceeds going to benefit the Betty Griffin House. Come on out and enjoy a great Fall day in the best beach town in Florida.
This Tuesday, October 6th, the annual National Night Out will be held at the St. Augustine Beach Pier and Pier Pavilion from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. The National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods a safer, better place to live.
The event is free to the public and will feature Live music, Free Food, Free Information, Free Giveaways, a Bounce House, a Fire Truck, Crime Scene Van, the Army National Guard, Law Enforcement Displays, the SJSO K-9s, the SJSO Helicopter, and much more. So come on by and join the fun at the Pier! You can learn more about the event by reading the attached flyer or visiting www.sabevents.com/national-night-out.
In support of community events in and around St. Augustine Beach, we would like to announce the City of St. Augustine Beach National Arbor Day Celebration taking place on Friday, April 17th from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Please see the following notice provided by Hala Laquidara, City of St. Augustine Beach Events Coordinator regarding this fun and free event:
FRIDAY, APRIL 17TH ARBOR DAY @ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH!
JOIN US FOR THIS AMAZING FREE EVENT:
TREE GIVEAWAY, FREE FOOD, FREE LIVE MUSIC.
LIVE SEA CREATURES IN TOUCH TANKS
SMOKEY THE BEAR
NATIVE PLANT EXHIBIT
FLORIDA FISH AND WILD LIFE
THE MATANZAS RIVER KEEPER
GTM NERR OCEAN DISPLAY
SEA TURTLE PATROL AND MUCH MORE…
LOCATION: St. Augustine Beach City Hall
2200 A1A south
St. Augustine Beach, FL 32080
TIME: 5:30 – 7:00 PM ON FRIDAY, APRIL 17th
For more information on the event please contact Hala Laquidara, (904) 669-5670 or e-mail: email@example.com.
This Holiday Season, the City of St. Augustine Beach Civic Association will be holding their annual Surf Illumination on Friday, November 21st at the St. Augustine Beach Pier and Pier Park. This family-fun event features the annual Holiday tree lighting, local arts and crafts, food and beverage vendors, activities for kids and a visit from the big man himself, Santa!
The St. Augustine Beach Surf Illumination event runs from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. So come on out to the Pier, located at 350 A1A Beach Blvd., to have some fun and kick off the Holiday’s.
On Tuesday, October 7th, the National Night Out returns to the St. Augustine Beach Pier for a fun and community building event. This annual event is being held by the City of St. Augustine Police Department, along with other law enforcement agencies, sponsors and supporters all dedicated to the development and promotion of various crime prevention programs including neighborhood watch groups, law enforcement agencies, state and regional crime prevention associations, businesses, civic groups, and individuals, devoted to safer communities. The event will feature complimentary food, drink, exhibitors, child safety education information, DNA kits, emergency vehicles, law enforcement personnel, bike giveaways and much more. Please see the following press release from the City of St. Augustine Beach regarding the event:
“ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH, FL. — Coming off of last year’s award winning National Night Out Event, the St. Augustine Beach Chief of Police, Robert Hardwick, announced the 2014 St. Johns County National Night Out will be Tuesday, October 7, 2014 from 6-8pm. The event takes place at St Augustine Beach Pier Park, 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach, FL 32080.
The City of St. Augustine Beach is partnering with multiple Law Enforcement Agencies, The Oasis Deck and Restaurant, Sunset Grille, the St. Augustine Beach Civic Association, multiple non-profit Agencies and the National Association of Town Watch to present the 2014 National Night Out at the Beach. There will be complimentary food, drink, exhibitors, child safety education information, DNA kits, emergency vehicles, law enforcement personnel, bike giveaways and more.
National Night Out, a yearlong community building campaign, is designed to: (1) heighten crime prevention awareness, (2) generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs, (3) strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and (4) send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. Along with the traditional outside lights and front porch vigils, most cities and towns celebrate National Night Out with a variety of special citywide and neighborhood events such as block parties, cookouts, parades, festivals, visits from local officials and law enforcement, safety fairs, and youth events.
For more information contact Michael Cunningham at the City of St. Augustine Beach City Hall, firstname.lastname@example.org or Officer Ed Martinez at email@example.com.”
Come on out and support your local law enforcement community for this wonderful community event. There is no charge for the event and there is plenty of parking at the St. Augustine Beach Pier parking lot. We would also like to thank our sponsors the Oasis Restaurant, Sunset Grille and the St. Augustine Beach Civic Association for their support.
The Wednesday evening Music by the Sea concerts at the St. Augustine Beach Pier and Pier Pavilion continues through the month of September 2014. The following is the event schedule for the four Wednesday dates in September with each event starting with Dinner at 6:00 p.m. (sponsor restaurant listed) and the Concert at 7:00 p.m.:
September 3rd – Mid Life Crisis band (classic rock and roll), Café Atlantico
September 10th – Go Get Gone band (rock-a-billy/R & R), Sea Oats Café
September 17th – Navy Pride band (Rock/Pop), Coquina Beach Surf Club
September 24th – Phoenix bank (classic rock), Sunset Grille
This Saturday, August 23rd, the third annual Arc In The Park, hosted by The Arc of the St. Johns and sponsored by Bozard Ford, returns to the St. Augustine Beach Pier Pavilion and Pier Park. This annual concert event features music by local St. Augustine musicians LoveChunk and the energetic reggae sounds of I-Vibes. This years entertainment will also feature The Arc of the St. Johns very own individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities performing the Arc Variety Show and Arc Ensemble, along with a lot more fun and family entertainment during the event hours.
The fun starts at the Pier Pavillion (located at 350 A1A Beach Blvd.) at 2:30 p.m. and continues until 7:30 p.m. Free parking is available in the Pier parking lot. So bring yourselves out for this fun and entertaining day to support The Arc of the St. Johns. Please see the following event poster listing a schedule of activities for The Arc in the Park.
The 9th annual Taste of the Beach is taking place this Saturday at the St. Augustine Beach Pier and Pier Park located at 350 A1A Beach Blvd, in beautiful St. Augustine Beach. The event is being held from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. by the St. Augustine Beach Civic Association to benefit the Betty Griffin House, a private, non-profit agency that provides emergency shelter to abused women, men and their children.
15 area restaurants will be featuring samples of their menu’s that will be judged in the area’s of Peoples Choice, Best Appetizer, Best Dessert, and Best Entree by a panel of celebrity judges. Food can be purchased in the Pavilion between 2 and 5 tickets (ticket costs are $1.00 each). The following restaurants will be participating in this years event:
- Amici Italian Restaurant
- Cafe Atlantico
- Caribbean Sol Cafe’
- Haszard’s at the Beach
- Mojo’s Tacos
- Napoli’s Italian Restaurant
- Panama Hatties
- Purple Olive
- Red Frog & McToads
- Ripe Bistro
- Salt Life Food Shack
- Saigon Pho Bistro
- Seafood Kitchen
- South Beach Grill
- Sunset Grille
There will be free shuttle services available from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. from Anastasia Square Plaza (1961 A1A South) to the Pier. Admission to the event and the beautiful 85 degree sunny weather is free. So come out, see your friends and neighbors, and help celebrate a great cause.
The weekly Music by the Sea concert series returns for its 12th season to the St. Augustine Beach Pier this month with concert dates kicking off on Wednesday, May 14th. The concert series is held every Wednesday evening (weather permitting) from May until the end of September, featuring musicians of all types of genre’s and available food to purchase provided by one of our many local participating restaurants. This months scheduled musicians and food sponsors for May 2014 includes:
- Outta Site Band – May 14th (Rock and Roll) – Wild Flower Café.
- Sam Rodriquez Project – May 21st (Jazz/Motown) – Amici Italian Restaurant.
- Those Guys – May 28th (Classic Rock and Roll) – South Beach Grille.
Each weekly concert is free and open to the public at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Pavilion. Food service begins at 6:00 p.m. with the concerts beginning at 7:00 p.m. So bring your lawn chairs and coolers (beverages are permitted) and join in the fun with your family, friends and neighbors. For more information about this event, please visit the website for the St. Augustine Beach Civic Association at www.civicassociation.org.