The Wednesday Farmers Market offers something for everyone at the St. Johns County Pier Park

Come join over 60 vendors each Wednesday morning at the St. Johns County Pier Park (St. Augustine Beach Pier ) from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  The weekly event, sponsored by the St. Augustine Beach Civic Association, offers an a variety of produce, prepared foods, local seafood, arts & crafts, jewelry and fair trade goods with an emphasis on home grown, hand picked and hand crafted items that are unique.

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So come join us each Wednesday at the St. Johns Count Beach Pier Park located at 350 A1A Beach Blvd. in St. Augustine Beach.  You can learn more about The Wednesday Farmers Market by visiting the Civic Association website, and checking out the following short video created by Nico on the Sceen.

Beach Blast Off 2016 happens at the St. Augustine Beach Pier this month:

Don’t forget to make your plans for the Beach Blast Off 2016 at the St. Augustine Beach Pier and Pier Park on Thursday, January 31st from 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. to ring in the New Year.  This awesome family friendly event will feature fun events for the kids including: Kids Zone area, face painting, human hamster balls, mechanical bull rides, balloon twisting and a rock climbing wall.  Not to worry, there are fun events for the grown-ups too that include: entertainment by Beach 105.5 FM, live music by Old Enough-2 Know Better (6:30 – 7:30 p.m.), and the awesome 80’s throwback glam-band Papercutt (7:30 – 8:30 p.m.) performing on the main stage.  All of this is capped off by an amazing ocean-front fireworks display beginning at 10:00 p.m.

There will also be great food and drinks available by over 30 vendors, and adult beverages including Champaign, beer and wine.  Did we mention there is also a free park and ride service available at multiple locations.  So please visit the Beach Blast off website by clicking here for more information on this awesome event.  And Happy New Year from the St. Augustine Beach Pier

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The City of St. Augustine Beach seeks volunteers for the 2015 Beach Blast Off!

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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:

Come out and enjoy the annual “Taste of the Beach”:

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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.

National Night Out comes to the St. Augustine Beach Pier

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

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Help keep Music by the Sea at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Pavilion

Please urge the City of St. Augustine Beach officials to renew the lease at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Park for the Civic Association.  The Civic Association is in negotiation with the City of St Augustine Beach to renew their lease on the old police garage at the Pier Park. Use of the building allows them to efficiently produce great community events like Music by the Sea. Please use the e-mail addresses provided below to send a short email to each City Commission and ask that they renew the Civic Association’s lease!

Commissioner Margaret England –
Commissioner Undine Pawlowski-George –
Commissioner Rich O’Brien –
Commissioner Gary Snodgrass –
Mayor Andrea Samuels –

Thank you in advance for letting the Commission know you support the Civic Association and their great community programming and to please renew their lease!  Below is a schedule of the remaining Music by the Sea band and restaurant line-ups for the event scheduled each Wednesday through October 18th.

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Embassy Suites to open a 180 room hotel next to the St. Augustine Beach Pier in late 2017

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It is no longer a secret as Hilton Worldwide recently announce an agreement with Key International, that Embassy Suites Hotels will be opening an upscale 180 room (all suites) adjacent to the St. Augustine Beach Pier by late 2017.  This is the property site where the former St. Augustine Beachfront Resort was located and has recently been torn down and removed.

In addition to the 180 upscale suites, the new hotel will feature 5,500 square feet of meeting space, and out door pool and their signature atrium environment.  This will be the 8th Hilton Worldwide hotel in the St. Augustine area and a great addition to the beach that has seen a recent increase in new business construction.

We want to thank St. Augustine Social Magazine for the information and encourage you to visit their web-article to learn more about the new Embassy Suites Hotel coming to St. Augustine Beach, near the St. Augustine Beach Pier by clicking here.

National Arbor Day event planned for April 17th at the St. Augustine Beach City Hall

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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:



Exhibitors include:

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:

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St. Augustine Beach ranked as Trip Advisors top 10 beaches in the United States

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Congratulations to St. Augustine Beach, that has made the list of the Top 10 in TripAdvisor’s list of Traveler’s Choice Top 25 Beaches in the United States, with visitors ranking St. Augustine Beach #9 for 2015.  This is the second year in a row that St. Augustine Beach has made this list being rated last year in 2014 as the #14 top beach.

Being selected as a top ten beach is a special designation since it is completely based on positive ratings from visitors who have experienced the Beach.  St. Augustine Beach is one of 6 Florida beaches making the top 10, and the only Florida beach on the East coast.  You can read more about this story at The St. Augustine Record.  Here is the list of the top 10 ranked beaches in the United States:


  1. Siesta Beach, Siesta Key, Fla.
  2. St. Pete Beach, St. Petersburg, Fla.
  3. Ka’anapali Beach, Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii
  4. Wai’anapanapa State Park, Hana, Maui, Hawaii
  5. Pensacola Beach, Pensacola Beach, Fla.
  6. La Jolla Cove, La Jolla, Calif.
  7. Kailua Beach Park, Kailua, Oahu, Hawaii
  8. Clearwater Beach, Clearwater, Fla.
  9. St. Augustine Beach
  10. Beach at Panama City, Panama City Beach, Fla.