Wednesday, May 15th, kicked off the 17th season of Music By The Sea, a free family-friendly concert series brought to you by The St. Augustine Beach Civic Association at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Park and Pier Pavilion. The Music By The Sea concert series runs through September 11th, and includes 19 different bands featuring music from multiple genres of music including Jazz, Blues, Classic Rock, Country, Disco, Pop and Latin.
In addition to great music and a fun crowd, there will be food available for purchase each week (usually less than $10) by one of our local restaurants served at 6:00 p.m. The music starts at 7:00 p.m. and runs until 9:30 p.m. For more information about parking, what you can bring and other questions about the weekly concerts, please visit www.freebeachconcerts.com. We are also providing you the following schedule featuring the weekly band, genre of music and provider of food.
Press Release from the City of St. Augustine Beach (April 18, 2019)
“ART CAN!” is an exciting new beautification project in the City of St. Augustine Beach. Many of the trash cans in the City of St. Augustine Beach are an eyesore; they are dented and filled with holes. Rather than purchase brand new cans, why not recycle and improve the old ones? Art Galleries of St. Augustine (AGOSA) President (Sylvia Gortz), Vice President (Laura O’Neal), and Ann Palmquist brought the idea of asking local artists paint the old trash cans to AGOSA. The association members were enthusiastic to make our community a more beautiful place and ART CAN! took off.
The City of St. Augustine Beach Public Works, under the
leadership of Tom Large, began collecting six trash cans at a time and cleaning
them so they could be painted by local AGOSA artists. Once the first wave of
cans is complete, there will be a second wave of art cans hitting the streets,
and so on…until the City of St Augustine Beach has all ART CANS! AGOSA will
present The City of St. Augustine Beach with the first painted can at the
Special Commission Meeting on April 29, 2019 at 6pm at St. Augustine Beach City
Hall (2200 A1A South, St. Augustine Beach, FL 32080.) The meeting is open to
the public and the public is invited to attend.
“I hope that this project and others like it will serve
our local art community in a positive way,” said Vice President Laura O’Neal, “by
bringing us together to paint, create, have fun and support one another, as
well as beautify our CITY!”
Be sure to start looking on the sides to the road when
driving along A1A in St. Augustine Beach, and see if you can spot them! You can
also share a pic of your favorite one on Instagram and tag @CityOfSAB and
AGOSA is a non-profit organization that works to provide
opportunities for professional local artists to show their work at places like
The Limelight Theatre, in addition to their usual gallery locations. If you are
interested in painting a can, or interested in joining AGOSA, please contact
Laura O’Neal email@example.com or Sylvia Gortz at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, please
visit www.staugbch.com, The City of St Augustine Beach Facebook and
Instagram page, and sign up for the monthly e-newsletter by texting CITYOFSAB
Artist Credit for the Cans in the Photo:
MaryRose LaCavera, Brad Jones, Deane Kellogg
It may not be long for residents and visitors to have to pay for parking at the St. Augustine Beach Pier and Pier Park. City Commissioners have voted unanimously and are in the final planning stages as to how paid parking will take place and when it will start. Read the complete article at MY 904 News by clicking HERE.
The St. Johns County Ocean Pier, which has been built and rebuilt over the years, is now in danger of disappearing. The county has pumped money into the pier to keep it open to the public, but it’s not clear how long that will continue…. Read More
Come out Friday night, November 18th, to the St. Augustine Beach Pier for the 2016 St. Augustine Beach Surf Illumination Festival to kick off the Holiday season. This family fun event features fun activities, crafts, delicious food from many local restaurants, a wonderful performance by The St. Augustine Youth Orchestra and of course, Santa! The evening is capped off with the official lighting of the seasonal tree by the Mayor of St. Augustine Beach.
The annual St. Augustine Beach Surf Illumination Festival is hosted by The St. Augustine Beach Civic Association. The event runs from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and is free to the public to attend. Please click here for more information about the event.