Another Wonderful Weekend in St. Augustine and St. Johns County Florida

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Barbara B. Jenness, P.A. - St. Augustine, FL BK694140

This is a very big weekend in Ponte Vedra with THE PLAYERS Championship Tournament. We plan on going on Sunday. It is always an enjoyable event. It is called THE PLAYERS, but old habits die hard and most of us locals still call it the TPC---sorry PGA Tour.

But look at all the other fun things to do this weekend in the St. Augustine area. One can easily see why visiting here is fun, but if you are going to Move to Florida, you need to look at the St. Augustine area.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday: May 13-15

The game's greatest players compete at TPC Sawgrass - THE PLAYERS Stadium Course in Ponte Vedra Beach. THE PLAYERS Championship is recognized by PGA TOUR members as "their" championship tournament. It features one of the most coveted titles in professional golf, the strongest field of competitors and the richest purse. Previous winners of THE PLAYERS Championship include Tim Clark in 2010, Henrik Stenson in 2009, Sergio Garcia in 2008, Phil Mickelson in 2007, Stephen Ames - 2006, Fred Funk - 2005, and many other greats.  The competition takes place Thursday through Sunday and will be broadcast live on the Golf Channel from 1 to 7 p.m. and on NBC on Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 7 p.m.  For ticket package information, call 904.285.PUTT or 1.800.741.3161 or visit


Experience the first theater on St. Augustine's St. George Street since a terrible fire destroyed the Genovar Opera House in 1914.  The St. Augustine Murder Mystery Theatre features a great meal and great live entertainment daily with a matinee at 2:30 p.m. and an evening show at 6:30 p.m.  Tickets are $43.15 each.  For more information, call 904.671.2508 or go to




Friday: May 13

Experience a performance by Jefferson Starship at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, a stop on their 40th Anniversary Tour.  Original members Paul Kantner & David Freiberg, along with other band members will perform Somebody to Love, Wooden Ships, White Rabbit and many other favorites.  The show starts at 7 p.m. and VIP tickets are $55 per person, regular admission is $40 per person. The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall is located at 1050 A1A North in Ponte Vedra Beach. For more information, visit, or call 904.209.0367.




Saturday: May 14

Bring the family to celebrate National Miniature Golf Day at Adventure Landing on S.R. 16 just west of I-95 Exit 318 in St. Augustine. Play unlimited miniature golf for the entire day for the price of a 2-game ticket. Hole-in-one prizes will also be awarded all day long! And, the first 100 guests to purchase a round of golf will get a FREE Miniature Golf Season Pass at Adventure Landing. Adventure Landing opens at 9 a.m. is located at 2780 S.R. 16 in St. Augustine. For more information, call 904.827.6400, or visit

Join the Friends of Washington Oaks for their 2nd Saturday Plant Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Choose from citrus plants for the patio/lanai, Valentine's plants for your sweetheart and many other varieties.  A portion of the plants for sale were propagated and grown right there in the park by volunteers.  All proceeds benefit the park for enhancement of current and new facilities. Admission is $5 per vehicle and $2 for pedestrians and bicyclists.   For more information, call 386.446.6783, or email

Bowl with the Sons of Italy at this bocce tournament at the St. Johns County Pier Park in St. Augustine Beach.  The action takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  For details, call 904.471.7089.

Explore the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park and enjoy a complete BBQ or vegetarian dinner and lively entertainment at this annual event that helps to raise funds for HAWKE, a not-for-profit organization licensed by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Federal US Fish and Wildlife Service to rehabilitate injured and orphaned wild birds, mammals, and reptiles. Dine on the Wild Side is from 6 to 9 p.m., but come early to enjoy the park and then stay all evening to participate in a guided tour of the bird rookery to view thousands of birds including endangered wood storks. Bring your camera for unique photographic opportunities!  When the park closes to the general public, the wild fun begins. The St. Augustine Alligator Farm is located at 999 Anastasia Boulevard in St. Augustine. For ticket prices and more information, call 904.692.1777 or visit  

Enjoy and evening of musical performances by concert artist Gregory Sheppard accompanied by Pianist Byron Sean. They will be performing their collaborations in an Evening of Song for St. Augustine. The concert begins at 7 p.m. at St. Anastasia Catholic Church, 5205 A1A South, St. Augustine Beach.  Admission is free.

ST AUGUSTINE GARRISON Spanish Colonial Grand Muster
Be part of the Grand Muster parade, a St. Augustine tradition that commemorates the events leading up to the 1740 invasion of Spanish Florida by the British colonies to the north.  This reenactment will begin at the City Gates on the north end of St. George Street at 7:30 p.m. where the guard will be changed, a musket volley will be fired, and new sentries posted. Visitors are then invited to join the Grand Muster Parade and follow the Spanish governor, his soldiers, and townsfolk in the Grand Muster celebration as they march down St. George Street to the Plaza de la Constitution for the Blessing of the Flag at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine. The Grand Muster parade will conclude at the Governor's Palace with a salute of musket-fire in honor of the Governor. For more information, visit

Experience an exciting musical salute to The Platters, The Coasters, The Drifters and the Temptations at Fort Menendez at Old Florida Museum. Performed by Myles Savage, former lead singer from The Platters, the show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $40. Reservations are required. To purchase tickets, call Fort Menendez at Old Florida Museum at 904-824-8874 or visit for more information. Fort Menendez is located at 259 San Marco Avenue St Augustine, Florida.



Sunday: May 1

Enjoy a sample of signature dishes of the finest restaurants in St. Augustine Beach at this annual 'taste-fest". The crowd and judges get to pick the coveted "Best of the Beach" restaurant at the end of the evening. Admission is free and taste tickets sell for $1 each. Time: Noon to 6 p.m. at St. Augustine Beach Pier Pavilion located at 350 A1A Beach Blvd. For more information, call 904.347.8007 or visit


Don't miss the St. Augustine Community Chorus' final performance of the season as they present The Bookends of Romanticism, featuring Shubert's Mass in G and Mahler's finale to Symphony 2.  The performance will take place at 2 p.m. at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, located on Cathedral Place downtown. For tickets and information, visit


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Barbara Jenness takes joy in assisting people in buying or selling their home or land in northeast Florida (St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra,  and Jacksonville). She is a community activist and leader serving as President of Friends of A1A 2008-2010, Past President of Scenic & Historic A1A in St. Johns County for over 10 years, and past vice-president of Vilano Beach Main Street (North Shores Improvement Association). She is a past president for WCR in St. Augustine and a member of South Ponte Vedra Civic Association, Porpoise Point, Serenata Beach Club, and Palencia. She founded and is a Past President of the St. Augustine Regional Council (StAR Council) to promote the St. Augustine area to individuals outside the region.

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