Weekend Events in St Augustine to Include Maritime Fun Fest

foyEvery weekend in St. Augustine there is something on the agenda. It is truly a town that you can book with absolutely no plans and things to do in St Augustine will simply find you! This coming May weekend, which you would expect to be quiet as it proceeds the big Memorial Day three day weekend, but nope! There is still many things going on in terms of events and fun times!

The weekend of May 20th at the World Famous Fountain of Youth Archeological Park, the Annual Martime Fun Fest is happening!


Maritime Fun Fest

May 20th and 21st @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

The 4th annual “Maritime Fun Fest” St. Augustine Maritime Heritage Festival is a ‘boatload’ of family entertainment!  Some of the events taking place on the waterfront grounds of The Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park are:

Quick N Dirty Boat Build & Race Competition
Astillero de Perro Amateur Dog Agility Competition
The Chalupa Cocktail Bartender Challenge
San Agustín Rowing Challenge
Kids Maritime Crafts and Games
Saturday Night at the Fountain Dinner
Food & Beverage Tents

Regular admission to the Fountain of Youth applies.  Proceeds to benefit Maritime Education Programs & Projects.  You can check for further information here at the official event website.

Here are two other main events you might not want to miss!

Looking for fun at night in one of America’s most haunted cities? What is the best St Augustine Ghost Tour to take many ask us and always we start with our guest feedback, which brings us to give you details on Dark of the Moon – The official St Augustine Lighthouse Ghost Tour!


Dark of the Moon Ghost Tour at the St. Augustine Lighthouse

May 20 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

 Discover the history and mystery of the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum.  Investigate the most haunted place in St. Augustine!  Guides share paranormal history and experiences of people who have visited, lived, or worked at the Lighthouse.  Featured on TAPS/Ghost Hunters, CNN, Parade Magazine, Fox News, and The Weather Channel.

Tour Prices
$20 — Children 12 & under
$25 — Adults

Limited space is available. Please visit the Lighthouse website to book your tour in advance or call (904) 829-0745!  (Check in 15 minutes prior to the tour. Start times and days vary seasonally!  Some dates are blacked out.)

Now back to history! On this very weekend you can witness a live historic reenactment just steps away from the inn! This would be an official “Changing of the Guard”


Changing of the Guard

May 20 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Wearing the distinctive blue coats of the 18th century Spanish soldier, members of San Agustin Garrison march into place for the Changing of the Guard.  Step back in time and imagine a typical day in 1740 St. Augustine where soldiers are guarding the little colonial city.  They are dismissed for the night, but not before their replacements arrive and are ready to take over the duty of guarding Government House, the home of the Spanish Governor and the seat of power. The Government House and site of this event is located just steps away from the Agustin in the heart of the historic district.