Exhibits and extended shopping during Uptown Saturday Night on San Marco Avenue


Exhibits and extended shopping during Uptown Saturday Night on San Marco Avenue.


What it is

Uptown Saturday Night was started seven years ago by gallery owner and artist, Wendy Tatter, and takes place on from 5 to 9 p.m the last Saturday of every month in the Uptown San Marco Shopping District. Refreshments, hors d’oeuvres, book signings, live music and workshops can be anticipated from boutiques and shops that line San Marco Avenue. The free event is sponsored by the San Marco Avenue Merchants Association.


Why they do it

The monthly event helps expose small businesses and creates goodwill among the community. “Hopefully it creates business as well,” said Bill Rosenthal, owner of Antique Emporium.

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Music by the Sea schedule

The Music by the Sea free concerts start at 7 p.m. each Wednesday at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Pavilion. Food is available for purchase at each concert. Historic City Tours and Salt Life Food Shack will provide shuttle service.

The final concert is Sept. 24.

July 2: Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Beg, Mojo Tacos

July 9: Steam the Band, Purple Olive

July 16: Smoke n Mirrors, Seafood Kitchen

July 23: Oh No, Red Frog and McToads

July 30: Jimmy Parrish & the Ocean Waves, Mango Mango’s

Aug. 6: Falling Bones, Zaharia’s

Aug. 13: Grapes of Roth, Salt Life

Aug. 20: Big Lonesome, Panama Hatties

Aug. 27: Billy Buchanan & The Free Avenue Band, Gypsy Cab Co.

Sept. 3: Mid-Life Crisis, Cafe Atlantico

Sept. 10: Go Get Gone, Sea Oates Cafe

Sept. 17: Navy Pride, Coquina Beach Surf Club

Sept. 24: Phoenix, Sunset Grille

Concerts in the Plaza schedule

The City of St. Augustine is having the Concerts in the Plaza for the 24th year. The free concerts start at 7 p.m. each Thursday at the Plaza de la Constitucion. Attendees should bring lounge chairs. The final concert is Aug. 28. Picnic dinners are popular, but alcoholic beverages are prohibited.

July 3: An Evening of Gospel Music: Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the concert features St. Johns River Baptist Association Gospel Choir, Anastasia Baptist Church Choir, MamaBlue’s Ensemble

July 10: Ancient City Slickers

July 17: The Falling Bones

July 24: The Grapes of Roth

July 31: Rob Ellis Peck & Friends

Aug. 7: The Mike Hart Band

Aug. 14: The Company

Aug. 21: The Rick Acrusa Band

Aug. 28: Lonesome Bert & the Skinny Lizards

Movies by the Bay schedule

Movies by the Bay will be shown at 8:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the St. Augustine Municipal Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez.

Bring a chair or blanket.

Ripley’s Red Train Tours will offer a free shuttle to and from the marina beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Visitor Information Center train stop.

For information, call Ripley’s at 824-1606.


Wednesday: “Frozen” (PG)

July 9: “George of the Jungle” (PG)

July 16: “Despicable Me 2” (PG)

July 23: “Planes” (PG)

July 30: “The Croods” (PG)

Aug. 6: “Daddy Day Care” (PG)

Aug. 13: “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2” (PG)