2021 Events in St Augustine to Look Forward To
It’s no secret that 2020 has been a disappointing year on a lot of levels, especially when it comes to getting out and enjoying everything life has to offer. Thankfully, there are many 2021 events in St Augustine to look forward to. Many events that were scheduled to take place this year have been postponed to ‘21, and that’s in addition to all of the great things that were already on-tap for next year.
It’s going to be a jam-packed trip around the sun, so here’s a handy overview of which 2021 events in St Augustine you’ll want to add to your calendar.
St Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival (March 13, 2021)
The city of St Augustine celebrates its Irish heritage with this lively festival of food, music, and fun. A live music bill full of some of the most renowned traditional Scottish and Irish musicians in the world will be on-hand to provide live entertainment. A Highland Games-style competition featuring caber-tossing, tug-of-war, and other contests of skill will draw competitors from far afield. And, naturally, the food on-hand will be as hearty as it comes. Celebrate the city’s European heritage here.
Taste of St Augustine (April 25, 2021)
St Augustine has a spectacular food culture, and the best of it is always on display at Taste of St Augustine. This outdoor bazaar-style festival brings together more than 25 local restaurants in one place for attendees to sip and savor their way through a culinary tour of the city. In addition, the event always features great live music, family activities, people’s choice voting for the best dishes on offer, and even a 5K fun run for charity. Bring your appetite!
Romanza Festivale of Music & The Arts (April 30–May 16, 2021)
This epic two-week-plus festival celebrating artistic expression is one that’s not to be missed. The Romanza Festival will showcase 17 days of art, music, dance, food, and more. Countless cultural, historic, and artistic organizations will be collaborating to bring these events to various venues and stages all over the city for the entire run of the event. The primary overarching theme of the festival is “romance,” so prepare yourself to be enchanted.
As If! The ‘90s Fest (May 15, 2021)
This fun and quirky nostalgia festival celebrates the era of alt-rock, flannel shirts, and all things ‘90s. When you go, you’ll find a Lisa Frank-inspired selfie station, a “Slime Zone,” retro games, the area’s finest food trucks serving up lots of ‘90s-inspired dishes, and plenty of music. Celebrated ‘90s hitmakers Eve 6 will be headlining the mainstage, with plenty of other live bands rounding out the bill. So dig out your acid-washed jeans, lace up your Doc Martens, put on your best floppy hairstyle, and get ready to go back in time.
Sing Out Loud Festival (September 2021)
This past year saw the postponing of the fifth annual Sing Out Loud Festival, but it’s set to come roaring back in 2021. Sing Out Loud is Florida’s largest free music festival and features hundreds of local, regional, and national musical acts on multiple stages all over town. Headlining acts often take the stage at the grand St Augustine Amphitheatre. Past years have seen performers like Son Volt, Kacey Musgraves, Hot Water Music, Propagandhi, GZA, and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band come through town, so the ‘21 event is bound to have something for everyone.
Nights of Lights (December/January 2021)
Sunny Florida may not be the first place you think of when you think of holiday cheer, but St Augustine’s famous “Nights of Lights” celebration is one of the Sunshine State’s loveliest and most enduring displays of seasonal festivity. For nearly 30 years, this city-wide festival has brought together countless local structures with millions of brilliant, twinkling holiday lights in a communal show of fellowship and goodwill. The effect is so impressive that National Geographic named St Augustine’s Nights of Lights one of the Top Ten Holiday Lights Displays in the World.
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