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Events in St. Augustine, Florida

Festivals, Concerts, Parades and Beyond

Discover the most popular events in St. Augustine, Florida, and find something going on at any time of year. You can plan your stay so that you'll experience the beauty of downtown St. Augustine during the holiday season, or when some of the country's most beloved street festivals come to town. Excitement and enrichment are always part of the scene here; browse our calendar and see just how much goes on in our Florida city.  

Rhythm & Ribs Festival

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Rhythm & Ribs Festival

Rhythm & Ribs Festival

From Friday, March 27, 2020 to Sunday, March 29, 2020 March 27, 2020 March 29, 2020 St. George Inn

St. Augustine's annual Rhythm & Ribs Festival celebrates delicious barbecue, music and good times, with live entertainment and chefs competing for the best BBQ. The 2020 festival will take place Friday through Sunday, March 27 through 29, 2020, at Francis Field.

This festival includes great live music throughout the weekend, people’s BBQ choice awards, a kids zone, mechanical bull, an array of vendors, and much more.

Live Music

Exceptional live music is a staple of this popular festival. Headliners in 2020 will include Easton Corbin, Muscadine Bloodline, Davis and the Loose Cannons, Luke Langford Band, Jordan Fletcher, and DJs Walker Montgomery and EL.

The entertainment schedule for 2020 will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

Great Food

Award-winning BBQ from regional and national BBQ champions is served throughout the festival, and there is plenty of ice cold beer, sodas and other options as well as a variety of other food items like burgers, pretzels, popcorn, and candy. Barbecue voting takes place all weekend.

The event includes a kids fun zone with games, pony riding, rock climbing wall, rides, and more. This family-friendly event is one of St. Augustine's most popular annual festivals. Sunday is Family Day, with reduced admission prices.

Visitors and locals are welcome to bring blankets and lawn chairs. No coolers, no dogs or other pets, and no overnight camping or parking, please.

Admission: Ticket prices are $10,00 for Friday, $5.00 for Saturday afternoon (until 5:00 p.m.) and $10.00 from 5:00 – 10 p.m. Kids 15 and under are free. On Sunday, admission prices are just $5.00, while kids 15 and under remain free.

When: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, March 27, 28, and 29, 2020. Friday hours: 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. Saturday hours: 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Sunday hours: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Where: Francis Field is located behind the parking garage at 25 W. Castillo Drive in St. Augustine.


Parking is available for the whole weekend at the downtown parking facility right next to Francis Field.

Parking and Shuttle Services on Saturday: On Saturday, March 28, 2020 only, a free Park & Ride Shuttle will be provided from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. The shuttle service picks up from two parking locations: the St. Johns County Health Department (200 San Sebastian View), and the North San Marco Lot (301 San Marco Avenue). The shuttle will drop off at the Historic Downtown Parking Facility, which is located next to Francis Field (where this event will be held).