St. Augustine Amphitheatre

Styx ConcertThe St. Augustine Amphitheatre is rich in its history. As part of Anastasia State Park, it is comprised of 16 acres and includes an old quarry where coquina rock was mined to build early St. Augustine homes, commercial buildings, and the infamous Castillo de San Marcos fort. The Amphitheatre was built to commemorate St. Augustine’s 400th Anniversary as our nation’s oldest permanent European settlement in 1965. Following its completion, the play “The Cross & Sword”, written by Pulitzer-prize winner Dr. Paul Green, began its 32-year run on stage. In 1973, “The Cross & Sword” was designated “Florida’s Official State Play” by the State Legislature in recognition of the cultural and historic value of the production.


In 2002, St. Johns County decided to refurbish the Amphitheatre. Five years of construction turned the Amphitheatre into a state-of-the-art performing arts venue capable of holding up to 4,100 concert goers. The new facility includes a conference room, 4 concessions stands, a merchandise area, a large plaza, and an elaborate arboretum of walking.
In addition to the incredible shows by top performers held here, there are many free events for families to attend. One of the most popular of these is the Old City Farmers Market which takes place every Saturday morning from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. Here you will find offerings from some the the finest local organic farms, delicious baked goods, homemade sauces and jams, beautifully crafted hand-made jewelry, breathtaking artwork from local artists, a variety of plants, and more! For more information on the Amphitheatre, see StAugAmphitheatre.comFarmer's Market

Author: Paula Fallon

The beach is my happy place. When I'm at the beach, all the stresses of everyday life seem to disappear. I also love to eat! Being physically active is important to me so having weather that allows me to be outside all year long without heavy clothing on is a definite plus. I enjoy artwork, strolling around a quaint downtown where I feel safe, and being on the water - whether in a boat, on a jet ski, on a surf board, or just swimming. Music is an important part of my life. It is for all these reasons that I picked St. Augustine as my home! St. Augustine offers all these things to me and so much more! There is always something going on in St. Augustine. I hope that you will come visit this amazing town and fall in love with it just like I did. Look me up when you get here!

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