The St. Augustine amphitheatre is an integral part of the town’s community. It’s a place where people can gather to experience music, movies, and magic. The venue is the perfect blend of rich history and vibrant community.
The amphitheatre was built in 1965 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the town. Florida’s official state play – The Cross and the Sword – debuted on the amphiteatre stage when the amphiteatre opened. Written by Dr. Paul Green, the symphonic drama depicts life in St. Augustine during its founding and earliest years. The play’s final performance was in 1996.
The amphitheatre found new life in 2002 when St. John’s County decided to renovate the venue. This rennovation took 5 years. Located in Anastasia State Park, the current amphitheatre grounds cover 16 acres – including the historic rock quarry. The coquina rock quarry was used to build Castillo de San Marcos and other early homes and businesses in St. Augustine. Today, the amphitheatre can host up to 4100 guests and features tours from local and national talent on its stage.
There’s truly something for everyone at the Amphitheatre. While you’re visiting St. Augustine, take a look at some of the events happening every week. Stop by the Farmer’s Market and taste some fresh Florida produce and baked goods. Or stop by the Art at Night to find one-of-a-kind gifts made from local artists. Stroll the gorgeous grounds and experience the history and sense of community that’s embodied in the St. Augustine Amphitheatre.
Hours: Every Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The famer’s market is free and open to the public. Experience some of the finest food that Florida has to offer! The Farmer’s Market doesn’t just have produce – there are also plenty of vendors selling prepared food and drink, unique art and gifts, and local musical artists. The market has been a vital part of the community for 20 years.
Each weekend includes special events at the Farmer’s Market:
1st and 3rd Saturday of the month – The St. John’s County Public Library Bookmobile
1st Saturday of the month – 9 a.m. Yoga at the Market
4th Saturday of the month – Tangible Taste cooking demonstration
Hours: Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday night from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The St. Augustine Amphitheatre Night Market runs every 2nd and 4th Tuesday night between March and October. It’s open to the public and features free admission and free parking. Come experience over 90 vendors selling art, handmade crafts, and other goods. There is also live entertainment, plenty of food, and a full bar. The night market is a great way to unwind after a busy day.
Music & Events
If you’re a music lover, come enjoy some of the great bands that play here! Over the years the amphitheatre has showcased acts like Santana, Kane Brown, Kelsea Ballerini, Sublime and so many more!
Orchestras, rock bands, R&B singers, and country aritists have all graced the stage. Since the amphitheatre is one of the few open-air theaters left, it’s a big draw for successful artists.
It has a casual, fun feel. People bike, walk, or drive to the venue and enjoy food trucks, drinks, and dancing on the front porch before the main event begins!
The amphitheatre also hosts entertainment stars from all over the country. Head over to the official St. Augustine Amphitheatre website for a full, updated list of upcoming concerts and events. You can purchase tickets from the website.
The Amphitheatre is located just 15 minutes from Beacher’s Lodge!
St. Augustine Amphitheatre
1340C A1A South
St. Augustine, FL 32080
Phone: (904) 209-3746
Box Office: (904) 209-0367
The Ampthitheatre has so much to offer during your stay in the beautiful, vibrant St. Augustine. There’s something for everyone here and we hope you and your family can experience the rich history and warm community that’s embodied in the St. Augustine Amphitheatre.
No matter if you come for the market or to jam out to some great music, the St. Augustine Amphetheatre is the place to be!