February is coming up fast, and there are a few events that you won’t want to miss! St. Augustine always has something fun going on, and if you are planning a trip in February, you’ll want to make sure you hit all of them! Without further ado, here’s a complete list of upcoming February events you want to take part in.
Nights of Lights
Wrapping up at the beginning of February, Nights of Lights is a dazzling holiday display that covers every spare inch of the historic district! Get a view of St. Augustine that is bright, beautiful and award-winning, with trains and trolleys offering special tours that will take you through all of the highlights. But you’ll have to hurry, the last night to see the spectacular view is February 2nd.
Nights of Pints
A play on the Nights of Lights, the Nights of Pints is a bar-hopping extravaganza offered by four local breweries! The four locations are Ancient City Brewing Downtown Taproom, Bog Brewing Company, Dog Rose Brewing, and Old Coast Ales. As a bonus, this bar crawl will benefit a local wildlife charity! You’ll want to make reservations soon, as the last night to enjoy this “pint” sized event is February 3rd!
Conquer the Trails 5k Run/Walk
This is the 3rd annual run for the Conquer the Trails 5k. It is a wonderful trail through wooded and paved trails in the TrailMark community. Open to the public, awards will be presented in a variety of different categories. This is another event that starts early in the month, Saturday, February 1st.
Mindfulness and a Cup of Tea
Washington Oaks Gardens State Park will be the location to be at for a Mindfulness Meditation and a cup of tea! Learn to settle the mind and the body, with a walk through the wonderful state park afterward, to guarantee full peace and serenity.
Jimmy Jam BBQ Slam & Car Show
Enjoy a weekend of fun and amazing BBQ! The Jimmy Jam BBQ Slam & Car Show is full of amazing cars, great food, and live music. There will also be raffles, vendors, and even a little location for the kids to go wild and wear themselves out. For those of you that love a great game of cornhole, there’s a competition just for you! Check your calendars as the fun is February 7th and 8th.
Valentine’s Day at Beacher’s Lodge
Nothing says Valentine’s Day like dinner for two that has been grilled oceanside by the love of your life. After grilling the perfect meal, enjoy a candlelit dinner for two on your Beacher’s balcony. If you aren’t up to making a Valentine’s masterpiece meal, take-out is just as romantic with the ocean view and gentle sea breeze through your hair as you enjoy your meal with your Valentine.
YMCA Mardi Gras 5k 2020
Here on the First Coast, we love our 5ks! This one is hosted by the St. Augustine YMCA starting in Anastasia State Park and running along the beach! Proceeds will help the YMCA with children’s swimming programs, summer camps, and after-school programs. Open to everyone, there’s a chance to win prizes, so don’t miss out! The amazing race is held on February 16th.
Astronomy Program at Faver-Dykes State Park
Take a look at the planets from Faver-Dykes State Park! Two park rangers will be hosting a special astronomy program! Binoculars are encouraged, but aren’t necessary as guests take a peek at the stars and planets while learning about mythology! This event is on February 21st.
Cathedral Festival 2020
Last but not least, is the Cathedral Festival! Fun for the whole family, this festival boasts games, rides, raffles, food and art vendors, and even fireworks! There will be live entertainment, ranging from baton twirlers to rock bands. Don’t forget about food and beverages – there will be a fried shrimp dinner, as well as other tasty food and beverages provided by local vendors! Don’t miss out, the fun is happening February 28-March 1.
If you’re looking for the perfect vacation space, or you’re looking for somewhere that will give you an amazing staycation, look no further than Beacher’s Lodge! With a variety of different hotel rooms and suites, you are sure to find the perfect option for you within our lovely location! For a full list of all of the other events happening in St. Augustine, take a look at the local events calendar.