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Things to Do Right Now in Jacksonville, St. Augustine and Amelia Island

A roundup of the top stops and hip happenings going on this season in Jacksonville, St. Augustine and Amelia Island.

Through Dec. 24

Alhambra Theatre and Dining's 50th Anniversary Season: Celebrate a season of looking forward and back at Alhambra Theatre & Dining, the nation’s longest running professional dinner theater, with shows including "A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline," "Showboat," "Dream Girls," "Steel Magnolias," "Annie" and more.

Through May 14

Hans Hofmann on Paper: Don't miss the amazing abstract expressionism works coming to downtown Jacksonville's Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA).

Through April 19

Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival: Heralded as one of the most prestigious music events in the Southeast, the festival features a star-studded season kicked off by internationally renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman and includes performances by celebrated artists Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, Dover Quartet and Valentina Lisitsa.

March 3-5

St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival: Enjoy outstanding seafood, live music and more than 100 arts-and-crafts exhibitors at this annual festival.

March 8-13

Liberty Mutual Invitational National Finals: Join thousands of golfers in a charity golf tournament for a chance to win great prizes and help make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate.

St. Augustine Celtic Fest
(Courtesy Celtic Fest)

March 10-13

St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival: The pride of the ancient Celtic peoples of Scotland and Ireland is alive and well during the annual festival at Francis Field featuring Celtic clans from around the world, Scottish and Irish bands playing both traditional tunes, highland games, Celtic cuisine and handmade crafts and the St. Patrick's Day Parade.

March 10-17

Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance: Hosted by the Ritz-Carlton, Concours d'Elegance is among the top automotive events in the world with more than 300 rare vehicles from around the world.

March 16-18

Anastasia Music Festival: Don't miss Del McCoury Band, David Grisman's Bluegrass Experience, Sam Bush and more at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre.

March 21-26

Disney's The Little Mermaid: Don't miss this family-friendly Broadway smash at the Jacksonville Times-Union Center for Performing Arts. 

April 2

Steve Miller Band: Join this classic rock group with special guests Los Lonely Boys at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre.

April 8

Alan Jackson: The country music legend comes to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre for his "Honky Tonk Highway Tour" featuring special guest Lee Ann Womack. 

April 29

Umphrey’s McGee: You don't want to miss this popular rock band with special guest Big Something at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre.

May 5

Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival: Celebrate the nation's original capital of the shrimping industry. Enjoy arts and crafts, family activities, fireworks and of course, lots of delicious shrimp.

May 6-7

Ponte Vedra Food, Wine, and Spirits Festival: Foodies will love this special event with ulinary specialties, fine wines and 50 craft beer samplings as well as live music and demonstrations.

May 9-14

THE PLAYERS at TPC Sawgrass: Come watch one of golf's most fan-friendly events held at the beautiful TPC Sawgrass, home to the famous 17th hole. Past winners include Jason Day, Rickie Fowler, Matt Kuchar and Tiger Woods.

May 2-7

Kinky Boots: Kick up your heels to catchy tunes by pop icon Cyndi Lauper at this popular Broadway show in downtown Jacksonville at the Times-Union Center for Performing Arts.

May 7

Bastille: This Grammy-nominated band from the UK brings its "Wild, Wild World Tour" to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre.

June 13-18 Cinderella: Enjoy Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical coming to Jacksonville's Times-Union Center.

Ongoing Events

Third Monday of the Month

Monday Art and Merchant Walk: Browse a wide selection of beach-themed crafts, art, jewelry and home decor at St. Augustine Beach.

Every Tuesday

Florida Blue Free Tuesday at Cummer Museum and Gardens: Enjoy free admission to the Cummer Museum and its historic Gardens, thanks to the generous support of Florida Blue. Guests can enjoy free admission to the Galleries and Gardens and the Cummer Café is open for Tapas Tuesday sponsored by VyStar Credit Union.

Third Tuesday of the Month

Jax Beach Classic Car Cruise: Classic car owners come to admire and show off their rides during this monthly group cruise.

First Wednesday of the Month

Jacksonville Downtown Art Walk: The art walk features 40+ galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants, bars and businesses, plus artists, street performers and live music in Hemming Park.

Wednesdays, May-October

St. Augustine Music by the Sea: The annual summer music and food celebration features local bands and performers paired with signature fare from local restaurants.

Third Thursday of the Month

North Beaches Art Walk: Browse the work of local visual artists and enjoy live performances by local musicians at the Atlantic and Neptune Beach Town Centers.

First Friday of the Month

Sounds on Centre: Enjoy a free concert series in downtown Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island featuring the tunes of local bands.

First Saturday of the Month

Museum Free For All: Enjoy free admission to the Cummer Museum as well as art-making activities for all ages in the Gardens, plus live music and a Docent-led tour at 2 pm.

Every Saturday

Riverside Arts Market: More than 160 artists, musicians, street performers and food and produce vendors create a cultured environment and creative marketplace.

First Sunday of the Month

Bank Of America And Merrill Lynch Museums On Us: Take advantage of free admission to Jacksonville museums on the first Sunday of the first full weekend of the month to all Bank of America or Merrill Lynch cardholders through the Museums On Us program. Each cardholder receives one free general admission to the museum.