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Free Summer Concerts in the Plaza – Schedule & information for St Augustine FL

promofoto1edit  Concerts in the Plaza Schedule for 2015

Free Concerts in the Plaza run every Thursday night all summer long. Bring a chair or a blanket and sit back, relax and enjoy the show. Picnics and coolers are welcome as are leashed well behaved dogs. Alcohol is not allowed in the plaza.

The show starts at 7:00 pm

The Plaza is located at the foot of the Bridge of Lions at the intersection of Cathedral and King Street,

St. Augustine, FL 32084

Phone: 904-825-1004

 

 

Parking

On street parking is available near the Plaza and is free throughout the city after 5:00pm. Parking is also available in the Historic Downtown Parking Facility at the St. Augustine and St. Johns County Visitors Information Center, a 10-minute walk along St. George St. from the Plaza. The cost for parking in the parking garage is $10 per entry or $3 with a ParkNow card.
For more information on parking, click here.

Schedule

Schedule of Events

July

7/02/15

7–9pm

Ancient City Brass Band

Brass band standards

7/09/15

7–9pm

Ancient City Slickers

Big fun music

7/16/15

7–9pm

The Falling Bones

’60s party and dance rock

7/23/15

7–9pm

The Grapes of Roth

Classic rock

7/30/15

7–9pm

Rob Ellis Peck & Friends

Blues and rock

Aug.

8/06/15

7–9pm

Mike Hart’s Decoy

Blues, jazz and rock

8/13/15

7–9pm

The Committee

Classic rock and originals

8/20/15

7–9pm

The Rick Arcusa Band

Classic rock

8/27/15

7–9pm

The Gatorbone Band

Original acoustic, jazz, swing, countrypolitan

Sep.

9/03/15

7–9pm

Lonesome Bert & the Skinny Lizards

Original Americana

 

Looking for information on the Wednesday night concerts at the Pier? Click here.

Looking for more music & Nightlife? Click here.

 

Pet Friendly Attractions & Things to Do in St Augustine FL

 

I’m Marley Burke, The Local’s Guide’s “Local Dog.”  Some days I just get tired of  going for a boring old walk or another day of fishing.

There are lots of fun things for me to do in Saint Augustine, FL. On the days I feel like drifting at sea, I go for a ride on the Scenic Cruise. (Read Review). You can purchase beer & wine on board but I lean toward a bottle of water and some goldfish crackers for treats. It is a lovely, relaxing, narrated scenic cruise around the bay area. You have to keep your leash on and they only allow well behaved dogs, so no barking on board. I don’t mind, I have plenty of time to bark at the dog across the street.

I have seen some other dogs kayaking and one on a Hobie Cat at Anastasia Water Sports (Read Review) it looks like a lot of fun but I haven’t  tried it.  The beach is my favorite place. Dogs are allowed on almost all beaches on a leash except for Anastasia State Park.  (Beach Info)

 

 

 

If you like history, a great spot to walk around is the Colonial Quarter on St. George Street. They have a lot of reenactments and demonstrations there.

I like to go to the Fountain of Youth and check out the peacocks. They actually beg for peanuts. What self respecting dog would beg for a tiny peanut? They seem to get a lot of folks to feed them though. The grounds are beautiful to walk around and kids love it too.  I drank the water and people still say I look like a puppy. I’m really 8 years old.  I believe it really works. (Read about The Fountain of Youth here)

If you like music, the summer concerts at the Plaza and Pier are pet friendly. Bring a picnic a chair and some doggie treats.

Some days I tag along for a wine tasting at San Sebastian Winery. People love the local wine here. It is a very popular attraction. You can’t be really big though. I saw a Great Dane get asked to leave once but he may have had one too many.

If you love the water (it must be the Lab in me)  and nature like I do, check out St. Augustine Eco Tours. Join the Captain  for a professionally guided 2-hour sailing excursion in the estuary. You’ll board the ultra stable 27-foot Stiletto catamaran. You can see all kinds of wildlife on this adventure.  How about Dolphins? I love to watch the dolphins. I wish I could swim that fast. St. Augustine Eco Tours also has an educational Dolphin Tour. This trip takes place on a 6 passenger boat and  combines dolphin and bird watching with marine ecology, historic sights, and an amazing boat ride. A great way to spend a dog day afternoon.

A big day out on the water can make a dog really hungry. Check out our list of Pet Friendly Restaurants.

Marley’s words of wisdom:

If you’re a cat, stay home!

If you aren’t part Lab you may want to wear a life jacket. The current can be really strong here even for me.

Don’t swim in the Intracoastal.  The oysters are everywhere and will cut your paws.

Have your parents bring you some shade to the beach. Florida sun is too hot with no shade.

Nap often.

Most importantly, don’t drink the ocean water at the beach. Trust me.

I hope you enjoy your stay & all these fun things keep your tail waggin’.

Maybe I’ll see you at the beach.

Marley

 

 

 

 

Pet Friendly Restaurants in St. Augustine Fl

Hi, I’m Marley Burke, The Locals’ Guide’s  “Local Dog.”

Although I have to be honest and say my favorite place in St. Augustine is the beach, I also like dining out on occasion.

Whether you are a tourist bringing your dog along on vacation, or a local who just can’t resist your pups sad eyes when you leave the house without him… we have plenty of restaurants in town who love dogs just as much as you do.

Here are some great spots for you and your dog to get a bite to eat.. If you’re in the historic downtown area there are few great places on St. George Street that are pet friendly. Keep in mind that at all of the pet friendly restaurants you will be dining outside. On St. George Street, you will find the Chianti Room and the Florida Cracker. The Florida cracker usually has some good music outside and has a good vibe to it. The Chianti room is known for its great happy hour and reasonable prices.

Harry’s

Just off St. George Street, but still in historic downtown, you will find the Barley Republic – an Irish pub and restaurant with a good selection of beers and a chance to hear some good Irish music. If you’re an Irish Terrier or an Irish Water Spaniel, this place will be right up your alley. If barbecues your thing and what dog doesn’t love pulled pork, then try MoJo’s barbecue. The barbecue here is fantastic and it’s definitely a local favorite for dogs and humans alike. If you’re looking to dine a little fancy, try La Pentola, a great place to go after a bath. They have a beautiful courtyard with fountains and pretty flowers to look at. Make sure you get a doggie bag from here – the food is amazing and they have an extensive wine selection.  Be sure to check out the review.

 

If you’re looking to smell the salt air, make sure you check out some of the dog friendly spots along the Bay. Meehan’s Irish Pub is a great place to take a dog for a pint and a view of the water. You’ll find many locals hanging out there. Another wonderful spot to take a dog and have a drink, an appetizer and listen to some great local music is O.C. White’s. Here you will find a beautiful outdoor atmosphere. It’s one of my favorite spots for live entertainment in the springtime. If you get chilly at night they have some incredible outdoor fireplaces to keep you warm and the smell of Jasmine fills the air here on a warm spring night. Some of the tables are underneath a Jasmine covered pergola that is a sight to behold when it’s blooming. Harry’s has a beautiful courtyard, live entertainment and great food at reasonable prices. Everybody is hooked on Harry’s. If you want to grab an iced coffee and a dessert, check out the Gourmet Hut.

Heading over to Vilano beach, you have the KingFish Grill. Beautiful views of the Bay can be found here. Any dog would love to sit out here and watch the world go by. Right on Route 1, not far from town you will find Jaybird’s restaurant. They have a pretty outdoor patio and they have even built a waterfall out there. The food is delicious and reasonably priced. They have live music several nights a week and they serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. Considering I’m a yellow lab, this waterfall is a bit of a tease for me since I’m not allowed to swim in it. I love listening to the water trickling down the falls though. Also off Route 1 you will find a favorite place of the “Saint Augustine Locals,” Hurricane Patty’s. Water views and views of the marina is what you will find here along with some terrific area bands. You might also see some “local cats.” The lucky critters get to roam free and sleep on boats in the marina. Oh how I dream of chasing them down the dock.

View from Matanzas Inlet

 

 

Now it’s back to the beach, oh how I love the beach. I love digging holes in the sand, flipping my Frisbee between my legs and catching it and swimming with my tennis  ball and cooling-off on a hot day. I like to eat here too. A sandwich, some water and shade and this becomes my favorite place in town. Sometimes we share a chicken Parmesan sub from Romano’s Pizza. They have really good subs and they’re huge. You can also grab some picnic foods like fried chicken at Publix or a Subway in the same plaza. Going to the beach is like going to Mexico. I warn you, Don’t Drink the Water!!!!

Café 11 out at the beach has really good food and they love well behaved dogs. They do a delicious brunch on the weekends. This is a real “Locals” favorite. Hurricane Grill and Wings is a fun spot to grab some wings but I’m not allowed to have chicken bones. The music is nice though and everyone looks happy there. The Wildfower Café is nice too.

 Here is a letter I received from a dog named Pirate.

Pirate says:

 

Marley,

So my people parents take me out to lunch all the time to the Wildflower Café, they bring me a bowl of water as soon as I arrive. We relax in the shade under the awning and my dad slips me bacon from his giant BLT and sometimes mom sneaks me a shrimp from her shrimp salad. This place is always nice to me and my mom and dad really enjoy the lunch menu and sitting outside with me.

Pirate –  (one adorable toy golden doodle!)

 

 

I love going for rides so I get very excited to take a drive down to Matanzas’s Inlet Restaurant. It’s about a 15 minute ride from the beach, 25 from town. Oh boy, it’s worth it. The drive is so scenic and I can smell the salt water in the air. Right before the restaurant are two parks, one on the beach side and one on the inlet side. The inlet side is a great place to take a walk and take a dip on a hot day. (All the kids want to pet me there and tell me I’m cute.)

The restaurant has good food and the most beautiful sunsets you will ever see. This is nice  place to have lunch or

Matanzas Inlet Sunset

dinner and stare  at the water. This place makes you feel like you’re on a Caribbean island. It’s a great place to spend a dog day afternoon.

Contributed by Marley Burke

The Locals’ Guide to Saint Augustine’s “Local Dog”

Pet Friendly Restaurants that will make your tail wag:

Café 11

501 A1A Beach Blvd  St Augustine, FL 32080
(904) 460-9311

Barley Republic

48 Spanish St  St Augustine, FL 32084

(904) 547-2023

Chianti Room

60 Charlotte St, St Augustine, FL 32084

(904) 825-4100

Florida Cracker

81 St George St  St Augustine, FL 32084
(904) 829-0397

Harry’s  (Read Review)

46 Avenida Menendez  St Augustine, FL 32084
(904) 824-7765

Hurricane Patty’s

69 Lewis Blvd, St Augustine, FL ‎

(904) 827-1822

Hurricane Grille

4255 S. A1A 13 & 14  St Augustine, FL 32080
(904) 471-7120

JayBirds

2600 N Ponce De Leon Blvd  St Augustine, FL 32084
(904) 429-7153

Kingfish Grill

252 Yacht Club Dr  St Augustine, FL 32084
(904) 824-2111

La Pentola      (Read Review)

58 Charlotte St  St Augustine, FL 32084
(904) 824-3282

MoJo’s Barbecue

5 Cordova St, St Augustine, FL

(904) 342-5264

Matanzas Inlet

8805 A1A S, St Augustine, FL ‎

(904) 461-6824
Salt Life Food Shack    (Read Review)Phone: 904-217-3256321 A1A Beach Blvd. St. Augustine Beach, FL 32080
O.C. White’s
118 Avenida Menendez  St Augustine, FL 32084
(904) 824-0808
Sea Oats Caffe
1075 A1A Beach Blvd, St Augustine, FL 32080
Publix Plaza at the Beach
Wildflower Café
4320 A1a S # 9  St Augustine, FL 32080
 (904) 471-2691

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dog Parks in St Augustine and Ponte Vedra FL

If you are looking for a dog park, St. Augustine has a few good ones. These parks are clean and fun but most importantly they are “Local Dog Approved!”

 

 

 

 

 

Paws Dog Park is located within the Treaty Park Complex
1595 Wildwood Drive
St. Augustine, Florida 32086 Map

Hours

DAWN to DUSK unless otherwise posted

Facility Overview

Small Dog Park

  • Completely Fenced
  • Single Watering Hole

Large Dog Park

  • Completely Fenced
  • Multiple Watering Holes
  • Shaded Area with Sitting Bench
  • Mock Fire Hydrant
  • Plenty of room to run, jump, and socialize
Rules
  • No leashes necessary within Paws Dog Park!
  • Please pick up after your pooch

 

DAVIS PARK

210 Davis Park Road
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida 32082 Map
P: (904) 209-0370
F: (904) 209-0347

A playground for all our four footed friends to enjoy! Two large fenced in areas  with a pond and obstacles for your pets to play on.

Designated parking for Paw Park visitors near the football field parking lot. There is also a Dog Wash located next to the concession stand building adjacent to the southern most Paw Park and pond.

During your visit, please keep in mind:

  • Unleash dogs in the designated area before letting them into the park. It’s safer for all our guests.
  • Please clean up any mess your four-legged friend may leave behind. Bags, shovels, and trash cans are located in the dog park for your convenience.
  • No food or drink in the dog park.

 

PAWS DOG PARK  at Ron Parker Park

On Anastasia Island

Old Beach Rd
St Augustine, Fl

This dog park has shade, drinking water, benches, and mulch ground cover.