Celtic Festival Saint Augustine, Fl – 2016

Celtic Festival Goes International
St. Augustine’s Celtic Music & Heritage Festival is
making headlines in London and Dublin this month
St. Augustine, FL – The 6th Annual St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival is set for March 11-13, 2016, when Celtic heritage and music takes over the Ancient City.
The word is getting out the St. Augustine is an important destination for Celtic heritage tourism.
London, England: The St. Augustine Celtic Festival will be featured at Covent Garden on Sunday, January 10, thanks to the month-long “London Sunburst” promotion by V isit Florida. The promotion lasts the whole month of January and features a dozen Florida Attractions including Disney WorldKennedy Space CenterDaytona International Speedway, and the St. Augustine Celtic Festival … an exclusive list! The London promotion also includes a groundbreaking TripAdvisor video hub site, which will run January through February. Go toTripadvisor.com/InfoCenter-a_ctr.VisitFloridaUK
Dublin, Ireland: The St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival will also be featured at The Holiday World Show at the Royal Dublin Society on the weekend of January 22-24, thanks again to Visit Florida. The Holiday World Show is organized on behalf of the Irish Travel Agents Association and promises to chase away the January Blues. It offers lots of deals, on-stand competitions and expert advice from a vast range of experts representing destinations across the globe – all under one roof.
St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival is also being featured in many international publications including: Celtic Family Magazine, Celtic Life International, Highlander Magazine, Ireland of the Welcomes Magazine, Scottish Life Magazine, and the Pipes of Christmas!
Find the CELT in YOU in America’s Oldest Celtic City
The three-day St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival is “arguably the finest collaboration of Celtic artists in the United States”. In addition to Dublin’s Irish Tenors & The Celtic Ladies on opening night March 11 at Memorial Presbyterian Church, the March 11-13 event in downtown St. Augustine features internationally acclaimed Celtic bands, a pre-festival Whiskey Tasting on Friday evening, Highland Games athletic competitions, Celtic shopping and food, live music, two stages, and a variety of entertainment.
There’s also the ONLY St. Augustine St. Patrick’s Day parade in Northeast Florida kicking things off at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 12.
Festival tickets are available at  CelticStAugustine.com . Tickets may also be purchased at Ann O’Malley’s Irish Pub, 23 Orange St., or at Barley Republic Irish Pub, 48 Spanish St., downtown St. Augustine.

Dublin’s Irish Tenors and The Celtic Ladies- March 11th 2016 Saint Augustine, FL

DUBLINS-IRISH-TENORS-CELTIC-LADIES-24x36-200x300Dublin’s Irish Tenors and The Celtic Ladies
Special Event will open St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage  Festival at Memorial Presbyterian Church in downtown St. Augustine
St. Augustine, FL – Dublin’s Irish Tenors and The Celtic Ladies will perform one-night only in downtown St. Augustine. This headlining concert for the St. Augustine Celtic  Music & Heritage Festival will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 11 in Memorial  Presbyterian Church, 32 Sevilla St., downtown St. Augustine.
Seating is limited for this event. Tickets are sold separately from the Celtic Festival  passes. Tickets are $25 to $60. Purchase tickets atwww.celticstaugustine.com/special-friday-night-event/
The 6th Annual St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival is set for March 11-13, 2016, when Celtic heritage and music takes over the Ancient City.
In addition to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 12 in downtown St. Augustine, the weekend event is filled with live entertainment, Highland games, clans from Ireland and  Scotland, whisky tasting, and other Celtic activities – all at Francis Field, 29 W. Castillo  Drive, in downtown St. Augustine across from the parking garage. Read More→

Inshore Fishing Report and Advice for St Augustine FL

Spring fishing report for Saint Augustine, Florida- 2016

 cobia wryan fly 5-2014 008 (1280x960)  Spring is coming early this year. Temperatures are in the 70s and it is sunny out. This weather is the reason millions of people move to Florida each year. It’s also why so many species of fish call Florida their home.
   As the water warms up the fish will become very active. The mullet already started to show up in the inshore waters. The big predator fish will be showing up right behind them.
   We have some amazing coastal fishing during the spring. We have Cobia and Tripple tail starting to show up off of our beaches in April. They are following the manta rays which are following the warmer water. They love hanging around the 72° mark. Cobia are a very fun fish to target off of the beaches. They are usually 1 to 2 miles off of our coast as they are migrating to the north. They can grow over 50 pounds and are exceptional fighters. They are usually site fished hanging out on the backs of the giant manta rays. A well placed Z man heroz bait will usually not get refused. You can also target them fly fishing. Make sure you have a 10 to 12 weight fly rod because they put up a great fight. Also while you are out there keep an eye out for Tripple tail. These are brown flat looking fish that have big fins that look like they have three tails. They are usually hanging out near structure such as a crab trap float or trash floating. They are easy fish to get to bite once located. I love throwing a Z man shrimpz on a popping cork as well as shrimp patterns if I am flyfishing. We usually have a month or so to target these two fish and then the Tarpon, Spanish mackerel , sharks and Bonita will roll right behind them. Read More→

Salt Life Food Shack in St Augustine FL – Restaurant Review & Menu

 

Salt Life is now open for lunch and dinner. We will update our information and reviews as we try new food items.

1779077_617347728335566_6124390843502454065_nThe new Salt Life Food Shack in St Augustine Beach, Florida is  “BEACHY KEEN.”

St. Augustine has been waiting for this restaurant to open for a very long time and for good reason. The food is beyond fantastic! The location across the street from St. Augustine Beach Pier doesn’t hurt either, nor do the great prices and fabulous views. From the roof top deck you have the best of both worlds; sunset on one side and the Atlantic ocean on the other.

 

Now that I have had the grand tour, I can see why they took a little longer to open. Perfection! The place is perfect. The decor is the signature Salt Life colors of Turquoise & watery blues mixed with a lot of Teak colored wood. It has Beach written all over it with a casual, relaxed, resort like feel. Salt Life is the perfect place to “Eat, Drink and Be Salty.” Read More→

The St Augustine Distillery Will Raise Your Spirits the Old Fashioned Way

When you drive by the old Ice Plant building on Riberia Street in Saint Augustine, Florida, one phrase comes to mind, “you’ve come a long way baby.”

Not only does it house The Ice Plant Bar, it is now the home of the St. Augustine Distillery Company. Inside this incredible building with its rich history, they are now crafting fabulous artisanal liquors.  It is the first craft distillery in Northeast Florida. Read More→

Romantic Things to do in St Augustine FL

There is a saying in our house “Every Day is Valentine’s Day!” Why? Why not. We don’t really celebrate Valentine’s Day, but we do a lot of fun & romantic things throughout the year. Whether you are a local or you’re visiting, here are some suggestions for fun and romantic things to do in St. Augustine, Florida. Read More→

South Beach Grill- Beautiful Beachfront Views

GOT KIDS?

We’ve got a place for you, the South Beach Grill is located at Crescent Beach out on the island. It is one of the few true beachfront restaurants in Saint Augustine – A two-story building overlooking the Atlantic Ocean with breathtaking views of the dunes, sea oats and the surf. It has a spot for your kids to play in the sand with pails and shovels, while you dine overlooking the water .

Kid friendly and “St Augustine local” approved.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner – the food here is consistently good. Read More→

Ten Fun Things to Do in St Augustine FL

In town to go shopping on St. George Street or visit the Fort?  Wondering what else to do in the Oldest City? Here are a few ideas. Read More→

A Biplane Ride is the Thing To Do in St Augustine

Captain Dave in the back and two passengers

So what does a ride in a open cockpit biplane feel like? Imagine driving down a scenic highway  strapped in a high end convertible sports car. Now imagine that car lifting off and ascending over the intracoastal waterway as you pass 1,000 feet in the air with the incredible view unfolding beneath you.

That is the closest comparison I have for the sensation of being in the cockpit of a 1935 Waco biplane.  Read More→

The Best Spots to Have a Drink on the Water in St Augustine FL

If you are looking for a great place to have a drink, on the water in Saint Augustine, Florida, you’ve come to the right webpage. Here you will find all the ” local approved”  hotspots.

Let’s start with Cap’s on the Water. This has been a local favorite for years. It’s located between St. Augustine and  Ponte Vedra  just over the Vilano Bridge heading north on A1A.  Is it worth the trip up from downtown? Absolutely! The atmosphere here can’t be beat. It is one of the most beautiful  “old Florida” settings on the water Read More→

Relax and See the City from the Bay on a Delightful Boat Ride in St Augustine FL

One of my favorite things to do in St. Augustine, Florida is to hop aboard The Victory III Scenic Cruise Line. I love to go with my husband at sunset and take all of our friends and family as well. We have even celebrated my sister Christine’s birthday aboard eating LuLi’s Cupcakes.

The one hour and 15 minute tour Read More→

Harry’s Seafood- Dining Under the Stars in Historic St. Augustine

  Why are we hooked on Harry’s?

THE COURTYARD.

“Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler.” Don’t ask me to pronounce that, especially after I’ve had a Hurricane but it means,“Let the Good Times Roll”

And roll they have – time and time again for us at Harry’s.

Although this place is called Harry’s Seafood, we don’t go there expecting grilled fresh catch. This place has Louisiana and New Orleans written all over it – we’re talking jambalaya, Etoufee, Gumbo, Mardi Gras beads and Hurricanes.

Harry’s is reasonably priced with consistently good food in the very heart of historic Saint Augustine. But let me tell you about  THE COURTYARD… Read More→

Cap’s on the Water- Spectacular Sunsets and Waterfront Dining

    Why is Cap’s on The Water a Top pick  for Family and Friends?

The Atmosphere. The Perfect Mix of Water Views, Spectacular Sunsets, Majestic Oaks Draped in Spanish Moss Swaying in the Gentle Breeze and Great Food and Drink.

Located between Saint Augustine and Ponte Vedra, you will find a gem of a restaurant on the Inter-Coastal Waterway. Caps is well known for its award-winning wine selection of over 400 wines – but I’ll take the “Goombay Smash”. They make the famous St Augustine signature drink better than most – a delicious concoction of Rums, Brandy and fruit juice. Read More→