Unidos en la Musica: A Latin American Festival

Live Entertainment
Unidos en la Música will feature a spectacular variety of art, live entertainment, quality merchandise, and great food. The kid-friendly event will showcase Latin dance, games, and musical performers including Charlie Aponte, Baba Caiman, Papayera Arenosa, and more artists to be announced.

Attendees can enjoy performances by and even learn to dance with some of the best Latin dance groups around, such as Emily and Raul from the Salsa Kings and Romi and Alex from Alex Pro Dance in Miami. Romi and Alex will also host three salsa and two bachata workshops.

Cultural Exhibitions
The Festival will feature cultural exhibitions as well, with Ballet Folklorico Azteca, Danzas Perujax, VIVA PANAMA-USA, Spirit Of Samba, CBP Martial Arts Academy Orlando, Bolivia Magica Ballet Folklórico and Colombian Cumbiax. There will also be a Mural Competition, where three artists will show off their skills as they create a painting live.

A new game section will feature games from all over Latin America, including Aztec ball game, bolletas, sapo, tejo, sominoes, and piñatas, as well as free soccer and baseball clinics.

Authentic Food
Latin American food trucks and restaurant vendors will include GuanaBana Ice Pops, La Authentica, Churros and Cream, Delish Kebabs Jax Caterer Tuck, De Leon Cocina, Empanada’s Factory Latin Fusion, Rinconcito de Lima, and more.

VIP Experience tickets offer guests an easy way to enjoy the day-long festival in style, with an exclusive VIP area and direct access to the premium bar with top-shelf liquors, complimentary Latin-inspired hors d’oeuvres, a culinary workshop by Chef Norberto from La Cocina International Restaurant, and meet and greets with select performers.

Admission: Ticket prices are $7.00 for general admission and $60.00 for the VIP Experience. Tickets are available for purchase here.

When: From 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 2, 2020.

Where: Francis Field is located at 25 W. Castillo Drive in St. Augustine, FL 32084.

St. Augustine Winter Spectacular!

You are invited to once again experience the magic and excitement of the holidays at the 7th annual St. Augustine Winter Spectacular! Directed by Stephanie Burkhardt, Executive Artistic Director of The Dance Company, this production will kick-off the holiday season in the nation’s oldest city. The performances will take place in the beautifully Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College amidst the Nights of Lights on Saturday, December 7th at 7pm and Sunday, December 8th at 2pm.

The show features different scenes that comprise a family-friendly, entertaining storyline that follows a young girl’s journey across the world during the holidays with a dance-based storyline including ballet, tap, jazz, modern, acrobatics, kickline, and musical theatre numbers. This original production will entertain all ages with its talented cast, dazzling costuming, and wide array of eye-catching scenery and quality entertainment.

Sponsorships are available as well as ticket purchase at the following link: www.staugustinewinterspectacular.com.

St. Augustine International Dance Festival

The third-annual St. Augustine International Dance Festival gala performance will take place Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 7 pm at Lewis Auditorium Flagler College in St. Augustine. Dancers from Port St. Lucie, St. Petersburg, St. Augustine and Atlanta, Georgia will converge in St. Augustine for three days of master classes culminating in a spectacular gala performance on Saturday evening, September 14th at 7 pm at Lewis Auditorium, Flagler College, 14 Granada St., St. Augustine, FL.

“This is a great opportunity for gifted young artists from diverse backgrounds to come together, study with international teachers, and perform together in this beautiful, historic location,” explained Luis Abella, Artistic Director of Saint Augustine Ballet and the festival’s organizer.

The festival is one of three annual events produced by the Saint Augustine Ballet, now in its eleventh season. The company’s other annual productions at Lewis Auditorium include the holiday classic “The Nutcracker” each December, and an original production each spring.

“This dance festival adds to our growing reputation as a center for the arts in Florida,” said Tommy Bledsoe, former board president of the St. Johns Cultural Council. “The arts continue to grow in prominence in St. Augustine thanks to the high quality of our local and visiting artists, and the vision of arts organizations such as the Saint Augustine Ballet.”

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students, and may be purchased at the door beginning one hour before the performance. For more information, contact Saint Augustine Ballet at 904-810-5670, or visit their website at www.saintaugustineballet.com.

Ultimate 80s Dance Party

Guests can expect to hear a variety of 1980s pop and soul favorites during the three-hour event which will include a live DJ, a silent auction, retro-themed dance lessons that will spark memories of moussed hair, ragged tees and the restless beat of soundtracks from movies such as St. Elmo’s Fire, The Breakfast Club, and Sixteen Candles and memorable dance tunes from artists such as Whitney Houston, George Michael, Depeche Mode, Yaz, and many more! General admission is $30 and the proceeds benefit Apex Theatre Studio.


St. Augustine Makers Fest™

The festive celebration of Makers of all kinds will offer a wide variety of fun, hands-on activities at designated Makers Stations, where participants of all ages may tap into their own creative spirit and create something unique and beautiful of their own. The event will also showcase one-of-a-kind gifts, art, unique apparel, jewelry, home décor and more from over 40 local and regional artisans, artists, chefs and brewers. For those wishing to explore their creativity in greater depth, select artisans will be offering educational workshops. New this year, children will thrill to discover a Gingerbread Forest play area that will challenge them to create a 3-dimensional world with life-size “gingerbread” boxes.

“This is a celebration of creativity in action,” explains Rachel Sobenes-Desme, St. Augustine artist and Creative Director for the event. “The Makers Station activities and workshops engage children as well as adults to just jump in and enjoy the thrill of making and doing in a world that is more and more caught up with consuming and watching.”

Foodies will relish an exciting array of culinary offerings, including authentic artisan foods, beverages, local food trucks, and craft beers in the Makers Fest beer garden. Two stages, sponsored by Friends of the St Augustine Amphitheatre, will feature performances including live music, dance and a special appearance by The Venardos Circus, rounding out a full day of family fun sure to engage all of the senses. This year will see brand new Makers Stations, as well as the return of a few favorites, grouped into Paper World, Textile World and Nature World. Art installations will be located at the entrance to each immersive world, along with a lounge area for relaxation and conversation – all under the big top of the Amphitheatre.

Haunted Flying Circus & Medicine Show

Join the Time Warp Travelers as they dance, fly, love, lust, laugh & escape through the centuries. Rated Argh. Adult & big kid friendly.
Garb in your favorite time period! You could be part of our show! Dine with DATIL ROOSTER food truck.
Tickets $13 on Event Brite, $15 cash at door, $17 credit at door.
Like The Haunted Flying Circus on Facebook.
A Teatro Aruni Production.

Haunted Flying Circus & Medicine Show

Join the Time Warp Travelers as they dance, fly, love, lust, laugh & escape through the centuries. Rated Argh. Adult & big kid friendly.
Garb in your favorite time period! You could be part of our show! Dine with DATIL ROOSTER food truck.
Tickets $13 on Event Brite, $15 cash at door, $17 credit at door.
Like The Haunted Flying Circus on Facebook.
A Teatro Aruni Production.