What does it mean to love where you live? For us, loving where you live isn’t about the home you build but the community you build it in. The memories you make and the friends you meet along the way. That’s why MasterCraft Builder Group prides itself on providing quality homes in communities we believe are the perfect place to foster relationships and raise families. A community that invites you to enjoy everything it offers, from incredible amenities to community events – there’s more than one reason to love where you live. So, whether you’re new to the community or want to know what’s happening around town, here are some of our favorite upcoming events throughout St. Johns County. We hope to see you there!
13th Annual Saint Augustine Film Festival
If you’re a fan of high drama, comedy, or suspense, then you’re in luck! The Saint Augustine Film Festival (SAFF) is back for its 13th year, providing the community with a rich cultural experience they won’t find anywhere else. Filmmakers worldwide will gather for this three-day event, providing guests with 50 independent films in various genres to explore. Each screening venue is within walking distance of one another, so you can view them all! Who knows, you may even find a new favorite.
When: January 12-15, 2023
Where: Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College
More Info: staugfilmfest.com
St. Augustine Spanish Food & Wine Festival
If you’re a fan of history, food, and wine, this event is the one for you. Designed to educate the people of St. Augustine on the city’s Spanish history, the St. Augustine Spanish Food & Wine Festival provides a memorable experience for all attendees through a series of special events featuring Spanish wine, cuisine, and culture. All proceeds from this event benefit the Flagler College Hospitality & Tourism Management Program and its talented students.
When: February 23-25
Where: Flagler College
More Info: spanishwinefestival.com
THE PLAYERS Championship
Head up North to Ponte Vedra for the most anticipated golf tournament of the year. THE PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass invites you to watch as some of the best golfers in the world compete for the title of champion. This world-class sporting event features a free concert on the grounds, food and drinks on-site, family-friendly activities, interactive games, autograph zones, and much more. See the famous Island Green on 17 for yourself at this year’s event.
When: March 7-1
Where: TPC Sawgrass
More Info: theplayers.com
St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival
Did you know St. Augustine is America’s oldest Celtic City? The Ancient City hosted the original St. Patrick Parade in 1601 and has continued to celebrate each year since 2011 with the St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival. Back for its 12th year, this weekend-long event will include various family-friendly activities for those looking to learn more about Celtic history. Guests will have the chance to enjoy performances from international and U.S. Celtic bands and participate in highland games, whiskey tasting, workshops, and Celtic food. The event will also include a mix of dance performers, magicians, bagpipers, storytellers, and lecturers sharing legends and exploring topics of Celtic heritage, so you’ll leave knowing more than you did when you arrived.
When: March 10-12
Where: Francis Field
More Info: celticstaugustine.com
St. Augustine Lions Spring Festival
Back by popular demand, The St. Augustine Lions Spring Festival returns for another year! Dive into a plate of seafood delicacies, enjoy a variety of entertainment from regional favorites and explore over 100 artisans for two days of food and fun. Take a ride on the Ferris wheel for a view of the city from the top, get your face painted, meet Rapunzel, throw an axe, ride the mechanical bull, and so much more!
When: March 25-26
|Where: Francis Field
More Info: lionsfestival.com
Flower & Garden Expo
Spring is the time to stop and smell the roses. So, what better way to celebrate the season than with a trip to the Flower & Garden Expo? A short drive from St. Augustine, this popular Northeast Florida event is a chance to explore the world around us. This show features a variety of vendors bringing a wide array of horticulture, including olive trees, aquatic plants, herbs, ferns, succulents, citrus, colorful flowering plants, butterfly plants, native plants, and more, as well as gardening accessories and art. So, if you have a green thumb, this event is for you.
When: March 25-26
Where: Sykes Family Farms
More Info: epicbh.org/flower-garden-expo
Gamble Rogers Folk Festival 2023
Gather for a weekend of music at this year’s Gamble Rogers Folk Festival. In honor of St. Augustine musician Gamble Rogers, this community event commemorates his life and music, which helped shape the American folk music we know today. On a mission to keep the folk music tradition alive for future generations, The Gamble Rogers Folk Festival gives back to music programs at local schools. It holds a youth music contest each year to celebrate young talent.
When: April 14-16
Where: St. Johns County Fairgrounds
More Info: gamblerogersfest.org
Taste of St. Augustine 2023
It’s no secret that St. Augustine is known for its food scene. With so many local eateries serving everything from Spanish-inspired tapas to Southern comfort food, Florida seafood, and much more, there’s always something new to try. So, if you’ve been looking for a chance to try it all, then you’re in luck! The Taste of St. Augustine Festival serves local eats from St. Augustine’s most famous restaurants. Enjoy samples of participating vendors’ signature dishes and vote as each restaurant competes for the prestigious TOStA (Taste of St. Augustine) awards. You’ll be voting for categories including Best Family Dining, Best Ethnic, Best Upscale, Best Dessert, and the ever-popular People’s Choice.
When: April 30
Where: The Amp
More Info: epicbh.org/taste-of-st-augustine
St. Augustine Food + Wine Festival
A culinary celebration like no other, the St. Augustine Food + Wine Festival showcases culinary, beverage, and culture that highlights celebrity guest chefs, celebrity winemakers/ proprietors, local chefs, artisans, and local craft spirits/beers. Serving up a wide variety for all tastebuds, guests can enjoy fine wine dinners and tasting events, as well as master classes and more. Enjoy flavors ranging from BBQ to ramen and everything in between. This event is sure to be one for the books!
When: May 3-7
Where: World Golf Village Renaissance Resort
More Info: staugustinefoodandwinefestival.com
St. Augustine Craft Brewers Festival
Explore the taste of local flavor at this year’s St. Augustine Craft Brewers Fest! Located at the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, attendees can enjoy unlimited samples from over 25 regional and local breweries, live music, and delicious food trucks. All proceeds from this event benefit Brewing a Community, a nonprofit that distributes proceeds to various organizations in need throughout St. Augustine and St. Johns County communities. A cold one for a good cause. What could be better?
When: May 6
Where: The Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park
More Info: stabrewersfest.com
3rd Annual AS IF! The 90’s Fest
Back for its third consecutive year, the AS IF! 90s Fest invites you to travel back to the land of the 90s. This day-long event will feature headliners, including 90’s favorites Vanilla Ice and Spin Doctors, along with a full line-up of local and regional performers, vendors, food trucks, a water slide, a “fly” photo booth, and more. So don’t miss what is sure to be the raddest event in town!
When: May 23
Where: Francis Field
More Info: asifthe90sfest.com
Love Where You Live with MasterCraft
Each community we build in is conveniently located between the historic town of St. Augustine and metropolitan Jacksonville, so you can enjoy the best of both worlds. If you’re ready to love where you live, contact us today or visit www.mastercraftbuildergroup.com to learn more about our communities and floorplans. Get started on your future home today!