Top 5 things to do in St. Augustine include music fests, 'Mary Poppins Jr.,' street market and more

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Shayla Nelson will perform at Music Matters Remixed anniversary music festival.
Shayla Nelson will perform at Music Matters Remixed anniversary music festival.

This is one of summer’s busiest weekends in St. Augustine, with live music, historical re-enactments, musical theater and a street market on the schedule.

St. Augustine Music Festival

The St. Augustine Music Festival features free classical music concerts by area and regional professional musicians at 7:30 p.m. each night in the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, 38 Cathedral Place, downtown St. Augustine. Concerts take place Friday and Saturday and June 30-July 2. See the schedule below and find more details at staugustinemusicfestival.org.

  • Cathedral Basilica Schedule

  • Friday, June 24, Postcards from Austria

  • Saturday, June 25, Danses and Spells

  • Thursday, June 30, Mozart and More

  • Friday, July 1, Rare Musical Gems

  • Saturday, July 2, Baroque to Romanticism

The St. Augustine Music Festival features free classical concerts in the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine.
The St. Augustine Music Festival features free classical concerts in the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine.

Music Matters Remixed anniversary music festival

Music Matters Remixed, St. Augustine’s oldest music store, will host a two-day anniversary music festival on Friday and Saturday, June 24 and 25, with live music, area vendors, food trucks and music store sales on vinyl and CDs. The free event will feature area musicians including Amy Hendrickson, Shayla Nelson, Charlie Hanneman, Cody Boulos, Aramis, Chris Rudasill, Rambler Kane, Conyak, Raichyl Sinversa, Julian & The Jeepsters, and Pat Murphy & Friends. Hours are 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, June 24, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 25. Music Matters Remixed is located at 196 State Road 312 in the Hobby Lobby plaza. Free admission and free parking.

Music Matters Remixed anniversary music festival will feature sales on vinyl, shown here.
Music Matters Remixed anniversary music festival will feature sales on vinyl, shown here.

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‘Mary Poppins Jr.’ by Apex Studio Theatre

Apex Theatre Studio will present Disney’s beloved family classic “Mary Poppins Jr.” Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 24-26, at Lewis Auditorium, 14 Granada St., located on the Flagler College campus. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family members how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren’t the only ones upon whom she has a profound effect. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that “anything can happen if you let it.” The production features more than 40 young artists from the North Florida area.

Apex Theatre Studio presents "Mary Poppins Jr." at the Lewis Auditorium.
Apex Theatre Studio presents "Mary Poppins Jr." at the Lewis Auditorium.

Olivia DeMaio, a rising junior in the musical theater program at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, plays the title character. George Eastman, a sophomore in the same program, portrays the chimney sweep, Bert. Performances take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 24, and 2 p.m. Saturday, June 25, and Sunday, June 26. Tickets are $22 and are available at apextheatrejax.com/events.

The quarterly Hastings Main Street Market is coming up on June 25.
The quarterly Hastings Main Street Market is coming up on June 25.

Hastings Main Street Market

A street market with food, music, and community vendors will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at Al Wilke Park, 6150 S. Main Street, in Hastings. This event is hosted by the Rotary Club of Hastings. Food trucks, a dunk tank with local celebrities, arts and crafts, and artisan vendors will be part of the summer event. Free admission and free parking.

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Reenactors restage the “Battle of Bloody Mose” at the Fort Mose Historic State Park in St. Augustine.
Reenactors restage the “Battle of Bloody Mose” at the Fort Mose Historic State Park in St. Augustine.

Battle of Bloody Mose

The Battle of Bloody Mose takes place Saturday, June 25, at Fort Mose Historic State Park, with re-enactments at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The event: It's 1740. British troops have captured Spanish forts in St. Augustine, including Fort Mose. The free event is open to the public. Learn more at fortmose.org.

This article originally appeared on St. Augustine Record: Things to do in St. Augustine: Music festivals, historic reenactments