Now we’re heading into those lazy days of summer, and if you want to spend these hot days at the beach, that's totally understandable. (If you’re on the beach, watch out for – and don’t disturb – turtle nests!) But if you’re looking for something else to do, we’ve got some ideas:
SAMF celebrates Juneteenth
This free concert takes place at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at the New Saint James Missionary Baptist Church. Pianist Terrence Wilson and the Community Gospel Choir will celebrate Juneteenth with works by Schubert, Prokofiev and Szymanowski. And because it’s free, seating is first-come, first-served.
The church is located at 135 N. Rodriquez St. For information, call 904-824-6500 or visit staugustinemusicfestival.org. Note: This is just one of several Juneteenth celebrations. Check the website for more information.
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Vettes at the Village
The 21st anniversary of Vettes at the Village – also called the annual Fathers’ Day People’s Choice All Corvette Show – will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, at World Golf Village. Check in your own Corvette or just look around. All proceeds are donated to Wolfson Children’s Hospital.
World Golf Village is at 1 World Golf Place. For information, visit ncccsouth.com.
Martha Ferguson: Beyond the Crowds
This exhibit at Lightner Museum features art inspired by the artist strolling the streets of St. Augustine and visiting with local residents. Ferguson says, “My inspiration comes from the familiar subjects that surround me. I love to paint the scenes of old gritty towns, capturing the feel of the area and the locals that walk the quaint streets.”
The Lightner Museum is at 75 King St.; hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For information, call 904-824-2874 or visit lightnermuseum.org.
American Aquarium Concert
Head to Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Monday, June 20, for a show by American Aquariums, an alt-country band, whose new album, “Lamentations,” has earned strong praise and is said to be the band’s strongest release to date.
The concert starts at 8 p.m. Ponte Vedra Concert Hall is at 1050 A1A N., Ponte Vedra Beach. For information or tickets, call 904-209-3761 or visit pvconcerthall.com.
St. Augustine Music Festival
The music festival features six free concerts starting June 23 at the historic Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine. The concerts take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, June 23-25 and June 30-July 1, and each evening features a different performance.
The Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine is at 38 Cathedral Place. For information, call 904-814-9404 or visit staugustinemusicfestival.org.
This article originally appeared on St. Augustine Record: Things to do in St. Augustine: American Aquarium concert, Corvette show