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Taste of St. Augustine – Sunday, April 28, 2024

A great time was had by all at the 26th Annual Taste of St. Augustine held on May 30, 2023.  In spite of having to reschedule to a weeknight, the Taste had a great crowd, great food, great music and was a great time!  Congratulations to our 2023 TOStA Award Winners:

Best Family Dining – Sal’s Cucina

Best Ethnic Taste – African Love Kitchen

Best Upscale Taste – The Reef

Best Dessert – Amici Italian Restaurant

People’s Choice – African Love Kitchen

 

April is a great time to visit St. Augustine!  Those that live here for the winter are heading home and it’s before the summer beach crowds hit the town (and the humid hotter temperatures haven’t arrived yet either!)  St. Augustine is a town with something for everyone:  beaches, great food, history, quaint bed & breakfasts, great food, numerous art galleries, fishing, great food, outdoor sports, golf, great food, fun activities/attractions for kids and adults and did we mention great food?  That’s why planning your St. Augustine trip to be here during the Taste of St. Augustine is such a great time – you get to sample the signature dishes of some of St. Augustine’s most delicious restaurants! Come to the Taste and enjoy the best that St. Augustine offers!  Keep reading for more Taste details!

Come enjoy the great food and music!  Don’t forget to vote for your favorite vendor to win the People’s Choice Award!  And know that the proceeds from the Taste allow EPIC to continue offering mental health and substance use counseling in our community.

April 28, 2024 – 11am to 4pm at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre!
Celebrating St. Augustine’s Food Culture

Everyone likes to eat! The Taste of St. Augustine highlights the culinary heritage and culture of St. Johns County by showcasing new restaurants and established favorites. Sample our local cuisine and learn about our area’s food culture!

When you first arrive at the Taste, you will be greeted with the sights, sounds and delectable aromas from an eclectic mix of St. Augustine restaurants – from the casual to the upscale. As you pay your $5 admission (children admitted free and free parking), you will receive a map which indicates the participating restaurants, their location at the Taste and the dish(es) they are serving. You will buy Taste Tickets at the event that are $1 each.  Restaurants will charge between 1-5 tickets for their dish.  This will allow you to make a plan for your culinary exploration!

There will be a FREE children’s area too! The children’s area will include fun activities such as face painting and arts/crafts!

There will be a free shuttle will be running from RB Hunt Elementary School to the Amphitheatre. Parking will also be available at the Elks Lodge (just south of Amphitheatre).

The Amphitheater does not allow dogs inside the venue. 

 

Want to volunteer at the Taste or Race?  Call us at 904.829-3295 for more information!

Keep Checking back for the list of restaurants/food trucks that are participating in 2024!

2024 Entertainment:

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The Space Heaters | 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Space Heaters create a toasty pop, rock, soul, and funk atmosphere, with energy sure to set the afternoon a flame. The band is an eclectic mix of musicians bringing their diverse influences together to create a familiar and refreshing sound. Each performance keeps you moving and feeling the heat from the soulful and grooving rhythm section to the soaring and intricate guitar solos.

Big Papa Fish | 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

A high-energy trio, Big Papa Fish, performs their fresh brand of the blues with their powerful songs and new takes on songs we’ve loved for years. Each of the three musicians, Ace Winn, lead singer, bass player, and frontman; Marshall Baily, guitarist; and Will Neal on drums, brings decades of experience playing with various acts around the U.S. and worldwide.

Experience Our Other Events:
Race to the Taste 5K 
In addition to “The Taste”, we are hosting a family-friendly 5K race called, “Race to the Taste!” This race is a run/walk event meant for everyone! The event starts at the Amphitheatre at 10:30 am and runs through Anastasia State Park and surrounding neighborhoods. Learn more here: racetothetaste.org

We appreciate our 2024 Taste and Race sponsors!

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