May 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!
The Taste is a major fundraiser for EPIC Behavioral Healthcare and we are so excited for our 26th year in 2023!
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.
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!