Monday, October 22, 2007

How Cool is This? Uptown Saturday Nights in St. Augustine

Hey Floridians! (Or, anyone who loves St. Augustine, art, antiques and having a good time) Check out these groovy St. Augustine events the last Saturday in October and November (October 27 and November 24 between 5 and 9 p.m.). It's called Uptown Saturday Nights and it's when the historic downtown comes alive with artists, writers and all sorts of other creative types.

Since St. Augustine is the Nation’s Oldest City, it only makes sense the city is full of unique antiques. During these fall months, Uptown Saturday Nights will emphasize on the city’s antique alley, San Marco Avenue.

While I'm fascinated with old treasures, I’m a writer and definitely a creative type. I love books and during the Uptown Saturday Nights, local writers will give readings followed by book signings. I love meeting writers and almost always buy their books when I attend an author event. Art galleries with special exhibits will be open, too. Being in October and November, it’d be a great time to get some holiday shopping done.

It's pretty cool St. Augustine is offering this opportunity to get up close and personal with authors along with other artists in a festive, fun setting. What can you expect? Music, refreshments (including wine), inspiration and good conversation. I know parking in St. Augustine is sometimes a challenge, but FREE (I love free) parking is available at Mission of Nombre de Dios.

Oh! I haven’t mentioned how I love St. Augustine. It’s been about a year since I’ve been, but if you’re going, be sure to take a ghost tour, either by foot or by train. And, go tour the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum and the Alligator Farm. The attached photo is from my visit last December, taken from a train tour, thus the blurriness, err, artistic look (aka: I meant to do that!)

Uptown Saturday Nights are between 5 and 9 p.m. October 27 and November 24, 2007. Check out St. Augustine events for additional information.



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