Jake Owen concert, art exhibition, play

As the shortest month, February has been known to go by really fast, but this year, for some reason, it seems to have gone faster. Now that it’s late and early March, there are fun things happening in and around the ancient city, so get out there and take advantage of all the entertainment opportunities available.

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Limelight Theatre: “August: Osage County”

Called a “tragi-comedy” play, “August: Osage County” won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2008. The play is about a missing father, a drug-addicted mother and sisters who each have their own secrets as the family reunites after the father goes missing. It’s both dramatic and funny as the family come to terms with their loss and each other.

“August: Osage County” runs at the Limelight Theater, 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine, February 25-March 20. For tickets or information, call 904-825-1164 or visit limelight-theatre.org

St. Augustine Country Festival and Craft Beer Festival

Head to Francis Field on Saturday, February 26 to celebrate all things country at this one-day festival that features exhibits, crafts, family activities, craft beer, fashion, corner for children and contests. The festival starts at 10 a.m. and ends at 6 p.m. and the Craft Beer Fest is from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Francis Field is at 25 W. Castillo Drive, St. Augustine. For more information, call 305-812-7626 or visit st-augustine-country-festival

“On the Road” at WB Tatter Studio Gallery

The opening reception for an exhibition of works by artist Rosamond Parrish is scheduled for 3-6 p.m. on Sunday, February 27 at the WB Tatter Studio Gallery. Parrish is known for her watercolors, and this exhibit features paintings she made while on a road trip. She is an award-winning artist and the founder of the Jacksonville Watercolor Society, and in 2020 she published “St. Augustine – A Sketchbook.” His exhibition will continue until March 6.

The gallery is located at 501 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine. For more information, call 904-907-1270 or visit www.wbtattergallery.com.

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Jake Owen, with special guests Conner Smith and Drew Parker

Country music singer-songwriter Jake Owen will entertain at the St. Augustine Amphitheater on Thursday, March 3, along with fellow country singers Connor Smith and Drew Parker. A native of Florida, Owen’s hits include “Made For You”, “Homemade” and “I Was Jack”, and his album “Barefoot Blue Jean Night”.

The concert is scheduled for Thursday at 7 p.m. The St. Augustine Amphitheater is located at 1340 A1A South. For tickets or information, call 904-209-0367 or visit theamp.com

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Nocatees kayak trips

What better way to take advantage of the improving weather and learn more about the Intracoastal Waterway ecosystem and salt marsh habitats than on a kayak tour led by a St. Johns County naturalist? Tours run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 3-6, from the Palm Valley boat launch. Reservations are required and you can bring your own kayak or rent one in the county.

The boat launch is at 2015 Nocatee Landing Trail in Ponte Vedra. For more information or to make a reservation, call 904-209-0335 or visit sjcfl.us/Recreation

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Reggie S. Williams