Rhythm & Ribs

Rhythm & Ribs

Rhythm & Ribs

Voted 2015 Best Festival in St Augustine | April 1, 2, 3 2016

About Us

Presented by the St. Augustine Sunrise Rotary Club and Bozard Ford!

Voted St. Augustine’s Best Festival by the readers of The St. Augustine Record
2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014 and 2015

Voted St. Augustine’s Best Food Festival by the readers of Folio Weekly 2019!

Award Winning Bar-B-Que from 7 regional and national BBQ champions
Great, Continuous Live Music
Arts, Crafts, and Vendors
Children’s Games, Rides, and Activities

This is the 24th year of the Rhythm & Ribs Festival in St. Augustine, Florida. In 2015 we were once again voted BEST FESTIVAL in St. Augustine after placing as 1st Runner-Up Best Festival 2010 through 2012! (only second to the First Friday Artwalk event series held at downtown St. Augustine shops monthly).

Rhythm & Ribs will be held April 5th, 6th and 7th, 2019, at the Francis Field located behind the Visitors Information Center and parking garage, on West Castillo Drive, between U.S. 1 and South Castillo Drive (A1A) right in the heart of historic downtown St. Augustine (our nation’s oldest city, founded in 1565).

Admission and Festival Times:

Friday, April 5th – 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM Entry $10 Adult, kids 15 and under free
Saturday, April 6th – 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM Entry $10 Adult, kids 15 and under free
Sunday, April 7th – 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM Entry $5 Adult, kids 15 and under free

About St. Augustine Sunrise Rotary Cub

Formed in 1988 as an offshoot of the Noon Club with 35 charter members. Today we are 86 leaders within our professions and our community, who get together once a week for fellowship and an opportunity to give back to our community and the world.

Rhythm & Ribs is an all-volunteer effort of many more people than just our club members. Over 340 volunteers put in over 2,000 hours to run the festival for three days. Additionally, thousands of hours are spent planning the festival throughout each year.

All the members of the St. Augustine Sunrise Rotary Club volunteer most of their weekend alongside their many friends and supporters of Rhythm & Ribs.

History of the Festival

Rhythm & Ribs was founded by St. Augustine Sunrise Rotary in 1995 as an event from which all proceeds are donated to charitable organizations for local and international service-oriented projects, as well as providing a fun-filled weekend for the whole community.

What began as a small Barbeque Fest (its original name) has grown each year and attracts music lovers and barbeque aficionados from all over the Southeast and beyond. People of all ages come to enjoy the fun over the Festival weekend.

As the Festival has grown, the music lineup has expanded to include headliners such as JJ Grey & MOFRO, Sister Hazel, Rusted Root, Leon Russell, Dave Mason, and the Marshall Tucker Band, along with many well-loved local and regional musicians.

Mark your Calendars!

We will hold our 25th Anniversary in 2020 on March 27th, 28th & 29th!


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