The St. Augustine Art Association presents the St. Augustine Festival of Art (54th Annual), the premier outdoor fine art festival in Northeast Florida. This juried exhibition takes place Saturday and Sunday, Thanksgiving weekend in the heart of the nation's oldest city. Surrounded by history and attractions including the city's "Nights of Lights" that draw thousands of visitors, the Festival features a diversity of fine artists and fine craftsmen, cultural displays, food court, live music and the Kids Art Zone. St. Augustine, Florida has been voted one of the top destinations by numerous travel magazines because of its rich heritage and coastal setting. The Festival is a time-honored tradition that brings artists together with discerning shoppers and collectors, art enthusiasts, musical performers, volunteers and business sponsors to support the arts and celebrate the start of the holiday season. Proceeds from this highly-publicized event support the art gallery and programs of the St. Augustine Art Association, a non-profit group founded in 1924 to promote artistic excellence.