Volkswagen of St. Augustine Hosts 4th Annual “A Gatsby Carnival”

It was in the 1920s when the now infamous, Ringling Brothers, started a traveling circus of freaks and mysteries alike. On the evening of April 29, you will be transported back to that magical time when the Lightner Museum will come to life. From vintage décor to performance entertainment, join the festivities and cavort without restraint all to benefit the St Johns Cultural Council on this unforgettable evening!

Volkswagen of St. Augustine is set to host their fourth annual “Gatsby for Charity” event to raise money for the St. Johns Cultural Council. Guests are encouraged to get dressed in their finest 1920s attire. Two authentic, 1920s classic cars will be onsite as part of the marked circus entrance. There will be live music by Amy Hendrickson and the VooDoo Review, as well as local favorites Chelsea Saddler and Chris Kearns.

This year’s event will be held at the Lightner Museum, where a portion of the museum will be open with local thespians performing around you while you stroll through the various exhibits. To boot, a moonshine bar and craft cocktails will be present to accentuate the theme. Tickets are currently on sale for $55 per person or $100 per couple, and can be purchased at Volkswagen of St. Augustine or by visiting There will also be a spread of heavy hors d’oeuvres and a welcome cocktail that will be included with entry. It’s all about the show this year at Gatsby, and it’s bigger and better than ever! So come and experience Lightner Museum like never before and remember…the circus is here today and gone tomorrow…

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Molly Wilson is an editorial intern at St. Augustine Social. She is a Tallahassee, Florida native who came to St. Augustine in 2014 to attend Flagler College for her undergraduate. Molly is an English and Philosophy/Religion major who spends her very limited free time reading on the beach and baking.