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  • All day
    November 3, 2019

    Are you ready to ride in our best Spoonbills & Sprockets ever? It’s our 8th event and this year we’re going Crazy 8’s!

    Not only will you ride along the nation’s most scenic & historic coastline on A1A, you’ll have a ton of fun along the Crazy 8 route! Remember to order your signature jersey early this year and be sure to check out our super finisher medal!

    We’re kicking off the event at Genungs Fish Camp and the fun rolls on through the weekend! We can’t wait to see you!

    This year’s event is featuring TWO incredible opportunities to earn one or both of our signature medals.
    First, get a medal for riding the scenic byway route. This one’s easy! Sign up for 15, 36, 72 or 100 miles and earn your finisher medal. We even have medals for kids who do the “Tiny Tour” at the Coastal Policy Center!

    Second, get our one-of-a-kind custom medal for your pix! This IS after all, Crazy 8’s, so take and submit eight photos of your adventure during the Spoonbills weekend – of you and/or your friends at our local restaurants, hotels, businesses and along the A1A Byway before, during or after the event, and you’ll be entered into the contest for the most super special medal of 2019! We’re creating two, so you have two chances to win!

    We’ll see you on November 3rd!

    Register at


  • 8:00 AM-2:00 PM
    November 16, 2019


    The Friends of A1A are promoting the longest Garage Sale in Northeast Florida for the eleventh year and it’s bigger and better than ever!
    We are thrilled to collaborate with other Florida Scenic Highways to bring this fun event to our local communities! Spanning the A1A Ocean Islands Trail (Nassau and Duval), A1A Scenic & Historic Coastal Byway (St. Johns and Flagler), Ormond Scenic Loop and Trail (Volusia) and Halifax Heritage Byway (Candidate, Volusia) shoppers can experience five Florida counties with a delightful mix of locations to stop and shop, while exploring our coastal communities along the way!
    There are many participating locations and increasing weekly, offering major community sites to shop, homes and local businesses.
    Buyers and Sellers are invited to participate from 8 am to 2 pm. Pre-registration allows Friends of A1A to limit the number of participants in small areas. At larger areas, the host property owner decides set up and location.
    Be sure to download our free A1A Scenic Byway Mobi Tour App in your Play Store or App Store powered by TravelStorys and let your adventure this fall begin!
    To register or find out more, visit
    If you have any questions, please contact A1A Super Scenic Garage Sale Coordinator Danielle Anderson at (904) 425-8055.
                                                                                                             ~Frequently Asked Questions~ 
    When does the map come out? Friday, November 15th at 2 pm. 
    Where does the route start/end? The Super Scenic Garage Sale spans State Road A1A from Atlantic Beach south to Daytona Beach. 
    What does the A1A Pop Up! Restaurant Extravaganza mean? We have participating restaurants along A1A offering special deals            and promotions for shoppers throughout the weekend to make your experience in our A1A Byway communities extra special! 
    I’m a vendor/seller. When can I pick up a sign for my home or business? 
        – North: (Ponte Vedra to Marineland) – A1A Office on Friday, November 15th from 10 am to noon. (2175 Mizell Road, St. Augustine, FL) Captain: Bob Samuels 
        – South: (Marineland to Daytona) – Bings Landing/Captain’s BBQ on Friday, November 15th from 10 am to noon. 
          Captain: Danielle Anderson
    I’m a vendor at a community site. Do I need a sign? NO. Signs are ONLY for officially registered homes and businesses. Site Captains will have signage at the community sites.
    How do I know if I’m registered? You will receive an email after registration closes on Wednesday at 5 PM confirming your Site and  Site Captain no later than Thursday morning. 
    When can I set up? Community Site Captains will be on site by 7 AM. Check in with them first and they will assist you. We reserve the right to remove any vendors/sellers exhibiting belligerent or disruptive behavior from the community site. Be respectful. 
    Some of the *Community Sites & Great Places to Stop and Shop Include:
    – Atlantic Beach Arts Market – 1805 Mayport Road, Atlantic Beach
    – *Ponte Vedra Concert Hall – Ponte Vedra – Site Captain Diana Morris
    -Tides End Subdivision – Ponte Vedra
    – South Ponte Vedra Civic Association
    – Vilano Oaks Subdivision – South Ponte Vedra
    – *Vilano Beach Publix on Poplar Road – Vilano Beach – Site Captain Sallie O’Hara
    – *Watson Realty – St. Augustine Beach – Site Captain Bob Samuels 
    – *Coastal Policy Center – Marineland -Site Captain Danielle Anderson
    – *First Baptist Church – The Hammock – Site Captain Ruth Anne Tuttle
    – Uncaged on Ocean Shore – Flagler Beach/Hammock- A1A Pop Up! Restaurant Extravaganza & Saturday Market Sale – Site Captain Tammy Kelly
    Blue Heron Beachfront Bistro- Flagler Beach – A1A Pop Up! Restaurant Extravaganza
    – *Veteran’s Park – Flagler Beach – Site Captain Gail Wadsworth
    – *Vincent de Paul Thrift Store – Ormond Beach – Site Captain Sue Masselle 
    – Steve’s Famous Diner – Daytona Beach – A1A Pop Up! Restaurant Extravaganza
    – *Lillian Place Heritage Center – Daytona Beach – Site Captain Nancy Long 
  • All day
    November 20, 2019
    2200 A1A South, St. Augustine Beach, FL 32080

    The Friends of A1A November Board of Directors Meeting.
    Topics include the A1A Vilano to Mickler’s Multi Use Trail and Golden Ticket Event updates.

    Review of 8th Annual Spoonbills & Sprockets Cycling Tour and the 11th Annual Super Scenic Garage Sale (150 Miles) successes and challenges.

    Executive Committee 1-2, Board of Directors 2-4 pm.


Upcoming Events

FAQ's on A1A Vilano to Mickler's Multi-Use Trail Advocacy

Kids Ocean Day 2018 - May 3, 2019
International Coastal Cleanup - September 21, 2019
8th Annual Spoonbills & Sprockets Cycling Tour - November 3, 2019
4th Annual Golden Ticket Party - November 9, 2019
11th Annual Super Scenic Garage Sale - November 16, 2019
A1A Mobi Tour with National Partner TravelStorys sponsored in part by St. Johns County TDC is now free in your app store! Download the TravelStorys App and start your adventure!
Pick up our 2018 A1A Scenic Byway Mapat Florida Welcome Centers and local businesses!

News Briefs


Flagler Palm Coast High School Student Wins A1A All-American Road Logo Design Contest- Flagler Live

Friends of A1A Announce Spring Contest Winners - Flagler News Weekly


National Scenic Byway Program Grant Breathes New Life Into Visitor Experience Center- Palm Coast Observer


FDOT Florida Scenic Highway Program Annual Meeting Hosted on A1A in St. Augustine - FSHP

A1A Dedicated with All-American Road Ribbon Cutting - FSHP

The South's Best Scenic Drives 2022 - Southern Living

7 Incredible Outdoor Experiences, Outside Orlando -

A1A All-American Road Dedicated with Ribbon Cutting - Florida Politics

Florida Beats Colorado In Best State Rankings - i95


A1A All-American Road Dedication - Palm Coast Observer

Scenic Road Trips to Discover - MSN

Florida Road Trip: 72 Miles of A1A - National Scenic Byway Foundation


Romancing the Road: Florida's Highway A1A - The Daily Sun, Port Charlotte


Florida Scenic Highways Program USDOT Designations Top FDOT 2021 Accomplishment List - WTXL, Tallahassee


Scenic Drives - Florida's A1A Superb Views & Intriguing History - The Florida Rambler

Super Scenic Garage Sale Will Stretch 150 Miles- Jacksonville Times Union

St. Augustine Once Trained Coasties Around Anastasia Island - St. Augustine Record

Ormond Riverfest & Super Scenic Garage Sale - Ormond Beach Observer

Super Scenic Garage Sale This Weekend - Ponte Vedra Recorder


International Coastal Cleanup Locations 2021  Daytona Beach News Journal


The Big Five with Scenic America's Mark Falzone - Flagler News Weekly


Oldest City in the U.S., and It's Absolutely Beautiful - Reader's Digest

Palm Coast & The Flagler Beaches Showcase A1A with Road Trip Video - Flagler News Weekly


New American Family Friendly Road Trip Florida A1A - UK Daily Telegraph

A1A Announces Kids Ocean Day Poster Contest Winners - Palm Coast Observer

Friends of A1A Launch Pack It In, Pack It Out Campaign - Flagler News Weekly 

Removing Trash Cans - The 904 Now

A1A Removing Trash Cans in SJC - Action News Jacksonville 

Friends of A1A Launch Campaign to Fight Litter - Palm Coast Observer

Flagler County Recognizes Historic Preservation Month with Proclamation - Flagler News Weekly

2021 National Scenic Byway Foundation Community Awards - Coastal Review 

A1A Launches Anti-Litter Campaign - Scenic Florida

Florida A1A: Best Views, Intriguing History - Florida Rambler 

A1A Among National 2021 Community Award Winners - Island Free Press

Hit the Road: Scores of Newly Named Scenic Byways - San Diego Union-Tribune


Scenic America Requests NSBP Funding from Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure

Friends of A1A Land NSBF Community Award - Ponte Vedra Recorder

Friends of A1A Lands NSBF Award - Palm Coast Observer 

New Scenic Byways and All-American Roads - Washington Post

Kids Ocean Day Florida Poster Contest Needs Your Vote - Flagler News Weekly


A Long Time Coming - Florida's New All-American Road - Sun & Surf Magazine

Litter Gitter Charts Course For Cleaner Waterways - Flagler News Weekly 

Traveling St. Johns County - USA Today

Newest All-American Roads to Bookmark Your Next Trip - Matador Network

New Byways and Roads To Explore on Next RV Trip - Camper Report 

A1A Becomes All-American Road - St. Augustine Record

Roadmap to Adventure - The Seniors Trust Network 


Now Florida's Only 2nd All-American Road, Storied A1A - Flagler Live 

It's Official: These Are the Most Beautiful Road Trips in America - Forbes 

These Byways and Roads Have Been Declared the Most Beautiful in the U.S. - Conde Nast Traveler

A1A Scenic & Historic Coastal Byway Designated As All-American Road - Palm Coast Observer

A1A Named All-American Road by Federal Highway Administration

Friends of A1A Awarded with Highest Designation

A1A Adopt-a-Highway Gets Helping Hand in Flagler Beach

Spoonbill Sampler - Fantastic February 2021


Long Standing Billboard Down in St. Johns County - Scenic America 

Find Your Balance Along the A1A Scenic Byway NSBF

Friends of A1A Announce 2020 Volunteer of the Year


Holiday Happenings 2020


Happy Thanksgiving 2020

A1A Makes "Must Drive in Every State" List 

Super Scenic Garage Sale with a View

Spoonbills & Super Scenic Garage Sale On Tap for November 2020


Travel the A1A Scenic & Historic Coastal Byway While Visiting St. Augustine 


Volunteers Brave Rain & Tides for ICC 2020

Organizations Partner for 2020 International Coastal Cleanup 

2020 ICC Takes on Different Look This Year 

A1A Listed Among Top Scenic Drives 


St. Augstine Recognized with Two Awards as Florida Trust for Historic Preservation Announces 2020 Florida Preservation Winners


Friends of A1A Interpretation Project Receives Honorable Mention at National Scenic Byway Foundation Awards


Friends of A1A Partner with Local Artist for 2020 Spoonbills Jersey Design


Friends of A1A Announce 2019 Volunteer of the Year and Elect New Board

Friends of A1A Honor Bill McClure, Elect Marge Rooyakkers

Friends of A1A Announce 2019 Volunteer of the Year and Elect New Board


Friends of A1A Close Out Successful Year 


Friends of A1A Directors Attend FDOT Florida Scenic Highway State Conference 

I-95 Exit Guide Highlights Off the Beaten Path A1A

Head north for Super Scenic 150 Mile Garage Sale

150 Mile Super Scenic Garage Sale Coming This Weekend 

Super Scenic Garage Sale Set for 150 Miles 

Countdown to Super Scenic Garage Sale with Authentic Florida

Spoonbills Cycling Tour Highlights Hot Spots with Selfie Contest


A1A Pop Up! Biz Socials Keep Focus on Flagler Beach Businesses 

Make Plans for Super Scenic Garage Sale

Super Scenic Garage Sale Coming Soon 

Spoonbills & Sprockets Takes Scenic Route

A1A Locations Listed Among Most Photogenic in Flagler


Friends of A1A and Partners Organize 2019 International Coastal Cleanup Along A1A Byway 

Volunteers Scour Area Beaches for ICC 2019 


Friends of A1A See Success Along Many Fronts in 2019


A1A Video Project Supported by Visit Florida Grant 
Capturing A1A Byway Story Video Released
Click Here for the full length Video
Click Here for the short version of the Video   


Community Rallies to Help Flalger Beach Businesses During Road Closing Reconstruction of A1A


Friends of A1A Announce 10th Annual Kids Ocean Day Florida

10th Annual Kids Ocean Day Florida Provides Hands On Instruction 

Friends of A1A Take Part in Palm Coast Arbor Day Celebrations


Community Gathers to Honor Life of Charlie Helm