Celebrate St Augustines 450th Commemoration With Us
05.29.15 02:48 PM
St Augustine, Fl. is always a special place to vacation as it is the oldest continuously-occupied settlement in the county. This year is really filled with excitement as we celebrate our 450th anniversary with many events, festivals, concerts and much more!
Reserving your stay at one of St Augustine's Bed and Breakfast Inns is definitely worth it for the charm, true Southern hospitality, at-home yet appointed accomodations, amazing morning meals and YES - the convenience of being located right in the heart of all the action!
There are many events to think about during the normally slow time in September so weve done our research and compiled a list of a few main ones you may enjoy! Many of these events are open and free to the public! As it gets closer we will update our website with more events going on through September 30th. Its going to be one busy month for our beautiful city!
CELEBRATE 450: Music Festival and Downtown Stage Performances - September 4th - 7th
Celebrate the City of St. Augustine's 450th Birthday with national, regional and local music and historical and cultural performances. Throughout the weekend, more than 40 artists perform on stages located throughout St. Augustine's downtown historic district. Performers include nationally and regionally-known musicians, plus local favorites. Three bands from Aviles, Spain, are also featured. Plus, Grammy Award-winners perform on Friday and Saturday nights. Saturday also features a spectacular fireworks show over the Matanzas River. Admission is free to all events and performances! Festival hours are Friday, 3-10 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday, noon-2 p.m. 14 W. Castillo Dr., St. Augustine.
450th Landing Day Thanksgiving Feast and Celebration - September 5th, 2015
The Fountain of Youth Park reenacts Menendez' Landing and throws a Feast for the public! The Feast of Thanksgiving and Landing celebration of 450th anniversary of the founding of St. Augustine will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Reenactors will land at the Fountain of Youth, proceed around the Park, and settle in to celebrate a recreated Thanksgiving meal just like the first documented Thanksgiving Feast in what is now the US – right on the Park grounds 450 years ago! Admission is $15 adults, $14 seniors, $9 children, 5 and under are free. Feast tickets sold separately. 11 Magnolia Avenue, St. Augustine www.FountainofYouthFlorida.com 904-829-3168
6th Annual Fiesta de Aviles - Sept 5th, 2015
Celebrate St. Augustine's Old Town Spanish heritage and art on Aviles Street -- the oldest street in the nation. The Fiesta features live music, costumes, art exhibits and a special running of the "bulls" along Aviles Street on Saturday. The next day is Sangria Sunday featuring a sangria competition with the public voting for their favorites. Activities are from 4 - 10 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, contact Aviles Street Merchants Association. 904-377-0198
450th Birthday Fireworks From Atop The St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum - September 5th, 2015
Celebrate St. Augustine's 450th with a once-in-a-lifetime experience! Watch the birthday fireworks from atop the St. Augustine Lighthouse. Space is very limited, reservations online or by calling the lighthouse directly. Tickets are $40 per person. 81 Lighthouse Ave., St. Augustine. 904-829-0745