Celebrate Easter Weekend in St Augustine

St Augustine Easter Weekend Event Listings and Parade Info

easter paradeChanging of the Guard Ceremony

At 6 p.m., see history come to life when 18th century Spanish soldiers march down St. Augustine’s St. George Street to Government House where they perform authentic military drills before firing an exciting volley of musketry.  The event features the St. Augustine Garrison. 48 Cathedral Pl., St. Augustine

 

Last Year’s Easter Parade Pictured in Photo above from the official Easter Festival’s Website Gallery.

Fromajardes Serenade

Participate in the traditional Menorcan Fromajardes celebrations in which young men are rewarded for their serenading abilities with “Fromajardes” – delightful Menorcan cheese pastries.  Enjoy the song and taste the delicious pastries. Also, winners from Easter Parade announced. The fun begins at 6 p.m. at the Queen Isabella Garden at the corner of Hypolita and St. George Streets directly across from the Columbia Restaurant in St. Augustine.

St. Augustine Easter Promenade

Participate in this annual event featuring locals and visitors alike promenading through the Plaza de la Constitución in their Easter finery.  Participation is free. Prizes are awarded for prettiest hats, largest family, family from farthest away, best-dressed animals and more. The fun starts at 12:30 p.m. at Gazebo in the Plaza de la Constitución, on Cathedral Place in St. Augustine.

St. Augustine Easter Parade of Horses & Carriages – Paradas de los Caballos y Coches

Experience the 60th annual presentation of this famous Easter parade featuring horse-drawn carriages,  marching bands, floats, drill teams, clowns, the Easter Bunny, and the Royal Family. This year’s Grand Marshall is two-time Emmy Award winner Loretta Swit — best known as Hot Lips Houlihan from M.A.S.H. The parade begins at 3 p.m. at the Mission Nombre de Dios, goes down San Marco Avenue and along Avenida Menendez. The parade lasts approximately 1.5 hours. Trophies will be presented in four categories.

16th Annual Vilano Beach Sunrise Worship Service

The 16th Annual Easter Sunrise worship service begins at 7:15 a.m. on Vilano Beach, The 45-minute service includes songs, scripture readings and a gospel message. Donations to help with expenses graciously accepted. Attendees may want to bring chairs, blankets, cameras, sunglasses and friends. Due to beach conditions, no parking is allowed on the beach via the Vilano Road access ramp. An experienced team will direct cars to park in the Publix lot and on-street parking, which includes some handicap places. People should be prepared to come earlier and walk to the beach.