The Annual St. Augustine Easter Parade features marching bands, floats, drill teams, clowns, the Easter Bunny himself, the Royal Family and the city's carriage horses wearing hats donated by nationally- recognized women.
The parade begins at 3 p.m. at the Mission of Nombre de Dios and winds through downtown St. Augustine. Trophies will be presented in four different categories.
For our guests of the Agustin, the parade can be easily accessed walking from the inn at the corner of Cuna and Cordova or to catch the very beginning at starting time, arrive early and watch from the Castillo Fort green on Avenida Menendez.
St. Augustine’s Annual Easter Festival 2014 features a series of events opened with the transfer of the Royal St. Augustine Family and continues through the entire month of April with the annual Knighting Ceremony, Blessing of the Fleet, and the Easter Sunday Parade. The Easter Festival Events were formed more than 50 years ago at the request of city and Chamber of Commerce officials to spike a normally slow tourist period. This was somewhat effective as Spring has become one of the busiest times of the year for the nation's oldest city although keeping the actual tradition alive has been a struggle through the year's for officials.
The Easter events are definitely a local traditon and something looked forward to all year!