Sept. 4 to 8, 2015 at Various Locations throughout St. Augustine – This celebration provides something for everyone while embracing our 450-year history!
Event Schedule (Subject to Change):
Friday, Sept. 4, 2015
Music & Street Festival: Kick-Off Concert*
This event features a kick-off concert for St. Augustine’s Celebrate 450! festivities.
Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015
Music & Street Festival*
The festival includes national, regional and local music and historical and cultural performances on multiple downtown stages.
Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015
Music & Street Festival*
The festival continues with national, regional and local music and historical and cultural performances on multiple downtown stages.
EMMA Concert Association presents a Spanish Music and Dance Performance
This performance at The St. Augustine Amphitheatre provides an evening of entertainment that showcases St. Augustine’s Spanish heritage.
- 2 p.m. – Gates open
- 3 to 4:30 p.m. – Local performing arts organizations will produce the first performance (St. Augustine Orchestra, St. Augustine Community Chorus, First Coast Opera & Limelight Theatre). This performance will be free to the public and produced by Artistic Director Gary Cadwallader.*
- 4:30 to 6 p.m. – On the grounds, The St. Augustine Textile Guild, Heritage (re-enactors) organizations, and The Art Association will provide hands-on activities and demonstrations geared toward family involvement.*
- 7 p.m. – Evening Concert: Ensemble Espanol – The ensemble will perform all styles of Spanish dance – Flamenco, Classical Spanish Dance “Estilizatión, Folklore, 18th Century Dances, Ballet (Classical Dance) and Castanets.
This will be a spectacular fireworks show over the Matanzas River.
Monday, Sept. 7, 2015
Music & Street Festival with Cake Cutting & Proclamation*
The festival continues with national, regional and local music and historical and cultural performances on multiple downtown stages as well as a cake cutting and proclamation in front of the Lightner Museum.
Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015
Countdown Clock Ceremony, Menéndez Landing Re-Enactment, Procession & Commemorative Mass*
450 years to the day of St. Augustine’s founding is an authentic, historical re-enactment of Pedro Menéndez’s landing at the Mission Nombre de Dios. A procession takes spectators to The Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine for a Commemorative Mass.
8 a.m. – Countdown clock ceremony at the Visitor Information Center
9 a.m. – Menéndez landing re-enactment at the Mission Nombre de Dios
10 a.m. – Procession to the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine
11 a.m. – Commemorative Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine
*Denotes FREE event