Celebrate 450!

Celebrate 450!

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*
The festival includes regional and local music and historical and cultural performances on multiple downtown stages.


Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015
Music & Street Festival*
The festival continues with national, regional and local music and historical and cultural performances on multiple downtown stages with the addition of a main stage for this day.

Fireworks Show*
This will be a spectacular fireworks show over the Matanzas River.


Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015
Music & Street Festival*
The festival continues until 2 p.m. with 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.

  • 3 p.m. – Gates open
  • 4 to 5:30 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.*
  • 5:30 to 7 p.m. – On the grounds, The St. Augustine Textile Guild, Heritage (re-enactors) organizations,  and representatives from the Castillo and St. George Street Players. The Art Association will provide hands-on activities and demonstrations geared toward family involvement.*
  • 7:30 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.

Monday, Sept. 7, 2015
Cake Cutting & Proclamation Reading*
A cake cutting, local music and reading of a proclamation will take place on this day in the Gazebo in the Plaza de la Constitución.


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.

7:45 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