Easter Weekend in St. Augustine
By Jillian Villemaire
Easter Weekend is almost here and there are a lot of ways to celebrate in St. Augustine! The weather this month has been great, mild temperatures with lots of sunshine. Perfect to get outside and enjoy what St. Augustine has to offer. Below are some events that you might want to take advantage of this Easter Weekend in St. Augustine.
Sunday, March 27, 2016 3pm
This tradition began in St. Augustine in 1956. Held on Easter Sunday each year, the Parada delos Caballos y Coches (Parade of Horses and Carriages) is a family friendly parade that features St. Augustine’s Royal Family, the Easter Bunny, clowns, marching bands, drill teams, and community floats. The parade begins at 27 Ocean Avenue, just north of the Mission of Nombre de Dios, heads south along San Marco Avenue and ends near the bayfront.
This year’s Grand Marshall is Loretta Swit. Two-time emmy winner best known for her role on M.A.S.H.
If you are available earlier in the day, Easter Sunday events also include a Promenade at 12pm at the Plaza de la Constitucion off King Street. The St. Augustine Royal Family will be dressed in historic garb and visitors are encouraged to wear their Sunday best. This event includes contests for the entire family, including Best Dressed Couple, Largest Family, Most Creative Hat, and Best Dressed Pet. Each child receives a small gift at the Promenade.
Stick around downtown and enjoy the Fromajada Serenade at 7pm at Isabella Gardens on the corner of Hypolita and St. George Streets.
Fun for Kids
Easter Egg Hunt for St. Johns Country Residents
Thursday, March 24 11am
This event is Free for St. Johns County Residents. Children under 8 years old are able to participate in this Easter Egg Hunt. Be sure to bring a basket to collect treats and bring your camera for pictures with the Easter Bunny starting at 10:30am and again after the hunt.
Multiple locations throughout St. Johns County
Veterans Park 1332 Veterans Parkway, St. Johns, FL
Palencia Park 405 Palencia Dr, St Augustine, FL
Treaty Park 1595 Wildwood Dr, St Augustine, FL
Al Wilke Park 6150 South Main St, Hastings, FL
Sunrise service on Crescent Beach 7am
Crescent Beach Baptist Church
45 Cubbedge Rd St. Augustine, FL
Sunrise service on Vilano Beach 7:15am
Hosted by The Church at Vilano, Christian Communion of St. Augustine/Vilano and Anastasia Baptist Church
Vilano Beach Ramp
Bring chairs, blankets, or towels to sit on as these services are on the beach.
After the sunrise services, you may want to enjoy brunch with your family and friends. Here are a few spots for Sunday Brunch in St. Augustine.
121 Yacht Club Dr
Les Petits Pleasures (2 locations)
35 San Marco Ave, 125 A1A Beach Blvd
The Gourmet Hut
17 Cuna St
The Blue Hen Café
117 MLK Ave
501 A1A Beach Blvd
No matter how you want to spend your Easter Weekend, St. Augustine has something for everyone. View the Events Calendar at OldCity.com for more events.
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