Easter Weekend in St. Augustine
Updated on March 13, 2018.
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, April 1st, 2018 at 12:30 pm.
If you are available earlier in the day, Easter Sunday events also include a Promenade at 12:30 pm 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 Farthest from Home, Best Easter Hat, Best Dressed Little Girl, Best Dressed Little Boy, Best Dressed Family, Best Dressed Mother and Daughter, Best Dressed Father and Son, Best Dressed Pet. All participants receive a prize and winners receive ribbons.
Sunday, April 1st, 2018 3:00 pm
This tradition began in St. Augustine in 1956. Held on Easter Sunday each year, the Parada de Los 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 Sarah Veng, Miss Florida.
After the Parade, locals and visitors are invited to the Colonial Oak Outdoor Theatre for the Parade Awards and Fromajadas. Fromajadas are a tasty Menorcan-Spanish cheese pastry.
Easter Egg Hunts
- When: March 29th and 31st, starts at 10:30 am.
About: This event is free for St. Johns County Residents. Children under eight 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 10:30 am and again after the hunt.
Sunrise Religious Services
When: April 1st, starts at 6:30 am
Where: Vilano Beach Fishing Pier
About: Join Pastor Glen McCutcheon of TVAC, and the Praise Team from First United Methodist Church on Easter morning to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Interpretation for the hearing-impaired will be available.
When: April 1st, 7:00 am to 8:00 am
Where: Crescent Beach Beach Ramp
About: Sunrise service on Vilano Beach beginning at 7:15 am. This service is hosted by the church at Vilano, Christian Communion of St. Augustine/Vilano and Anastasia Baptist Church! Get there early and be sure to bring chairs, blankets, or towels to sit on as these services are on the beach.
Where to Eat on Easter Day
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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