Four hundred and fifty years ago, on September 8th, 1565, Admiral Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles stepped ashore on Matanzas Bay and founded St. Augustine, Florida, the oldest, continuously occupied, European city, port, and parish in the continental United States.
Florida Living History, Inc., the Diocese of St. Augustine, and Mission Nombre de Dios will present the annual, historical re-enactment of Menendez’ landing, on the original landing site, and the founding of the city of St. Augustine in 1565.
9 a.m. – Menendez 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
Along with this Celebration on September 8, there are other activities planned that will begin on September 4 through 8 including a music and street festival, fireworks over the Matanzas River, and an EMMA Concert event. Please check our calendar on those dates for more information.