Traditions of St. Augustine’s Spanish, Minorcan and Greek ancestors will be on display at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum’s Maritime Folklife Festival on during the citywide 450th birthday celebration. This free festival is co-sponsored by the Lighthouse and the Florida Division of Historical Resource’s Florida Folklife Program.
The festival will be held on the front lawn of the Keepers’ House. Admission is not required for the festival, however if guests would like to enter the Lighthouse grounds to climb the tower and view museum exhibits, general admission rates would apply.
A full schedule of events is available below.
MARITIME FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL SCHEDULE
10:00 – 10:10 a.m.: Opening remarks from state folklorist Amanda Hardeman
10:15 – 10:45 a.m.: Boatbuilding demonstration
10:45 – 11:15 a.m.: Minorcan castnet demonstration by Michael Usina
11:15 – 12:00 p.m.: Minorcan foodways with Mary Ellen Masters
12:00 – 12:30 p.m.: Cuban foodways with Marisella Veiga
12:30 – 1:00 p.m.: Palmetto hat marking demonstration with Pam Solano
1:00 – 1:30 p.m.: Florida shrimping and boatbuilding presentation by Nick Deonas
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.: Latin music performance by Goliath Flores and Joel Mejias