Updated on February 5, 2019
Easter is almost here which means residents and visitors of St. Augustine can look forward to the Easter Parade, Easter Egg Hunts, and special celebrations all Easter weekend long!
When: April 20, 2019, at 9:00 am
Where: The parade starts at the Old Jail Museum and runs through the Historic Downtown of St. Augustine.
About: Each year, St. Augustine celebrates Easter in grand fashion and the main event is the Easter Parade, known as the Parada de los Caballos y Coches (Parades of Horses and Carriages). Having first commenced in 1956, St. Augustine’s Easter Parade is a long-standing tradition; it draws thousands of spectators from St. Augustine, St. Johns County, and afar. The family-friendly parade features St. Augustine’s Royal Family, the Easter Bunny, clowns, marching bands, drill teams, and community floats. Get dressed in your Easters best, grab a chair or a blanket, and gather downtown for this special event.
Grand Marshalls in 2019
Each year, a Grand Marshall is appointed to lead the parade. Although the names of this year’s marshalls haven’t been announced, they are expected to be songwriters and musicians from St. Augustine’s Songwriters’ Festival.
St. Johns County Easter Egg Hunts
Each year, St. Johns County Park and Recreation hosts four Easter egg hunts for children eight years old and under that are free for St. Johns County Residents. Be sure to bring a basket to collect treats as well as your camera for pictures with the Easter Bunny starting at 10:30 am, then again after each egg hunt.
Thursday, April 18, 2019, beginning at 10:30 am:
Saturday, April 20, 2019 beginning at 10:30 am:
Underwater Easter Egg Hunt
St. Johns County and the First Coast YMCA are partnering to host a free underwater Easter egg hunt for children 5 to 12 years old. Children are invited to jump in the pool and gather eggs from the water. Afterwards, eggs can be traded in for prizes at the Bunny Store. Bathing suits, towels, and buckets are need to participate in this event. Please RSVP to email@example.com or 904-704-4644.
Thursday, April 18, 2019 beginning at 6:30 pm:
- Solomon Calhoun Community Center & Pool, 13 Duval Street, St. Augustine, FL
Easter Sunrise Services
Crescent Beach Baptist Church – Open to the Public
- When: April 21, 2019, at 7:00 am
- Where: Crescent Beach, 45 Cubbedge Rd, St. Augustine, FL 32080
Hosted by Turning Point of Calvary – Open to the Public
- When: April 21, 2019, at 6:45 am
- Where: Vilano Beach Ramp; end of Vilano Rd, St. Augustine, FL 32084
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. Whether you’re a seafood junkie or the type of person who buys two turkey legs at the fair, there is a St. Augustine brunch for you and your entire family.
We hope you have a delightful Easter Weekend in the Old City and get to partake in all of our annual festivities. For more events, check out our Calendar.
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