Join Us to Celebrate St. Augustine’s 453rd Birthday, with our annual Founder’s Day Commemoration!
There will be plenty of things to do such as historical re-enactments, a ceremony featuring Florida, a holy mass, a meet and greet with the Militia’s Men of Menendez, and a Thanksgiving Feast! Additionally, parking is free at the Fountain of Youth on this day. Regular admission fees apply.
Schedule of Events
Mission Nombre Dios Grounds
Historical Re-enactment and Landing
A ceremony featuring the Historic FloridaMilitia’s Men of Menéndez
A witness from the Mission Nombre Dios Grounds or Fountain of Youth Grounds
Holy Mass Mass with Bishop Felipe J. Estévez as the main celebrant
Meet & Greet Opportunity to meet and greet the Militia’s Men of Menéndez
Procession from Mission Nombre de Dios to the Fountain of Youth Park, located next door to Shrine.
First Thanksgiving Meal
Witness the First Thanksgiving meal at the Fountain of Youth grounds
Note: For the entire month of September, St. Johns County residents can enjoy the Fountain of Youth free of charge. Remember to bring your ID so they can verify your residency.