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Join Us to Celebrate St. Augustine’s 453rd Birthday, with our annual Founder’s Day Commemoration

Join us on Founder’s Day to partake in a city-wide celebration of St. Augustine’s 453rd birthday! 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

10:00 am:

  • Landing Ceremony.
  • 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

11:00 am:

  • Holy Mass Mass with Bishop Felipe J. Estévez as the main celebrant

12:15 pm:

  • Meet & Greet Opportunity to meet and greet the Militia’s Men of Menéndez

1:00 pm:

  • Grand Procession
  • Historical Re-enactors
  • Procession from Mission Nombre de Dios to the Fountain of Youth Park, located at 11 Magnolia Ave. (next door to Shrine)

1:30 pm: 

  • 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.


September 8
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park
11 Magnolia Avenue
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States
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904-829 3168