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St. Augustine History Festival 2024

The St. Augustine History Festival will take place May 8-12, 2024 at several historic locations/venues in downtown St. Augustine.  Created and conceived by UFHSA (University of Florida Historic St. Augustine, Inc.) and the Lastinger Family Foundation for the purpose of generating excitement about the history of America’s oldest city.

St. Augustine has a long and storied past…from our founding in 1565 and on. The goal of the Festival is to showcase every era through Special Events and Historic Venues. If you’re a history buff or just curious… be sure to check out the events.

Special Events:

May 9, 2024
* Flagler College Garden Tour
* City of St. Augustine – Special Guest from Aviles, Spain
* National Shrine of Our Lady of la Leche – Lecture Series, Part 1

May 9 & 10, 2024
Peña-Peck House — Four Very Special Speakers

May 10, 2024
* UF/Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences, Extension – Historic Livestock of Florida
* City of St. Augustine – Special Guest from Aviles, Spain
* St. Augustine Historical Society – Surgical Practices in Spanish Florida Talk
* National Shrine of Our Lady of la Leche – Lecture Series, Part 2

May 10 & 11, 2024
* Fort Mose Historic State Park — Cultural Discussions | Musket & Cannon Demonstrations

May 11, 2024
* St. Augustine National Cemetery — Tour and Discussion
* Duel on Aviles Street – Display of Colonial Chivalry and Surgery
* Lincolnville Museum & Cultural Center – Chamber Music Like You’ve Never Heard Before!
* Drake’s Raid Re-enactment – City Gates – St. George St – Governor’s House

May 12, 2024
* First Congregation Sons of Israel – Presentation and Book Signing

In addition to the special events, several additional events will be held at Historical Venues in St. Augustine.  For the complete details of each event and Historical Venue information, please click the event website link.

Please Note:  Times are tentative.



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