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Cathedral Festival 2024

This family festival features a fried shrimp dinner, live music, and fair rides/games.

Friday, Feb. 23 through Sunday, Feb. 25, 2024 | See Times Below

Cathedral Festival 2024

(904) 829-2933

Just north of downtown
101 San Marco Avenue
St. Augustine, FL 32084

The 39th Annual Cathedral Festival is Friday, February 23 through Sunday, February 25, 2024, on the grounds of the Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche at Mission of Nombre de Dios. There will be fun for the whole family, with rides, games, raffles, food, art vendors, and fireworks. The festival is open from 5:00 to 10:30 p.m. on Friday, from 12:00 to 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, and from 12:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Sunday.

The Cathedral Festival features a traditional carnival midway with rides that are thrilling for all ages, including a Ferris wheel, a carousel, a tilt-a-whirl, and a super slide.

There are raffles and live music on all three days of the festival. The Cathedral Festival Super Raffle, with impressive cash prizes, will be 6:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Live Entertainment

Each year, the Cathedral Festival offers live entertainment. Go here to see the full live music schedule.


There will be a fireworks show on Saturday at 9:00 p.m. (If it rains on Saturday, they'll try again on Sunday night.)

Shrimp Dinner

The Cathedral Festival features a fried shrimp dinner from noon to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday (or while supplies last). The shrimp dinner costs $15.00 per person if ordered in advance, using the form, and $20.00 per person if purchased at the event. The meal includes jumbo fried shrimp, hush puppies, beans, and coleslaw.

Food and Beverages

Visitors can enjoy great food vendors at the festival, including fair food such as funnel cake, popcorn, and cotton candy. Drinks will also be available, including soft drinks, beer and wine. (They ID. Please drink responsibly.)


Limited parking is available at the festival. The city parking garage at 1 Cordova Street offers all-day parking at the normal daily fee. It's three blocks from the festival and has more than 1,200 parking spots.

Admission: There is a nominal admission charge to enter the festival grounds: $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for kids aged 11-17, and seniors over 65. Active-duty military and kids 10 and under are free. Sheets of 20 ride tickets (most rides take four to six tickets) are available at a discounted rate if purchased in advance. Advance ride tickets will be available at the Cathedral Parish School, 259 St. George Street; Carmelo's Marketplace, 146 West King St.; and all local Ameris branches.

When: 5:00 to 10:30 p.m. on Friday, February 23; noon to 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 24; and noon to 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 25. Fireworks are planned for 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 24. The rain date for fireworks is Sunday, February 25.

Where: The Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche at Mission Nombre de Dios is located at 101 San Marco Ave. St. Augustine, Florida 32084.

Proceeds from this event benefit the Cathedral Parish School.

Cathedral Festival 2024

(904) 829-2933

Just north of downtown
101 San Marco Avenue
St. Augustine, FL 32084

Admission | Ticket Prices

Children 11-17 & Seniors 65+$3.00
Active Duty MilitaryFree
Children 10 and UnderFree

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