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Easter Parade 2019

Saturday, April 20, 2019, 9:00 a.m.

This annual tradition in St. Augustine that dates back to the 1950s will take place on the Saturday before Easter in 2019.

Downtown St. Augustine.
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  • St. Augustine's Easter Parade, now in its 60th year, is the nation's second oldest Easter Parade. The Parada de los Caballos y Coches (Parade of Horses and Carriages) has commemorated the Easter holiday every year since 1956 in the nation's oldest city. This is a real hometown parade that welcomes visitors to join in the community's celebration of the history and culture of the nation's oldest city.

    Spectators line the streets to watch the marching bands, floats, drill teams, the Easter Bunny, clowns, the Royal Family, Imperial Storm Troopers, and the city’s carriage horses wearing their Easter hats. Trophies are presented to winners in four categories.

    In 2019, the Easter Parade will be held on the Saturday before Easter. The parade begins at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 20, 2019, stepping off at the Old Jail Museum and heading south on San Marco Ave. and along the bayfront on Avenida Menendez, finishing at the Plaza de la Constitución.

    The St. Augustine Royal Family will lead the parade followed by their entourage, bands, locally-made parade floats, pirates, festival representatives along with the Easter Bunny to round out the parade. This year's grand marshals are songwriters/musicians from the St. Augustine Songwriters Festival, a popular local musical festival that takes place later in the year.

    When: Saturday, April 20, 2019, 9:00 a.m.

    Where: The parade begins at the Old Jail Museum (167 San Marco Ave. in St. Augustine, FL 32084) and heads south along the bayfront to finish at the Plaza de la Constitución.

    Click here for more info on all the Easter Week festivities in our Calendar of Events.

    Parking and Shuttle Services: Parking is available at the downtown parking facility right next to Francis Field. On Saturday, April 20, 2019, a free Park & Ride Shuttle will be provided from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. The shuttle service picks up from two parking locations: the St. Johns County Health Department (200 San Sebastian View), and the North San Marco Lot (301 San Marco Avenue). The shuttle will drop off at the Historic Downtown Parking Facility, which is located next to Francis Field.

    For more details and maps for the Park & Ride Shuttle, visit here. For alternative parking options, please visit here.

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