Stormtroopers from Star Wars get into the Easter spirit with bunny ears, tutus, and pink-accented costumes

Easter Parade 2024

A tradition that dates back to 1956, the parade is held on the Saturday of Easter weekend.

Saturday, Mar. 30, 2024 | 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Easter Parade 2024


Downtown St. Augustine.

The nation's second oldest Easter Parade, St. Augustine's Parada de los Caballos y Coches (Parade of Horses and Carriages) has commemorated the Easter holiday every year since 1956. This year, St. Augustine celebrates the Easter parade's 68th anniversary on Saturday, March 30, 2024, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

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

Each year, the Easter Parade is held on the Saturday of Easter weekend, beginning at 9:00 a.m. On Saturday, March 30, 2024, the parade steps off at the Old Jail Museum and heads south on San Marco Avenue and along the bayfront on Avenida Menendez. The route turns onto Cathedral Place, and goes from there to Cordova Street, finishing at the Visitors Center.

The St. Augustine Royal Family will lead the parade followed by their entourage, bands, locally made parade floats, pirates, and festival representatives along with the Easter Bunny.

When: 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 30, 2024

Where: The parade begins at the Old Jail Museum (167 San Marco Ave. in St. Augustine, FL 32084) and heads south along the bayfront, up Cathedral Place, along Cordova, and finishes at the Visitors Center.

Those who want to participate in the parade can email the organizers. Find information about more Easter Week festivities in our Calendar of Events.

Parking and Free Park and Ride Shuttle Service

Parking is available for a fee at the downtown parking facility right next to Francis Field.

The City of St. Augustine offers free shuttles for downtown events on March 30, 2024. All shuttles will drop people off and pick them up at the Visitor Information Center, at 10 S. Castillo Drive, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Parking will be available at three parking locations outside of the downtown area:

  • 198 & 212 West King Street, at the intersection of U.S. 1 and King Street
  • 200 San Sebastian View, at the St. Johns County Health Department
  • 301 San Marco Lot, 301 San Marco Avenue

Road Closures

The following streets will be closed to vehicular traffic from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. to accommodate the Easter Parade:

  • San Marco Ave. south of San Carlos Ave.
  • S. Castillo Dr./Avenida Menendez north of Bridge of Lions
  • Cathedral Pl.
  • Cordova St. north of King St.
  • Orange St.
  • W. Castillo Dr.
  • St. George St. between King St. and Cathedral Pl. (closed all day.)

Photos by Jackie Hird Photography in St. Augustine.

Easter Parade 2024


Downtown St. Augustine.

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Editor's Note: We encourage you to verify event times and details with the organizers, as they may change.