Free Event

Easter Parade 2018

Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018, 3:00 p.m.

The Easter Parade is an annual tradition in St. Augustine that dates back to the 1950s.

Downtown St. Augustine.
(904) 829-3800
  • The St. Augustine Easter Parade, is the nation's second oldest Easter Parade. The Parada de los Caballos y Coches (Parade of Horses and Carriages) has celebrated Easter annually since 1956.  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.

    The parade begins at 3:00 p.m. on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018, stepping off just north of the Mission of Nombre de Dios, heads south on San Marco Ave., continues south along the bayfront on Avenida Menendez, and winds through downtown to finish at the Plaza de la Constitución.

    The parade will have two grand marshals this year, both NFL place kickers who attended high school here in St. Augustine. Cairo Santos graduated from St. Joseph's Academy and now plays for the Kansas City Chiefs. Caleb Sturgis, who graduated from St. Augustine High School, is now the place kicker for the Philadelphia Eagles. Cairo and Caleb will both remain at the Visitor Information Center after the parade to sign autographs.

    In addition, 180 performers from the Florida A&M University Marching Band will march in the parade, sponsored by the Willie Galimore FAMU National Alumni Chapter.

    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.

    When: Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

    Where: The parade begins just north of the Mission of Nombre de Dios (27 Ocean Ave. St. Augustine, FL 32084) and heads south along San Marco Avenue and Avenida Menendez to the Plaza de la Constitución.

    Call (904) 829-3800 or visit here for more information.

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