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Easter Parade 2020


Coronavirus Update: This event has been CANCELLED.

Downtown St. Augustine.
(904) 829-3800
  • This event has been CANCELLED. Due to the coronavirus emergency, the City of St. Augustine has prohibited events and/or large gatherings through May 8, 2020.

    St. Augustine's Easter Parade, now in its 62nd 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 2020, the Easter Parade will be held on the Saturday before Easter, beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 11, 2020. The parade steps off at the Old Jail Museum and heads 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.

    When: Saturday, April 11, 2020, 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.

    Additionally, the City of St. Augustine will operate a Free Park and Ride Shuttle Service on Saturdays during spring festival season. The service runs from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 11, 2020. The shuttle service picks up from two parking locations north of downtown:

    The shuttle will drop off at the Historic Downtown Parking Facility, which is located next to Francis Field, where this event will be held.

    For alternative parking options when the park and ride shuttle is not available, please visit here.

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