Free Event

Maritime Folklife Festival

Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum

This celebration of the Spanish, Minorcan and Greek heritage of St. Augustine takes place at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum.

Anastasia Island
100 Red Cox Road, St. Augustine, FL, 32080
(904) 829-0745
  • Please Note: This event is from 2015.

    The St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum presents the Maritime Folklife Festival on Saturday, September 5, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Spanish, Minorcan, and Greek ancestry will be represented at the festival in honor of the 450 commemoration. The festival will be held on the front lawn of the Keeper's House. Food, history, and music will be on display for visitors and locals to enjoy.

    MARITIME FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL SCHEDULE
      10:00 – 10:10 a.m. / Opening remarks from state folklorist Amanda Hardeman
      10:15 – 10:45 a.m. / Boatbuilding demonstration
      10:45 – 11:15 a.m. / Minorcan castnet demonstration by Michael Usina
      11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / Minorcan foodways with Mary Ellen Masters
      12:00 – 12:30 p.m. / Cuban foodways with Marisella Veiga
      12:30 – 1:00 p.m. / Palmetto hat marking demonstration with Pam Solano
      1:00 – 1:30 p.m. / Florida shrimping and boatbuilding presentation by Nick Deonas
      1:30 – 2:30 p.m. / Latin music performance by Goliath Flores and Joel Mejias  

    Admission: The event is free. Admission to the Lighthouse and Museum is $9.95 for adults, $7.95 for seniors (60+), $7.95 for children (12 and under and over 44" tall), and free for children under 44" tall (though they are not permitted to climb the tower).

    When? Saturday, September 5, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

    Where? The St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum is located at 100 Red Cox Drive in St. Augustine Beach FL 32080.

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