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Maritime Heritage Fun Fest

Saturday and Sunday, May 20 and 21, 2017 at Fountain of Youth

Have fun learning about maritime history with games and activities for the entire family at the Fountain of Youth.

North of Mission Nombre de Dios
11 Magnolia Avenue, St. Augustine, FL, 32084
(904) 599-3800
  • The Fountain of Youth hosts the 4th Annual St. Augustine Maritime Heritage Fun Fest on Saturday and Sunday, May 20 and 21, 2017. The festival features a variety of maritime activities, competitions, and games, all of which showcase the St. Augustine Maritime Heritage Foundation boatyard and the re-created 16th-century chalupa boat, the San Agustín.

    Competitions and games include the Quick N’ Dirty boat building competition and race (with sails and rigging added this year), Bartender’s Chalupa Rum Challenge, Kidz Maritime Art Competition, a pup parade, and field games. The children’s maritime education corner features a number of activities, along with various non-profit community organizations’ displays, food and drinks, and music throughout both days of the festival.

    Astillero de Perro (amateur dog agility competition)

    An amateur dog agility competition, called the Astillero de Perro, which loosely translates from the Spanish as "the dog who guards the boathouse," will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on both days. No agility training is required for this demonstration.

    14th Colony's Evening with Governor James Grant

    Dinner, live music, and dancing will be featured at the 14th Colony's Evening with Governor James Grant. Members of the St. Augustine Independent Restaurant Association will provide the food, and James Grant, who was the governor of colonial East Florida from 1764 to 1771, will be present at the dinner!

    The Evening with Governor James Grant will take place from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 20. Tickets are $30 per person, and can be purchased online here.

    Admission: Event is free with Fountain of Youth admission, which is $15 for adults (ages 13 - 59); $14 for seniors (60+); $9 for children (ages 6 - 12); and free for toddlers (ages 5 and under). Discounted rates are available for St. Johns County residents. The 14th Colony Evening with Governor James Grant is $30 per person (see above).

    When: From 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, May 20 and 21, 2017. The 14th Colony Evening with Governor James Grant event will take place from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday.

    Where: The Fountain of Youth is located at 11 Magnolia Avenue in St. Augustine.

    Proceeds from the event will benefit education programs and projects of the St. Augustine Maritime Heritage Foundation.

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