Menéndez Birthday Celebration Historical Saunters
Fridays, February 7 and 14, 2020, beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Colonial Quarter
The historic reenactment community of St. Augustine offers a special version of their historical saunters on two Fridays, February 7 and 14, 2019, as part of the Festival de San Agustín, which celebrates the 501st birthday of city founder Don Pedro Menéndez. This saunter will take place on St. George Street, beginning at 6:00 p.m. near the Colonial Quarter.
Reenactors dressed in historical costume, featuring 16th-century and royal court clothing, interact with visitors and residents alike, making use of a timeline to explain the significance of various events in the history of the nation’s oldest city, going back to its founding in 1565. Guests are encouraged to take photos and ask questions.
This event is part of the week-long Festival de San Agustín, presented by Historic Florida Militia in celebration of the 501st birthday of St. Augustine's founder, Pedro Menéndez. The Festival begins with the Noche de Festival gala dinner on Saturday, February 8, includes a special showing of the PBS documentary, "Secrets of Spanish Florida" on Wednesday, February 12, and finishes up with the School of the 16th Century on Saturday, February 15, 2020.
When: Fridays, February 7 and 14, 2020, beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Where: The saunters begin near the Colonial Quarter, which is located at 33 St. George Street, and proceeds through the historic district down St. George Street.