The Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park and Historic Florida Militia will celebrate the 501st birthday of St. Augustine founder Pedro Menéndez de Aviles with the Noche de Festival gala on Saturday, February 8, 2020, from 6:30 to 11:00 p.m.
The evening will begin with a cocktail hour of Spanish tapas and sangria, accompanied by live traditional Spanish music and flamenco dancing at the Fountain of Youth's Pavilion.
Guests can watch their dinner being prepared by renowned chefs from Real Paella Catering, who will be creating three different types of paella. Beer and wine will be available with the meal. The night will end with dancing to the DJ music of Ancient City Sound Experience.
This event kicks off 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. Other events include a special showing of the PBS documentary, "Secrets of Spanish Florida" on Wednesday, February 12, two special historical saunters on February 7 and 14, and the School of the 16th Century on Saturday, February 15, 2020.
Admission: The evening event is $60.00 per person. Tickets are available here.
When: From 6:30 to 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 8, 2020.
Where: The Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park is located at 11 Magnolia Avenue in St. Augustine, FL 32084.