White peace officer, right, standing by the lifesaving station at Butler Beach - Anastasia Island, Florida. 1950 (circa). State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory.

Resilience Family Fest

The Resilience Family Fest celebrates Black history in St. Augustine.

Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023 | Noon to 4 p.m.

The St. Augustine Archival Society will host the second annual Resilience Family Fest from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, February 18, 2023 at the Solomon Calhoun Community Center.

A celebration of St. Augustine's Black history and culture, Resilience Family Fest will feature dance and musical performances, food trucks, historical re-enactments and pop-up exhibits as well as arts and crafts activities.

Performances will include Melvin Smith Jazz Ensemble, UF Afro Pop Ensemble,  St. Augustine High School Jazz Band, and storytellers James Bullock and Charmin Russell of the Ximenez-Fatio House Museum "I Lived Here, As Well" program. 

Masks and social distancing are recommended; free masks will be available while supplies last.

The event is a part of Resilience: Black Heritage in St. Augustine, a collaborative project between cultural and academic institutions that began in 2021 as a celebration of the history and culture of Black St. Augustinians. Participating partners include Accord Civil Rights Museum & Freedom Trail, Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, Flagler College Proctor Library, Flagler College Honors Program, Florida Museum of Natural History, Fort Mose Historical Society, Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine, Governor's House Cultural Center & Museum, Lincolnville Museum & Cultural Center, St. Augustine Historical Society, St. Johns County Public Library System, Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve, University of North Florida Digital Humanities Institute and Ximenez-Fatio House Museum.

Admission: Free

When: Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023

Where: The Solomon Calhoun Center is located at 1300 Duval St. in St. Augustine, FL 32084.