St. Augustine Heritage Festival
Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021 | 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Trout Creek Boat Ramp
The inaugural St. Augustine Heritage Festival is planned for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021.
The free festival, which will be held at Trout Creek Memorial Park and Marina on scenic State Road 13, will feature heritage vendors, food trucks and historical re-enactors.
The re-enactors represent St. Augustine’s 450-plus year history, starting with the Native Americans who called this land home for thousands of years before the first Europeans came and ending with the British and Spanish who were the last to occupy La Florida (St. Augustine) before it became a U.S. territory in 1812.
Represents the various Native American tribes who called Northeast Florida home for thousands of years before the arrival of the Spanish in 1565.
Men of Menendez
Sponsored by Historic Florida Militia Inc., the Men of Menendez emphasize St. Augustine’s Timucuan’s earliest interactions with the Spanish in 1565.
Pirates (Drake’s Raid)
Recreates the historic raid on St. Augustine by England’s Sir Francis Drake on June 6, 1586.
St. Augustine Royal Family
Represents the Spanish Royal Family (Queen Mariana of Spain, King Juan Carlos and Princess Margarita Maria) in 1672 – the year the Castillo de San Marcos was commissioned.
Represents the group of indentured servants from the Mediterranean who travelled to modern-day New Smyrna in the mid-1700s to work on an indigo plantation. In 1777, the survivors migrated to St. Augustine.
Represents the descendants of slaves who settled in the Spuds, Armstrong and Elkton area (near State Road 13) after the Civil War.
Represents the British East Florida colony, which was established in St. Augustine in 1763. The British held St. Augustine until it was returned to Spain in 1783.
When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021
Where: Trout Creek Memorial Park and Marina is located at 6055 State Road 13 North.