Historical Events

History is the backbone of St. Augustine and is ever present in many of the local events. Living history takes visitors back in time to imagine what life was like in the colonial days of St. Augustine. Historic re-enactments take place often to re-create the significant events in St. Augustine’s past. Annual re-enactments like the Founder’s Day event in St. Augustine or the Spanish Colonial Grand Muster both commemorate notable events during the Spanish colonial period. It is the history in St. Augustine that ties each visitor and resident together and is common in all of us since St. Augustine’s successful port helped shape the country.

E.g., March 24, 2017

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Free Historic Walking Tour

4:00 p.m. on the fourth Saturday of the month in 2017
(904) 825-0087
Free Event

Visitors are welcome to learn all about the history of the nation's oldest city in this monthly free historic walking tour, courtesy of Tour St. Augustine.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

First Saturday: Militia Muster and Training at Fort Mose

The first Saturday of most months, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
(904) 823-2232
Free Event

Experience authentic 18th century weapons demonstrations with the Fort Mose Militia.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Lightner Museum Curator's Tour

First Wednesday of every month at 10:00 a.m.
(904) 824-2874

The Lightner Museum Curator Tours give visitors a chance to see behind-the-scenes at this unique museum.

Royal Family Transfer of Office

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 | 6 p.m.
(904) 814-1504
Free Event

A St. Augustine heritage event commemorating the city's royal origins in Spain, as the scepter passes from last year's Royal Family to this year's.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Free Pup Crawl

10 a.m. on the second Saturday of the month in 2017
(904) 825-0087
4 Granada St.
Free Event

Enjoy a free guided tour with your pet, courtesy of City Walks Food & Wine Tours.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Blessing of the Fleet

Palm Sunday, April 9, 2017, 12:00 noon
Free Event

Be a part of a historic tradition as St. Augustine vessels are blessed by the Bishop of the Diocese of St. Augustine.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Royal Knighting Ceremony

Monday, April 10, 2017, 6 p.m.
Free Event

The Royal Family recognizes St. Augustine residents who have made important contributions to the community throughout the year.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

National Park Week at Castillo

Saturday–Sunday, April 15–16 and 22–23, 2017
Free Event

The Castillo de San Marcos offers FREE admission on the weekends surrounding National Park Week.

Black Heritage Walking Tour

4 p.m. on the third Saturday of the month in 2017.
(904) 825-0087
4 Granada St.
Free Event

This free walking tour focuses on St. Augustine's role in African-American history and culture.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

National Park Week at Castillo

Saturday–Sunday, April 15–16 and 22–23, 2017
Free Event

The Castillo de San Marcos offers FREE admission on the weekends surrounding National Park Week.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Plein Air Paint Out

April 21 – 30, 2017 | Awards presented on Sat., May 6, 2017

Artists are invited to participate and guests are welcome to watch the magic of creation in this ten-day "plein air" painting event in St. Augustine.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Plein Air Paint Out

April 21 – 30, 2017 | Awards presented on Sat., May 6, 2017

Artists are invited to participate and guests are welcome to watch the magic of creation in this ten-day "plein air" painting event in St. Augustine.

National Park Week at Castillo

Saturday–Sunday, April 15–16 and 22–23, 2017
Free Event

The Castillo de San Marcos offers FREE admission on the weekends surrounding National Park Week.

Free Historic Walking Tour

4:00 p.m. on the fourth Saturday of the month in 2017
(904) 825-0087
Free Event

Visitors are welcome to learn all about the history of the nation's oldest city in this monthly free historic walking tour, courtesy of Tour St. Augustine.

Castillo by Candlelight: Preserving the Past

Saturday, April 22, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
(904) 829-6506 x232
Free Event

The Castillo de San Marcos celebrates National Park Week with this evening event.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Plein Air Paint Out

April 21 – 30, 2017 | Awards presented on Sat., May 6, 2017

Artists are invited to participate and guests are welcome to watch the magic of creation in this ten-day "plein air" painting event in St. Augustine.

National Park Week at Castillo

Saturday–Sunday, April 15–16 and 22–23, 2017
Free Event

The Castillo de San Marcos offers FREE admission on the weekends surrounding National Park Week.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Plein Air Paint Out

April 21 – 30, 2017 | Awards presented on Sat., May 6, 2017

Artists are invited to participate and guests are welcome to watch the magic of creation in this ten-day "plein air" painting event in St. Augustine.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Plein Air Paint Out

April 21 – 30, 2017 | Awards presented on Sat., May 6, 2017

Artists are invited to participate and guests are welcome to watch the magic of creation in this ten-day "plein air" painting event in St. Augustine.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Plein Air Paint Out

April 21 – 30, 2017 | Awards presented on Sat., May 6, 2017

Artists are invited to participate and guests are welcome to watch the magic of creation in this ten-day "plein air" painting event in St. Augustine.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Plein Air Paint Out

April 21 – 30, 2017 | Awards presented on Sat., May 6, 2017

Artists are invited to participate and guests are welcome to watch the magic of creation in this ten-day "plein air" painting event in St. Augustine.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Plein Air Paint Out

April 21 – 30, 2017 | Awards presented on Sat., May 6, 2017

Artists are invited to participate and guests are welcome to watch the magic of creation in this ten-day "plein air" painting event in St. Augustine.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Plein Air Paint Out

April 21 – 30, 2017 | Awards presented on Sat., May 6, 2017

Artists are invited to participate and guests are welcome to watch the magic of creation in this ten-day "plein air" painting event in St. Augustine.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Plein Air Paint Out

April 21 – 30, 2017 | Awards presented on Sat., May 6, 2017

Artists are invited to participate and guests are welcome to watch the magic of creation in this ten-day "plein air" painting event in St. Augustine.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Lightner Museum Curator's Tour

First Wednesday of every month at 10:00 a.m.
(904) 824-2874

The Lightner Museum Curator Tours give visitors a chance to see behind-the-scenes at this unique museum.