Easter Celebrations 2023

Easter Sunday is April 9, 2023, and with local Easter traditions rooted in the city’s rich history and special worship services, St. Augustine is the perfect place to celebrate the Easter season. Leading up to Easter Sunday, St. Augustine’s “Royal Family” will present heritage celebrations throughout the city, with The Blessing of the Fleet on Sunday, April 2, 2023, following Palm Sunday Mass, and the Royal Knighting Ceremony during the following week, where the “Royal Family” will recognize members of the community for their contributions to St. Augustine.

St. Augustine's traditional Easter Parade will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2023, stepping out just north of the Mission Nombre de Dios at 9:00 a.m. and continuing south along the bayfront to the Plaza de la Constitución. The Easter Promenade will be held at the Plaza de la Constitución on Easter Sunday, April 9, 2023.

Families looking for fun ways to enjoy the Easter holiday will find no shortage of opportunities to search for festive eggs in Easter Egg Hunts.

Sunrise services are held in Crescent Beach on Easter Sunday. We also have information on Easter Church Services, as well as a guide to dining out on Easter Sunday.


Thursday, March 30th, 2023

Sunday, April 2nd, 2023

Saturday, April 8th, 2023

The Easter Bunny in a new convertible in the Easter Parade in St. Augustine. Photo by Jackie Hird Photography.

Saturday, April 8, 2023 | 9 to 10:30 a.m.

An annual tradition that dates back to the 1950s in St. Augustine, the annual Easter Parade is held the Saturday before Easter each year.

Sunday, April 9th, 2023

Sunday, April 9, 2023 | 1:00 p.m.

Folks can enjoy the colors on display, or join in by wearing their fancy Easter Bonnet or dressing up their dog for the Easter Promenade.