Easter Celebrations 2017

Celebrating the Easter season in St Augustine

Easter Sunday is April 16, 2017.

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, starting with the Royal Family Transfer of Office on Wednesday, April 5. The Blessing of the Fleet will follow Palm Sunday Mass on Sunday, April 9, and the “Royal Family” will recognize members of the community for their contributions to St. Augustine in a Royal Knighting Ceremony on Monday, April 10.

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.

Following St. Augustine’s Easter Church Services on Easter Sunday, St. Augustine will come alive with the spirit of the season with an Easter Promenade in the Plaza de la Constitucion, an Easter Parade, and the local tradition of the Fromajada Serenade.

E.g., March 24, 2017

Upcoming Things to Do during Easter

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

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.

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.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easter Church Services

Sunday, April 16, 2017
Free Event

St. Augustine's churches host special services in celebration of Easter Sunday.

Easter Sunday Dining

Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017

Where to dine on Easter Sunday in St. Augustine

Vilano Beach Easter Sunrise Service

TENTATIVE for Easter Sunday (April 16, 2017)
(904) 808-8304
Free Event

This annual event is tentative for 2017, and we will update this event as more information becomes available.

Crescent Beach Easter Sunrise Service

Sunday, April 16, 2017, at 7:00 a.m.
(904) 794-7777
Free Event

Welcome Easter at this annual sunrise celebration and service.

Easter Sunday Promenade

Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017 | Starts at noon.
Free Event

Visit the 2017 Easter Sunday Promenade for family fun, contests, and to celebrate Easter and the St. Augustine community.

Easter Parade

Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017, 3:00 p.m.
(904) 829-3800
Free Event

The Easter Parade is an annual tradition in St. Augustine that dates back to the 1950s.