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Wow - So Much Happening This Weekend! Mar 12th-13th

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Wow - So Much Happening This Weekend! Mar 12th-13th

Friday Saturday Sunday - March 12 & 13 & 14

29th ANNUAL LIONS CLUB SEAFOOD FESTIVAL

Get ready for great seafood nearly any way you want it; tap your toes to live bluegrass, folk and country music; then shop for unique arts and crafts presented by more then 100 exhibitors. This three-day event is a favorite throughout northeast Florida and features tons of delicious seafood, outstanding music and affordable arts & crafts. Musicians can even enter the "Americana Music Idol" contest. The Lions Club Seafood Festival takes place at Francis Field on Castillo Drive in St. Augustine. Festival hours are Friday 3 to 9 p.m., Saturday and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. All proceeds benefit Lions Club charities. Admission is $2 per person, children under 12 are free. For more information, call 904.825.0850 or visit Lions Seafood Festival

Friday and Saturday: March 12 & 13

LA GUARDIA DE NOCHA: SPANISH NIGHTWATCH SIEGE

Spanish Night Watch commemorates the events leading up to the 1740 invasion of Spanish Florida by the British colonies to the north. On Friday a night-time depiction of actions leading up to and during St. Augustine's Siege of 1740 takes place at 6:30 p.m. at the Castillo de San Marcos. Then on Saturday,beginning at 10AM, Spanish soldados at the Castillo will demonstrate the military arts of the period. Musket and cannon demonstrations, military maneuvers on the Castillo green, and interpretations of 18tth century daily life in Spanish Florida will be presented throughout the day. Then at 7:30 p.m. beginning at the Castillo, la Guardia de Noche will culminate in the Spanish Night Watch Military Parade. Military units and civilians will march out of the Castillo's gates to begin a torch light parade to the Governor's Palace. Visitors are invited to follow the Governor, soldiers, and townsfolk in the Night Watch parade and celebration. Admission to Castillo de San Marcos is $6 for adults and free to children 15 and under, all other Spanish Nightwatch events are free. For more information call 904.829.6506 or visit www.nps.gov/casa or www.StAugustineGarrison.com

Saturday: March 13

MENORCAN HERITAGE CELEBRATION

Come learn about this unique cultural heritage found in St. Augustine. The Menorcan Heritage Society will hold their annual celebration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the historic Llambias House, located at 31 St. Francis Street in St. Augustine. There will be demonstrations of mullet net making, dance performances, and story telling by Menorcan descendents. There will be t-shirts books and foods for sale. Admission is free. For more information call 904. 826.3388.

Edited: 10 March 2010, 19:22
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1. Re: Wow - So Much Happening This Weekend! Mar 12th-13th

Cant' wait to go to the Seafood Festival...just gotta figure out if i want to go Saturday or Sunday.....

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2. Re: Wow - So Much Happening This Weekend! Mar 12th-13th

Oh wow! Wish I had this info a week ago as we def would have made a couple days of it..now we're booked here...is the Seafood Festival the same weekend every year? I'm thinking it should be penciled in for next yr along with a hotel/inn reservation!

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3. Re: Wow - So Much Happening This Weekend! Mar 12th-13th

There is always alot going on every weekend in St. Augustine. You can't miss whenever you visit !!

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4. Re: Wow - So Much Happening This Weekend! Mar 12th-13th

We know that as we have visited countless times. Still we enjoy the different Seafood Festival/Art Shows around the State. This is one we haven't been to. Probably bcause we try to visit "off season" to avoid crowds.

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5. Re: Wow - So Much Happening This Weekend! Mar 12th-13th

Hiya obxpat :)

Many of the festivals have changed their dates this year.... last weekend for example, The Searles Raid, normally held in May and this weekend, Spanish Nightwatch which is normall held in June has changed to this earlier date as June is SO hot for the reenactors dressed in wool.

I'll check with a Lions Club official at the event this weekend to see if they have confirmed the date for next year or not, and post back to you here on Monday at the latest.

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