Sir Francis Drake and his men attack St. Augustine


When: Jun 6 – 7, 2014

Where: Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park (Park admission fees apply), St. Augustine Historic District (St. George St.)...

Description: The annual Drake's Raid event commemorates the attack of the land and naval forces of Sir Francis Drake against Spanish San Agustín in June 1586.Encampment setup will take place at the Fountain of Youth Park on Thursday and Friday, June 5-6. During the day on Friday, June 6, drills and other demonstrations will be held in the encampment. On Friday evening at 5:30 p.m., all re-enactors will meet downtown portraying Spaniards to announce the arrival of Drake and his fleet. Drills, demonstrations, and 16th century living history interpretations will be presented from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 7 at the Fountain of Youth Park in St. Augustine. A battle between Spanish town's brave defenders and the English privateers and brigands of Sir Francis Drake will be enacted beginning at 7:00 p.m. The battle will commence at the Santo Domingo Redoubt near the City Gates, proceed down St. George Street, and conclude at the Governor's Palace at the Plaza de la Constitución. The event's conclusion (for participants), encampment teardown and cleanups will take place on Sunday, June 8.

Date and Time:

10:00am - 9:00pm June 6, 2014 - June 7, 2014


Drake's Raid (Sir Francis Drake's Raid on St. Augustine)
11 Magnolia Ave.
St. Augustine, FL 32084

Event Repeat Summary:

Normally the 1st weekend in June

Contact Information:

James D. Fiske
(386) 437-5338



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