St. Augustine’s original Ponce de León Celebrations were great city-wide fiestas that began in 1883 and now the Historic Florida Militia is bringing the Ponce de León Celebration back to St Augustine just in time to celebrate Florida's 500th Anniversary! Reenactors from all of Florida’s historical periods will help us celebrate the last 500 years of Florida’s history.
The celebration will start on the 6th of April at 10:00am with an official landing reenactment and ceremony honoring Ponce at his statue east of the Plaza de la Constitución at the St. Augustine Historic District in downtown. There will follow numerous diverse performances from Hispanic and historical performers. This event will feature ships, Latin food, historic military demonstrations, and folkloric dancers from Puerto Rico, Colombia, Mexico and Spain all taking place along St George Street and various locations downtown.
On Sunday, April 7th Ponce de León Celebration will continue with Fiesta de la Florida starting at 11:00am with performances of Latin American Folklore, Taste of Flamenco, Pre-Columbian dancers, passion and romance from Spain and salsa jams by recognized guitar players, special appearances of Don Juan Ponce de León and Miss Ponce de León. Grand Finale will take place at the Cubo next to the Huguenot Cemetery at 5:00pm with a special presentation of cannon and musket shots by the Historic Florida Militia.
This is a FREE FAMILY EVENT.
Date and Time:
10:00am - 6:00pm April 6, 2013 - April 7, 2013
VenuePonce de León Celebration
St. Augustine Historic Downtown
St. Augustine, FL 32084