Cancelled: Founder’s Day

St. Augustine
September 9, 2017
27 Ocean Ave.
St. Augustine, FL 32084

What You Need To Know

This event has been cancelled due to Hurricane Irma. 

This day honors the founding of America's First Parish, the Cathedral of St. Augustine, and St. Augustine, the nation's oldest city. Both were founded together 452 years ago on Sept. 8, 1565, by Pedro Menéndez de Avilés. The event will take place at the Mission Nombre de Dios, 27 Ocean Ave., and Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, 11 Magnolia Ave. At 10 a.m. at the mission, a historical re-enactment of the Spanish landing will be led by the Historic Florida Militia's Men of Menendez. At 11 a.m. Bishop Felipe Estévez will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving at the rustic altar on the mission grounds just as Father Francisco Lopez de Mendoza Grajales did 452 years ago. The afternoon will provide opportunities for children and families to meet the historical re-enactors and have their photo taken with them at 12:15 p.m. at the mission. At 1 p.m. there will be a procession from the mission grounds to the Fountain of Youth where there will be a Thanksgiving meal and blessing. General admission into the Fountain of Youth is $15. 


Full List of Dates

SaturdaySeptember 9, 2017