Colonial Nightwatch Weekend
The Colonial Nightwatch is pleased to join the National Park Service in presenting the nighttime tour series called Enemy at the Gates on Friday. This special presentation takes visitors through various vignettes representing historical events during the siege of 1740 in St. Augustine. On Saturday, join hundreds of costumed re-enactors from St. Augustine's Colonial history as they perform military drills and cannon and musket firing on the grounds of the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument. At 9 a.m., the Fife and Drum will raise the colors and at 9:30 a.m., there will be a Change of Flags Ceremony commemorating the event in 1763 when Florida changed from Spanish to British hands. A torchlight parade will start at the Castillo at 7 p.m. and march to the City Gate where the public is invited to follow along to the Government House.