Searle's Raid of St. Augustine

St. Augustine
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Mar 4, 2017
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Mar 4, 2017
St. Augustine
St. Augustine, FL 32084

This annual event commemorates the bloody pirate raid led by Robert Searle against the city and inhabitants of St. Augustine in 1668. On Friday starting at 4:30 p.m., there will be a call to arms and procession followed by a weapons demonstration near the City Gate. On Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., there will be a historic encampment with 17th century weapons, clothing, equipment, camp life and social activities shown and demonstrated at the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, 11 Magnolia Ave. The re-enacted battle will begin at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday in the Plaza de la Constitución and will progress to the City Gate.