Searle's Raid of St. Augustine
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.