Founder’s Day

St. Augustine
September 8, 2018
27 Ocean Ave.
St. Augustine, FL 32084

What You Need To Know

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 453 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 feature the Historic Florida Militia's Men of Menendez and the St. Augustine Maritime Heritage Foundation Chalupa followed by a Holy Mass at the rustic altar on the mission grounds at 11 a.m. The event will continue with a Grand Procession at 1 p.m. to the Fountain of Youth. At 1:30 p.m. guests can witness the first Thanksgiving meal. General admission into the Fountain of Youth is $15. 


Full List of Dates

SaturdaySeptember 8, 2018