The 57th Annual Easter Sunday Promenade celebrated the Easter holiday, St. Augustine, FL history, and the local community. This event was sponsored by the Easter Festival Committee and featured tons of family fun.
The Easter Festival Committee ensured that every child received a small gift. There were also contests for the family, including Most Creative Hat, Best Dressed Pet, Prettiest Hat, Best Dressed Couple, Best Dressed Man and Woman, Best Dressed Boy and Girl, Largest Family, and Family from Farthest Away. Prizes were handed out at the end of the judging. Anyone was welcome to participate in the contests.
The event and registration for the contests began at noon. The promenade ended before the annual Easter Parade at 3 p.m.
In an annual event dating back to St. Augustine’s earliest history, watercraft from trawlers and yachts to sailboats and motor craft – all decorated with flags and bunting –received this special blessing from the Bishop of the Diocese of St. Augustine. The ceremony began around noon with a procession from the Cathedral Basilica along the Plaza de la Constitucion to the St. Augustine Municipal Marina.
Visitors were invited to come to the 2016 Celtic Music and Heritage Festival that was held at Francis Field in St. Augustine, Florida. This heritage three-day festival celebrates St. Patrick’s Day and the sights, sounds and tastes of the ancient Celtic peoples of Scotland and Ireland. Celtic clans from around the world show their ancestral pride, Highland Games athletes demonstrate their mind-boggling strength, Celtic music rung through the field, vendors as well as local downtown restaurants offered up Celtic cuisine and hand-made crafts, and the St. Patrick’s Day Parade marched through the streets of the Oldest City’s Historic District.
The St. Johns Cultural Council held the eighth annual ROWITA Celebration Ceremony on March 13 at 5:00p.m. at the Limelight Theatre located at 11 Old Mission Avenue.
The free event was an evening of celebration and recognition of the seven women chosen to receive the 2016 Dr. Gail Pflaster ROWITA Award for their achievements and contributions to the arts in St. Johns County. The winners of the Jr. ROWITA Fellowships were also recognized (Cassia Wang). A short reception followed the program.
The 2016 honorees are Elyse Brady, Manila Clough, Caren Goldman, Jan Tomlinson Master, JoAnn Nance, Rosamond Parrish and Shirley Williams-Collins.
The 35th Annual St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival features delicious seafood, arts and crafts, live music, family activities, and much more. The festival is taking place at Francis Field from Friday to Sunday, March 4 to 6, 2016. An amazing array of fresh food is on offer at this popular annual event, including crab, shrimp, crab legs, gyros, pizza, and Asian cuisine. There are rides that the whole family will enjoy, and live music every day of the festival, with each day featuring a different musical style. Additionally, guests can browse through the amazing selection of handcrafted items such as housewares, pottery, artwork, and jewelry, at the Arts and Crafts Village. Over 100 artists participate by showcasing some of their latest work at the festival.
Narrow Magazine and Planet Sarbez got to celebrate and recognize the best of St. Augustine’s music in 2015! Planet Sarbez was packed and a great buzz was in the air, as musicians performed and awards were given.
Awards were presented for Best Song, Best Album, Best Video, Best Blockquote, and Best Cover. A wonderful success.
St. Augustine Corazon Cinema & Café hosted a party for the 88th Academy Awards. The fun began with a red carpet greeting and champagne and photographs with Beyonce and Elvis at the door. Singer and performer “Diane Scherff” sung some favorite tunes. More food and fun awaited as guests chose to take the Oscars Challenge with a chance to score awesome prizes. The Oscar Ceremonies began at 7 p.m. People were all dressed up and filled with lots of enthusiasm.
On Saturday and Sunday, February 27 and 28, 2016, the Ancient City Cat Club presented its inaugural cat show.
Over 125 pedigreed and household pets were judged in each of six rings each day. The theme of this year’s show is “Pirates of St. Augustine,” and a pirate re-enactor was onsite both days. Spectators were welcomed to walk through the benching area and talk to the owners of the cats.
St. Augustine resident Carol Rothfeld, president of the Ancient City Cat Club and show manager, said the goal was to show the best cats St. Augustine residents and visitors have to offer. Michael Rothfeld, Carol’s husband and secretary of the cat club, said everything went smoothly in getting the cat show off the ground, from securing the Solomon Calhoun Center as a venue to finding sponsors and vendors.
This was not Carol’s first rodeo. When the Rothfelds lived in Staten Island, New York, Carol organized shows in the New York area for about 15 years. She is also a past president of the Cat Fanciers Association, the oldest cat club in the world.
Celebrating and recognizing the best of St. Augustine’s music in 2015! So Narrow Magazine will hold an event at Planet Sarbez on February 28 at 7pm to honor local musicians and music.
Awards being presented for Best Song, Best Album, Best Video, Best Blockquote, and Best Cover.
FREE ADMISSION, NO COVER
Performances by a who’s who of local music royalty!
Robbie Dammit & Speakeasy
“Red Carpet” @ 7pm, event starts @ 8pm.