St Cyprian’s Episcopal Church had a tribute to civil rights leader the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King on January 18th, 2015. Readings of sermons and speeches given by Dr. King during the years of struggle.
Music by The Blue haven Gospel Singers was also part of the evenings program.
The British Period (1763-1784) in St. Augustine was re-enacted in a colorful and exciting way on Saturday Dec. 6th, featuring hundreds of British troops, their Native American allies and civilians.
On Friday Dec. 5th from noon to 5 p.m., the British Night Watch Encampment was at Francis Field located near the city’s parking garage. Locals and tourists visited with soldiers, strolled the Colonial Market, met the Native Allies who had guided the British troops, also met colonial craftsmen and enjoyed the antics of the Faire Wynds Circus. On Saturday at 10 a.m., the encampment re-opened with a full day of entertainment by 18th century musicians and performers.
At 2 pm was the Trooping of the Colors followed by drilling by British Redcoats, cannon firings and music by the Fife and Drum Corps. At 7:30 p.m., the public gathered in the Plaza, and at 8 p.m. the Grande Illumination Parade began through the historic streets. Bystanders joined the parade (candles provided for a small donation) for a thrilling and memorable holiday experience that ended with a musketry volley of joy and best holiday wishes for King George!
The City of St Augustine, FL, lights up with the Night of Lights event. This event is held every year in historical center of the city, in November before Thanksgiving, packing the city with thousands of people who come to see the lighting of the city and the Christmas tree at La Plaza de la Constitucion.
Tracing its origins to the Spanish tradition of displaying a white candle in the window during the Christmas holidays, the spectacular lighting of St Augustine reflects the city’s 449-year history and illuminates the beautiful setting for lasting holiday memories.
During Nights of Lights, St. Augustine glows with holiday magic – from the ground to the rooftops. Selected by National Geographic in 2011 & 2012 as one of the ten best holiday lighting displays in the world, St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights feature millions of tiny white lights that create a magical atmosphere in the Nation’s oldest city.