2016 St. Augustine Easter Parade

The 2016 St. Augustine Easter Parade, on Easter Sunday (March 27th) celebrated the holiday and local community. Residents and visitors enjoyed marching bands, floats, drill teams, the Easter Bunny, clowns, the Royal Family, Imperial Storm Troopers, and the city’s carriage horses wearing hats. The parade started just north of the Mission of Nombre de Dios, then headed south on San Marco Ave., continued south along the bayfront on Avenida Menendez, and through downtown to finish at the Plaza de la Constitución.

The Grand Marshall of this year’s parade was actress Loretta Swit, who is best known for her role as Major Houlihan on the TV show M*A*S*H. Swit is a frequent visitor to St. Augustine, an animal activist and honorary board member of the local non-profit Ayla’s Acres No-Kill Animal Shelter.