This year marked the 200th anniversary of Florida becoming a U.S. territory and the official formation of St. Johns County, and celebrations were on Saturday, July 10, 2021. East and West Florida were transferred to the United States from Spanish control two hundred years ago in 1821. Saturday’s events started at 11 a.m. at the Governor’s House Cultural Center and Museum at 48 King St. in downtown St. Augustine. “Living history interpreters were dressed as Spanish and United States Troops, dignitaries and townspeople, as they would have appeared in 1821,”. “Declarations were made from the balcony of Governor’s House, documents were signed, in the courtyard.” At 11:20 a.m., re-enactors and others walked from the Governor’s House to the St. Francis Barracks at the National Guard headquarters at 82 Marine St. The public was invited to join the procession. At 11:45 a.m., the changing of flags ceremony took place at the barracks parade field. The Spanish flag was lowered, and the U.S. flag raised. Muskets and cannons were fired. Among the officials attending were Florida’s Secretary of State Laurel Lee, Spanish Ambassador Santiago Cabanas Ansorena and Consul General of Spain Jaime Lacadena. For longer version go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiL0hk3LjwQ&t=8s
Category: Events & Festivals
First Coast TV and Scott Grant sat down to talk about the upcoming Olympics, and previous Olympics, touching on the great Bob Hayes. Hope you enjoy the discussion as the Tokyo Olympics are about to start on July 23.
St Augustine hosted the 90s Fest this last Saturday, from 12 noon till 9pm.
The Romanza Festivale of Music and the Arts has come to an end and here are some highlights.
Romanza Festivale of Music & the Arts is still cooking with oil in St Augustine, 4 more days left to enjoy all these great performances. Go to their web page and check out the events and places. Days 9, 10 and 11 were full of soul, dance and chorus.
Two more days of exceptional performances and 7 more to go. Check it out and enjoy.
A look at Cox and Box/Penelope Ann’s Revenge, part of the Romanza Festivale showcase for 2021. Ten more days to go, do not miss an event. Lots of wonderful events in St Augustine during this Romanza Festivale.
First Coast.Tv sat down and talked with Erica Quintero, the CEO of Unidos en la Musica on Gala Fundraiser night at La Cocina International Restaurant in St Augustine, FL. We talked about the event and its plans for 2022.
St Augustine celebrates for the next two weeks its Romanza Festivale of Music & the Arts. May 1 thru May 15, 2021. Here are the highlights of day one.
2020 has been a year of incredible challenges and heart break. So let us cherish these days with the ones we love, whether it be in person or by a digital platform. Let us not forget what makes this time so special.
Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah