Oktoberfest is Coming Our Way

First Coast.TV gets to speak with Malea Guiriba and John Miglis about the upcoming Oktoberfest.

St. Augustine, FL-The Sertoma Club of St. Augustine is pleased to announce the First Annual Oktoberfest set for Sunday October 18. The event, to be held at Francis Field, will kick off at 11AM and conclude at 8PM.

Oktoberfest will feature traditional food including bratwurst, sauerkraut, pretzels, as well as German and domestic beers and even desserts.

Oktoberfest will also include a stage within a biergarten tent where bands will entertain throughout the day. A wide range of arts and crafts with local and regional significance will be offered, as well as child-related activities to include a bounce house, face painting and other activities for families.

Peace on a Beautiful Day

Sunday, Sept. 20th was a beautiful perfect day, and a lovely day to celebrate diversity, unity and peace.

King and Queen Visit St Augustine

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia stopped in St Augustine as part of their trip to the USA. Ten days after St Augustine’s birthday, they honor the city with their visit. The city buzzes with excitement as the royals move about the city.

A Day Of Peace in St Augustine

Unity & Peace members Shanti and Terry are part of the group organizing an event at Flagler College west lawn in St Augustine. Its goal is to bring awareness to the plight of our planet with the question of peace, and by bringing the community together, is a good start. They explain everything we need to know about this event and hope you attend.

http://unity-and-peace.org/

Wine Makes People Soooooo ……Happy!

St Augustine Spanish Wine Festival 2015 (Sept.12)

The Grand Tasting had something for everyone! This event took place under the Big Air Conditioned Top on the Grounds of Mission Nombre de Dios in Historic St. Augustine. It provided the opportunity to sample more than 125 different Spanish wines, which is the largest collection of Spanish wines on display in America. The event also featured samplings of Spanish-inspired hors d’ oeuvres. Each guest received a laser etched commemorative glass.

The attendance was strong, and by the video and photos of First Coast.TV, one can see they all had a wonderful time.                   www.spanishwinefestival.com/

450 Candles Already! St Augustine!

A long-standing tradition in St. Augustine has been that when celebrating the city’s birthday, there is always birthday cake, and this year’s commemoration of the city’s 450th anniversary, Celebrate 450!, was no different.

The afternoon began with a two-hour performance by local bluegrass band, The Driftwoods, performed from the Gazebo at the Plaza de la Constitucion,  starting at 12 p.m.

At 2 p.m., the official ceremony, began with the reading of the official proclamation by Mayor Nancy Shaver and then the St. Augustine Royal Family, assisted by city officials. Several varieties of cake were then available to the public, served from the Public Market.

Entertainment continued with  the band Mid-Life Crisis which offered a variety of pop, rock, disco and country classics. The music continued until 5 p.m.

“Ensemble Español” Took Our Breath Away

First Coast.TV caught some highlights of the Ensemble Español performing in St Augustine on the evening of Sept. 6th 2015.
They stimulated the audience’s sense of beauty through music, movement of dance and the awesome color. They were absolutely fabulous!
For more info about the dance company go to www.ensembleespanol.org

Que Viva España! Fiesta 450!

Part of the Fiesta 450 was the Viva España segment, which featured a FREE Spanish-themed musical salute to St. Augustine directed by Gary Cadwallader on the main stage of the St. Augustine Amphitheater (4:00-5:30pm). Local arts organizations participating in this performance were the St. Augustine Orchestra, the St. Augustine Community Chorus, the St. Augustine Youth Chorus, Limelight Theater, and First Coast Opera. Here are some of the highlights.

450th Celebrations Sept 5th

Sept 5th and the celebrations continue. More and more people enter the city to enjoy and participate in the music, song and dance. Here are some highlights of Saturday.

450th Celebrations Sept. 4th

First Coast.TV took a walk through town to see all the things going on, the day after the three Spanish bands (Tejedor, Alexandra in Grey and Morrigans) rocked the house at Flagler auditorium.
Here are some highlights of the next day Sept 4th. Enjoy.