It’s not every day that a city turns 450! On September 8, 2015, the City of St. Augustine celebrates this illustrious milestone and, of course, a five-day party accompanies it. You will find plenty of things to see and so many events that are sure to delight everyone in your family. While you are working up that itinerary (got to keep everyone entertained!), consider some of these Celebrate 450 events.
September 4: In St. Augustine, go to the bayfront and grab a spot by the main stage. Aaron Neville and Mavis Staples will begin performing at 6:45 p.m. Rolling Stones named Mavis Staples as one of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. With four platinum albums, Aaron Neville is a Grammy Hall of Fame recording artist. This concert is free of charge!
September 5: Celebrate 450 just gets better and better! On September 5, you can catch Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, JJ Grey & Mofro, and Justin Townes Earle. The fun begins at 11 a.m. and continues until 11 p.m. These acts will be performing on the Bayfront Main Stage, Colonial Quarter Stage, Hypolita Street Stage and the Plaza Stage. All of these concerts are free of charge, too! Call 904-209-3460 for the latest concert information. Stick around for the fireworks show!
September 6: For some cultural flair, the EMMA Concert Association will present an evening of Spanish heritage. This night features exciting dances, vocal performances and so much more! Come experience some of the early heritage of St. Augustine!
September 7: Who wants cake? Head to the gazebo in the city’s Plaza de la Constitucion to enjoy a slice of birthday cake. City officials have other activities prepared, too, so don’t plan to just eat and run.
September 8: At 9 a.m., watch a re-enactment of Menendez’s arrival at the Mission Nombre de Dios. A procession by re-enactors follows. All the events are free and open to the public.
For more information, visit the St. Augustine 450 website!
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