Celebrate 450

Villa Zorayda: The Moorish building that inspired St. Augustine today

 didn’t set out to start a revolution in 1883 with the construction of his winter home at 83 King Street in St. Augustine. , named for a princess in ’s novel, Tales of the Alhambra, was the first residence built in the Moorish Revival style based on the architecture of the Alhambra in Granada, Spain. Many structures built in early St. Augustine architecture were lost to fire and weather, prompting the architect to explore a new method of construction using a blend concrete and crushed coquina shells made from shell fragments and quartz sand found in deposits around the city. …

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St. Augustine’s Celebrate 450! Entertainment Stage Map

There are 5 stages with live performances scheduled throughout See schedule here. MAIN STAGE ON THE BAYFRONT The Main Stage on the bayfront is located near the Juan Ponce de León statue on the east side of the Plaza de la Constitución in downtown St. Augustine. COLONIAL QUARTER STAGE The Colonial Quarter Stage is located within the Colonial Quarter at 33 St. George Street in downtown St. Augustine. GAZEBO STAGE The Gazebo Stage is located in the Plaza de la Constitución, which is bordered by St. George Street, Cathedral Place, King Street and Charlotte Street.  HYPOLITA STREET STAGE The Hypolita …

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Celebrate 450! St. Augustine Street & Music Festival Schedule

GET MAP HERE   Friday, September 4 Bayfront Main Stage 6 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Gazebo Stage Presented by Florida Power & Light The Gazebo Stage is located in the Plaza de la Constitución, which is bordered by St. George Street, Cathedral Place, King Street and Charlotte Street.  3 p.m. – Jim Sloan, bagpiper, performing traditional jigs, reels and marches 3:15 p.m. – “Eli” Grimes, singer/songwriter of “1565” performing his original composition 3:40 p.m. – Fort Mose Historical Society with a “Flight to Freedom” presentation 4:25 p.m. – West African Drum Circles of St Augustine sharing …

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Addi & Jacq Perform at Celebrate 450!

SEPT 5th  (Saturday) 2:50PM @ Hypolita & Spanish Streets (as part of the 450th Celebration) FREE SEPT 6th  (Sunday)  7-9PM @ Abella’s Studio, 1711 Lakeside Ave, #9, Tickets are $10. (armed with nothing more than vocals and a harp) have created a diverse and compelling body of music. The variety in Addi and Jacq’s output can be partly attributed to their wide range of musical influences, which they said include everyone from to , to . While some buzz with quick vocals and smart rhymes, others bubble slowly with blended voices. All are grounded by skilled writing, singing, and playing.

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Sacred Soil: The Mission de Nombre de Dios and Cathedral Basilica

There is a sacred current running through the history of St. Augustine that draws thousands each year to the Oldest City. It’s the site of the first Christian settlement and the home of two holy touchstones: the and . When first spotted land on August 28, 1565, he placed a small wooden cross in the soil on what was the feast day of Saint Augustine of Hippo. Among the 800 people carried to the New World from Spain were four diocesan priests who celebrated the first Mass and ministered to the new settlers. He founded the new colony, , at …

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Obelisk Art 450 Tour of Compassion

Compassionate St. Augustine, the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum, Flagler College, and The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida will present Obelisk Art 450 commemorating the 450th anniversary of the founding of St. Augustine.  public art project will formally open on First Friday Art Walk, September 4 from 5:30-9pm. The exhibit, located at 48 Sevilla Street in historic downtown St. Augustine, will remain on display through Friday, September 18. The public is invited to attend, and there is no charge. The Obelisk Art 450 Tour of Compassion is a collection of 25 eight-foot-tall obelisks embellished by professional artists and completed for a public …

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More To See During St. Augustine’s Celebrate 450!

City Gate & Cubo Defense Line Castillo de San Marcos National Monument St. George Street & Orange Street Intersection The City Gate was once the only entrance to St. Augustine from the north. As part of the Cubo Defense Line, it served as the northern border of the “walled city” from the Castillo de San Marcos to the San Sebastian River. The City Gate and this portion of the Cubo Defense Line were reconstructed in the early 1800s. 1 South Castillo Drive The Castillo de San Marcos is the oldest masonry fort in the continental U.S. From 1672 to 1695, …

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A COLONY OF MANY COLORS – Tapestry: The Cultural Threads of First America

Tapestry: The Cultural Threads of First America is a signature  exhibition that shares the story of how three intertwining cultures – Hispanics, Africans and Native Americans – came together to form the foundation of the American culture and create the blended society of today’s St. Augustine. The exhibition debuts during St. Augustine’s 450th anniversary year. The fusion of culture began in St. Augustine in 1565 when Spanish explorer Don Pedro Menéndez de Avilés arrived with 800 colonists to settle the New World in the name of Spain. It was an ambitious attempt at colonization, one that would become the foundation …

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Fiesta 450! The St. Augustine Amphitheatre Celebrates the 450th Anniversary of St. Augustine

BY RENEE UNSWORTH EVENT: EMMA presents Fiesta 450! VENUE: St. Augustine Amphitheatre DATE: Sunday, September 6, 2015 TIME: Doors 3pm / Free Performances 4– 7:30pm / Ticketed Performance 7:30pm TICKET PRICES: $19.00-$100.00 INFO: www.emmaconcerts.com; www.staugamphitheatre.com The nation’s oldest city is celebrating its 450th birthday in September. Visits by the king and queen of Spain, a music and street festival, and the annual Menendez landing will take place, along with a day-long celebration of Spanish culture at the . will feature six hours of live music, dance, cultural groups, reenactors and more. This event is hosted by the , a nonprofit, …

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Wear Your Wine: St. Augustine Spanish Wine Festival

Last year’s featured five events in four days and had record attendance at each of its events. From the 300 percent increase in attendance at the Kick-Off Luncheon, to sold out crowds at each of the week’s events, it was great to see residents and visitors enjoying authentic Spanish food, wine, music and dance in a variety of formats. We hope to see you all, and many of your friends, in 2015. KICK-OFF LUNCHEON When: Wednesday, Sept 9, 2015 at 12pm to 1:30pm Venue: First Coast Technical College Cost: $25 advance ticket, no ticket sales at door The St. Augustine …

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