4/09/2010

Lots of Fun This Weekend

Compania de Juan Ponce de Leon * Saturday April 10
See 16th Century Weapons, Spanish horses, and much more!
This muster of La Compania de Juan Ponce de Leon (The Company of Juan Ponce de Leon), takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, located on Magnolia Drive in St. Augustine. This heritage event will feature interpretations and demonstrations on the life of Don Juan, his companions, the early Spanish explorers and settlers of Florida and the Caribbean, and the Native Americans they encountered. Email info@companyofponcedeleon.org .

Spring Art & Craft Festival * Saturday and Sunday April 10-11
Enjoy a festive St. Augustine art tradition. This annual festival features more than 100 top national artists that will be displaying glass, jewelry, woodworks, paintings, watercolors, photography, sculpture, pottery, fiber and more. New additions to this Spring's Festival are: The Kids Art Zone; Cultural Activities and Demos; and Main Stage Entertainment featuring a line-up of popular local performers. The festival takes place at Francis Field, adjacent to the Historic Downtown Parking Garage on Castillo Drive in St. Augustine. Gates will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. A $1 gate donation includes a raffle ticket for a variety of prizes drawn daily. For more information about the Spring Art & Craft Festival, call 904.824.2310 or visit www.staaa.org

MENORCAN DAY TEA * Sunday April 11
Learn more about unique Menorcan customs while enjoying a traditional Menorcan tea. The tea is hosted by three natives who can trace their heritage back through nearly 445 years of St. Augustine history and into antiquity in Spain. These heritage natives portray the city's Spanish Royal Family - Queen Maria Anna, her son King Carlos, and her daughter Princess Margarita Maria - the royal family of Spain during the construction of the city's Castillo de San Marcos. Refreshments will be served from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Cathedral Basilica courtyard, in front of the Menorcan statue. For more information, call 904.824.4991.

8th ANNUAL PONTE VEDRA BEACH CAR SHOW * Sunday April 11
See more than 100 classic, custom and antique automobiles at the Nocatee Community Park. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., there will be plenty of food, lively music and vintage autos on display. Judges will determine the winners in categories ranging from 'Best in Show' to 'Longest Distance Traveled to Show'. All entries are welcome, however only pre-1984 cars are eligible for judging. Admission is free. Vehicle pre-registration for classic, custom or antique car is $25 in advance and $30 the day of the event. It all takes place at Nocatee Community Park, 707 Little River Road (Field House), Ponte Vedra. For more information and registration, call 904.285.2004 or visit www.pontevedrachamber.org .

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