4/13/2011

Weekend Events: Sea Turtles, Blessing of the Fleet, and Sunset/Moonrise Tour

SATURDAY, APRIL 16

SEA TURTLE FESTIVAL

Keepers of the Coast present their annual festival welcoming the return of the sea turtles. There will be plenty of exhibits, games and more at the St. Johns County Pier and Pavilion, 350 A1A Beach Boulevard, St. Augustine Beach. For more details, visitwww.keepersofthecoast.org or call 904.814.2172




SUNDAY, APRIL 17


BLESSING OF THE FLEET

Witness a ceremony that dates back to the City of St. Augustine's Spanish occupation as those that take to the sea, in commercial and pleasure craft alike; receive a blessing from the Bishop of the Diocese of St. Augustine. The event draws thousands on Palm Sunday to watch as watercraft from trawlers and yachts to sailboats and motor craft - all decorated with flags and bunting --receive this special blessing. The ceremony begins at noon with a procession from the Cathedral Basilica along the Plaza de La Constitucion to the St. Augustine Municipal Marina. For more information, call 904.824.9725 or visitwww.sayc2000.com.

SUNSET/MOONRISE TOUR

Enjoy the sunset and moonrise from the most unique perspective in all of St. Augustine - the top of the Lighthouse! This special event includes a champagne toast, provided by San Sebastian Winery, hors d'oeuvres from The Reef and an informative overview of the history of the St. Augustine Light Station. The tour takes place from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. at the St. Augustine Lighthouse located at 81 Lighthouse Avenue. The fee is $25 for non-museum members and $20 for members. Reservations are required. For more information, visit www.StAugustineLighthouse.com, or to reserve a spot, call 904.829.0745.

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