In February 2022, March was declared Minorcan History & Culture Month in St. Augustine.
A 3-Day Guide for couples that includes historic accommodations, culinary arts, cocktails, historic sites, and cultural tours/visits.
In 2003, Governor Jeb Bush declared January Florida Jewish History Month to recognize and celebrate the contributions and achievements of Jewish Americans to Florida’s culture, history, and heritage. Researchers have found evidence that suggests Jews arrived in St. Augustine with Pedro Menéndez de Avilés in 1565, putting them amongst the first settlers.
Most people know Hollywood as the destination for the film industry, but did you know America’s motion picture history began on Florida’s Historic Coast?
Founded by the Spanish in 1565, St. Augustine’s food culture has a rich and diverse history — with Spanish, French, Italian, Greek, Minorcan, and other influences over the past 455 years.
The 15th Annual St. Augustine Music Festival features two free concerts and an exhibition to celebrate the emancipation of enslaved Americans.
St. Augustine’s architecture and streets named after famous explorers provide daily evidence of the Spanish influence in America’s oldest city. When Spain sent its fleet, they also delivered the Roman Catholic tradition to the New World’s shores.
Each year, Fort Mose Historic Society hosts a reenactment of the Battle of Bloody Mose for visitors to step back in time and experience what life was like on this fateful day. Learn more about the historical context here.