Spring Arrives Early And Returns With St Augustine Food Fest

seafood-logoSpring this year arrives way early in the nation’s oldest city! Schools get out earlier, Easter is here in March and lucky for all of us – the ground hog saw no shadow…. Just as predicted by the legend himself – The weather has already turned pleasantly warm with few cold fronts predicted in the coming weeks.

Spring in St. Augustine means “let the fun begin”! Festival after festival will take place in the St. Augustine Events Field nearly every weekend leading into Summer. The first one is soon to arrive!

What is one thing most ask for when asking “where do the locals eat”? Definitely seafood!

The 35th Annual St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival features delicious seafood, arts and crafts, live music, family activities, and much more. The festival takes place at Francis Field from Friday to Sunday, March 4 to 6, 2016.

An amazing selection of fresh food is on offer at this popular annual event, including crab, shrimp, crab legs, gyros, pizza, and Asian cuisine. There are rides that the whole family will enjoy, and live music every day of the festival, with each day featuring a different musical style. Additionally, guests can browse through the amazing selection of handcrafted items such as housewares, pottery, artwork, and jewelry, at the Arts and Crafts Village. Over 100 artists participate by showcasing some of their latest work at the festival.

This year’s live entertainment will feature Linda Cole (niece of Nat King Cole), Florida State Bluegrass Band and rising country star Christian Lopez.

Admission: Entry to the Festival is $5.00 for adults and free for active-duty military (with ID) and kids 15 and under Tickets can be purchased in advance (through Feb. 14, 2016) for $4 for adults. Visit here to learn more and to purchase tickets.

When? Friday, March 4, 2016 – Sunday, March 6, 2016. Hours on Friday are 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Arts and Crafts Village closes at sundown each day.

Where? Francis Field is located at 25 W. Castillo Dr. (next to the Visitor’s Center and the parking garage in downtown St. Augustine).This is walking distance from the Agustin Inn!

No pets or coolers allowed on festival grounds. All proceeds from this event benefit the St. Augustine Lions Club Charities.