Drake’s Raid Re-enactment
The 29th Annual Reenactment of Sir Francis Drake’s Raid on St. Augustine will take place on Friday and Saturday, June 2 and 3, 2017. This event is a popular reenactment of the important historic event that occurred on June 6, 1586, when 2,000 Englishmen in 23 ships attacked the Spanish settlement of San Agustin. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, June 2 and 3, 2017, the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park will host a recreated 16th-century military encampment, featuring drills, weapons demonstrations and living history interpretations.
On Saturday, June 3, the reenactment of the sacking and burning of the town will begin in the evening in the old city, beginning at the City Gate at St. George Street and ending at the Plaza de la Constitución. This event commemorates the temporary abandonment of the city of St. Augustine by Spanish colonial forces. After the town was looted and burned by Drake’s men, the Spanish returned to rebuild it. Participating re-enactors include the Men of Menéndez and Drake's Men, both groups with Historic Florida Militia, Inc. Living history encampment on Friday is at the Fountain of Youth, located at 11 Magnolia Avenue in St. Augustine. The Drake's Raid reenactment on Saturday will begin at the City Gate, which is located at the north end of St. George Street, and will proceed to the Plaza de la Constitución. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, June 2 and 3, 2017; Recreation of sacking and burning of the town begins at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 3, 2017. Please note: Regular park admission rates apply.
Battle of Bloody Mose
The 1740 Spanish victory at the Battle of Bloody Mose is re-enacted annually in St. Augustine. This will be the 277th anniversary of the battle. The event is free. Admission to park grounds is also free, but there is a $2.00 per adult fee to enter the visitor center. Children under 6 are always free.
John Mellencamp and Friends
The St. Augustine Amphitheatre will present American Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Mellencamp, along with guests Emmylou Harris, Carlene Carter, and Lily & Madeleine, in a live concert. Ticket prices are $129.50 for Seated Pit and Level 100, $79.50 for Level 200, and $64.50 for Level 300 and Obstructed View.