Here's everything you need to know about attending the festival!
We are located in St. Augustine, on the Beautiful Prince of Peace Grounds, off San Marco Avenue, near the Giant Cross. Directions are below the map on this page, and the address is 101 San Marco Avenue.
From Interstate 95: turn East on State Road 16. Right turn on San Marco Ave. Prince of Peace Church is located by the Cross on the Shrine grounds.
There is a nominal admission charge to enter the festival grounds. The 2016 rates will be announced soon.
All surrounding parking locations are on the map (opens a new window).
City parking locations are marked with a "P" on the map and are pay/metered.
City of St. Augustine Visitor Information Center parking garage - normal parking fees apply every day of the Cathedral Festival. Located at 10 Castillo Drive, phone 904.825.1000, directly across from Barnacle Bills. 500 parking spaces available only 3 blocks from the Festival!
All parking sites listed above within easy walking distance of the Cathedral Festival Grounds.
Advance Ride Tickets
Advance ride tickets are on sale beginning Monday, February 1, 2016. Advance ride tickets let you enjoy more rides for your money. Advance tickets are $15/sheet of 20; at the festival, tickets are $20/sheet of 20. Most rides take 4 to 6 tickets. Tickets are available at the Cathedral Parish School office and Carmelo's Marketplace. Many CPS families will also have tickets for sale. You may also contact the school, 904.824.2861, Monday - Friday 8 am - 2 pm, or a CPS family for more information.
VOLUNTEERS--WE NEED YOU!!! All parishioners are invited to join us. CPS parents, remember that each family must contribute 10 hours of volunteer time to the festival. It's fun and exciting! Interested parishioners, please contact Casey McKendrick, firstname.lastname@example.org, 904.547.0372, or Roni Fiolek, email@example.com, 904.525.4067, to sign up. We need volunteers in the following areas:
- Set-up and take-down
- Silent Auction (Sunday)
- Grand Prize Tent
- Ride Ticket Booths
- Ground Maintenance
- Hamburgers, Hotdogs, and Chicken
- French Fry & Onion Ring Booth
- Sausage & Peppers
- Funnel Cakes
- Popcorn/SnoCones/Cotton Candy
Remember that all volunteers need to wear an event staff t-shirt. All designs from 2011-2015, the 25th Anniversary shirt from 2010, or the pink or yellow shirts from past years are all acceptable. New shirts for 2016 are on sale now, and orders are due February 8, 2016 for delivery on the 24th. Download the order form and return to the CPS office with payment.
Festival Set-Up/Clean Up
Festival set-up takes place the week before the Festival from Sunday 2/21 through Friday 2/26. The set-up crew will be there from 8:00 am on Sunday and after 4:00 pm on the week days. There is no sign-up for set-up. You can just go to the Mission Grounds during the times outlined. Make sure you sign in and out with John Maronel as that is the only way to receive credit for your time. Those hours will be logged into Volunteer Builder directly from the sign-in sheets after the Festival is over. Clean up begins Monday, February 29th, at 8:00 am. You must sign in and out with John on this day as well.
Festival signs are available from the CPS office. Do you know a business that would display a festival poster? Please pick one up in the office to be displayed at your place of business or favorite place to shop!