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. Adults are $5; children 11-17 and adults 65+ are $3; children under 10 and active duty military are admitted free.
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 now! Advance ride tickets let you enjoy more rides for your money. Advance tickets are $13/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. Some 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 7.5 hours of volunteer time to the festival. It's fun and exciting! Sign up online through Sign Up Genius. Interested parishioners, please contact Casey McKendrick, caseyandpete @ comcast.net (remove spaces in the email address before sending), 904.547.0372, to sign up. We especially need volunteers in the following areas:
- Hamburgers & Hotdogs
- Sausage & Peppers
- French Fry & Onion Ring Booth
- Chicken Wings
- Drink Booths
- Face Painting
You can also fill out the volunteer form and send it in to school. A festival chairperson will contact you.
Remember that all volunteers need to wear an event staff t-shirt. All designs from 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, the 25th Anniversary shirt from 2010, or the pink or yellow shirts from past years are all acceptable. New shirts are available for 2015 as well. Orders are due to the CPS office by February 9th.
Festival Set-Up/Clean Up
Festival set-up takes place the week before the Festival from Sunday 2/22 through Friday 2/27. 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 March 2nd at 8:00 am. You must sign in and out with John on this day as well.