FESTIVAL INFORMATION

Hours

Friday, February 23, 2024 - 5:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. 

Saturday, February 24, 2024 - Noon to 10:30 p.m. (Fireworks at 9:00 p.m.)

Sunday, February 25, 2024 - Noon to 9:00 p.m. (Fireworks rain date)

Super Raffle

A staple every year, the Super Raffle returns for Festival 39. Prizes this year include:

Grand Prize: $10,000*

2nd Prize: $500 cash

3rd Prize: $250 cash

Participants must be legal US residents & 18 years of age or older.

*IRS withholding will be deducted.

Raffle tickets are available from Cathedral parishioners, CPS families, and at the Grand Prize tent on the festival grounds. Suggested donation: $3/ticket, 2 for $5, and 10 for $20. You do not need to be present to win.

Parking 

Parking around the festival grounds is limited. Please be aware that some city streets may be blocked with "Event Parking Prohibited" signs; we ask that you respect our neighbors and obey the signs.  

The City of Saint Augustine has paid lots, designated with a "P" on the map, throughout the city. Handicap parking is also available in designated locations. The Historic Downtown Parking Facility located at 1 Cordova Street offers over 1200 parking spaces just 3 blocks from the festival grounds. Usual parking fees apply; discounts are available for St. Johns County residents by using the ParkStAug app. For further details, see the Downtown Parking Information site.

Admission

Admission to the festival grounds is adults $5; children 11-17 and adults 65+ $3; children 10 and under and active duty military are admitted free.

Rides

The festival features a traditional carnival midway with rides by Deggeller Attractions to thrill all ages. Ride times are the same as the festival hours.

Advance Ride Tickets

Purchase advance ride tickets at a discounted rate to get the most for your money: $18/sheet of 20 in advance and $23/sheet on site. Most rides take 4 to 6 tickets. Tickets are available from Ameris Bank locations, the Cathedral Parish School office, Carmelo's Marketplace, and many CPS families. You may also contact the school, 904.824.2861, Monday - Friday 8 am - 2 pm, or a CPS family for more information.

NOTE: We do not sell wristbands.

Food & Beverages

We have a little bit of everything. Come hungry! Pizza slices, hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken, sausage & peppers, french fries, onion rings, corn on cob, wings, cotton candy, snow cones, popcorn, baked goods, ice cream, our ever-popular funnel cakes, and BBQ chicken dinners. Shrimp dinner is served Sunday afternoon from noon until 8:00 (or until sold out). Beverages, including soft drinks, beer & wine (we ID - please drink responsibly), are available throughout the weekend.

Shrimp Dinner

Our famous fried shrimp dinner takes place Sunday from 12 p.m to 8 p.m. or until sold out. Dinner includes jumbo fried shrimp, hush puppies, beans, and cole slaw. Pre-order dinners are $15.00 by submitting this form with payment to the parish or school office. Dinners are also available on-site for $20.00.

BIG BANG FOR YOUR BUCK (If you have a bit of luck)

Baskets are back this year, but with a twist. Buy raffle tickets to win one (or more) of these awesome baskets contributed by CPS families and local businesses. We have 20 amazing baskets available. The average value is $800. Baskets will be on display all weekend. Stop by the tent to view them and purchase your tickets: 3 for $5, 8 for $10, or 18 for $20. Visit our Facebook page to see the baskets and get more information.

Volunteers

Each CPS family must contribute 10 hours of volunteer time to the festival. It's fun and exciting! All parishioners are invited to join us as well. Please contact Amanda Tomes, atomes@cpsschool.org, 904.824.2861,or submit the volunteer form to the school office.

Festival T-Shirts

All volunteers need to wear an event staff t-shirt. All designs from 2011-2024, including the pink or yellow shirts from past years, are acceptable.

Festival Signs

Festival signs will be available from the CPS office. Please pick one up in the office to be displayed at your place of business or favorite place to shop!

Contact Information

Please direct all inquiries about the festival to the Cathedral-Basilica parish office: 

35 Treasury Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084
Phone: 904.824.2806  
Fax: 904.824.0761  
email: cathparish@gmail.com 

Or the Cathedral Parish School at 904.824.2861.

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