Friday, February 23, 2018 - 5:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 24, 2018 - Noon to 10:30 p.m. (Fireworks at 9:00 p.m.)
Sunday, February 25, 2018 - Noon to 9:00 p.m. (Fireworks rain date)
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 by using the Park Now card. For further details, see the Downtown Parking Information site.
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.
The festival features a traditional carnival midway with rides 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. Advance tickets go on sale January 31st. Ticket prices are $15 for a sheet of 20 in advance, and $20 per sheet of 20 at the festival. Most rides take 4 to 6 tickets. Tickets are available at the Cathedral Parish School office, Early Education Center, Cathedral rectory, Ameris Bank locations, Carmelo's Marketplace, and from 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.
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, funnel cakes, BBQ chicken dinners, and local candies. Shrimp dinner Sunday afternoon. Drinks, featuring Coca-Cola products, beer & wine (we ID - please drink responsibly).
Our famous fried shrimp dinner takes place Sunday from 12 p.m to 8 p.m. or until sold out. Advanced tickets are $8.00 and on-site tickets are $10.00. The reservation form may be returned with payment to CPS or the parish office. Dinner includes jumbo fried shrimp, hush puppies, beans, and cole slaw.
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. Interested volunteers may contact Roni Fiolek, email@example.com, 904.525.4067, to sign up. CPS parents may sign up through SignUp Genius.
All volunteers need to wear an event staff t-shirt. All designs from 2011-2018, including the pink or yellow shirts from past years are acceptable.
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!
The annual silent auction takes place Sunday February 25, 2018. Come and bid on a variety of prizes ranging from gift baskets and gift certificates to sports events, artwork, professional services, and so much more. The silent auction runs from noon to 5:00 pm, with the tables closing at 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm.
To make a donation to the silent auction, contact the Cathedral Parish Early Education Center at 904.829.2933. We welcome support from both individuals and businesses.
Get your super raffle tickets from any Cathedral parishioner, Cathedral Parish School family, or call the school, 904.824.2861, or parish office, 904.824.2806. Donation: $3 per ticktet, 2 for $5, 10 for $20.
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.