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St Patrick's Day may not officially take place until March 17th, but that does not mean you cannot celebrate St Patrick in St Augustine March 14th & 15th.St Patrick’s Day is March 17th.  Since that falls on a Tuesday, however, many people will be raising a toast to St Patrick this weekend instead.  Embrace the Celt inside yourself.  Celebrate St Patrick in St Augustine this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

What: 2015 St Patrick’s Day Parade & Celtic Heritage Festival
Where: Francis Field (29 W Castillo Dr, St Augustine)
When: March 13-15, 2015 (Parade is on Sat at 10am)
Cost: $10 General Admission, $55 VIP, Active & Retired Military (w/current ID) and children ages 12 & under are FREE
Contact: Pat Syeles (904) 535-6853 or via email

Click here to search our featured Jacksonville/St Augustine homes for saleCelebrate St Patrick in St Augustine at Francis Field.  Scotland and Ireland are not the only places you will find Celtic culture.  In fact, the founder of our St Augustine community (Pedro Menendez) was actually from a Celtic region in Spain.  Things start off on Friday evening with a special Whisky Tasting event at 7pm.  Each $45 fee will get you five tastings.  Tickets are sold separate from the rest of the Celtic Heritage Festival and can be purchased here.  Seating is limited and you must be at least 21 years old to participate.

On Saturday morning, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy a real St Patrick’s Day Parade through downtown St Augustine.  Watch as bands march along the parade route.  See the colorful floats roll by.  You won’t want to miss the amazing equestrian teams.  And I am pretty sure you are going to witness bagpipers somewhere along the way.

Live music by talented Celtic artists will be performed all day on Saturday and Sunday.  The Highland Games, a Scottish tradition, take place over the weekend as well.  Come cheer on these amazing athletes as they try their hand at the stone put (like the shot put but with various sized stones), sheaf toss, Scottish hammer throw and the caber toss, where men hoist large logs up on one end and toss them as far as they can through the air.  There really is nothing else like it on earth.

Tickets are just $10 per person per day for general admission.  All active and retired military members can get in absolutely FREE of charge providing that they show their current ID as proof.  Kids under the age of 13 are also allowed in for FREE.  There is a special VIP package to celebrate St Patrick in St Augustine.  For just $55 per person, your VIP pass will give you:

  • Admission for both Saturday and Sunday
  • A commemorative T-shirt
  • 2 glasses of beer or wine
  • Separate tented seating, bars and restrooms

To purchase your tickets ahead of time, simply visit the St Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival online box office here.  Make plans to visit Francis Field this weekend to celebrate St Patrick in St Augustine.  Erin go bragh (Ireland Forever)!

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