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June 6, 2014 @ 12:00 am - June 7, 2014 @ 12:00 am
The English corsair, Sir Francis Drake, and his raiders return to St. Augustine in an authentic re-creation of the 1586 sack of the city. Open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the raiders’ camp at the Fountain of Youth Park features the arms and armor, craft skills and lifestyles of the period explained by costumed interpreters. At 5:30 pm. on Friday, Spanish soldiers and citizens will move through St.Augustine’s historic district to deliver the frightful news of the arrival of the English fleet. On Saturday In the late afternoon, Drake and his followers descend on the city’s historic district. At 7 p.m., the battle between the English privateers and the brave defenders of St. Augustine begins at the Santo Domingo Redoubt, near the City Gate, proceeds down St. George Street and ends in the Plaza de la Constitucion. 904-824-9823