The Seafood Competition in St. Augustine, Florida, has been an annual custom for many years. Now, after a 2-year hiatus, the competition returns to St. Augustine with a brand new identify: St. Augustine Lions Spring Competition.
“That is actually a group occasion and native Lions, whose motto is ‘We Serve,’ are in a position to elevate the funds wanted to meet our declare that ‘The place there’s a want, there’s a Lion,’” Dominic Mercurio, long-time competition chairman, said in a statement. “We invite everybody to affix us as a result of ‘We’re Havin’ Enjoyable Now!’”
The St. Augustine Lions Spring Competition, which will probably be held March 26 and 27 this 12 months, has been the first fundraising occasion for the St. Augustine Lions Basis yearly since 1981. The proceeds from the occasion are used to fund charitable wants and companies locally, with a give attention to youth, the deaf and blind, catastrophe reduction, and veterans’ help.
Greater than 28,000 individuals are anticipated to attend the Lions Spring Competition this 12 months, Mercurio added.
A Historic Location
St. Augustine, situated on Florida’s Historic Coast, is about 40 miles from Jacksonville. Usually known as “America’s Oldest Metropolis,” St. Augustine is in a bit of Florida Juan Ponce de León claimed for Spain in 1513 whereas trying to find the legendary Fountain of Youth.
Spanish conquistador Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, who later became Florida’s first Spanish Colonial Governor, based St. Augustine in September 1565. He named the location St. Augustine as a result of he first noticed it on August 28, the feast day of St. Augustine, History.com explains.
St. Augustine can also be residence to Castillo de San Marcos, a fort constructed by the Spanish in 1672 to defend Florida and the Atlantic commerce route. Castillo de San Marcos — the oldest masonry fort within the continental U.S. — is now a nationwide monument managed by the Nationwide Park Service.
Enjoyable For The Household
The St. Augustine Lions Spring Competition will probably be held Saturday, March 26, and Sunday, March 27. On Saturday, the occasion’s hours will probably be 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., whereas on Sunday, the occasion will run from 10 a.m. to six p.m.
The principle attraction, which is barely becoming, is the meals. As regular, distributors will supply conventional fish and shrimp, lobster rolls, and Cajun specialties. This 12 months, nevertheless, different sorts of meals will probably be provided as effectively.
Along with the meals and an “arts and crafts village,” dwell music additionally figures prominently within the occasion. Attendees can anticipate performances from jazz, Latin, nation, folks, basic rock, Motown, and modern music acts.
Actions for teenagers embody the possibility to satisfy Disney characters Rapunzel, Mirabel, and the “Snow Queen,” in addition to Sal the Lion mascot, and Spiderman. Rides and leisure for teenagers embody a mechanical bull, a climbing wall, big slides, and bumper vehicles.
Know Earlier than You Go
The St. Augustine Lions Spring Competition will probably be held at Francis Subject in downtown St. Augustine.
Admission, which covers occasion entry, dwell music, and household leisure, is $5 for adults and free for kids 15 and beneath. There are extra charges for meals, drinks, and actions. All internet earnings go to charitable causes and people.
Free shuttle service will probably be provided each days. You could find extra details about the shuttles, together with their routes and schedules, here.
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