2015 Spring in St Augusitne
As the weather begins to warm up, so do the activities, things-to-do, and festivals in St Augustine. So as you think about staying at a bed and breakfast, and coming to town for one of these fun events, be sure to plan ahead. Because in the last couple of years, the trend is that rooms fill fast in the spring, and that means right now.
Birds – Yes birds in St Augustine. We have one of the rarest breads of birds roosting in our own Alligator Zoological Park, the Historic Alligator Farm. With over 100 years of nesting birds here on Anastasia Island, these nesting birds know that the folks will not bother them; they are there to take pics, and any raccoons, snakes, opossum, and what not, cannot get past the Alligators to disturb the nesting birds either. So it’s no wonder this has been the breeding ground for these rare birds for 100 generations. You have to see it (and hear it) to believe it. You can participate in a photo contest.
Celts – Yes, even the Gaelic, not that there’s anything wrong with that, some of our best friends are Gaelic, J like to frolic in the spring air here in St Augustine. We have the St Augustine Celtic Festival held just before St Pat’s Day, brings together the highland games, gathering of the clans, and a Celtic music festival together for the beast weekend in March. We suggest you upgrade to the VIPpass, privilege has its benefits. (And preferred covered-seating, beer taps, a tee-shirt and semi-private pot-o-potties!)
Pirates – Yes, you cannot talk about St Augustine without talking Pirates. And in early March we have Searle's Raid, a re-enactment of the 17th Century pirate’s successful raid of, pillage of, and burring of St Augustine. This was the last in a long line of St Augustine sackings, and the final straw with the Spanish. It was this last successful raid on St Augustine that spurred the Spanish to build the current Castillo San Marco (The Old Fort). This fort, and thus the city, never fell to an invading force again. Something that James Oglethorpe learned the hard way in 1740. But then that’s another story on another day.
Just know that this is the tip of the iceberg, as far as fun things to do in St Augustine in the spring of 2015. And you need to plan your visit early in order to enjoy St Augustine’s newest bed and breakfast. Get to the Hemingway House dot net now, to see if there are rooms left at St Augustine’s best B&B, The Hemingway House bed and breakfast.