Romanza Festivale 2016

Romanza Festival photoShowcasing the art and heart of St. Augustine

The Romanza Festivale of the Arts is ten days of events that celebrate all things St. Augustine. From May 6-15, 2016, the nation’s oldest city will showcase the art and the heart of St. Augustine.

Friday May 6th, will begin this year’s festival with several free events and the First Friday Artwalk.

Saturday’s events will include the Romanza Procession at 2 o’clock. Vacationers and locals can join the Romanza Procession and come in period dress to celebrate the heritage of St. Augustine! Chad Light, our local representative from 16th century Spain, will lead the Romanza parade in his role as Pedro Menendez. The parade will feature dancers, re-enactors, and more, all marching to the beat of the jaguars’ drumline.

The festivale will have nearly 100 events and exhibits (many of them free). Performances, tours, Changing of the Guards, plus numerous activities will be happening daily in many locations throughout the city

Highlights of this year’s Romanza Festivale include a wide variety of historic and culinary tours each day, as well as the Romanza Procession, the Changing of the Guard, and the opening Dixieland Jazz Concert on Saturday May 7. There will even be an opportunity (on May 2 and 15) to learn a new game – petanque, pronounced “pay-tonk,” which is one of the world’s most popular games and a favorite in St. Augustine’s sister city of Avilés in Spain.

Romanza means romance, and this is the fifth year the Romanza Festivale will bring the talents of the arts community to the forefront to express their love affair with St. Augustine.

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