The Saint Augustine Maritime Heritage Foundation Announces our final Viva Florida 500 event celebration for St Augustine’s Maritime Year 2013
The St. Augustine Maritime Heritage Festival on October 25th, 26th, and 27th is a fundraiser for the St. Augustine Maritime Heritage Foundation. It is a sanctioned Viva Florida 500 event and will include live entertainment, the quick & dirty boat building competition and race, a bartending challenge, food vendors, educational exhibits, craft vendors, cooking demonstrations, book signings, lecturers, model boats, a beer/wine tent, Friday night VIP reception, complete access to the grounds of the Fountain of Youth and kid’s zone with games, bounce house, activities and face painting.
The Saint Augustine Maritime Heritage Foundation envisions being a resource for inspiring community, business, corporate and government participation in organizing and supporting maritime projects, activities, events that focuses on showcasing our historic port.
Our mission, is to promote an understanding and awareness of the nation’s oldest city and waterways, its maritime heritage and to support greater connectivity and utilization of this magnificent asset. An essential aspect of this activity is the recognition and promotion of the significance of the Hispanic Cultural Heritage as an essential part of the story of America.
The signature event that will showcase life and activity in 16th Century St. Augustine is the construction of a 16th century Astillero (Boat Yard) that will house a working replica of a utility work boat called a Chalupa .