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St. Augustine Celebrates 450th Anniversary


St. Augustine, Florida  is celebrating its 450th anniversary September 3rd through September 8th. Pedro Menendez landed in St. Augustine, Florida on Sept. 8, 1565, making St Augustine the oldest continuously occupied European settlement in America. Admission is free to all city-organized events. There will be a Street and Music Festival, cultural programming, cake cutting ceremony, an historical reenactment, a giant fireworks display and many other programs and activities. The Street and Music Festival features  Aaron Neville, Mavis Staples, Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, JJ Grey and Mofro. All total more than 80 separate acts.


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