We love food festivals, and what would be better than a food festival in historic St. Augustine? How about the 2016 St Augustine Lions Seafood Festival! This event perfectly matches our family’s love of seafood, family and budget friendly activities, set in our of our favorite date trip destinations. Oh and there is a bonus! This annual shin-dig is hosted and present by the St Augustine Lions club, which is a non-profit, local community service organization, so by attending you’ll actually be helping the local community. Want a chance to win a family 4 pack of tickets? Keep reading!
So let’s get down to the specifics. Starting Friday March 4th, and going strong through Sunday March 6th, once a year Francis Field transforms into one of the greatest event venues we have ever been to. Located just east of the municipal parking garage, the 2016 St Augustine Lions Seafood Festival is within easy walking distance of the nation’s oldest city and quite a few incredible attractions and historical sites. Adult admission tickets are $5 at the gate for ages 16 and up. Children ages 15 and under are offered FREE admission. You can save $1 per ticket by purchasing online in advance. Active service men and women are also provided free admission! You’ll also get to skip the ticket line so it’s also a great time saver.
Parking is always a concern in St Augustine, so in my opinion there really are only two options. First, the parking garage is an obvious choice, but it’s $12 per day and can fill up quickly. If you’re planning on taking in any other attractions, specifically the Old Town Trolley Tour, I would recommend parking at any of their parking areas and taking the trolley over to Francis Field. Trolley Passes are $23.17 for adults, and $9.27 per child if purchased in advance, but you get to leverage the amount you would have paid for parking so it’s not so bad. As a side note, if you are staying in the area and come back for more than one day of the 2016 St Augustine Lions Seafood Festival, the trolley passes are also good for three consecutive days, so make a weekend out of it.
So once you get there, what is there to do at the 2016 St Augustine Lions Seafood Festival? Plenty! Of course there is seafood! Prices vary based on what you would like to purchase, so you’ll want to bring more cash than just for the admission. I should note however that bottled water is available from the Lions tent for only $1, so you won’t break the bank staying hydrated. Unfortunately outside coolers are not allowed at this event so you can’t bring your own. There will also be plenty of other non seafood related food items, so if you’re not a huge seafood fan that’s ok too. You can checkout the menus here: http://lionsfestival.com/menu-list/
So lets talk about the entertainment! There will be kiddie rides available for a small charge, but you can purchase ride wristbands the day of the event for unlimited fun! The 2016 St Augustine Lions Seafood Festival also offers a ton of FREE entertainment as well. There are presentations geared just for kiddos Saturday and Sunday, and character met and greets throughout the festival. Now is your chance to introduce your kids to Iron Man, Captain America, Spider Man and even a few minions. The Pirate Village will also be featuring a magic show and Boo Boo the clown will be making an appearance throughout the festival. For the adults, there will be plenty of craft vendors, and even a local business showcase.
2016 St Augustine Lions Seafood Festival Details:
FRANCIS FIELD, 25 WEST CASTILLO DRIVE, DOWNTOWN ST. AUGUSTINE
ADULTS $5. KIDS AGE 15 AND UNDER ARE FREE. NO PETS OR COOLERS PLEASE
Online Ticket Purchase (Highly Recommended) http://lionsfestival.com/tickets/
Want to chance to win a FREE family 4 pack of admission to the 2016 St Augustine Lions Seafood Festival?
As a special gift from the St Augustine Lions Club, we have been given a family 4 pack of tickets to the to give away to our readers! This includes 2 adults tickets (kids are free), $50 worth of tokens for food and drinks, two ride bracelets for the kiddos, and even two pretzels! These are good for ANY DAY of the festival. Here is how to enter to win in three easy steps:
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Winner will be selected from the entrants who enter the form below. Winner will be notified via our social media outlets so be sure to keep checking our Facebook page. Drawing to take place Sunday February 28th. This contest is open to any US resident and prize will be mailed via USPS. Winner must provide a valid mailing address. That means the winner doesn’t necessarily need to live in Florida (Although you’ll need to come here in order to visit the 2016 St Augustine Lions Seafood Festival!) Odds of winning vary based on the total number of entries. By entering, you will be added to our email list which you can opt out of at any time.
THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED: Congratulations to our winner Janelle Glendye!