EASTER PARADE Saturday, April 8, 2023 | 9 to 10:30 a.m.
An annual tradition that dates back to the 1950s in St. Augustine, the annual Easter Parade is held the Saturday before Easter each year.
St. Augustine’s Easter Parade, now in its 64th year, is the nation’s second oldest Easter Parade. The Parada de los Caballos y Coches (Parade of Horses and Carriages) has commemorated the Easter holiday every year since 1956 in the Nation’s Oldest City.
Spectators line the streets to watch the marching bands, floats and drill teams as well as clowns, the Royal Family, Imperial Storm Troopers, the Easter Bunny, and the city’s carriage horses wearing their Easter hats. Trophies are presented to winners in four categories.
In 2023, the Easter Parade will be held on the Saturday of Easter weekend, beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 8, 2023. The parade steps off at the Old Jail Museum and heads south on San Marco Avenue and along the bayfront on Avenida Menendez, finishing at the Plaza de la Constitución.
Photos by Jackie Hird Photography in St. Augustine.
The St. Augustine Royal Family will lead the parade followed by their entourage, bands, locally made parade floats, pirates, festival representatives along with the Easter Bunny to round out the parade.
When:9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 8, 2023
Where: The parade begins at the Old Jail Museum (167 San Marco Ave. in St. Augustine, FL 32084) and heads south along the bayfront to finish at the Plaza de la Constitución.