St. Augustine 450th Timeline of Events

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2014 – Leading up to the 450th in 2015

Jan. 20 – Journey Exhibit opens in the St. Augustine Visitor Information Center.

April 13 – Focus 450 announces Legacy Projects.

May 12 – Ground is broke for the Downtown Improvement District Project to enhance Hypolita Street for the 450th.

May 26 – Catherdral announces renovation plans for the 450th.

June 12 – Focus 450 launches 450 countdown with kick off reception.

June 17 – Community gathering on the eve of the Monson Motor Lodge & Restaurant civil rights demonstration.

June 18 – Meet & Greet for the 50th anniversary for the Largest Mass Arrest of Rabbis in the U.S.

July 15 – The Journey Exhibit closes and the artifacts of the exhibit are dispersed.

June 24 – Talks begin of a visit from King Felipe VI of Spain for 450th celebrations.

July 23 – 450th Youth Ambassadors make their debut performance with ‘Young Voices in the Old City.’

July 25 – The Woolworth’s lunch counter diorama featured in the Journey Exhibit finds its way back to its original location.

Aug. 2 – The El Espiritu ship is finally finished and ready to set sail.

Sept. 2 – 11 city delegates from Aviles, Spain come to St. Augustine to promote 450th events.

Sept. 6 – Founder’s Day was celebrated at the Fountain of Youth and Mission Nombre de Dios.

Sept. 8 – St. Augustine celebrates its 449th anniversary.

Sept. 9 – First day of the annual St. Augustine Spanish Wine Festival.

Sept. 16 – St. Augustine Maritime Heritage Foundation volunteers begin planking process for final stages of the Chalupa replica for the 450th.