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April 25, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
The annual Drake’s Raid event commemorates the attack of the land and naval forces of Sir Francis Drake against Spanish San Agustín in 1586. Encampment setup will take place at the Colonial Quarter Living History Museum. On Friday evening at 5:30 p.m., re-enactors portraying Spaniards will meet downtown to announce the arrival of Drake and his fleet. Drills, demonstrations, and 16th century living history interpretations will be presented from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, at the Colonial Quarter Living History Museum in St. Augustine. A battle between Spanish town’s brave defenders and the English privateers and brigands of Francis Drake will be enacted beginning at 7:00 p.m. The battle will commence at the Santo Domingo Redoubt near the City Gates, proceed down St. George Street, and conclude at the Governor’s Palace at the Plaza de la Constitución. The event’s conclusion, encampment teardown and cleanups will take place on Sunday.