Feb. 26-28: 31st Annual Cathedral Festival (on the Mission grounds)

The 31st Annual Cathedral Festival is set for Feb. 26-28 on the Mission grounds in St. Augustine. This photo shows the 2014 Cathedral Festival. By Renee Unsworth

The 31st Annual Cathedral Festival is set for Feb. 26-28 on the Mission grounds in St. Augustine. This photo shows the 2014 Cathedral Festival. By Renee Unsworth

Fireworks, live music, midway rides and more will be offered Feb. 26 through Feb. 28 during the 31st Annual Cathedral Festival!

Music headliner include the Red River Band performs each year, along with local musicians on the schedule throughout the three-day event. See the entertainment schedule below.

Held on the grounds of the Mission Nombre de Dios, the fundraiser is one of the area’s largest festivals featuring rides, games, bingo, a silent auction and a fireworks spectacular show. Proceeds go to the private Cathedral Parish School and the Cathedral Parish Early Education Center.

A fireworks show will light up the sky at 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27 over the water near the grounds.

A midway will feature dozens of thrill rides and other activities including live music, kids’ games, a treasure sale and more. The Knights of Columbus will offer bingo from 5 to 10 p.m. Feb. 26-27; and 5 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 28.

Food will include fair favorites, wine and beer, and the annual shrimp dinner from noon to 8 p.m. Feb. 28.

A silent auction will begin at noon Feb. 28, featuring vacation packages, gift baskets, gift certificates, sports memorabilia, art, jewelry and other items from area businesses and the community.

Parking is available in the Mission parking lot, and 500 parking spaces are available each day in the parking garage.

Hours are 5 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26; noon to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27; and noon to 9 p.m. Feb. 28. Admission is $5 for adults; $3 for children 11-17 and adults 65 and older; with free admission for active duty military and children 10 and younger.

Go to thecathedralfestival.com for more details.

MUSIC SCHEDULE

Friday February 26, 2016
5:00-5:30 pm
5:30-6:15 pm
6:15-8:00 pm
8:30-10:30 pm
CPS Baton Twirlers
House music provided by “Toes In The Sand” Sound Production
The Warehouse Blues Band (Blues rock)
Fireball (Rock n’ roll)
Saturday February 27, 2016
12:00-1:45 pm
2:15-4:00 pm
4:00-5:00 pm
5:15-7:00 pm
7:30-10:30 pm
T. Martin Band featuring Mr. Tony! (Rhythm and blues, variety)
The Trio of Boom (funk, alt jazz, variety)
Mass
Those Guys (Southern rock, classic rock)
Take Cover (80’s to Now! Rock ‘n’ roll, variety)
(1/2 hr break for fireworks)
Sunday February 28, 2016
12:00-12:45 pm
1:15-3:00 pm
3:30-5:15 pm
5:45 pm – close
Rob Ellis Peck (Americana, acoustic)
Bubba Can’t Dance (Big Band, variety)
Kenny & The Jets (Alt rock, folk, surf)
The Red River Band (Country, rock, variety)

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