Fiesta de Aviles At Ximenez-Fatio House

A scene from the historic Ximenez-Fatio House

A scene from the historic Ximenez-Fatio House


The Ximenez-Fatio House Museum will be participating in this year’s annual “Fiesta de Aviles” in downtown St. Augustine. The three-day celebration is based on the centuries old Running of the Bulls event in Pamplona, Spain. Specifically, performances on Aviles Street will feature local business owners and neighbors with live music, art, dancing and food, to name a few. A local business owner will be dressed as a bull while riding a Segway to kick-off the festivities.

Oct. 4 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., The Ximenez-Fatio House Museum will have arts and
crafts on display in conjunction with the Festival at 20 Aviles Street. Participants will include
re-enactors, local artisans and local charities. Pewter castings, silversmithing, clothing and
accessories, jewelry, artwork, and more will be featured and available for purchase. The event is
free and open to the public. The gift shop and learning center will be open for business and
self-guided tours are available. Donations are accepted.

A variety of additional activities on Aviles Street will include the First Friday Art Walk on
Oct. 3 and the street festival on Oct. 4 along with Sangria Oct. 5.

The Ximenez-Fatio House Museum is owned and operated by The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in The State of Florida (NSCDA-FL). It was built in 1798 by Andres Ximenez, a Spanish storekeeper.

The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and by appointment, and closed on
Sundays and Mondays. The Ximenez-Fatio House is listed in the National Register of Historic Places
and the Historic American Buildings Survey. It is a Florida Heritage Landmark and is also recognized
as an integral part of the St. Augustine Town Plan National Historic Landmark District.
Ximenez-Fatio House is rated the #1 attraction in St. Augustine by Trip Advisor. For more
information, contact Julia Vaill Gatlin, executive director at 904-829-3575 or email Visit the website at; Twitter at and the Facebook page at


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