Fiesta de Aviles Oct. 3-5 on Aviles Street in downtown St. Augustine

Running of the Bulls participants on Aviles Street race in the 2013 event. Contributed image

Running of the Bulls participants on Aviles Street race in the 2013 event. Contributed image

From the Aviles Street Merchant’s Association
It’s time for the 5th Annual Fiesta de Aviles — sponsored by the Aviles Street Merchant’s Association. The oldest street in the United States will celebrate its Spanish heritage and showcase the galleries, shops and museums along Aviles Street. See the complete schedule below the story.
The Fiesta de Aviles will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 3-5. Working in conjunction with the City of St. Augustine, the Merchant’s Association will observe this year’s Fiesta in the spirit of St. Augustine’s upcoming 450th anniversary. This year’s event will lead the way to an expanded celebration next year.
First Friday Art Walk on Oct. 3 will kick things off. Meet the artists at their respective galleries during extended hours (5 to 9 p.m.) and feel the ambiance that has made Aviles Street “the” place to be in the evening.
On Saturday, Oct. 4, an opening ceremony will include a the Blessing of the Street, a military recognition event, and the annual Running of the Bulls (4 to 4:30 p.m.). Separate races for children and adults will pit the speed and savvy of our participants against our most famous “costumed” bull. We promise no goring! You are invited to spend the day enjoy Latin music, Flamenco dancers and other activities.
On Sunday, Oct. 5, Sangria Sunday is a competition for the best sangria. Merchants will compete by serving samples of signature sangria recipes, including non-alcoholic sangria for the kids. Judging is by the general public, so bring your taste buds.
Admission is FREE for all Fiesta de Aviles activities.

SCHEDULE

Friday, Oct. 3: 5 to 9 p.m. First Friday Art Walk

Saturday, Oct. 4

11 to 11:30 p.m. Opening ceremony

11:30 to 2:30 p.m. Larry Nader Band

2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Flamenco dancers

3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Luis Mario Band

4 to 4:30 p.m. Running of the Bulls

6:30 to 9 p.m. Music by Jim Kalal

Sunday, Oct. 5

12 to 3 p.m. Sangria Sunday (samples served along Aviles Street)

2 to 5 p.m. Music by John Alison

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