Nov. 14-15: 36th Annual Lincolnville Festival

LincolnvilleFestivalflyerFrom the St. Paul Development Center

Lincolnville, St. Augustine, FL — The 36th Annual Lincolnville Festival is set for Nov. 14-15 at Eddie Vickers Park (Little Links) and the Willie Galimore Center, located at 399 Riberia St., in the historic Lincolnville area of St. Augustine. Hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14; and 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15.

“We are celebrating the 36th year of the historic Lincolnville Festival and ask all of St. Augustine and our visitors to join us,” says festival supporter Rev. Ron Rawls of St. Paul AME Church.

This popular event, initially called the Washington Street Festival, originated in 1979 on Labor Day weekend. From the beginning, its objective has been the revitalization of the Lincolnville community. Around 1981, the name was changed to the Lincolnville Festival.

Lincolnville was founded in 1866 by recently freed slaves and played a major role in the Civil Rights Movement. The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was called upon to come to St. Augustine by Dr. Robert Hayling, a local dentist to aid the residents of St. Augustine in their fight for equality.

The Lincolnville community served as the centerpiece for the movement led by Dr. King in St. Augustine, which caught national attention and helped trigger the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

One of the founding fathers of the Lincolnville Festival, internationally known jazz musician Doug Carn, will be one of the featured artists, joining several regional talents performing throughout the weekend.

The weekend will include:

  • Live music and dancing (see the music schedule below)
  • Great food and drinks
  • Local vendors
  • Fun activities for the children

The festival is returning to its roots in Lincolnville and is expected to draw over 2,000 guests from surrounding areas. This year’s event heralds next year’s huge celebration of the 150th anniversary of the founding of Lincolnville.

Arts and crafts, prepared food, water, soda, beer, and wine will be available. Free parking and plenty of bike rakes on site. Bring blankets and chairs for seating. Free shuttle services donated by Old Town Trolley Tours, departing every half hour from the Visitor Information Center (parking garage) at 10 S. Castillo Drive. Go to mylincolnville.com for more information.

For more information about becoming a sponsor or for receiving a vendor contract, please contact Alice Long Owens at 904-829-3918, or e-mail office@saintpaulfamily.com.

MUSIC SCHEDULE

Saturday, Nov. 14

11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Reggae, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Soul, Country, and more.

  • The Housecats…………………………………12pm-1pm
  • Laurel Lee and The Escapees……………1:30pm-2:30pm
  • Katherine Archer……………………………..3pm-3:30pm
  • Mama Blue………………………………………3:30pm-4:30pm
  • Doug Carn……………………………………….5pm-6pm
  • Amy Hendrickson…………………………….6:30pm-7pm
  • Parker Urban Band………………………….7pm-8:15pm
  • The 418 Band…………………………………..8:45pm-10pm

Sunday, Nov. 15

1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Traditional gospel, contemporary, rap, praise and worship. Schedule will be announced soon.

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