Popular downtown St. Augustine festival rebrands + announces 2022 new name and dates
The St. Augustine Lions Club is proud to announce the dates for the 39th Annual St. Augustine Lions Spring Festival, which will be held at Francis Field March 26th-27th, 2022. Previously known as the Seafood Festival, the St. Augustine Lions Foundation has rebranded the popular festival with a fresh look and expanded options. The new theme will help the festival grow and prosper after the 2020 and 2021 festivals being canceled due to the pandemic. The beloved festival is the primary fundraising event for the St. Augustine Lions Foundation each year since 1981 – generating funds for charitable needs and services to the community, with a focus on youth, the deaf and blind, disaster relief, veterans, and more. With more than 28,000 people expected to attend in 2022, the St. Augustine Lions Spring Festival is currently the largest festival held in St. Augustine.
The primary draw of the festival is its abundance of great food and live music. There will be seafood offered, of course, with the addition of more cuisines and county fair dishes. Other fun activities include kids rides, family shows, and an Arts & Crafts vendors. “We’re very excited to announce the dates for 2022,” said Dominic Mercurio, Festival Chairman. “This is truly a community event and Lions, whose motto is ‘We Serve,’ are able to raise the funds needed to fulfill our claim that ‘Where there is a need, there is a Lion.’ We invite everyone out to Francis Field to join us in giving back to the community. After two years of cancellations, we can’t wait to all be together again and shout ‘Hey, We’re Havin’ Fun Now!’”
Hours and Location: Francis Field is located at 25 W. Castillo Drive in downtown St. Augustine. Festival hours are Saturday, March 26th from 10am to 10pm, and Sunday, March 27th from 10am to 6pm. The Arts & Crafts village closes at sundown. No pets allowed except service animals.
Free Parking and Shuttle: Shuttles will pick up and drop off visitors on Saturday and Sunday at locations to be announced. More information on parking and shuttles will be posted on the website lionsfestival.com andF
About the Lions Club: With more than 1.4 million members in more than 206 countries and geographic areas, Lions Club International is the largest and most effective service organization in the world. The St. Augustine Lions Club raises funds each year to support worthwhile community projects, and since 1981, raised well over two million dollars. A 501c3 nonprofit organization, the St. Augustine Lions Foundation and St. Augustine Lions Club also conducts thousands of free vision screenings of local children each year and provides support to many local organizations. Visit www.