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SAINT AUGUSTINEParking area provided, but is not complimentary

The City of St. Augustine welcomes motorcycle enthusiasts who are visiting the area for Bike Week, the annual Daytona Beach event through March 17.

As has been the custom for many years, the city will designate a parking area for motorcycles along Cathedral Pl. adjacent to the Plaza de la Constitución during those days when visitation is heaviest, but parking is not complimentary.

Those using the designated parking area will want to take advantage of the ParkStAug app available from both the App Store and Google Play to pay for parking. Areas set aside for motorcycle parking will be designated with traffic cones and signs stating that those using the space must pay to park.

MANY FESTIVALS

March and April in St. Augustine has informally become known as The Festival Season and with good reason as demonstrated by the list below.

Festivals goers, especially those attending events on Francis Field, will likely add to the normal springtime visitor traffic.Those traveling to or though the downtown during these events may wish to plan their trip accordingly so as to lessen any inconvenience.

For those attending events, the best option is to take advantage of the free park and ride Spring Shuttle, thus avoiding traffic congestion and the need to find and pay for parking. The shuttle schedule is available here.

St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival, March 22-24

Location: Francis Field

Expect heavy traffic in the vicinity of Francis Field including Ponce de Leon Blvd. (U.S. 1) and San Marco Ave. Note that the Spring Shuttle will be operating on Saturday and Sunday.

Festival of Chariots, March 23

Location: Plaza de la Constitucíón and several downtown streets.

Expect brief traffic interruptions along parade route (Cathedral Pl., Cordova St., Orange St., Avenida Menendez) from 10:30am until 12:00pm.

St. Augustine Race Week, March 28-30

Location: Offshore, Matanzas Bay, Tolomato River

Expect increased pedestrian traffic along the Bayfront during some events and longer than normal openings of the Bridge of Lions on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 6-8, at 8:30am, 9:00am and 9:30am.

Rhythm & Ribs, April 5-7

Location: Francis Field

Expect heavy traffic in the vicinity of Francis Field including Ponce de Leon Blvd. (U.S. 1) and San Marco Ave.

Old Town Art & Craft Show, April 13-14

Location: Francis Field

Expect some traffic congestion in the vicinity of Francis Field including Ponce de Leon Blvd. (U.S. 1) and San Marco Ave. during the event’s hours.

The Blessing of the Fleet, Sunday, April 14

Location: St. Augustine Municipal Marina

Very brief traffic halt at approximately 12:30pm at intersections of Avenida Menendez with Cathedral Pl. and King St. with extended opening of the Bridge of Lions expected at the event’s conclusion at approximately 3:00pm. View the informational flyer for participants here.

St. Augustine Easter Parade, April 20

Location: San Marco Ave., Avenida Menendez, Cathedral Pl. Cordova St.

Road closures and detours are in effect from before the parade’s 9:00am start until its conclusion at before noon.

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