Thursday, September 11, 2008

Fiesta de Santa Maria

Stop by and see me on
Saturday, September 20th, 2008

Fernandina Beach, FL

I will be selling quality handmade jewelry at affordable prices.
You can also check out my Etsy shop here

Tell me you saw my blog and you will receive a free gift with purchase!
Limit 1 gift per customer.
Sure to be fun!

Here is some more information about the event:
Exotic sights, sounds and flavors will fill the streets of Fernandina Beach, Florida, Amelia Island’s historic city, during the Fiesta de Santa Maria, paying tribute to the town’s Latin roots. Hosted by the Historic Fernandina Business Association, the 5th Annual Fiesta de Santa Maria takes place Saturday, September 20, 2008 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on the culturally-rich South 3rd Street – the site of the Florida House Inn, the state’s oldest surviving tourist hotel. While staying at this Victorian-style bed and breakfast, Jose Marti plotted the Cuban War for Independence from Spain in 1895-1898. The fiesta is named in honor of “Isla de Santa Maria”, which was the name of Amelia Island during the first Spanish reign from 1565 to 1763.

Artisans, crafters and local businesses will transform South 3rd Street into a marketplace from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Younger visitors can participate in piƱata breakings at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Historical displays and dance exhibitions are also planned. Latin-themed dishes from area restaurants will tickle visitors’ taste buds with flavors of the days when Amelia Island was ruled under the flags of Spain and Mexico. A street dance will be held from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m.

1 comment:

micaela6955 said...

oh, that sounds like such fun. wish we had more festivals like that in Maine, but we don't have a large enough Latino population! I just got back from San Antonio, and loved everything-the flea markets, the food---and when we went to Orlando and Miami it was the same, lots of fun!!! Have a great time!