The St. Augustine Lighthouse Festival is a staple to the St. Augustine community. Each year, the community comes together for a relighting of the lighthouse lens. The First Light Maritime Society and the Junior Service League of Saint Augustine are excited for their new event, Night Fest, presented by Hyundai of St. Augustine, on March 2, 2013.
The community is invited to come out to this family-friendly event to celebrate historic preservation, and community gatherings. Events include a 5k, fun run and cooking competition from local restaurants. A little exercise and some good eating – what could be better?
Admission to Night Fest is $5 per adult and $3 per children; runners and museum members or Local Annual Pass holders are free. Tickets to try samples of food in the Cooking Competition and cast votes are available at an additional fee.
Join in the Fun
The fun all starts at 4 p.m. with general admission. Be sure to come early to catch up with friends and get ready to race! The JSL Michelob Ultra 5K Run starts at 4:30 p.m. followed by the JSL Quadrant Fun Run at 5:30 p.m. Cue the music at 6 p.m. and grab a plate to test out samples from the Cooking Competition. For the first year, the competition will focus on local rice dishes like Minorcan Pilau.
The main event comes at dusk when the lighthouse's lens comes alive.
A special program on navigation by the stars will be held in the Lighthouse Gallery with support from Sea Your History and the Smithsonian Institution Affiliations Program.
Kathy Fleming, Executive Director, of the First Light Maritime Society that supports the St. Augustine Lighthouse, said, “We are returning to our roots, as the Lighthouse Festival began with a relighting of our fabulous Fresnel lens by the JSL 18 years ago. There is something so special about the St. Augustine Lighthouse at night! So we hope that everyone will watch that magic happen again. We are thrilled to support our parent organization, the JSL in providing a new and exciting 5K and Fun Run in the evening…something fun and unique for the race community. Come compete and eat under the stars with your entire family.”
Hyundai of St. Augustine is excited to present this new tradition to the community and hopes that everyone will come out for what is sure to be a great evening. The local Hyundai dealership is a proud member of the community. For more information on their services available, please visit http://www.hyundaiofstaugustine.com/
For more information the Junior Service League’s 5k and Fun Run or the Cooking Competition, please visit http://www.staugustinelighthouse.org/
About Hyundai of St. Augustine:
Hyundai of St. Augustine is family owned and operated and is proud to serve St. Augustine, Jacksonville, and Orange Park with quality new Hyundai vehicles. With models like the Elantra, Genesis Coupe, Santa Fe, Genesis Coupe, and Accent, this dealership has something for every taste and need. Come visit to see the vehicles in stock and take one for a test drive.
Contact Hyundai of St. Augustine:
2898 US Highway 1
St Augustine, FL 32086