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Traffic delays expected during St. Augustine’s ‘Blessing of the Fleet’

St. Augustine, Fla. — On Sunday, the City of St. Augustine will celebrate their annual Blessing of the Fleet event, and officials are warning weekend visitors to expect afternoon traffic delays.

The Blessing of the Fleet in St. Augustine is a historical ceremony dating back to the city’s earliest days of Spanish colonial occupation and takes place each year on Palm Sunday.

City officials say drivers should expect traffic delays around the Plaza de la Constitución beginning at 12:30 p.m. to accommodate the annual Blessing of the Fleet’s procession from the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine to the Municipal Marina.

In addition, the Bridge of Lions will remain closed to all marine traffic from the start of the event for approximately three hours, depending on the number of participating vessels.

Admission: FREE

When: Palm Sunday, March 28, 2021, at noon.

Where: Begins at the Cathedral Basilica located at 38 Cathedral Place (along the plaza) and ends at the St. Augustine Municipal Marina located at 111 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine, FL 32084.

Call (904) 824-9725 for more information.

Samantha Mathers

Samantha Mathers, Action News Jax

Samantha Mathers is a digital reporter and content creator for Action News Jax.