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Special Events

Events at Mission San Luis

Except as indicated, admission to all events has the same fee as regular admission.
(Adults: $5; Seniors 65+: $3; Children 6-17: $2; Children under 6, Members & Active Duty Military: FREE.)


Winter Solstice Celebration:
Native American Festival

Saturday and Sunday before the Solstice
(December 16, 2017: 10 am - 8 pm and
December 17, 2017: 10 am - 4 pm)
2017 Solstice Webpage
2017 Solstice FB Event
2015 Solstice Event Photos

Join us for two days of Southeastern Native American dancing, music, craft vendors, cultural demonstrations, and storytelling. This year we have nationally known acts coming to town! Also enjoy living history reenactments, celestial viewing with scopes, drum circles, archery, crafts for kids, and more! Fun for all ages!

Demonstration of reenactors firing blackpoweder muskets at the Mision San Luis' fort, Castillo de San Luis.
17th-Century Military Muster
(Saturday, March 10, 2018 / 10 am - 4 pm)
Flickr Muster Photos

Spanish and Apalachee Military Life in La Florida
Come experience colorful pageantry and blackpowder musket and cannon fire at Mission San Luis' fort, Castillo de San Luis. Enjoy the opportunity to learn about the world of Spanish soldiers and Apalachee warriors at Spanish Florida's western capital.

Caricature depicting the Blessing of the Animals at Mission San Luis.
Blessing of Animals
First Saturday of October
(October 6, 2018: 10 am-3 pm) FREE
2017 Photos

Furry, feathered, or other animal friends are invited to be blessed at our annual event. The Blessing of Animals originated in the 13th century in remembrance of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and the environment, who believed that all animals should be treated with dignity and respect. Mission San Luis is a pet-friendly site, so bring your companions and enjoy the beautiful park setting and living history programs year-round.