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St. Augustine Lighthouse Black Tie Event
St. Augustine Lighthouse Black Tie Event

They may be going fast, but the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum still has tickets for its Legado gala event on March 23, and we’d love for you to come!

Not only will the Legado gala have a Spanish guitar, as well as a jazz Latino musical performance, it will also include a Malaga, Spain music exhibit. The exhibit will feature authentic Spanish music with a variety of genuine instruments, all of which can be played by guests of the gala. Adding to the festivities, the Lighthouse Archaeology Maritime Society will be performing various scenes from its successful Discover First America! presentation, The Madness of King George.

The menu boasts creations from Executive Chef Jesse Espinosa of the Café Alcazar, and includes cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a sauté station and a carving station. Authentic Spanish treats include shrimp salsa verde, manchego and raspberry phyllo, empanadas, beef with Spanish olives and black bean puree, and Spanish roasted vegetables, such as malanga, yucca, chayote, celery root and bonito.

Tickets are $150 for dinner and drinks or $250 for dinner, drinks and a VIP ticket to see President Bill Clinton on March 19 at the St. Augustine Amphitheater. The Lighthouse is the only place you can still get VIP tickets for Clinton’s visit. For more information about this event, please contact Anne Urban at (904) 997-8004 or visit our website at If you’d like to become a sponsor, we still have opportunities, so please contact Michelle Adams at (904) 829-0745 ext. 212.

Legado, which is Spanish for legacy, will be held to support and enhance the City of St. Augustine’s 450th anniversary, and prepare for the future arrival of the Spanish brig Galveztown. While in St. Augustine, the Galveztown will pick up two Yawl Boats (ship’s boats) fashioned at LAMP Boat Works at the St. Augustine Light Station in exchange for boats built for the same purpose in Spain. The First Light Maritime Society’s archaeological program, LAMP, is dedicated to the investigation, interpretation and better understanding of the maritime history and archaeology of St. Augustine. Through historical research and scientific study of shipwrecks and other maritime archaeological sites, LAMP seeks to engage local and visiting communities while exploring the dynamic story of the oldest port city in America. For more information on LAMP, please visit, visit the Saint Augustine Light Station, or contact Chuck Meide, LAMP’s Senior Archaeological Director at (904) 829-0745.

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