One of the most elaborate celebrations of Saint Augustine’s colonial history occurred in December, 1789, when the civilian and military populations joined in honoring Charles IV’S ascension to the Spanish throne. Parades, theatricals, religious services and soirees with dancing till dawn were features of the three day festival beginning the afternoon of December 2.
Tanner, Helen Hornbeck
"The 1789 Saint Augustine Celebration,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 38
, Article 3.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol38/iss4/3