Swamp Heritage Festival

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Swamp Heritage Festival

December 2, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

See speakers such as the legendary Gladesmen, Franklin Adams and historian Thomas Lockyear, watch traditional Seminole boat carving demonstrations, enjoy live music from local artists and much more for an afternoon of learning and fun! With kid’s activities, swamp buggies, airboats and more, there are opportunities for the whole family to learn and get involved!

Join us for the 2023 Swamp Heritage Festival on December 2nd, 2023 from 10am until 3pm. The goal of this festival is to shine a spotlight upon the inhabitants of early south Florida, whose rugged strength and pioneering spirit contributed to the shaping of today’s unique and diverse culture. Through living history demonstrations, informative presentations, and exhibits everyone can learn what daily life was like in such a remote, and at times, inhospitable place. It is these unique chapters in American history that add to the rich and colorful tableau that comprises our shared past and present. In 2023, we are bringing back this perfect example of collaboration and community in order to share the knowledge and cultures of the past.

***This is a FREE event!
Location of the event is right behind the Nathaniel P. Reed Visitors Center on Seagrape Drive. The address is 33000 Tamiami Trail East, Ochopee, FL 34141
Funding for this program was provided through a grant from Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed prior to or during this event do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.


December 2, 2023
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Big Cypress National Preserve
(239) 695-2000
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Big Cypress National Preserve
33000 Tamiami Trail East
Ochopee, FL 34141 United States
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((239) 695-2000
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