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A day full of music, art, food, history, culture, and kids’ activities at the Nathaniel P. Reed Visitor Center Festival Grounds in Big Cypress National Preserve, Ochopee, FL.
See speakers such as the legendary Gladesmen, Franklin Adams and historian Thomas Lockyear, watch traditional Seminole boat carving demonstrations by Pedro Zepeda, 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!
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.

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