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Two Big Events Return to Big Cypress Reservation This Fall

With Labor Day weekend upon us, summer has come to an unofficial end. Fall is wonderful time of year in the Florida Everglades, and a busy time for Florida Seminole Tourism with two major events on the horizon. First, it wouldn’t be Halloween in the Florida Everglades without Billie Swamp Safari’s Swamp of Horrors. This annual event is scary Halloween fun, highlighted by a haunted swamp buggy ride that may have you asking to “turn back now.” The following weekend we get even busier with our 21st Annual American Indian Arts Celebration. Hosted by the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum, this event continues to grow each year with fantastic art attractions, music, dance and more. Both events are just about an hour from Broward, Dade, Collier and Hendry counties. Make sure to get them on your calendars. We hope to see you there!

Billy Swamp Safari Presents Swamp of Horrors

Oct. 19, 20, 26, 27 & 31, 2018 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Ride aboard a swamp buggy through an eerie marsh with spooky scenes and surprises around each turn. Hear haunted Native American legends of the Seminole Indians and the legendary spirits that live here. Travel through a Black widow tunnel and hold on tight for a Halloween thrill! Billie Swamp Safari brings you our annual Swamp of Horrors. This Everglades event is terrific Halloween funny for the entire family. Food and beverages available for purchase. Haunted swamp buggy ride may not be suitable for children under 7.

Haunted Swamp Buggy Highlights

  • Black Widow Tunnel
  • Zombie Animals
  • Cannibal Cult
  • Chainsaw Slaughter House
  • Little People Legend
  • Gator Graveyard
  • Witch Legend
  • Airboat / Swamp Buggy Crash Site
  • Deer lady Legend
  • Mountain of Bones

Family Attractions

  • Spooky Walking Trail
  • Fireside Storytelling

The Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum presents 21st Annual American Indian Arts Celebration

Nov. 2-3, 2018 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Dance! Music! Arts! Culture! Every year in early November, the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum hosts our annual American Indian Arts Celebration (AIAC) on the Museum grounds in the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation. Enjoy traditional and contemporary arts and crafts, dance and music of the Seminole, Southeastern and other Indian tribes from across the country. The sensational backdrop for this event is the scenic Florida Everglades. The rich blue skies, verdant fields, and miles of sawgrass and hammocks provide the ultimate setting for this amazing celebration.

Festival Highlights

  • Native American Art Vendors
  • Special Presentations
  • Music / Dance
  • Wildlife Shows
  • Food Trucks / Beverages
  • Free Admission to Museum with Festival Admission
  • Free Parking

About Florida Seminole Tourism (FST)

The Seminole Tribe of Florida is a federally recognized Indian Tribe. FST is a top Florida Everglades adventure, learning and camping destination. We share the excitement and wonder of the Florida Everglades to visitors from around the globe. Our award-winning Everglades attractions including Billie Swamp Safari, Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum, and Big Cypress RV Resort & Campground.

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