Winter Solstice Celebration: SE Native American Festival

Mission San Luis
2100 West Tennessee Street
Tallahassee, FL 32303-4328
United States

Pricing/Ticket Info
Admission fee per day: Adults - $5; Seniors (65+) - $3; Children (6 -17) - $2; Members, Children under 6 and Active Duty Military - FREE! Tickets can be purchased at the gate.
Suitable for Children

Event Dates and Times
Join us at Florida's Apalachee-Spanish Living History Museum for two days of Southeastern Native American dancing, craft vendors, cultural demonstrations, music, and storytelling. Also enjoy living history, archery, atlatl/spear throwing, drumming, crafts for kids, and more! Fun for all ages!

Saturday, December 14 (10 am - 6 pm)
Sunday, December 15 (10 am - 4 pm)
(The Weekend BEFORE the Solstice)

Craft Vendors:
Support our artisans and get your holiday shopping done! Find jewelry, baskets, gourd art, dance regalia, traditional instruments, shell art, fabrics and clothing with Southeastern Native American designs, native plant and herbal products, wood carvings, and much more!

Cultural Demonstrations:
-- Traditional dances with audience participation
-- Storytelling
-- Native American encampment
-- Craft working
-- Educational exhibits and more!

More on our website -- about the nationally/regionally known performers as well as the daily schedules -- as information becomes available!

Enjoy a meal during the festival! Food vendors will be on site.

Bring chairs/blankets for seating and dress appropriately for the weather (most activities are outdoors). NO COOLERS, NO ALCOHOL, and NO SMOKING on the historic site!

Many thanks to Visit Tallahassee, Friends of Florida History, Inc., and Florida Council on Arts and Culture for providing assistance!

See photos from last year at

Mission San Luis
Jan Wiley
2100 West Tennessee Street
Tallahassee FL 32304
United States
Mission San Luis Jan Wiley
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Explore Florida's past through living history, hands-on exhibits, re-constructed period buildings and archaeology at the only reconstructed Spanish mission in Florida. The council house is the largest historic Indian building in the Southeast. The site was the capital of Florida's western missions from 1656 to 1704 and was home to 1,500 Spanish and Apalachee Indian residents.