Seminole Shootout Battle Reenactment in Immokolee
March 2, 2018 - March 3, 2018
The Seminole Shootout Battle Reenactments and Rodeo highlight a two-day series of special events presented by the Seminole Tribe of Florida on March 2 and 3, 2018 in Immokalee. The Seminole Shootout brings together reenactors in soldier and warrior attire with authentic weapons and tactics, plus pyrotechnics to simulate cannon blasts. They reenact a typical battle from the Second Seminole War, which raged from 1835 through 1842 and is the longest and costliest Indian conflict in U.S. history. Reenactment events are slated for 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 3 on the Immokalee Seminole Reservation. PRCA Rodeo events will be held beginning at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights, March 2 and 3, at the John Jimmie Memorial Arena. The rodeos will include bareback bronco riding, bull riding, steer wrestling, tie down calf roping, team roping, ladies roping and saddle bronco riding. On Saturday, March 3 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Grammy Award nominee Manny Diquez and the Manny Diquez Band will perform an outdoor concert with tunes that range from rock to country, blues to funk, and 80s to contemporary pop sounds. A live DJ will perform both before and after the concert. In addition, the Seminole Shootout and Rodeo will include alligator wrestling, craft and food vendors, historical and cultural displays, as well as Seminole and soldier camps. Activities for kids will include an archaeological dig, knife making and tomahawk throwing events, as well as a game called chunkey stone, in which one player throws a stone and another player tries to throw a spear near the stone. Tickets are available on line at www.seminoleshootout.com. Prices: Combo $25 Reenactments at a cost of $10 for adults and $6 for children. Rodeo $12. Concert are $12. Special VIP seating tickets, including lunch Saturday with the battle reenactors, are $45. The purchase of any ticket also includes free same-day admission to the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum on the Big Cypress Seminole Reservation, about 45 minutes east of the Immokalee Seminole Reservation. The Immokalee Seminole Reservation is located 30 minutes east of Naples via County Road 846 (Immokalee Road) or just over 30 minutes southwest of Fort Myers via State Roads 82 and 29. For more information, visit www.seminoleshootout.com or email [email protected].