Join us for the Pirate Seafood Festival @ Longwood – a family-friendly weekend packed with unique entertainment, great food, and lots of fun. Come out to Longwood’s Pirate Seafood Festival at Reiter Park, 311 W Warren Ave., on Saturday, March 25 from 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday, March 26 from 10 am to 5 pm for some pirate fun. Hang out with a mermaid or two! A huge variety of SEAFOOD is on the menu but you’ll find great food for the landlubbers too. Free to attend
Longwood has been a destination point for Florida travelers since coastal tribes used The Senator, an ancient bald cypress, to find their way overland from the St. Johns River to trading grounds at Spring Hammock. This was what the wilderness sanctuary early tribes found when they escaped inland from the Spanish. Later, when Creeks and others from the tribes of the Southeast United States fled into Spanish Florida and settled new villages among escaped African slaves, they became the Seminoles.
The word “Seminole” is adopted from Spanish and Creek terms for people who live away from others. The Senator, at more than 3000 years old, is easily Central Florida’s oldest tourist attraction and can still be seen today at Big Tree Park in Seminole County’s Spring Hammock Preserve near Longwood.