Discover Olustee

February 2, 2018 Lake City

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The Annual Olustee Battle Festival and Reenactment is February 16-18. The annual three-day event draws thousands of visitors each year. The festival is held in Downtown Lake City, FL, at Olustee Park on Friday and Saturday. Downtown you will see vendors and crafters, historical displays, entertainment, the annual parade, the skirmish between the Merrimack and the Monitor on Lake DeSoto, and much more! The reenactment is located at nearby Olustee Battlefield State Park. The official battle reenactment takes place on Sunday. Thousands of reenactors from all over the southeast encamp the grounds where the battle took place over 150 years ago. Once stepping into the park, you are transported back in time as you take in the sights and sounds. See medical demonstrations, cavalry tactics, artillery firings, army encampments, drill and ceremonies and more. Come out and see this important part of Florida’s history! Visit olusteefestival.com for more information.