Free Event

Sword Swallowers' Day at Ripley's

Saturday, February 25, 2017, 2:00 p.m. at Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum

Sword swallowers show off their death-defying talents and participate in the official worldwide "swallow” at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium.

Historic Downtown
19 San Marco Avenue, St. Augustine, FL, 32084
(904) 824-1606
  • Please Note: This event is from 2016.

    Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium hosts the 10th Annual World Sword Swallowers’ Day on Saturday, February 25, 2017, beginning at 2:00 p.m. The show takes place outside the Odditorium and is open and free to the public.

    The official worldwide “simultaneous swallow” will take place at 2:25 p.m., with all the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! attractions, from Niagara Falls in Canada to Hollywood, California, and Key West, Florida, participating in the event.

    Chris Steele will be performing at this year's event, along with his wife. They are better known as the Captain and Maybelle, and are well known for their sword swallowing abilities.

    Admission: The event is free, but admission is required to tour the Odditorium. Tickets for the Odditorium are $14.99 for adults, $7.99 for children ages 5 - 11, while children under 5 are free.

    When: The event begins at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 25, 2017. The “simultaneous swallow” takes place at 2:25 p.m.

    Where: On the grounds of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium, located at 19 San Marco Ave. in St. Augustine.

    Call (904) 824-1606 or visit here for more information.


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