World Sword Swallowers Day

Sword Swallower’s Day at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! 

Dangerous, exciting and alluring, Sword Swallowers Day showcases the art of sword swallowing. Do we even need to tell you not try this at home?

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Key West Odditorium celebrates World Sword Swallower’s Day with free sword swallowing demonstrations – held on the last Saturday of February in conjunction with National Swallowing Disorders Month. At 2:00 pm local time, sword swallowers will be making appearances, signing autographs, performing their individual signature acts, or unveiling new stunts, some of which have never been witnessed before in public! More than 20 sword swallowers will risk their lives when they “drop swords” at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! In all, more than 125 feet of solid steel will go down the hatch – hopefully without a scratch!

Watch local legend Dale Pritchard, aka D.W. Blade Master, perform a FREE show at Ripley’s Key West. Pritchard has been wowing Key West crowds with his sword swallowing skills for 31 years.

Ripley’s Believe It Or Not
Duval Street
Key West, FL 33040

Founded in 2001 to preserve the art of sword swallowing, SSAI is comprised of sword swallowers from around the world and maintains a website with general information on sword swallowing for the general public at