Renaissance Park

About 8.5 miles northeast of downtown Marianna, this 40-acre wilderness park is filled with artifacts and objects reminiscent of early rural farm life. Each year in September and December, a community festival takes place as African American tradition bearers demonstrate folk life traditions of pig picking, hog dressing, sausage making and soap making. Sugar cane is ground on site and cooked down to syrup in an 80-gallon, cast-iron kettle. Throughout the year, the park is utilized for camping and educational retreats.