De Soto Society Blog

Cheers to Beertopia 2021!

We are excited to have Beertopia on our 2021 calendar of events! Join us on Saturday, February 20th, 2021 to sample a variety of craft and imported beers and a wine bar. Your drinks will be accompanied by popular dishes from your favorite local restaurants. There will also be live music by Kettle of Fish, a raffle, and a silent auction!

We are incredibly excited to be hosting Beertopia at the Manatee County Fairgrounds in the Mosaic Arena this year. This allows us to host the event safely and socially distanced with ample space.

(Click here to read more about Beertopia)

This event and its proceeds will benefit the Vision Foundation. In 2013, Eye Center Inc. established the Vision Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to providing eye care and glasses to underprivileged children. Its purpose is exclusively charitable. Through the Vision Foundation, and with the direction and guidance of the Manatee County school nurses, we will provide MORE free eye exams and MORE free pairs of glasses to the Manatee County students in need.

Additionally, this event will benefit The Hernando De Soto Historical Society, Inc. Since 1939, this nonprofit organization of 225 “Conquistadors” celebrate the historical significance of Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto’s landing near Manatee’s mouth in May 1539. The mission of the Hernando De Soto Historical Society is to foster and facilitate an appreciation for our Spanish-American Heritage in Manatee county. The Hernando De Soto Historical Society achieves that through school visits, events, and grants to local organizations that focus on children, hunger, and literacy.

Beertopia is presented by Funky Buddha Premium Hard Seltzer. Get ready to enjoy these local restaurants most popular dishes:

  • Anna Maria Oyster Bar
  • Urban Taco
  • Demetrios’ Pizza House
  • Riviera Dunes Dockside Grill
  • Riverhouse Waterfront Restaurant
  • Innovative Dining
  • Signature Events & Catering
  • Sea Hut
  • Bourbon and Bones
  • Woody’s River Roo
  • Cottonmouth
  • Mellow Mushroom

This will be an event you do not want to miss in 2021! Click here to get your tickets today!


Fostering and facilitating an appreciation of Manatee County’s Spanish - American heritage and cultural alliances through special events, community collaborations and charitable giving Since 1939

605 17th Ave W 
Bradenton, FL 34205
(941) 747-1998
Mon - Fri: 9:00 - 5:00 
Sat - Sun: Closed