De Soto Heritage Festival
April 28th - May 1st

DeSoto Heritage Festival

Join us as we celebrate the 83rd Anniversary of the De Soto Heritage Festival!

We are very pleased to invite you to the 83rd Anniversary of the De Soto Heritage Festival weekend, April 28-May 1, 2022. If you’ve celebrated this Festival with us before, we hope you’ll join us again for an exciting, fun-filled weekend. If you’re new to our Festival, get ready for some outstanding hospitality and a weekend you won’t soon forget!

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Event Schedule

Schedule of Events for Hernando De Soto Historical Society Members, Visiting Krewes and Krewe Guests

Thursday, April 28th

Welcome Reception,
Courtyard by Marriott

De Soto Dignitary Reception,
Courtyard by Marriott, 5:30 pm

Goat Party,
Courtyard by Marriott, 9:00 pm

Friday, April 29th

Old Goats Pub Crawl,
Bradenton, 9:00 am

Hernando de Soto Royal Reception (invitation only),
Courtyard by Marriott, 5:30 pm

De Soto Ball,
Bradenton Area Convention Center, 6:30 pm

Saturday, April 30th

Courtyard by Marriott Pool, 10:00 am

De Soto Grand Parade,
Manatee High School, 7:00 pm

After Parade Party,
Courtyard by Marriott, 9:00 pm

Sunday, May 1st

Adios My Friends (invitation only),
Courtyard by Marriott, 8:00 am


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