De Soto Heritage Festival
April 22nd - 25th

DeSoto Heritage Festival

Join us as we celebrate the 82nd Anniversary of the De Soto Heritage Festival!

We are very pleased to invite you to the 81st Anniversary of the De Soto Heritage Festival weekend, April 22-25, 2021. 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 23rd

Welcome Reception,
Courtyard by Marriott

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

Goat Party,
Courtyard by Marriott, 9:00pm

Friday April 24th

Old Goats Pub Crawl,
Bradenton, 9:00am

Hernando de Soto Royal Dinner (invitation only),
Courtyard by Marriott, 5:00pm

DeSoto Ball,
Bradenton Area Convention Center, 6:30pm

Saturday April 25th

Courtyard by Marriott Pool, 10:00am

De Soto Grand Parade,
Manatee High School, 6:00pm

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

Sunday April 26th

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


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