DE SOTO HERITAGE FESTIVAL

HOSTING INFORMATION

THURSDAY, APRIL 27 THRU
SUNDAY, APRIL 30, 2023

The Hernando de Soto Historical Society warmly invites you and all members of your group to participate in the exciting events of our annual Hernando de Soto Heritage Festival. If you have celebrated this Festival with us before, we hope you will join us again for another exciting, fun-filled weekend. If you are new to our Festival, get ready for some outstanding hospitality and a weekend you won’t forget!

Courtyard by Marriott Bradenton Saraasota/Riverfront
100 Riverfront Blvd, Bradenton, Fl 34205

We are thrilled that once again, the Courtyard by Marriott is the official hotel of the Hernando de Soto Heritage Festival. Room availability is VERY limited and bookings are offered first to our festival dignitaries and guests, who attend the entire weekend and purchase the complete package by MARCH.

After that, rooms will be released to all Krewe friends who also purchase one of the festival packages. Rooms will be assigned in the order rooming lists are received by the hotel and individual
requests cannot be guaranteed due to the size and nature of this event.

For room availability and pricing you can call the hotel sales office at 941-747-3727, we ask that only one representative from your organization contact the hotel to discuss the block of rooms for your group.

  • Code: DeSoto Heritage Festival
  • Phone: (941) 747-3727 

 

 ROOM RATES – CLICK FOR PDF

THURSDAY

Welcome Gathering; Courtyard Marriott Riverfront

Dignitary Reception, Queen Selection, and Royal Farewell; Bradenton Area Convention Center

Goat Party; Only time will tell…

 

FRIDAY

Pub Crawl; Somewhere in Bradenton

Hernando VIP Royal Reception; VIP Invite only

Dinner & Coronation Ball; Bradenton Area Convention Center

 

SATURDAY

Pool-A-Palooza; Courtyard Marriott Pool

Grand Parade; Staging at Manatee High School

After Party; Courtyard Marriott Riverfront

 

SUNDAY

Adios My Friend Breakfast & Gift Exchange; Courtyard Marriott Riverfront

If your organization’s Krewe will be participating in the Grand Parade, please make sure you complete the “Parade Entry Form” below. 

Presenting Sponsors

Community Partners