De Soto Heritage Festival
April 28th - May 1st

Host Hotels

Courtyard by Marriott Bradenton/Sarasota Riverfront – 2021 Festival Registration
100 Riverfront Drive W
Bradenton, FL 34205

  • Rate - Standard $159, River View $169, Executive $189
  • Group Code: De Soto Heritage Festival
  • Phone call-in Reservations: 941-747-3727

We are thrilled that once again, the Courtyard by Marriott ~ Bradenton Riverfront, 100 Riverfront Drive West, Bradenton, Florida 34205 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 25, 2022. At that point, the 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. The Marriott requires a three-night minimum stay and will provide all the information necessary to reserve your organization’s rooms to your designated representative.

One representative from your organization must contact the hotel sales office at 941-747-3727, right away to discuss the block of rooms that have been put on reserve for your group. This year’s rates are: Standard $159. River View $169, Executive $189, all rates are subject to state and local taxes. In addition to the room rate, there is a $15 resort charge for complimentary WIFI, parking, and pool towels.

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