De Soto Heritage Festival
April 22nd - 26th

Host Hotels

Courtyard by Marriott Bradenton/Sarasota Riverfront – 2020 Festival Registration
100 Riverfront Drive W
Bradenton, FL 34205

  • Rate - Standard $157, River View $167, Executive $187
  • Group Code: Purchase a package to receive a booking code!
  • Block Expires
  • Reservation Link
  • 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 13, 2020. 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 has been put on reserve for your group. This year’s rates are: Standard $157. River View $167, Executive $187, 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. Please purchase a package to receive booking code!

Event Schedule

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

Wednesday April 22nd

De Soto Queen Selection Program
Bradenton Area Convention Center
6:00pm ($20 General Admission, $30 Reserved Seating)

Thursday April 23rd

Welcome Reception,
Courtyard by Marriott

De Soto Dignitary Reception,
De Soto National Memorial, 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

Breakfast Buffet
Courtyard by Marriott

Pool-A-Palooza,
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

Sunday Funday,
Bradenton, 11:00am

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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

6404 Manatee Ave. W. Suite G. 
Bradenton, FL 34209
(941) 747-1998
info@desotoHQ.com
Mon - Fri: 9:00 - 5:00 
Sat - Sun: Closed

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