De Soto Heritage Festival
April 22nd - 26th

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

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


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
Mon - Fri: 9:00 - 5:00 
Sat - Sun: Closed