Medallion Home De Soto Grand Parade

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De Soto Heritage Festival goes out with a bang!



Medallion Home De Soto Grand Parade

When:  Saturday, April 29, 2017 – 6:30pm

Where:  Manatee High School through Downtown Bradenton

Who:  200,000 of your friends, neighbors, and customers!

With over 150 entries, the De Soto Grand Parade is the largest parade in Southwest Florida.  Over 200,000 people lined the streets of Manatee to view the illuminated parade entries and catch a glimpse of our newly crowned Queen and Princess. Beads, coins and other fun items are tossed to the crowd throughout the night. The Parade steps off at 6:30pm from Manatee High School, so get there early to get the best possible view.

The De Soto 5k will immediately precede the illuminated Grand Parade. This unique race will give you the opportunity to run as thousands of spectators cheer you on. Please visit  to register.

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REGISTRATION FORM Download:  Grand Parade Rules Download:  General Release