The Grand Parade steps off at 6:30 p.m. Ranked as one of the largest and most prestigious parades in the South, the dazzling and exciting De Soto Heritage Festival Grand Parade is truly a sight to behold for all ages. Over 150 illuminated parade entries light up the night with color, music and fanfare like you’ve never witnessed before! Starting at Manatee High School, the parade route goes west on Ninth Avenue, north along 39th Street West to Manatee Avenue and then turns east toward Downtown Bradenton to Ninth Street West. Make sure your family and friends don’t miss the De Soto Heritage Festival grand finale.
3: 30 p.m.: ALL entry units must in staging
5 p.m.: All drivers must be at their units
5:30 p.m.: All participants must be at their unit
6:30 p.m.: PARADE BEGINS
• Parade staging at Manatee High School located at 35th St. and 9th Ave W, Bradenton FL
• When you arrive to the MHS campus, tune to 90.9 on your FM station for streaming information about the parade, staging and end of parade activities.
• The parade committee command tent is located at the corner of 32nd st. & 11th Ave W, within the MHS school grounds. Here we can support you with parade information and offer the following items;
— Receipt of ALL General Release forms
— Selling Security walking vests (limited number) – $5 each