Support the Hernando de Soto Historical Society

In order to organize and operate all of our fundraising events, we rely heavily on our Sponsors and Advertisers.

Our events are what enable the Conquistador Historical Foundation to offer grants and funds to our community. The Crewe of De Soto's operating costs also depend heavily on sponsor support.


Sponsorship Varieties

Your business or family can support the Hernando de Soto Historical Society through sponsorship. We offer sponsorship opportunities for events, media, and general needs.

Flexible Options

The Hernando De Soto Historical Society offers a wide variety of Sponsorship and Advertisement Opportunities which can be customized to meet and exceed your Marketing and PR goals.

Great Exposure

The General Sponsorship package as well as our Event Sponsorship packages and other Sponsorship and Advertising Opportunities will deliver great exposure for your company. Reach thousands of your customers with total multi-event coverage.

Special thanks to our
General & Corporate Sponsors

Event Sponsors

Anna Maria Oyster Bar Children’s Parade Award

AutoNation Ford of Bradenton – Grand Parade & Children’s Parade Automobiles

Bright House Networks/Bay News 9 SeaFood Fest

Chapman Insurance – Queen’s Court

Conquistador Historical FoundationQueen’s Court Scholarships

Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County – Children’s Parade, Party in the Park, Little Angler’s Fishing Tournament

Eurice Family – Dignitary Reception

Freedom Boat Club – Bottle Boat Regatta

Harbor Community Bank – De Soto Ball

Heintz & BeckerSeaFood Fest Event Sponsor

Manatee Memorial Hospital – Musical & Fashion Show

NDC Construction – Queen’s Court

Past Hernando de Sotos – Kick Off

Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc. – Children’s Parade Party in the Park

RJM Contractors – After Parade Party

Riverhouse Reef & Grill Children’s Parade Award

Ron Hernden PA, CPA Queen Selection Banquet & Children’s Parade Award

Steve Covey Cargo Trailer Children’s Parade Award

Team Health De Soto Ball and Musical & Fashion Show

Tropicana – Little Angler’s Fishing Tournament

Official Sponsors

92.1 CTQ Seafood Fest Entertainment Sponsor

AutoNation Ford of BradentonOfficial Automobile Sponsor

Coca Cola – Official Soft Drink

Conquistador Historical Foundation Official Coin Sponsor

Courtyard by Marriott – Official Host Hotel

Express Employment Professionals – Seafood Fest VIP Sponsor

Gold Coast Eagle Distributing – Official Beverage Sponsor

Gold Star Limousine – Official Limousine Partner

Island Cabana – Official Queen’s Court Casual Outfit

Johnson Printing – Official Sign Sponsor

Kdubs Marketing Solutions – Official Social Media Partner, Crewe Photography

Sokos Social – Official Website Partner

Suncoast Gem Laboratories – Official De Soto Jeweler

USA Fence – Seafood Fest Bar Sponsor

Contributing Sponsors

City of Bradenton

City of Palmetto

Clear Channel Radio

Courtesy Cleaners

Demetrios’ Pizza House

Drift In

First Bank

Manatee County Chamber of Commerce

Manatee County Government

Mary Parker Foundation


Past Hernando de Soto’s

PCI Communications

Ted West Photography

USA Fence

Sponsorship Guide

We've prepared a definitive guide to the Hernando de Soto Historical Society - with your needs as a sponsor in mind.

Feel free to share this downloadable guide with anyone who would be interested in supporting the Hernando de Soto Historical Society.

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