DeSoto Heritage Festival
April 25th-28th

DeSoto Heritage Festival

Join us as we celebrate the 80th Anniversary of theDeSoto Heritage Festival!

We are very pleased to invite you to the 80th Anniversary of the DeSoto Heritage Festival weekend, April 25-28, 2019. If you’ve celebrated this Festival with us before, we hope you’ll join us again for an exciting, fun-filled weekend. If you’re new to our Festival, get ready for some outstanding hospitality and a weekend you won’t soon forget!

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Event Schedule

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

Tuesday April 23rd

DeSoto Musical & Fashion Show
Bradenton Area Convention Center
2:30pm (free admission)
6:30pm ($15 General Admission, $25 Reserved Seating)

Wednesday April 24th

DeSoto Queen Selection Banquet,
Bradenton Area Convention Center, 6:00pm

Thursday April 25th

Welcome Reception,
Courtyard by Marriott

DeSoto Dignitary Reception,
Courtyard by Marriot, 5:30pm

Goat Party,
TBA, 9:00pm

Friday April 26th

Old Goats Pub Crawl,
Bradenton, 8:00am

Royal Dinner (invitation only),
Bradenton Area Convention Center, Longboat Key Room, 5:00pm

DeSoto Ball,
Bradenton Area Convention Center, 6:30pm

Saturday April 27th

Breakfast Buffet
Courtyard by Marriott

Courtyard by Marriott Pool, 10:00am

DeSoto Grand Parade,
Manatee High School, 6:00pm

After Parade Party,
Courtyard by Marriott, 9:00pm

Sunday April 28th

Adios My Friends (invitation only),
Courtyard by Marriott, 8:00am

Island Dip,
Jewfish Key, 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