DeSoto Heritage Festival
April 25th-28th

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