De Soto Seafood Festival has evolved over the last 30 years to become the largest regional festival in Manatee County. Getting its start as the River Fest on downtown Bradenton’s “Sandlot” at Rossi Waterfront Park and only open on Saturday and Sunday. After decades of fine-tuning, this event has become a 3-day festival comprising of Food, Music, Arts & Crafts and Family Fun that is hosted in the historic Sutton & Lamb Parks of Palmetto, Fl.
Chairs Permitted in Designated Areas Only – No Pets – No Coolers
5 p.m.- 10 p.m. Friday, March 23, 2017
11 a.m.- 10 p.m. Saturday, March 24, 2017
Noon – 6 p.m. Sunday, March 25, 2017
Sutton Park, Palmetto FL
FREE Admission all weekend long!
In addition to the great Seafood and Music, the Heintz & Becker De Soto Seafood Festival also offers dozens of local artisans, commercial vendors, a Kid’s Zone, and more!
PALMETTO HISTORICAL PARK:
The Palmetto Historical Park and Manatee County Agricultural Museum will be open during the Seafood Festival: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturday and 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm Sunday.
During open hours, visitors can stroll the park and visit the Manatee County Agricultural Museum as well as the Carnegie Library.
2016 Seafood Festival Photo Gallery