About

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.

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FESTIVAL DETAILS

Chairs Permitted in Designated Areas Only – No Pets – No Coolers

WHEN:
5 p.m.- 10 p.m. Friday, March 24, 2017
11 a.m.- 10 p.m. Saturday, March 25, 2017
Noon – 6 p.m. Sunday, March 26, 2017

 

 

 

WHERE:

Sutton Park, Palmetto FL

COST:

Adults: $5 / $10 on Saturday after 4pm
Children 12 and under: Free

CONTACT:

(941) 747-1998 or info@desotohq.com

ENTERTAINMENT:

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!

VIP ENTRY:

VIP Tickets are available on a daily basis. The VIP area is an preferred viewing area which includes bleacher seating and discounted drink pricing. 2017 VIP Tickets INCLUDE Festival Gate Admission!  Click here to buy VIP Tickets.

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