The Annual Desoto Heritage Festival Parade

The Desoto Heritage Festival Parade is Manatee counties largest parade and happens every spring in Bradenton. The Desoto Heritage Festival Parade honors the historical significance of Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto’s landing near the mouth of the Manatee River in May of 1539.

Marauders Baseball All Summer Long At LECOM Park.

Catch the Bradenton Marauders all summer long at McKechnie Field. The Bradenton Marauders are a Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Tickets are on sale for the 2011 season and available online. Click here and browse their online schedule.