De Soto Seafood Festival is Coming to Palmetto, FL

For the first time since the De Soto Seafood Festival began, Palmetto, FL will be the recipient of this prized event. Thousands of people are expected to come to the event when Sutton Park hosts everyone’s beloved festival. With an increase in participants, the move to Palmetto was mainly due to the popularity and the desire for a larger venue.

“It was our opportunity to try something different and come across the river,” said Terri Davis, Executive Director with the Hernando De Soto Historical Society. “We can expand, then we can have more room, more vendors and there’s more room basically just a lot more room so people can enjoy it and not be so crowded in and have a great time with their family and friends.”

The event, being held at Sutton Park on 6th Street West near 10th Avenue, will feature local seafood, barbecue, children’s area and entertainment for everyone in Palmetto to enjoy. For the entertainment at the festival, you can expect local bands, country music star Travis Tritt and ’80s hip-hop artist Vanilla Ice.  

To enjoy the sights and sounds of the De Soto Seafood Festival, admission for each day is $3 for everyone age 12 and older, and children under the age of 12 get in for free. Approximately 35,000 people are slated to enjoy the upcoming De Soto Seafood Festival, taking place from April 4-6. With this many visitors coming to Palmetto, it is the perfect time to bring your boat to the Premier Bradenton Marina.


If you are looking to enjoy this festival to the highest extent, then be sure to stop by Riviera Dunes Marina. We have multiple slip rentals available to suit your needs. Enjoy the festival all day and relax in the premier Bradenon Marina just 1.5 miles away. Avoid the hassle of the event from Riviera Dunes Marina as water taxi transportation will be available all weekend long to the De Soto Seafood Festival. Contact Riviera Dunes Marina today and reserve your slip before the event begins.