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Bradenton's DeSoto Parade on Saturday Biggest Ever with Over 180 Entries

Bradenton's DeSoto Parade on Saturday Biggest Ever with Over 180 Entries

Saturday, April 29th it is back... The Biggest Night of the Year in Manatee County.... The De Soto Grand Parade, returns to Bradenton.

The parade is the culmination of the Hernando De Soto Heritage Festival, all organized by the volunteer nonprofit Hernando de Soto Historical Society, which donates thousands of dollars to local non profits and organizations, each and every year.

This year’s parade will be the biggest ever, with over 180 entries participating.

There will be all kids of Floats, schools, bands, local businesses and civic groups we all be a part of it.

The crowd for Saturday's Parade is estimated to be over 100,000.

The parade covers a 2.5-mile stretch in about three hours.

The DeSoto parade is estimated to be the second largest annual parade held in the state of Florida, after Tampa’s Gasparilla Parade.

This year, alumni of Lincoln Memorial High School, the only Black high school in Manatee County prior to desegregation, have been invited to lead the parade, as this year’s Grand Marshalls.

The parade route begins at Manatee High School (corner of Ninth Avenue West and 30th Street West), travels west on Ninth Avenue West, north on 39th Street West and then east on Manatee Avenue West, ending at Ninth Street West in downtown Bradenton. Start time is 7 p.m.; the parade typically lasts for about three hours.

Public parking is available at multiple lots and garages in downtown Bradenton.

Manatee Avenue West will be closed from First Street West through 43rd Street West starting at approximately 5 p.m. April 29,

Bradenton Police Department said. All north and southbound lanes of the Green Bridge will also be closed during this time.

The roads and bridge will open after all pedestrian traffic is clear and the streets have been cleaned.

Parade Details: 7 p.m. tart Tie on Saturday, April 29, starting at Manatee High School, 902 33rd St. Court W., Bradenton.

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92.1 and 103.1 CTQ are proud to support ALL the wonderful charitable work the volunteers of The Hernando DeSoto Historical Society do all year long. The Parade is just as tiny part of what they do for our community and we Thank Them for all their amazing contributions to make this area an amazing place to live, work and play.

Lastly... if you will be attending the Parade, please make sure you make a sign that says CTQ, and we'll be sure to show you some love, with plenty of our beads, from the CTQ Parade Float., as we move along the Parade route.

Bradenton's DeSoto Parade on Saturday Biggest Ever with Over 180 Entries

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