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2018 Heintz & Becker De Soto Seafood Fest

2018 Heintz & Becker De Soto Seafood Fest

| Molly Slicker |

It’s that time of year! When Sutton Park in Palmetto is flooded with the sounds of fun live music, the sights of the Manatee County community coming out en masse, and the smells of the area’s best food. Get your eating bib and your party pants on, it’s almost 2018 Heintz & Becker De Soto Seafood Fest. 

The Heintz and Becker De Soto Seafood Fest is widely recognized as one of Florida’s most outstanding festivals and is attended by thousands each year. The three-day family event in historic Palmetto features some of the best seafood around along with other tasty offerings from Bradenton-Palmetto-Anna Maria-Sarasota area restaurants and food vendors. 

This year’s event promises to offer the fun we’ve all grown to expect of this yearly event. With a great lineup of continuous entertainment, including the best of the local music scene as well as nationally known recording artists. Countless area artisans, craft vendors and activities for the whole family round out the offerings at DeSoto Seafood Fest. This year’s Saturday Night National Headliner is country musician Eric Paslay with an opening set by Craig Wayne Boyd.

But that’s not all – De Soto President Jeff Rodgers was excited to share about a new feature this year, an air conditioned food court tent. Thanks to sponsors at Quality Air & Associates, there will be an air-conditioned and covered place to take a load off and dig in.

2018 Heintz & Becker De Soto Seafood FestRodgers loves that the De Soto Seafood Fest is a way for the whole family to come out and enjoy what the area has to offer. With so many different restaurants and artists represented, he believes it’s a great way to try something new or find your new favorite!

To further ensure that kids young and old are able to enjoy, they’re offering free admission to the Kids Zone on Sunday and free admission to the festival all weekend. Making this a kid-friendly, affordable, and exciting event for all ages.

The Seafood Fest will be held at Sutton Park in Palmetto on March 23-25, 2018. 

Friday, March 23, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Saturday, March 24, 11a.m. – 10 p.m.

Sunday, March 25, 12pm – 6 p.m.

6th St W Palmetto, FL 34221 

(On Corner of 6th St W and 10th Ave W).

For more information, head to the Facebook event:

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