De Soto Ball

Investiture of Don Hernando de Soto and the Coronation of his Queen

At one of Manatee County’s largest and most prestigious social events we celebrate the investiture of our new Hernando de Soto. This devoted member will spend the next year representing Manatee County across the country and travel to Spain to fortify the relationship with Bradenton’s Sister City, Barcarrota, Spain!

The 2016-17 De Soto Queen and Princess will be crowned as the Captain and Crewe are honored. Together the Hernando de Soto, Captain, Queen and Princess are collectively called the “Royal Family.” Join us to celebrate the new Royal Family at this Black Tie event as we prepare for the De Soto Heritage Festival’s grand finale, the De Soto Grand Parade!

When: Friday, April 29, 2016
6:30pm– Cocktails
7:30pm – Festivities
Where: 1 Haben Blvd., Palmetto FL 34221
Cost: $60

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April 29, 2016 at 6:30pm – 10:30pm


Bradenton Area Convention Center
1 haben Blvd
Palmetto, FL 34221
United States
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