Manatee Heritage Days: February 23-April 2, 2024


This year marks the 45th year for Manatee Heritage Days, the time when Manatee County’s historical organizations and sites come together to celebrate our community’s heritage by providing opportunities for our area’s residents and visitors to experience the past. Reenactments, lectures, classes, walking tours, open houses and family programming will highlight the celebration’s events.

Originally a week in length, Heritage Days grew to nine days, and in 1995, Manatee Heritage Days expanded to a month-long event. The activities have been as varied as exhibits and parades. Events take place this year both virtually, as well as throughout Manatee County communities. Through these events, participants can experience the pioneer lifestyle and learn how Manatee County has grown and developed.

Manatee Heritage Days is supported and organized by the Manatee County Clerk of Circuit Court’s Department of Historical Resources, under the auspices of Angelina “Angel” Colonneso, Clerk of Circuit Court and Comptroller.

Click here for a schedule of events. Most are free, though some require a reservation or admission fee.  

Please note, events may change without notice.For specific information about an event, please call the number listed on the schedule.

For more information about the Manatee Heritage Days, in general, please call (941) 741-4070. Join with us in this countywide celebration of our community's past.

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