Many events are held in the City of Palmetto throughout the year such as the Kid's Fishing Tournament, the Desoto Children's Parade, Heritage Day and the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade. Also, Farm City Week, a Vintage Wheels Car Show, a Multi-Cultural Festival and the Great American Cleanup in April sponsored by the City and Keep Manatee Beautiful. The Taste of Manatee and the De Soto Seafood Festival are two of our newest events and we’re happy to add them to our list of festivals.
On July 4, there is a concert and a spectacular fireworks display over the Manatee River.
The Manatee County Fair takes place during the last ten days in January. The fairgrounds are located in Palmetto at 14th Avenue West and 17th Street West.