Bradenton Area River Regatta

February 3, 2018

Wet, Wild, World-Class Entertainment…ALL FREE!

The fourth annual Bradenton Area River Regatta is Manatee County’s largest event…action-packed, full of thrills, and brimming with lots of FREE family entertainment - with electrifying performers in the air, on water and on stage. 

It starts with the fastest inland boats on water—Powerboat Superleague and Formula-2 racing splitting the surf at speeds over 120mph…accented by the most athletic drivers on jet skis in the world—Hydrocross Racing.

The beat goes on with two stages: Palmetto and Bradenton, featuring two dynamic line-ups of artists starring former Three Dog Night lead singer, Chuck Negron and hits: “Joy to the World,” “One,” “Mama Told Me Not to Come,” Shambala,” “An Old Fashioned Love Song,” and more! Also in Bradenton, the ultimate Earth, Wind & Fire tribute band, Let’s Groove Tonight.

Palmetto’s Main Stage welcomes Las Vegas entertainer Adam D. Tucker and his #1 tribute show recreating the music of country icon Tim McGraw

New this year:

  • sky-scraping high “Wheel of Lights” ferris wheel providing a jaw-dropping view of the city skyline and waterfront. 
  • Frisbee® flying, trick-dog antics of All-Star Stunt Dogs
  • kool kids zones,
  • 5-K run
  • enough food and drinks to satisfy appetites large and small.

After dark delights are spectacular too, as the pyro artistry of the nation’s “First Family of Fireworks,” Zambelli Internationale, illuminates the skies to end the day in one rousing blast of kaleidoscopic beauty.


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