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Manatee Heritage Days 2020

Manatee Heritage Days to be held March 1-31, 2020

This year marks the 41st 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, special exhibits, lectures, classes, walking tours, open houses and family programming will highlight the month’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 are as varied as exhibits and parades.  Events take place throughout Manatee County in many different communities.  Through these events at area historical sites, participants will 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. 

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