Bradenton Area River Regatta

452 3rd Ave W
Bradenton FL, 34205

Event Date

Feb 17, 2024

10:00 am - 7:00 pm

The eighth annual Bradenton Area River Regatta oozes over–the–top exhilaration coupled with all the traditional festival favorites—music, food, fun things to do—in one awe-gasping extravaganza that will fascinate spectators of all ages long after the day is done. 

Fueled by the fastest inland boats on water and the largest tunnel boat race on tour—Powerboat Superleague Formula-2—energizing the surf at speeds over 120/mph. And, to make sure you get all the speed you need, a second powerboat class, SST-45, often called “Formula Lights” returns to rumble on the river —small, fast and darting with razor-sharp precision on the surf.

With music that will make your feet move and body groove all day long…on two main stage venues…STARRING IN BRADENTON—”Lazy Bonez,” the nation’s “ultimate 80’s rock tribute to Journey, Bon Jovi and Van Halen…along with “Moonflower” and their tribute to the music of Santana… along with “Andy Pursell” and headlining in Palmetto—the region’s most rebel-rousing southern rock band: “Soul Circus Cowboys.

Watch as world fly-boarding Champion Kristen Smoyer skies 80 feet into the air on an elevator of water in one somersaulting sequence of acrobatic moves. Then marvel at all the fun four-legs can conjure up in the Frisbee® flying, canine trick antics of Team Zoom and Daredevil Dogs. Plus cool kids zones on both shores of the river and enough food and drinks to satisfy appetites large and small.

And, the after-dark delights are spectacular, too, as we illuminate the skies with a festival first world-class drone show from the premier drone light show company in the country “Sky Elements”...your eyes won’t believe the artistry, beauty and wizardry only drones can deliver!