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. Speed, Stars, Showmanship…in a one-day event spectacle that features world champions, record-holders and electrifying performers in the air, on water and on stage. Over–the–top exhilaration coupled with all the traditional festival favorites—music, food, fireworks—in one awe-gasping extravaganza that will fascinate spectators of all ages long after the day is done.
It all starts with the fastest inland boats on water—Powerboat Superleague and Formula-2 racing splitting the surf at speeds over 120/mph…accented by the most athletic drivers on jet skis in the world—Hydrocross Racing…ripping and ravaging the Manatee River all day long.
The beat goes on and on…with music that will move and shake your groove thing till it hurts. Two stages—Palmetto and Bradenton—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 and their incredible their powerful renditions of all of Earth, Wind & Fire’s top hits, including “September,” Let’s Groove,” “Boogie Wonderland,” “Sing a Song,” “Shining Star,” “Reason” and more!
Palmetto’s Main Stage welcomes Las Vegas entertainer Adam D. Tucker and his #1 tribute show recreating the music of country icon Tim McGraw. Tucker has opened for top national acts including: Taylor Swift, Trace Adkins, Jason Aldean, Charlie Daniels, Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan.
New this year…the sky-scraping high “Wheel of Lights” ferris wheel providing a jaw-dropping view of the city skyline and waterfront. Plus, the Frisbee® flying, trick-dog antics of All-Star Stunt Dogs, kool kids zones, a 5-K run and enough food and drinks to satisfy appetites large and small.
And, the 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.
The all FREE, fourth annual Bradenton Area River Regatta, Saturday, February 3, 2018. Save the date then savor the excitement!