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Captivating, Crowd-Pleasing and Daringly Entertaining…in a one-day spectacle that enthralls the
imaginations of all.

The sixth 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, we’ve added Jersey Speed Skiff racing this year…a two man crew strapped inside a steel tubing roll cage…nimble, agile and almost as fast—at speeds over 80/mph!

With music that will make your feet move and body groove all day long…on two main stage venues…STARRING IN BRADENTON—BowieLive, the ultimate “David Bowie” tribute…and maybe the closest thing sonically and visually to witnessing David Bowie in all phases of his legendary career…and headliners on PALMETTO’S MAIN STAGE, from Arcadia, FL, country music group: the Andy Pursell Band…plus Soul Circus Cowboys, Billy Rice Band and their “Tribute to George Strait,” along with musical tributes to “ABBA” by the Shaman Band, and “Chicago” by Sam Woolf.

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 the nation’s “First Family of Fireworks,” Zambelli Internationale, paints the sky with pyrotechnic wizardry to end the day in one rousing blast of kaleidoscopic beauty.

The all FREE, sixth annual Bradenton Area River Regatta, Saturday, February 8, 2020. Save the date then savor the excitement!

And…While You’re At Regatta…SEE Grammy Award-Winning Artist Michael W. Smith at Sutton Park in Palmetto…over 15 million albums sold!

Buy tickets here!