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River Regatta Returns Next Weekend

Drone show, 5K, and Pirate Block Party highlight non-racing activities


BRADENTON — The annual Bradenton Area River Regatta kicks off on Friday, February 16, with a “Friday Night Flash” drone light show at 7:15 p.m.

The show can be viewed from Bradenton Riverwalk and Palmetto Riverside Park. Immediately following the drone show, a live musical performance will be held at 7:35 p.m. at the Bradenton Riverwalk Pavilion.

Other exciting festivities will bookend the powerboat races, beginning with the LECOM 5K Run/Walk at 8:00 a.m. The day will be packed with shows, live music, food, and fun for the whole family!

The Pittsburgh Pirates Block Party on Old Main Street will close the day’s festivities from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. For more information, visit the Bradenton Area River Regatta website


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