Manatee County’s annual monthlong celebration of its history returns with a full roster of events, many outdoors as well as virtual amid the pandemic.

The 42nd annual Manatee Heritage Days takes place throughout March, as the county’s historical organizations and sites host special exhibits, lectures, walking tours and more. Originally a week in length, Heritage Days eventually grew to nine days, then into a monthlong event in 1995.

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Here is this year’s schedule of events (subject to change.)

Monthlong events:

Jiggs Landing Heritage Foods: Jiggs Landing Outpost will offer special menu items and local favorites such as sour orange pie, swamp cabbage and smoked mullet dip throughout March. Tickets can be purchased for this limited time menu now. Jiggs Landing Outpost, 6106 63rd St. E., Bradenton; 941-727-4181;

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