Palmetto is a Manatee County city in the Bradenton-Sarasota-Venice metro area. The City of Palmetto hosts a variety of annual festivals including the Kid's Fishing Tournament, the Desoto Children's Parade, Heritage Day and the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade. The Taste of Manatee and the DeSoto Seafood Festival are also popular events as well as the Manatee County Fair which takes place during the last ten days in January. .