• July 13th Sophisticated Lady: Natalie Cole

    Manatee Performing Arts Center – Stone Hall, 502 3rd Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205, USA map  Cole’s career spanned decades and genres, from R&B to pop. Her greatest success was “Unforgettable… with Love,” made popular by her father, which sold over seven million copies. In this concert, Katt Hefner pays musical homage to Cole and her music. […]

  • July 19th Friday Fest at the Van Wezel

    July 19, 2019: Enjoy an evening on the bay front and some free live music at the 18th annual summer music fest, “Friday Fest”, at the Van Wezel with Rebel Heart, featuring some of today’s most popular country songs, mixed with a healthy dose of hits from pop, rock, dance and the blues! The 5-piece band will put […]

  • July 5th Join us for our First Friday Artwalk in the Village of the Arts!

    Join us for our First Friday Artwalk in the Village of the Arts! The theme for July’s Artwalk is “Mermaids”. Our vibrant monthly artwalks are held the first Friday night and Saturday afternoon of every month. Discover unique galleries, studios, specialty shops, healing arts, food and music during this popular monthly event. Opening receptions for […]

  • Independence Day Buffet & Fireworks On The Manatee River

    PIER 22 Restaurant • Patio • Catering, 1200 1st Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205, USA map In a patriotic salute to the red, white and starry blue, PIER 22 celebrates America with an Independence Day pig roast and buffet, plus the rockets’ red glare with premium waterside viewing during the July 4th fireworks show on the Manatee […]

  • lights out for sea turtles May 1- October 31

    Lights Out for Sea Turtles May 1-Oct 31

    Lights on the beach are harmful to both nesting female sea turtles and hatchlings. If you can see your lights from the beach, so can the sea turtles. Make sure you remember to pull your shades, rearrange your lighting inside or change your fixtures and bulbs to be turtle-friendly. Read More

  • desoto grand parade bradenton events

    DeSoto Grand Parade – April 27, 2019

    About the Grand Parade With over 150 entries, the De Soto Grand Parade is one of the largest and oldest parades in Southwest Florida. Tens of thousands of people will line the streets of Bradenton to view the illuminated floats and catch a glimpse of our new Hernando DeSoto, Captain of Crewe and their newly […]

  • bradenton farmers market


    Every Saturday, from Oct. through May, 9am–2pm, on Old Main Street in Downtown Bradenton (400 12th St. W. Bradenton, FL 34205). The Bradenton Farmers’ Market is a place where the community meets each week to enjoy fresh produce, local art, upbeat music, demonstrations by local chefs, and family activities. Parking is free on weekends, and dogs […]