Longboat Key

  • breakfast with the sharks

    Breakfast with the Sharks Nov 30th.

    Rise & dive! Start your day with our sharks before the Aquarium opens to the public. You and your chums will have a great time as you sink your teeth into a continental breakfast, explore cool shark artifacts such as jaws and skin, watch a narrated feeding at our Shark Tracker exhibit, and have your […]

  • Fish, Fun and Fright Oct 18th.

    FISH, FUN AND FRIGHT 2019  October 18, 2019  5:30 pm — 8:00 pm Buoys and ghouls of all ages are invited to dress up in costume for a Night of Fish, Fun & Fright! Enjoy spooky activities throughout the Aquarium, unearth shark teeth in “Coffin Creek” and feast on deep sea delights in the “Diner of the Dead.” […]

  • Longboat Key Events

    Nahko and Medicine for the People

    Nahko, an Oregon-native born a mix of Puerto Rican, Native American, and Filipino bloodlines considers himself a citizen in service to the planet. Disillusioned by the world around him and inspired by vagabond, Americana musicians and storytellers like Conor Oberst and Bob Dylan, Nahko left home as a teenager in search of adventure and self […]

  • Aug 24th Hungry Ghost Festival

    The gates of the afterlife are thrown open and ghosts are free to roam the earth in search of food, entertainment and mischief. Though the Hungry Ghost Festival gets some acclaim as the “Chinese Halloween,” the holiday actually offers a great opportunity to teach kids about caring for the destitute and less fortunate. — Festival […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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

  • 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 […]

  • a womans journey longboat key events

    A Woman’s Journey health symposium

    An annual event about women’s health featuring Johns Hopkins Medicine faculty. About this Event Each year, the A Woman’s Journey health symposium offers relevant women’s health information delivered by Johns Hopkins Medicine experts who are at the forefront of medical advancements and research across various medical specialties. At Johns Hopkins All Children’s, we know healthy […]

  • dry dock waterfront grill longboat key

    Longboat Key dining-Have you tried Dry Dock Waterfront Grill?

    Enjoy Casual Waterfront Dining on Sarasota Bay 941.383.0102 412 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 Zwick’s Channel, Marker 6 via boat Sunday – Thursday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm Friday & Saturday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm Do they have a great grouper sandwich? Sarasota Magazine thinks so! Read More  

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    Mote Ocean Fest April 13th Key West

    Underwater and outdoor enthusiasts, eco­travelers and families are encouraged to celebrate the marine environment at Mote Marine Laboratory’s annual event, Mote’s Ocean Fest: A Community Celebration. Proceeds and donations from the festival support Mote Marine Laboratory’s coral reef restoration and research programs. The family-friendly fun will take place Saturday, April 13, 2018 at Truman Waterfront […]