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    August 7-August 10, 2019 Shark Days at Mote

    Join Mote Marine Laboratory for the ever popular Shark Days at Mote: Real Sharks, Real Science. August 7-August 10, 2019. Mote will dive into the science behind these incredible animals full of events and activities. The celebration will include jaw-some fun for the whole family. read more: https://mote.org/events/details/shark-days-at-mote-2018

  • 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 […]

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    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

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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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 […]