If your travel plans include sunny Florida, Bradenton is a must see. Located between Tampa and Sarasota, the city known as the friendly city. Situated on the mainland, it is surrounded by both fresh and salt water. This tropical paradise offers great beaches, scenery, and water activities but there is much more to do in Bradenton.
Some of the best outdoor recreational activities are found here. The water activities are fantastic with great fishing, boating, and canoeing on one of the many local rivers. There are gorgeous sunsets when the sun drops below the Gulf of Mexico. Or, perhaps a hot air balloon ride over the city that allows for a fantastic view of the water below. For the golfer, the River Run golf course is one of the area?s most popular.
Fantastic nightlife and culture is also a part of Bradenton. There are many hot night spots including Mugs Grill and Bar and Club R J?s which was given a five-star rating by the local residents. If culture is what you are looking for, there are live stage performances and many fascinating local museums. Or just relax with a walk along the waterfront!
Events in Bradenton
Defying Gravity: Take Stock in Children of Manatee Launch Party
Take Stock in Children of Manatee County launches an innovative Workforce Initiative supported by a bold, new Corporate Partnership Program to benefit our scholars and community.
Thanksgiving Dining On Bradenton's Waterfront
Gather the family for a Thanksgiving feast to remember! Enjoy a traditional housemade turkey dinner from our award-winning culinary team or choose from scratch-made selections from our chef-created holiday menu. Takeout turkey dinners also available.
Mussels & Blue With A Brew Special $9
at Pier 22 Restaurant - Patio - Ballroom
Take a beat and visit PIER 22 for a Bradenton Blues Fest special that's sure to jazz things up!
Memphis Rub Band
at Bradenton Blues Festival
A day on the Riverwalk listening to eight blues musicians, southern-inspired cuisine, craft drinks and art. Produced by Realize Bradenton. The Blues Sound Better in Bradenton
at Honi Hanta Girl Scout Camp Find Tickets
Browniepalooza by Alex Moore
Holiday Bradenton Shabby Chic Vintage Market & Artisan Day
at Bradenton Area Convention Center
Shabby Chic Vintage Market and Artisan Day events are growing fast and has become one of the most unique shopping events in Tampa Bay. Each location is different and also brings its own unique crowd of attendees.
41st Annual Entre Nous Holiday Tour of Homes
at Various Homes throughout Bradenton Find Tickets
Entre Nous Club of Manatee will hold the 2018 Holiday Tour of Homes the first weekend of December on Saturday, December 1st- 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday December 2nd- 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tour tickets: $20 advance $25 day of event.
2019 Auditions - Tampa (Brass, Percussion, and Color Guard)
at Lakewood Ranch High School Find Tickets
2019 Auditions - Tampa (Brass, Percussion, and Color Guard) by Boston Crusaders
The Nutcracker Ballet
The magic of the season returns with Bradenton's favorite holiday tradition, The Nutcracker. Led by artistic director Allison Erwin Norton, we transport you to Clara's dream world filled with marching soldiers, dancing dolls and a Sugar Plum Fairy.
at Bradenton Blues Festival
A day on the Riverwalk listening to eight blues musicians, southern-inspired cuisine, craft drinks, and art. Produced by Realize Bradenton. The Blues Sound Better in Bradenton