If your travel plans include sunny Florida, Bradenton is a must see. Located between Tampa and Sarasota is 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; it?s an experience that will not be forgotten. 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.
In Bradenton there are always fun activities going on. There is a ?Night with the Rays?, a baseball game between the Minnesota Twins and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, an ?Arts Alive? fest at the village of arts, just to mention a few.
Don?t miss Bradenton.
Events in Bradenton
Night of Wonder
at Bayside Community Church
Step back in time and walk through a live nativity. Hear the Christmas story told like never before with immersive sets, actors, and live animals. Enjoy christmas cookies, hot chocolate
Main Street Live Street Party in Downtown Bradenton
at Old Main Street Downtown Bradenton
Old Main Street (12th Street West) between Manatee and 3rd avenues is closed to vehicular traffic as vendors and awesome local food trucks line the streets and live music plays throughout the night. The music kicks off at 6 p.m. until 10 pm
6th Annual Spectacular Spectacular FREE Christmas Concert
at Congregational United Church of Christ
Three professional vocalists, tenors Dale Kitchell and Robert Lischetti and Sharon Scott, and more than a dozen professional musicians, perform seasonal music. This year’s Spectacular will culminate with a group performance of the Hallelujah Chorus.
Decades Rewind Sleigh Ride
at Manatee Performing Arts Center
Decades Rewind is a National touring concert, dance party and theatrical performance all wrapped up in one blockbuster show! It celebrates the hits of the 60s, 70s and 80s, the most prominent decades in music history.
A Waterfront New Year’s Eve With PIER 22
at Pier 22 Restaurant - Patio - Ballroom
PIER 22 stays open late to give cheers to the new year! Downtown Bradenton’s landmark restaurant is celebrating New Year’s Eve by the waterside with DJ entertainment, housemade menu selections, and VIP party options.
Kel-Tec Presents: Dropzone Gunner. Hosted by 3 Gun Nation.
at Manatee Gun & Archery Club
Ever wished there was a competition that was physically challenging, almost like an obstacle course, that also allowed you to put some rounds down range? How about 20 obstacles and 5 stages then... Congrats, you just found the event you've been looking for.
Dec 9 at 18:30 · 21:30
Dec 9 at 18:00 · 21:00