There is always something Fun and Interesting happening in Downtown Bradenton. You never know what you may find.

by on March 16, 2018

The Bradenton Riverwalk is expanding east, which means more walking and biking trails for outdoor enthusiasts. The current Riverwalk was constructed in 2012 and is nestled in the heart of downtown. Known as an “outdoor gathering place,” the 1.5-mile trail is ADA compliant and features an amphitheater, boating dock, skate and water park, and public art.

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by on February 19, 2018

Do you love food? Well you’ve come to the right place. Downtown Bradenton serves up some of the city’s best cuisine and you can easily satisfy your appetite for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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by on January 22, 2018

Bradenton is fortunate to have many locally owned businesses that allow residents an opportunity to invest in the community. The downtown area offers unique shopping experiences with a variety of consignment shops and small boutiques. Inside, you can find clothing, shoes, accessories, and jewelry to help spice up your Friday evening attire or give your professional wardrobe a nice pick-me-up.

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by on December 15, 2017

Downtown Bradenton is a terrific place to be during the holiday season. The bright and colorful lights along the waterfront are a must see, as well as other local attractions taking place nearby, including Main Street Live. This popular concert series is back in action and features one of the area’s more popular bands, Kettle of Fish, on December 16, 2017, 6–10 p.m. The show takes place at 400 12th Street West.

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by on November 20, 2017

One of the benefits of hanging out downtown is there is something for everyone. There are many locally owned shops, eateries and a number of activities to choose from for all ages. If you are visiting the area or are new to Bradenton, is a great resource to find and locate where the locals go for food, entertainment and relaxation.

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by on October 27, 2017

Good news! Downtown Bradenton now has a coworking space for those that desire to conduct business in a relaxed and quiet atmosphere. It’s called Connect Bradenton.

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by on October 03, 2017

October brings many changes to Bradenton, the nights become longer and we get a taste of autumn-like weather. It also heralds the beginning of a new season of the Bradenton Farmers’ Market to Old Main Street in the heart of downtown.

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by on September 26, 2017

The Riverwalk is a great place to be if you’re a fan of the outdoors, and it has something for everyone. In addition to a 1.5-mile paved walking path along the Manatee River, you will find public art, a playground and splashpad for the kids, and the ‘outdoor living room,’ which provides comfortable seating with a great view.

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by on September 15, 2017

Imagine yourself seated at an elegant dining table that stretches as far as the eye can see. Cafe lights twinkle overhead, shimmering across the vibrant tile mural that serves as the backdrop of what is sure to be an unforgettable evening. It is the perfect setting for Long Table at the Station, a meticulously-planned, six-course meal that features locally sourced ingredients thoughtfully paired with wine and craft beer.

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by on August 22, 2017

Exercise is a common activity that relieves stress, combats health issues and boosts energy. is the perfect tool to help you use your foot power to get from here to there in downtown Bradenton. Simply go to, press the green GO button and the website finds you and locates you on the map with a yellow smiley emoji. 

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by on July 24, 2017

lecom-park.jpgBaseball fans rejoice! You can catch a ball game almost year ‘round at LECOM Park. The Bradenton Marauders are the Class A advanced affiliate for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Their season runs April–early September. LECOM Park is also home to Pirate City, home field for all Pirates major league spring training games played in March each year. The Marauders season is currently in full swing and LECOM Park is just a brisk walk away from all of downtown’s happening hotspots. The historic ballpark has been a staple in the Bradenton community since 1923.

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by on June 15, 2017

Summertime brings out the kid in us all — childhood memories are formed, summer jobs are started, and family vacations are in full effect.

Some of my best childhood (and adulthood) memories of summer include melting sugary treats and sticky desserts. If you have a sweet tooth (or teeth in my case), you’ve no doubt experienced Bradenton’s finest dessert spots. Lucky for us, downtown Bradenton offers a host of delectable places to choose from and all are within walking distance.

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by on May 19, 2017

By now, we hope you’re enjoying the website features and have put some to good use! With downtown being a hotspot for all-things fun, we encourage you to utilize the website as often as you’d like.

As summer break quickly approaches, some parents might worry their kids will get into a “summer learning slump” but they can now rest at ease. Downtown is filled with learning opportunities for kids of all ages.

Below is a short list of places to help you get started.

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by on April 23, 2017

April 23–29, 2017, is National Volunteer Week, an opportunity to recognize and thank volunteers.

Realize Bradenton appreciates the power of volunteerism to bring people together. Service empowers individuals to find their purpose and turn their passion into meaningful change.

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by on April 21, 2017

vota-sign.jpgLibraries, public art, eateries, live entertainment — downtown Bradenton and its surrounding areas is where locals come to relax after a hard day’s work or enjoy their families on weekends. These unique and creative locations have a lot to offer and are conveniently located within walking distance. The downtown area is quickly becoming the go-to destination with something for everyone. Visitors will never be disappointed with the plethora of choices available.

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