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, WalkBradenton.com is a great resource to find and locate where the locals go for food, entertainment and relaxation.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
Exercise is a common activity that relieves stress, combats health issues and boosts energy. WalkBradenton.com is the perfect tool to help you use your foot power to get from here to there in downtown Bradenton. Simply go to WalkBradenton.com, press the green GO button and the website finds you and locates you on the map with a yellow smiley emoji.Read more
Baseball 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.Read more
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.Read more
By now, we hope you’re enjoying the WalkBradenton.com 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.Read more
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.Read more
Libraries, 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.Read more
April 23-29 is National Volunteer Week - an opportunity to recognize and thank volunteers.
Realize Bradenton, like Points of Light Foundation, appreciates the power of volunteerism to bring people together. Service empowers individuals to find their purpose and turn their passion into meaningful change.Read more
Pedestrians and motorists will notice a unique and colorful street-applied installation of public art at the intersection of 12th Ave. W and 9th St. W over next week, adding to downtown Bradenton’s growing public art collection.Read more
Downtown Bradenton’s Old Main Street will be transformed into a creative zone during Realize Bradenton’s 8th annual ArtSlam, March 4, 2017, from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. The free event features live performances, site-specific installations, and interactive art experiences by Manatee County art students and professional local artists.Read more
Dogs from rescue organizations and shelters around Manatee County will be at the Farmers’ Market and available for adoption on February 11th.Read more