For additional information about Special Events and listings of activities at the market and around town, please visit the event calendar.
- October 22, 2016 - Friendly Food Fight
- October 29, 2016 – Howl’ween Pet Parade
- October 29, 2016 – Food as Medicine
- November 12, 2016 – Farm City Week
- December 10, 2016 – Holiday Cheer
- February 11, 2017 – Hearts for Homeless Pets
- April 8, 2017 – Health Fair
- April 29, 2017 – Children’s Book Fair
Chef at the Market
Chef at the Market is featured on the second Saturday of each month at the corner of 4th Ave. West and Old Main Street. Don't miss tasting free samples!
- October 8th features Chef Adam Rothstein from Sarasota Beef Company
- The 3rd Saturday of each month features Chef Gaetano Cannata from Ortygia Restaurant
- The 4th Saturday of each month, November through May, features Chef Dave Shiplett of Birdrock Taco Shack
- December 10th features Chef Dana Johnson from Sugar Cubed Bakery
- Join us for cooking demonstrations most Saturdays at 10am
On October 1, 2016, and then continuing every third Saturday, November through May, Mainly Art hosts dozens of local artists and craftspeople displaying and selling their unique creations. Enjoy art, crafts, and live music from 9am to 2pm on Fourth Avenue West where it connects with the weekly Bradenton Farmers’ Market on Main Street. Learn more about our Mainly Art vendors.
Look for Mainly Art on the event calendar.
Join our Community Partners for family and health-oriented activities every week.
- The Rainbow Kitchen – Demonstrations and sampling of simple, healthy recipes presented by the UF Family Nutrition Program in Manatee County.
- Kids Corner! – Fun, engaging, and interactive activities for children with Fun 4 SRQ Kids.
- Master Gardeners - Learn more about growing plants in the Florida environment with Manatee County Master Gardeners.
- Live Well – Family activities focused on health and wellness with the Florida Dept. of Health in Manatee County.
- Healthy You - Health screenings for blood pressure and diabetes given by the LECOM School of Pharmacy.
- Creative Learning Station - A place for ideas, storytelling, and interactive learning for children and their families with Manatee County Public Libraries.
music at the market (2016–2017)
- Oct. 1 — Trevor Bystrom & Paige Merriman
- Oct. 8 — Michael Snayd & Sylvie Reichmann
- Oct. 15 — Scott Blum Music with Bill Vinhage & Kristie Armas
- Oct. 22 — Dean Johanesen & Undine Shorey October 29 Nick Haas & TBD Nov. 5 Trevor Bystrom & Sandi Grecco
- Nov. — 12 Michael Snayd & Sylvie Reichmann
- Nov. 19 — Scott Blum Music with Ron Kraemer & Paige Merriman
- Nov. 26 — Dean Johanesen & Ted Halloran
- Dec. 3 — Trevor Bystrom & Sandi Grecco
- Dec. 17 — Scott Blum Music with Tony Castellano & Paige Merriman
- Dec. 24 — Dean Johanesen & Nick Haas
- Dec. 31 — Undine Shorey & Sylvie Reichmann
- Jan. 7 — Trevor Bystrom & Sandi Grecco
- Jan. 14 — Steve Arvey & Sylvie Reichmann
- Jan. 21 — Scott Blum Music with Bill Vinhage & Paige Merriman
- Jan. 28 — Dean Johanesen & Ted Halloran
- Feb. 4 — Trevor Bystrom & Sandi Grecco
- Feb. 11 — Blue Mason Barter & Sylvie Reichmann
- Feb. 18 — Scott Blum Music with Francesco Tarantino & Paige Merriman
- Feb. 25 — Dean Johanesen & Undine Shorey
- Mar. 4 — Trevor Bystrom & ArtSlam performers
- Mar. 11 — Michael Snayd & Sylvie Reichmann
- Mar. 18 — Scott Blum Music with Ron Kraeme & Paige Merriman
- Mar. 25 — Dean Johanesen & Ted Halloran
- Apr. 1 — Trevor Bystrom & Sandi Grecco
- Apr. 8 — Michael Snayd & Sylvie Reichmann
- Apr. 15 — Scott Blum Music with Tony Castellano & Paige Merriman
- Apr. 22 — Dean Johanesen & Undine Shorey
- Apr. 29 — Nick Haas & Kristie Armas
- May 6 — Trevor Bystrom & Sandi Grecco
- May 13 — Michael Snayd & Sylvie Reichmann
- May 20 — Scott Blum Music with Francesco Tarantino & Paige Merriman
- May 27 — Dean Johanesen & Ted Halloran