the riverwalk
our outdoor gathering place - unwind, exercise, and
enjoy a variety of unique features and events




Well-designed public spaces that offer high-quality events promote quality of life and economic development. In addition to aesthetic and recreational benefits, parks also provide positive financial impact by enhancing property values, increasing municipal revenue, and attracting businesses, homebuyers, visitors, and retirees.

For these reasons, the Downtown Development Authority and Realize Bradenton joined forces with many other partners to transform the shoreline of the Manatee River into today’s spectacular Bradenton Riverwalk. The redeveloped park opened October 18, 2012.


Visit the new Riverwalk and enjoy concerts, festivals, art talks, movies, food, volleyball, educational events, yoga, skateboarding, fishing, crafts, youth theater, living history, boating, art making, exercise, and many community connecting activities. Events are listed in
the Realize Bradenton Calendar.