ArtCenter ManateeView art in the galleries or take a class
ArtCenter hosts monthly exhibitions featuring artwork of local, state and national artists. The Artists' Market has unique and original gifts. Art class subjects range from drawing and painting, pastels, painting on silk, pottery, jewelry design, digital photography, and more.
Bradenton Central LibraryCheck-out a novel, e-book, or movie
With thousands of books, this is the place to find that perfect novel. The Manatee County Public Library System is the winner of the 2013 Florida Library Association Library Innovation Award and the Betty Davis Miller Youth Services Award.
Bradenton Farmers' MarketFresh produce, seafood, live music, and more
A place where the community meets each week to enjoy fresh produce, local art, upbeat music, demonstrations by local chefs, and free family activities. Parking is free on weekends, and dogs on leashes are welcome.
Darwin Brewing Company and Motorworks Brewing are full-production craft breweries with their own distinct vibe. Sample their many styles of beer in taste rooms, and learn how each brew is made.
Manatee Village Historical ParkExperience the history of the Bradenton area
Step back into time at the Manatee Village Historical Park and visit a collection of restored, historic buildings from Manatee County's pioneer past, including a courthouse, one-room schoolhouse, farmhouse, general store, and more.
McKechnie FieldRoot for the Bradenton Mauraders and Pittsburgh Pirates
The spring training home of the Pittsburgh Pirates and is named for Bradenton resident, and baseball great, Bill McKechnie. Enjoy the recently renovated stadium and take a walk around the wrap-around boardwalk.
RiverwalkStroll, run, or play on our 1.5 mile riverfront park
Take a walk at sunset. Watch fishermen pull in their catch from the dock. Bring your skateboard to the skate park. Launch your kayak. Listen to live music at the Mosaic Amphitheater. Take in the public art, and learn the history of Bradenton. All in one place along the Manatee River.
South Florida Museum, Aquarium & PlanetariumView the natural and cultural artifacts from the Gulf Coast
The South Florida Museum is a natural and cultural history museum specializing in the history of Florida's gulf coast. The Museum also includes the Bishop Planetarium and the Parker Manatee Aquarium, the home of Snooty, the oldest manatee in captivity–and likely the oldest manatee in the world!
Village of the Arts
Stroll through the many art galleries, shops and restaurants
The Village is Florida’s largest live-work art community and where over 30 businesses call home. Galleries, studios, cafes, healing arts, jewelry, fashion, and books can all be found here. ArtWalk occurs every first Friday and Saturday of the month.