You'll find a range of treasures unmatched in other cities our size. With a unique mix of arts, culture, heritage, and sports, Bradenton offers something for everyone—a farmers’ market, free films, cultural history museum, performing arts center, planetarium, historic Main Street, Riverwalk park, marina, aquarium, Major League Baseball, and a lively Village of the Arts. Enjoy a variety of events and attractions in our walkable community, every day.
How to Get Here
Bradenton is located on the west coast of Florida, just 8 miles east of the white sandy beaches of Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key, 10 miles north of Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, 40 miles south of Tampa International Airport, 115 miles southwest of Orlando, and 240 miles northwest of Miami.
If you need an address for your GPS to guide you, the Bradenton Municipal Auditorium, which is located in the heart of downtown, is 1005 1st Avenue West, Bradenton, FL 34205.
Parking & Key Locations
Public parking is available throughout downtown and is designated by the red pins in the map below. Kindly note that parking in public lots downtown is metered throughout the city, and is free on weekends. Check out our printable map of downtown.
Grab your smartphone and immerse yourself in local history, public art, and find your next place to eat, shop, stay, and play. Explore downtown like a local!
Walk Bradenton is an interactive website that showcases Bradenton’s unique mix of assets on your smartphone using GPS. We’ve personally identified over 58 pieces of public art, 25 historic sites, and 145 local businesses and restaurants that make Bradenton truly unique. Dine on Old Main Street, visit neighborhoods like Village of the Arts or Old Manatee, and stroll the Riverwalk at sunset. Design your own authentic, downtown adventure!