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Official news releases of Realize Bradenton. If you would like more information about an event or story that you have seen on our website or social media, a photo, or would like to request an interview with someone from Realize Bradenton, please contact us. We typically respond within a business day.


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“See Me, Hear Me” Celebrates Bradenton’s Millennials

The exhibition, part of Realize Bradenton’s “PopUps for a Purpose” program, showcases 23 Bradenton-area Millennials. The large-scale, black and white portraits are exhibited in four spaces in downtown Bradenton.

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Realize Bradenton Wins Nonprofit Of The Year

Realize Bradenton, a nonprofit organization that brings people together to create a more vibrant, attractive, and prosperous Bradenton area, was named 2016 Manatee Nonprofit Organization of the Year by the Manatee Chamber of Commerce.

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Cook Together Bradenton

This Millennial-driven collaboration is part of the 2016 Giving Challenge, an online fundraising event benefiting Realize Bradenton and other area nonprofits.

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The Downtown Bradenton’s Farmers’ Market Returns To Old Main Street October 1, 2016

New Additions to the Market include SNAP Bonus Bucks, Kids’ Corner, and Rainbow Kitchen.

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Friendly Food Fight Between Local Chefs To Kick Off Eat Local Week At The Bradenton Farmers’ Market

Chefs compete in a friendly cook-off competition to create the tastiest dish using ingredients from the Bradenton Farmers’ Market.

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Blues Bar Buzz Events To Launch 2016 Bradenton Blues Festival

Kenny Neal, Holey Miss Moley, and Joe Louis Walker participate in the three-part “Blues Bar Buzz” music series at Ace’s Live and Blue Rooster.

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Celebrate Farm City Week At The Bradenton Farmer’s Market

Local Students to Showcase Agricultural Leadership Projects Nov. 12, 2016.

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“Blues In The Schools” To Inspire Students Before The 2016 Bradenton Blues Festival

Singer, Songwriter, and Fiddler Ilana Katz will visit Manatee High School as part of Realize Bradenton’s “Blues in the Schools” educational initiative.

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New Mural Coming To City Of Bradenton Parking Garage

The new mural, depicting the qualities unique to Bradenton, is part of six new pieces of public art that will expand the City’s current collection

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Artslam Returns To Downtown Bradenton

Twenty-three Teams of Manatee County Students and Creatives Bring Interactive Art and Experiences to Downtown Bradenton on Mar. 4, 2017

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New “Road Art” To Connect Old Main Street In Downtown Bradenton To The Village Of The Arts

The new street-applied artwork will create a visual connection between Downtown Bradenton’s Old Main Street and the Village of the Arts

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Bradenton Blues Festival Weekend Returns To Downtown

The 6th Annual Bradenton Blues Festival Returns to Downtown with a Weekend Full of Events and Top Blues Musicians, Dec. 1–3, 2017.

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Music And Paws In The Park Returns To The Bradenton Riverwalk

Realize Bradenton’s free outdoor concert series is back with live music and adoptable pets at the Mosaic Amphitheater on the Riverwalk in downtown Bradenton.

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Beats @ Healthy Street Health Fair At The Bradenton Farmers’ Market

A health fair with free health screenings, healthy cooking demonstrations, games, prizes, mini yoga and Zumba classes in downtown Bradenton, April 8, 2017.

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Pickin’ Picnic Returns To The Bradenton Riverwalk

The Bradenton Riverwalk comes alive on May 6, 2017, with a free, family-friendly event featuring live music, free craft beer tasting, food trucks, and local artisan vendors.

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Walkbradenton.Com Encourages On-Foot Exploration Of Downtown Bradenton To Build Local Business

The website encourages residents and visitors to explore local history, public art, and to find authentic places to eat, shop, see, stay, and play in downtown Bradenton.

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3Nd Annual Children’s Book Fair And Family Fun Day At The Bradenton Farmers’ Market

The free event includes book signings with a dozen local children’s book authors, live storytelling, hands-on lessons on how food grows, and other family activities.

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Realize Bradenton Board Of Directors Elect New Officers

New Chair, Vice Chair, and Treasurer elected to serve three-year terms on Realize Bradenton’s Board of Directors.

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Knight Foundation Fund Of The Manatee Community Foundation Awards Grant To Realize Bradenton

The $59,000 grant allows Realize Bradenton to continue to attract and retain young talent to the Bradenton area.

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