Our Impact

Working together works.

In conjunction with the City of Bradenton, the Downtown Development Authority and multiple business and cultural partners, Realize Bradenton collaboratively develops and promotes downtown Bradenton as a unique and preferred destination for residents, visitors, and businesses, and as a model for other cities.

Per the American for the Arts economic impact calculator, our 75+ events attract 100,000 people to downtown, generating $2,785,000 in economic impact each year. Over 300 vendors, musicians, and artists supplement their income, while showcasing their individual products and creative talents at Realize Bradenton events.

Realize Bradenton Events


We Win Awards

AdFed Silver & Gold ADDY Award Winner 2018 
Champions of Healthcare Finalist 2017
Nonprofit Organization of the Year 2016
Knight Cities Challenge Award 2015
Goodwill Ambassador of 2014
Public & Societal Benefit Nonprofit of 2014
Outstanding Public Interest Group of 2013

Top 10 Tips from Realize Bradenton

Our top 10 tips are easy to say, but hard to do. Click the graphic below to learn more.