Annual arts festival returns to Bradenton

February 19, 2017 by  

The annual Art Slam festival is taking place next month, presented by Realize Bradenton.

This popular event is a celebration of youth and [Read more]

Annual regatta features world class performances

January 29, 2017 by  

The Bradenton Area River Regatta is taking place next month in Bradenton and Palmetto.

The largest festival of its kind in [Read more]

Main Street to ring in 2017

December 21, 2016 by  

Main Street Live! 2016-2017 is taking place this New Year’s Eve in Bradenton, presented by the Old Main Street Merchants Association.

Old Main Street will be closed to traffic between Manatee and 3rd Avenues as part of a monthly event that takes place from October to May each year. The streets will be lined with arts and crafts vendors who will be selling a variety of handmade and unique items such as jewelry, clothing, and paintings. There will also food trucks parked on the street; bars and restaurants will be open. Alcohol is allowed on the street but only if it is not in a glass container.

As with each month, there will be musical entertainment. For New Year’s Eve, the performers will be the local bands Have Gun, Will Travel and The Dram. Normally, there is only one musical performance.

The celebration usually stops at 10:00 pm but will be extended until 12:00 am so that visitors can count down to midnight.

Vendors participating in this Bradenton celebration may decide to invest in banners to draw more attention to their booths.

The Main Street Live! 2016-2017 celebration street party will take place on December 31 from 5:00 pm to midnight. Admission is free of charge. For the most up-to-date information about this event, visit the Old Main Street Merchants Association’s Facebook page.

Upcoming events help others this holiday season

November 17, 2016 by  

Meals on Wheels PLUS in Bradenton is hosting several events next month that will help to feed and provide gifts for seniors and those in need.

The 16th Empty Bowls Luncheon is [Read more]

New accounting firm opens in Bradenton

October 11, 2016 by  

Florida accounting company Bloom Financial & Business Consultants announced the opening of a new office in Bradenton this October, bringing its services to a new community.

While many accounting companies seek [Read more]

First half marathon comes to Manatee County

September 17, 2016 by  

The inaugural Bradenton Area Half Marathon will be hosted by the Hernando de Soto Historical Society next month.

The course will start at [Read more]

Car dealership looks to support students

August 3, 2016 by  

Children in the Bradenton and Sarasota areas will be supported this year by the Gettel automotive group, as it has launched its Support Our Students Backpack School Supply Drive for the fall.

Gettel is accepting donations of [Read more]

Special pet adoption takes place in Bradenton

July 13, 2016 by  

‘Christmas in July’ will be held each Friday this month by the Manatee County Animal Services.

The shelter, located in Palmetto, close enough to [Read more]

Special birthday party to be held in Bradenton

June 12, 2016 by  

Snooty, the world’s oldest known manatee (according to the Guinness Book of World Records), who lives at the South Florida Museum in Bradenton, will be turning 68 this year. To celebrate this special occasion, the Museum is holding its annual [Read more]

Baking company plans opening in Bradenton

May 31, 2016 by  

Flowers Baking Co. has recently completed the construction of a new retail outlet and distribution warehouse near downtown [Read more]

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