Regional Events

The Bradenton Area aims to please…everyone!

Residents can enjoy a significant arts, cultural and sporting environment throughout the Bradenton Area. With sporting events, free concerts and gallery walks, the Bradenton Area provides our residents and visitors with ample activities!


For nearly 10 years, Ringling International Arts Festival has been held in October on the grounds of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art.  This event attracts visual and performing artists and audiences from around the world.

The two-day Cortez Seafood Festival attracts thousands to experience life and great seafood in a working fishing village.

The annual Manatee County Fair pleases children and adults alike.

The award-winning Bradenton Blues Fest held at our downtown Riverwalk brings in world-class talented artists that draws locals and visitors in to experience great music, good food and local craft beer.  A map of the Riverwalk can be found here: 

An annual film festival screens the best in cinema and brings in new and veteran independent filmmakers and stars.


The Manatee Players and Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra offer a schedule of regular performances.

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