Symphony on the Sand
Sit back with your toes in the sand and your head in the clouds as you’re serenaded to the sweet sounds of Symphony on the Sand. The award-winning Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus & Orchestra sing and play until the sun sets right on Coquina Beach.
Hunsader Farms Pumpkin Festival
While the Bradenton Area is best known for oranges, you’ll find plenty of pumpkins at Hunsader Farms. Stop by in October for corn mazes, hayrides, petting zoos and over 100 different craft booths. Just don’t forget to pick up a pumpkin or two to carve afterwards.
Harvest & Harmony
Farm-to-table dining, Southern Living demos and a live concert with Caitlyn Smith all in one night – it’s just the beginning of what to expect at Harvest & Harmony. Claim your spot at the table to enjoy the most romantic evening during fall in the Bradenton Area.
Mixon’s Harvest Festival
Mixon Fruit Farms is an orange grove and one of the best local farms in the Bradenton Area. So it’s no surprise that they also put on one of the best seasonal festivals. Enjoy pony rides, craft tables and all the orange-flavored ice cream you can scream for at Mixon’s Harvest Festival.
Rhythm & Ribs
Rhythm & Ribs is a street music and food festival outside of McKechnie Field. It’s an all-day event complete with southern-cooked ribs, live music performances, and entertainment for kids. Don’t worry about reserving tickets – this annual festival is free of charge.
Spirit Voices of Old Manatee
Kick off October with a trip back in time at Spirit Voices of Old Manatee. Experience the haunting reenactments of real-life stories of some of the Bradenton Area’s first settlers. See it all at the Manatee Village Historical Park.
Sometimes the best fall events are the scariest ones. Walk through the oldest antebellum mansion in Florida at night with nothing but the flicker of candlelight. Listen to the ghost stories of Gamble Plantation and discover for yourself if this age-old mansion is haunted or not.
Day of the Dead Festival
Village of the Arts is home to creative artists, unique artwork and the Day of the Dead Festival. This colorful event is the perfect way to celebrate the end of Halloween in the Bradenton Area. Enjoy platefuls of Mexican food between dancing to live music and viewing the southwestern-inspired artwork.