Things to Do

Hike Along the Bradenton Area’s History Trail

Feb 14, 2024 / madden

As the proud home to Sarasota Bradenton International Airport, the fastest growing airport in the U.S., the Bradenton Area’s future is as bright as the sun reflecting off the white sand beaches of Anna Maria Island. The area’s past, however, can shine a light on how this vibrant community came to be. More

Back to Angola

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Rediscovering Roots and Celebrating Culture The Back To Angola Festival is more than just an annual celebration—it's a journey intorediscovering the rich history of the Angolan maroon community that once resided at ManateeMineral Springs. https://youtu.be/eim_35Bw9Es During Spanish control of Florida, the territory served as a sanctuary for people escaping British and American slavery. More

Act Like A Kid

Nov 28, 2023 / MM Designers

Discover big-time fun at these kid-friendly spots by Stephen Kubiak Known for its beautiful sandy beaches and laid-back atmosphere, the Bradenton Area makes for a perfect destination for families. Its kid-friendly attractions, which spark a sense of adventure and wonder, are sure to have your kids clamoring for a return visit. More

Christmas Events in the Bradenton Area

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Unsure about your Christmas plans in the Bradenton Area? No worries—we've got you covered with a list of seasonal activities and restaurants open on Christmas day. Manatee River Boat Parade When: December 9th, 2023 Where: 4307 13th Street West, Palmetto, FL 34211 The grandest holiday celebration in the county is undoubtedly the Manatee River Holiday Boat Parade. More

Paddleboarding 101

Oct 26, 2023 / MM Accounts

Imagine gliding gently across the water, passing peacefully through magnificent mangrove tunnels, revealing rarely seen shorelines and animals found only in the Bradenton Area. You’ve just pictured stand-up paddleboarding, locally referred to as “paddle boarding” or “SUP”. More