The holidays have passed and the New Year is here! If you’re looking for fun things to do in Bradenton this month, you’re in luck! While many events are still on hold due to COVID-19 precautions, there are still some things you can do while social distancing. Here are 10 cool things to do in Bradenton this month.
1. The Bradenton Farmer’s Market
Every Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm
Old Main St. Downtown Bradenton
Don’t forget to keep #shoppinglocal each week at the Bradenton Farmer’s Market! Every Saturday you’ll find fresh local produce, plants, prepared foods, organic products, local art, live music, and more!
While you’re downtown, stop by and visit some of the area’s local bars and restaurants for breakfast, lunch, or a delicious Bloody Mary,
2. Weekly Trivia Games
Multiple Dates & Locations
Looking for a fun way to test your knowledge? Join Steve-O Entertainment for one of their fun weekly trivia games. It’s free to play and there are prizes!
General Knowledge Trivia:
3 Keys Brewing – Sundays at 6 pm
RJ Gators – Mondays at 7 pm
Dcoy Ducks – Tuesdays 7 pm
Bridge Tender – Wednesdays at 3:30 pm
Music Trivia Poker:
3 Keys Brewing – Tuesdays 7 pm
RJ Gators – Thursdays at 8 pm
3. Total Transformation 60-Day Challenge
From January 4th to March 4th
Fit Crew: 608 19th Ave. W. Bradenton, FL 34205 (Or Wherever You Are)
Are you ready to get in the best shape of your life? Check out Fit Crew‘s Total Transformation Challenge. There’s a $50 charge to participate, and $40 goes towards the winner’s pot.
Choose between in-person or virtual competition. The winner of the contest wins the pot in the form of Fit Crew credits. CLICK HERE to learn more!
4. Beach Market at Coquina Beach
Every Sunday and Wednesday from 10 am to 4 pm
2650 Gulf Drive South, Bradenton Beach
The holidays may be over, but you can still enjoy shopping local every Wednesday and Sunday at the Beach Market at Coquina Beach.
You’ll love the experience of shopping with your toes in the sand and discovering incredible finds from their unique vendors. Some of the things you’ll find there include fresh produce, arts and crafts, jewelry, local artists, apparel, pottery, purses, health and beauty items, and more.
5. Drive-In Laser Light Show
Thursday, January 7th – Sunday, January 10th at 7 pm and 9 pm
Premier Sports Campus at Lakewood Ranch: 5895 Post Blvd, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34211
Looking for a fun way to avoid crowds while enjoying an evening of family-friendly entertainment? This laser light show will feature the latest musical hits, mind-blowing lasers, and fantastic graphic effects.
There will be a 7 pm and 9 pm show each day and one show on Sunday. The cost is $25 per car. Learn more here.
6. Tibetan Singing Bowl Meditation
Wednesday, January 13th from 7:30 to 8:30 pm
Thrive Yoga & Fitness: 8819 Cortez Rd W, Bradenton, FL 34210
If you’ve never experienced Tibetan Singing Bowls, you’re missing out! This centuries-old tradition has been used throughout Asia to awaken and refresh those in sacred spaces. Now you can relax and experience those same shimmering sounds at Thrive Yoga & Fitness.
This is an incredible way to Align yourself in love, gratitude, and joy while you dissolve tension and stress, and explore what sound can offer. Learn more and get your tickets HERE.
7. Manatee County Fair
January 14th through 24th
Manatee County Fairgrounds: 1402 14th Ave. W. Palmetto, FL 34221
The Manatee County Fair is back! From dog and horse shows to live music, rides, food, and more — you’ll find tons of family-friendly entertainment here! Check out all the details here.
8. AMI Privateers “Thieves Markets” 2021
Saturday, January 16th at 8 am
GT Gray Park: 5502 33rd Ave Dr W, Bradenton, FL 34209
Head out to GT Bray Park for the Thieves Markets, where you’ll find a bunch of pirates and a 60-foot pirate ship. They’ll have all kinds of vendors with items like handmade jewelry, shark’s teeth, antiques, clothing, food trucks, and more! There will also be a kid’s play zone and live music to keep the whole family entertained. This fundraiser helps support the AMI Privateers’ mission of “Kids & Community.”
9. Hillbilly Gospel Brunch with Gumbo Boogie
Cottonmouth Southern Soul Kitchen
Sunday, January 17th at 11 am
Where can you find incredible soul food, an outdoor setting, and some of the best live music around? Cottonmouth Southern Soul Kitchen in Bradenton’s Village of the Arts!
Join popular band Gumbo Boogie for Cottonmouth’s Hillbilly Gospel Brunch. Tickets are limited, so make sure you call (941) 243-3735 to make your reservation!
10. Antiques, Art, & Craft Fair
Saturday, January 23rd from 10 am to 3 pm
Mixon Fruit Farm: 2525 27th St E, Bradenton, FL 34208
Come out and visit the vendors at Mixon Fruit Farms for their FREE monthly craft fair. This is a fun shopping adventure with lots of unique gifts and treasures.
While you’re at the farm, make sure you browse through their gift shop, try some delicious fudge, wine, and almost-famous orange-swirl ice cream.
You can also take a nature walk along their beautiful garden trails, feed the hundreds of koi fish in Florida’s largest Koi pond, and visit the Children’s Magical Maze and their BRAND NEW Amazing Play Place.