The temperatures are rising, snowbirds are heading back home, and things are quieting down in Bradenton. While the summer months are admittedly a bit slower here, there are still plenty of fun things to do. Whether you’re looking for family-friendly activities, places to take your dog, or the ultimate Sunday Funday adventure, Discover Bradenton has got you covered! Check out these 25 awesome things to do in June.
1. Friendly City Flea
Saturday, June 1st 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Oscura Cafe: 540 13th Street W, Bradenton, Florida 34205
If you haven’t visited Oscura Cafe & Bar in downtown Bradenton yet, you’re missing out! This new hot spot is the perfect place to grab an espresso or a beer, bring your laptop and do some work, or chill out with friends. On Saturday, June 1st, they’re hosting The Friendly City Flea where you’ll find music, cocktails, and goods for sale by some of the area’s greatest creatives.
Some of the items available will include vegan treats, vintage items, artwork, plants, and flowers. Come on out and support local artists, small businesses, and your community!
2. Art, Animals, and You at ArtCenter Manatee
Saturday, June 1st 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
ArtCenter Manatee: 209 9th St W, Bradenton, Florida 34205
Gather up the whole family, including your furry friends, and head over to ArtCenter Manatee for Art, Animals, and You on Saturday, June 1st. This free event welcomes well-behaved dogs and features an art exhibit called “Fur, Feathers, Flora & Fauna.” You’ll also enjoy children’s workshops, a scavenger hunt, and free pet portraits!
3. Dog Days of Summer at Caddy’s
Sunday, June 2nd 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Caddy’s: 801 Riverside Drive East, Bradenton, Florida 34208
It looks like the first weekend of June has gone to the dogs! Get your fur-baby ready for an adventure at Caddy’s Dog Days of Summer Party on Sunday, June 2nd. There will be tons of prizes and giveaways, a “Best Dressed Pet” costume party, free frisbees, and $9 domestic pitchers.
4. Kitty Yoga at PetSuites
Sunday, June 2nd 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
PetSuites: 5205 53rd Ave East, Bradenton, Florida 34203
What’s better than cuddling cats while doing yoga? I have no idea! Come see what all the fuss is about during Kitty Yoga at PetSuites. You bring the mat, they provide the cat. The cost is $10 and all proceeds benefit All Kitty Korner cat rescue.
5. Coquina Beach Market
Sunday, June 2nd 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Coquina Beach: 2650 Gulf Dr. S, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
One of the area’s biggest outdoor markets, the Coquina Beach Market features a TON of vendors selling items including artwork, crafts, purses, pottery, and plants. You’ll also find apparel, jewelry, unique gifts as well as produce, local honey, herbs and teas, baked goods, gourmet foods, and more! From 10:30 to 2:30, the AMI String Band strolls through the market, providing live entertainment.
6. Beer and Bingo at Good Liquid Brewing Co.
Wednesday, June 5th 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Good Liquid Brewing Co.: 4824 14th st. W, Bradenton, Florida 34207
Wednesday night’s Beer and Bingo at Good Liquid Brewing is not your grandma’s bingo! There will be plenty of chances to win prizes and free beer! Best of all, it’s free to play as long as you order something while you’re there!
7. Books on Tap at 3 Keys Brewery
Wednesday, June 5th 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
3 Keys Brewing & Eatery: 2505 Manatee Ave E, Bradenton, Florida 34208
Sponsored by the Manatee County Public Library and held at 3 Keys Brewery, the new Books on Tap book club is sure to be a hit among local reading enthusiasts. During this meeting, they’ll be discussing “America for Beginners” by Leah Franqui. For more information, contact Kim Barbour at Kimberly.firstname.lastname@example.org.
8. Movie Night in the Beer Garden
Wednesday, June 5th 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Motorworks Brewing: 1014 9th Street West, Bradenton, Florida 34205
Every Wednesday night throughout the summer, Motorworks Brewing hosts Movie Night in the Beer Garden. Bring a blanket so you can get cozy on the turfed lawn and enjoy complimentary popcorn while sipping your favorite brew. This event is free, and well-behaved pets are welcome. On June 5th, they’ll be showing The Goonies. Catch ET on the 12th, Top Gun on the 19th, and Men in Black on the 26th.
9. MVP Open Bowling at Bowlaroo
Friday, June 7th 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Bowlaroo: 4208 Cortez Rd W, Bradenton, Florida 34210
While lots of Bradenton events take a hiatus in the summertime, now is prime time for summer bowling season. If you’ve ever thought about joining a bowling league or just want to do something fun on Friday nights, you’ll want to check out MVP Open Bowling at Bowlaroo (formerly AMF Bradenton Lanes).
The free event held on Friday, June 7th will give you a taste of what to expect during the upcoming 8-week bowling league which starts on June 21st. The league is open to all players, and no former bowling experience is required (really!).
10. Village of the Arts Artwalk
Friday, June 7th 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, June 8th 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Village of the Arts: 1017 12th Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205
11. Bradenton Boat Show
Friday, June 7th through Sunday, June 9th 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (5 p.m. on Sunday)
Bradenton Area Convention Center: 1 Haben Blvd, Palmetto, FL 34221
Boating enthusiasts will love spending a day at the Bradenton Boat Show. Check out dozens of new boat models, learn fishing tips from the pros, check out the hands-on workshops, and shop for boating accessories, apparel, and more.
Tickets are $5, and children under 12 get in free. On Friday, purchase one adult ticket and get a second one for free.
12. Intro to Yoga Workshop at High Vibe Studio
Saturday, June 8th 10:30 a.m. t0 11:30 a.m.
High Vibe Studio: 417 12th St. W. Bradenton, FL 34205
Are you BRAND NEW to yoga, or has it been forever since you’ve been to a class? This Intro to Yoga Workshop is for you! Check out the newly opened High Vibe Studio in downtown Bradenton and learn everything you need to know so you can feel comfortable going to your first “beginner” yoga class. Tickets are just $20 per person and you can purchase them here.
13. Manatee Chamber Culinary Crawl
Saturday, June 8th 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location Varies Depending on Your Route
If you’re ready for an exciting culinary adventure, you won’t want to miss the Manatee Chamber Culinary Crawl. Choose your route and hop on a tour bus for an all-day restaurant crawl you won’t soon forget.
River Rambler will take you to Anna Maria Oyster Bar in Ellenton, Central Cafe, Mattison’s City Grille Bradenton Riverwalk, Riverhouse Restaurant, and Riveria Dunes Dockside. East Express goes to Grove, Texas Roadhouse, Angry Rooster Wing Company, Rusty Bucket, and MacAllister’s Grill and Tavern.
Prefer the island life? Hop on Island Express and explore Anna Maria Oyster Bar on the Pier, The Beachhouse, Gulf Drive Cafe, Eliza Ann’s Coastal Kitchen, and Eat Here.
During the tour, there will be lots of chances to win prizes and a 50/50 raffle. Your admission includes the bus ride, food samples at each stop, bottled water on the bus, and a cool swag bag to take home. The cost is $50 for Chamber members and $60 for non-members.
14. Goat Yoga at My Tranquility Farm
Saturday, June 8th 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
My Tranquility Farm: 13710 Golf Course Rd, Parrish, FL 34219
If you haven’t tried Goat Yoga at My Tranquility Farm yet, you’re missing out! This super-casual class is beginner friendly and gives you a chance to connect with yourself while enjoying some time with fun and playful goats. The class runs for 60 minutes and there will be another 30 minutes for playing with the goats and taking photos. Tickets are $20 and should be purchased ahead of time.
15. Beer Yoga with Dj Victor Amato
Sunday, June 9th 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Darwin Brewing Company and Taproom: 803 17th Ave W, Bradenton, Florida 34205
Sundays are for self-care, and nothing says relaxation like Beer Yoga with a DJ at Darwin Brewing Company. Tara Garland of Wild Orchid Wellness will lead a yoga class in the beer garden while Dj Victor Amato spins house music to help deepen your practice even further.
Yoga class with a beer is $10 and Circa 1926 Tangerine Wheat Beer’s are only $4 ALL DAY. What a great way to kick off your Sunday Funday!
16. Yappy Hour at Motorworks Brewing
Sunday, June 16th 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Motorworks Brewing: 1014 9th Street West, Bradenton, Florida 34205
Gather up your furry friends and head out to Yappy Hour at Motorworks Brewing. This month’s event supports Ewenity Farm Herding Dog Haven. There will be raffles, vendors, and plenty of adoptable dogs! There’s no cost to attend, and it’s always a great time!
17. Summer Solstice Sun Salutations
Friday, June 21st 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Holmes Beach by Cafe on the Beach
Want to raise your vibrations while ringing in the Summer Solstice? Head over to Holmes Beach near Cafe on the Beach and join the Thrive Yoga & Fitness instructors for a 108 Sun Salutation practice. Pay what you can! This is a donation-based event and all proceeds go to benefit Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium.
18. Friends – We Were on a (Summer) Break Night at Arts a Blaze Studio
Friday, June 21st 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Arts a Blaze Studio: 8111 Lakewood Main Street Unit 107, Bradenton, Florida 34202
Are you a big fan of the TV show Friends? Then you won’t want to miss “We Were on a (Summer) Break” Night at Arts a Blaze Studio. Paint a Central Perk mug, “Friends” themed photo frame, or paint a “Friends” quote on your choice of over 500 different types of pottery. While you’re painting your treasure, play “Friends” trivia for a chance to win gift cards!
You must register ahead of time and there’s a $5 registration fee. Once you arrive, you’ll pay for the pottery you decide to paint (prices start at $14).
19. Bark in the Park
Saturday, June 22 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
LECOM Park: 1611 9th St W, Bradenton, Florida 34205
Watching the Marauders play is always a good time, but it’s even better when you can bring your dog! During Bark in the Park, sponsored by PetSuites Sarasota Bradenton, pay an extra $5 for your dog and you can both enjoy the game! All proceeds from dog badges go to charity. While you’re there, stop by the PetSuites tent for a free swag bag!
20. DosXX 80’s Tiki Party at Caddy’s
Saturday, June 22nd 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Caddy’s Bradenton: 801 Riverside Drive East, Bradenton, Florida 34208
Dust off your ’80s gear and get ready to party under the Tiki hut a Caddy’s all evening long! The DosXX 80’s Tiki Party at Caddy’s will feature an ’80s costume contest, lots of giveaways, $3 pints of DosXX and $3 Caddy’s Punch.
21. Bradenton Blues Brunch at Mattison’s Riverwalk
Sunday, June 23rd 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Mattison’s on the Riverwalk: 101 Riverfront Blvd Ste 120, Bradenton, Florida 34205
Offered on the last Sunday of each month, Blues Brunch at Mattison’s on the Riverwalk is a blues-lovers dream! This month’s event will feature a performance by LC Williams and the Driver. There’s no cover to enjoy the music, and the brunch menu includes lots of decadent items like Stuffed French Toast or Steak and Eggs, as well as $5 Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas.
Note that seating is limited, so you’ll want to reserve your table ahead of time by calling 941-896-9660.
22. Summer Celebration Wine Tasting
Sunday, June 23rd 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
CopaMocha: 1506 13th St W, Bradenton, Florida 34205
Take a trip into The Village of the Arts for CopaMocha’s first Summer Celebration Wine Tasting. This event will feature 10 different Italian wines, including Pinot Grigio and Montepulciano as well as biscotti and cheese to please your palate.
Tickets are $15 and only 30 tickets will be sold, so get yours today! The featured wines will also be available for purchase during the event.
23. Reggae Sunday Funday at The Angry Rooster
Sunday, June 23rd 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The Angry Rooster Wing Company: 7230 52nd Pl E, Bradenton, Florida 34203
If you enjoy spending your Sundays with a laid-back tropical vibe, you’ll love Reggae Sunday Funday at The Angry Rooster’s tiki bar. This event features popular band JAH MOVEMENT, who was voted Best Reggae Band and Best Cover Band by Creative Loafing’s BEST OF THE BAY 2018.
24. Acrylic Pouring FUN
Friday, June 28th 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Poured Out: Art from the Heart – 817 Manatee Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205
Learn the art of acrylic pouring in a fun and relaxed environment at Poured Out: Art from the Heart’s Acrylic Pouring FUN class. This event includes a lecture, demonstration, and the chance to create your own piece of art.
Class is $40 and is held at Creative Art Supply (formerly Keeton’s). Please call the store at (941) 259-1449 to register.
25. Elvis Jailhouse Ballroom Revival!
Sunday, June 30th 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Manatee Performing Arts Center: 502 3rd Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205
If you love dancing and the music of Elvis, then you won’t want to miss Elvis Jailhouse Ballroom Revival! This exciting stage production was choreographed and directed by world-renowned three-time World Champion, Wilson Barrera. The show features Wilsons Dance Club International’s World Class Dancers And Performers who will make you feel like you’re in the middle of Elvis’ best performance ever.
Tickets are $25 per person. This show could sell out, so get your tickets online now!
Well, friends, there you have it! 25 Awesome Things to Do in Bradenton during the month of June. If you liked this post, please share it, and don’t forget to Follow Discover Bradenton on Facebook so you can keep your finger on the pulse of all the cool things happening around town.
Check back early next month for the July edition of “Get of the Couch, Bradenton!”