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20 Cool Things to Do in June

Summer is here and there are TONS of cool things to do during the month of June. Check out our round-up of the top 20!

The sun is out, kids are done with school, and there are a lot of fun Bradenton events you can check out this month! From fishing tournaments and festivals to fun classes and more – there truly is something for everyone to enjoy. Check out our round-up of 20 Cool Things to Do in Bradenton this month.

1. Live Music at Oscura

Thursday, June 2nd at 7 pm
Oscura: 816 Manatee Ave E Bradenton, FL 34208

Come out to the all-new Oscura for some great live music! Farseek and Kerosene Heights are playing on June 2nd along with Floating Boy and Ugly Couple. If you’re a fan of emo and punk, you won’t want to miss out!

Doors open at 7 pm and the cover is just $10.00.

This brand new venue is sure to become a local hot spot, so take this opportunity to be one of the first to check it out!


2. Glass-Making Classes at Witchgrass Studio

Friday, June 3rd from 6 pm to 9:30 pm and Saturday, June 4th from 11 am to 4 pm
Witchgrass Studio: 917 12th Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205

Learn how to make your own beautiful glass creations at Witchgrass Studio in the Village of the Arts. June 2nd’s theme is Mermaids and Manatees, on June 5th, you can make a fused glass suncatcher or glass plate.

These are fun and exciting classes, and you can even BYOB! Learn more and sign up here.


3. June Artwalk – Pride

Friday, June 3rd from 6 pm to 9:30 pm and Saturday, June 4th from 11 am to 4 pm
Village of the Arts: 1227 12th St W, Bradenton, FL 34205

The monthly art walks in Bradenton’s Village of the Arts are one of the area’s favorite events!

This month’s theme is Pride – come out to celebrate and immerse yourself in amazing art. Explore local galleries and shops, taste delicious food, listen to live music, and experience everything VOTA has to offer.


4. Friendly City Flea

Saturday, June 4th from 10 am to 2 pm
Oscura: 816 Manatee Ave E, Bradenton, FL 34208

The Friendly City Flea is back! You don’t want to miss this fun gathering of Bradenton’s musicians, makers, and creatives. It’s the perfect way to spend your Saturday.

Want to be a vendor? Click here to learn more!


5. Kava Social 2 Year Anniversary

Saturday, June 4th from 6 pm to 10 pm
Kava Social Club: 540 13th street west Bradenton, FL 34205

Celebrate Kava Social Club’s 2nd Anniversary with a fun night of Roulette, Blackjack, Craps & Poker at the Casino Royale Party! During this free event, you can test out your luck, win chips & cash for drinks & merch.

Wear black & white for extra chips and an entry into the best-dressed competition. DJ SalZar will keep the party going till 2 am!


6. Brewery Comedy Tour

Thursday, June 9th from 7 pm to 8:30 pm
3 Keys Brewing and Eatery: 2505 Manatee Avenue East Bradenton, FL 34208

Treat yourself to a night filled with hysterical laughter as top-notch comedians who are traveling across the country make their way to Bradenton on June 9th.

Catch famous TV comedians perform at 3 Keys Brewing and Eatery. Tickets are for $16. Reservations are required, so get your tickets here.


7. Summer Fest Music Bop

Saturday, June 11th from 10 am to 3 pm
Mixon Fruit Farms: 2525 27th Street East Bradenton, FL 34208

Gather your kids and head over to Mixon Fruit Farms for a fun day at their amazing Play Place. Takes pictures with a look-a-like mascot, and have fun playing in the bounce house, obstacle course, 20ft inflatable slide, and more. There will also be a kid’s DJ playing top kid’s jams! Registration is required. Get your tickets here.


8. Lucky Ducky Race for Pace

Saturday, June 11th
Caddy’s Bradenton: 801 Riverside Dr. E, Bradenton, FL 34208

Adopt a duck – help a girl! The Lucky Ducky Race for Pace is coming! On Saturday, June 11th, they will drop 30,000 rubber ducks into the Manatee River – the ducks that cross the lines first will win big prizes for their “adoptive” parents. The best news is, you can adopt a duck for just $5.00! Follow Pace on Facebook for more event details as they’re released.


9. 15th Annual Fire Charity Fishing Tournament

Saturday, June 11th from 12 pm to 8 pm & Sunday, June 12th from 11 am to 6 pm
Riverside Park, Palmetto, Florida

Get ready for a weekend filled with family fun at the 15th Annual Fire Charity Fishing Tournament at Riverside Park in beautiful Palmetto, Florida!

There will be a kid’s zone, adult libations, live music, and more than 50 vendors. Check the event schedule here!


10. Drag Queen Bingo and Cabaret

Sunday, June 12th from 2 pm to 4 pm
88 Live Piano Bar: 6640 Cortez Road West, Bradenton, FL 34210

Get ready for a fun afternoon filled with glitter, drinks, and bingo at Drag Queen Bingo and Cabaret. $15 gets you 3 bingo cards, and you can purchase more for even more chances to win.

This is an adult event, intended for adult fun. RSVPs are required and this event might sell out, so get your tickets now!


11. Miracles Under the Tent

June 13th through 22nd from 5 pm to 10 pm
Manatee County Fairgrounds: 1402 14th Avenue West Palmetto, FL 34221

Experience an entertaining Family Community event under the Big Tent at Manatee County Fairgrounds. There will be free groceries, free gift cards, live music, nightly giveaways, bounce houses for the kids, $100,000 scholarships, and more.

This is a FREE event, but tickets are required. You can get your tickets here.


12. Emerald’s Summer Splash

Thursday, June 16th from 10:30 am to 12 pm
Anna Maria’s Bayfront Park Pavilion: 316 North Bay Boulevard, Anna Maria, FL 34216

Get your swimsuits ready and head over to Anna Maria Island to meet Mermaid Emerald. She’ll be reading stories, playing games, and taking pictures with your kids. Children are encouraged to wear their cutest swimsuits and bring their favorite beach toys. They’ll have a blast coloring, making crafts, and tasting sweet treats made by The Mermaid Baking Academy. Get your tickets here.


13. Discover Bradenton Networking Event

Thursday, June 16th from 5 pm to 7 pm
Central Cafe: 906 Manatee Avenue East Bradenton, FL 34208

You’re invited to join us for a casual happy hour where you can make business connections, meet new friends, and have a ton of fun!

This event is FREE for Discover Bradenton Members and $10 for future members. Register here and don’t forget to bring lots of business cards!


14. Murder at the Table Talk Bistro

Friday, June 17th at 7 pm
Table Talk Bistro: 3999 Cortez Road West, Bradenton, FL 34210

Table Talk Bistro invites you to a family-style dinner matched with adult humor and murder mystery. The show will start at 7 pm, and guests are encouraged to arrive by 6:30.

Due to adult content, this is recommended for guests over age 21, but younger guests are allowed at your discretion. This event will likely sell out, so get your tickets now!


15. Born to Swing

Friday, June 24th from 6 pm to 7:45 pm
Manatee Performing Arts Center: 502 3rd Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205

If you’re a fan of musicals, then you don’t want to miss this one! Born to Swing is a broadway-style musical based on the life of Harlem New York-born, and former Sarasota resident legendary jazz concert pianist /entertainer Lillette Jenkins-Wisner. Learn more and get your tickets here!


16. Laser Night Lights

Multiple Dates
Bishop Museum of Science and Nature: 201 10th St W, Bradenton, FL 34205

Laser Light Nights are coming back! Rock out to the tunes of some of your favorite artists at the Bishop Museum of Science and Nature every Thursday to Saturday night.

General admission tickets are only $15 and you can pre-order a delicious meal for an additional $15. Seats will sell out quickly, so get your tickets here. You don’t want to miss out on this spectacular experience.


17. Soul Food Sunday

Sunday, June 26th from Noon Until Sold Out
Happy Soul: 323 10th Ave W Suite 104, Palmetto, FL 34221

Looking for a culinary experience like no other? Head down to Happy Soul for Soul Food Sunday and enjoy incredible vegan soul food! This month’s menu includes Salsbury Steak, Okra and Tomatoes with Sausage, Jasmine Rice, Cheesy Biscuits, and Butterfly Magic Lemonaid! They open at noon and serve until it’s all sold out, so make sure to place your order early.


18. Art classes at Gypsea Soul

Multiple Dates
Gypsea Soul Boutique: 615 15th St W, Bradenton, FL 34205

Tap into your inner creativity and learn how to make a beautiful piece of art at one of Gypsea Soul‘s fun classes. You’ll love spending time in the gorgeous studio, learning a new skill, and bringing home a piece of art you’ll be proud to display in your home. Check out their classes page to see some of the great options available this month, then gather up some friends and make it into a party!


19. Bradenton Blues Brunch

Sunday, June 26th from 11 am to 2 pm
Mattison’s Riverwalk Grille: 101 Riverfront Blvd Ste 120, Bradenton, FL 34205

What better way to spend your Sunday than relaxing under the covered patio at Mattison’s Riverwalk Grille while enjoying a delicious brunch menu and live blues music. This month, you’ll have the chance to check out the ever-popular Doug Deming & the Jewel Tones.

There’s no cover, but reservations are recommended. Give them a call at 941-896-9660 to reserve your table.


20. Distillery Tours & Tastings

Loaded Cannon Distillery: 3115 Lakewood Ranch Blvd Suite 110, Bradenton, FL

If you’re looking for a fun way to spend the afternoon, try heading down to Loaded Cannon Distillery for a tour and a tasting! Tours include a look inside the production area, fermentation, and bottling areas and end with a tasting inside the tasting room.

Check out Loaded Cannon’s tour page for the current schedule and to book a spot! Walk-ins are also welcome on a first-come, first-served basis.


There you have it! Our round-up of 20 Cool Things to Do in Bradenton during the month of June. When you visit these events, please be sure to tell the hosts you heard about them on Discover Bradenton! This helps us continue to #SupportLocal and #KeepBradentonstrong.

Looking for even more fun things to do? Check out Discover Bradenton’s Event Calendar! We update it every few days, so you never know what you’re going to find.

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