Get Off The Couch, Bradenton! 20 Cool Things To Do In June

It’s getting HOT in Bradenton this summer, but there are plenty of Cool Things to Do! Check out our round-up of 20 ways to keep yourself entertained this month…

1. Live Music at the Linger Lodge

The Linger Lodge Restaurant: 7205 85th Street Ct E Bradenton, FL 34202

Throughout the month of June, you’ll have a chance to enjoy an exciting lineup of live music at The Linger Lodge Restaurant from 6 to 9 pm on Saturdays and 12 to 3 on Sundays.

Make sure to arrive hungry! The Linger Lodge has an incredible menu featuring fresh seafood, BBQ, and Florida favorites like gator bites, frog legs, and catfish.

On Thursdays, come by and enjoy trivia by B Trivial Entertainment, or visit on Fridays to join in on karaoke nights with JJ Music Machine.

Want to avoid the wait? Call 941-755-2757 to make a reservation.

2. Sunrise Yoga Challenge

June 3rd through 7th 6 am to 7:30 am
Thrive Yoga & Fitness: 8819 Cortez Rd. W. Bradenton, FL 34210

Kick off the summer season with this 5-day series, setting yourself up for a healthy new routine!

The way you start your day makes a huge difference in your energy level and mental mindset, so join Angela at Thrive Yoga & Fitness as she guides you through Pranayama, Asana, and Meditation, leaving you feeling invigorated and ready for anything!

The cost is $108 for the full series or $25 for a drop-in. Learn more and register here.

3. “We Love Locals” Art Walk & Market

Friday, June 7th from 6 PM to 9 PM and Saturday, June 8th from 11 AM to 4 PM
The Village of The Arts: 1227 12th St. W Bradenton, FL 34205

Celebrate community and creativity at the “We LOVE Locals” Art Walk and Market in The Village of the Arts! Support talented local artists, listen to live music, and treat yourself to culinary delights from a diverse array of food vendors while enjoying the lively atmosphere.

This is a great way to spend the weekend with the community. Everyone is welcome to join the festivities, so mark your calendars and head on down to the VOTA!

4. 13th & 13th Art Market

Friday, June 7th and Saturday June 8th from 6 pm to 10 pm
Corner of 13th Street & 13th Avenue, Village of the Arts

The 13th and 13th Art Market is held in the Village of the Arts, hosted by Adobe Graffiti Lounge and Birdrock Taco Shack.

This is the perfect chance to explore goods from local vendors, enjoy live music, delicious food, and handcrafted beverages. This month, you’ll find goods by Paradise Found Plant Nursery, Guinessey Art, Lady Block’s Artifacts, and more. Stick around on Saturday Night to check out the live DJ and flow/fire spinning at Adobe Graffiti Lounge. It’s a unique experience you won’t want to miss.

5. Downtown Bradenton Summer Mini Market

Saturday, June 8th from 8 AM to 12 PM
Old Main Street: Downtown Bradenton 34205

The regular Downtown Bradenton Market season is over, but Realize Bradenton is hosting one Summer Mini Market each month. This is your chance to pick up your favorite market goods, enjoy some tasty food, and enjoy being a part of your community.

The theme for June’s market is “Summer Safety” – during the market, you’ll be able to bring your bike helmets for expert fitting, learn basic CPR skills, learn about water safety and skateboard safety, and see the vehicles and equipment used by the Bradenton Bomb Squad!

6. Flamingo Bay Brewing’s Final Free Tasting Event

Saturday, June 8th from 12 PM – 2 PM
Flamingo Bay Brewing Co: 1910 Tamiami Trail Bradenton, FL 34205

Calling all beer enthusiasts! Before Flamingo Bay Brewing Co. opens its doors to the public, they will be hosting one last free tasting event outdoors in the parking lot and beer garden.

This is an outdoor event and will likely be very hot, so don’t forget to bring your hats and hydrate. Mark your calendars and plan to carpool if possible, but don’t miss this fun-filled day of beer tasting under the sun.

7. Summer Night Flea & Music Fest

Saturday, June 8th from 5 PM to 10 PM
Oscura: 816 Manatee Ave E Bradenton, FL 34208

Groove to the beats of the Summer Night Flea & Music Fest with a blend of food, shopping, and community fun presented by the Friendly City Flea and Oscura.

Inside: Listen to live performances featuring a festive lineup of Soul, RNB, Jazz, Funk, and more. Also, watch the special performance by Lémon Royale.

Outside: Taste delicious soul foods and satisfy your cravings from a variety of food trucks offering their delicacies. Explore the Artisan Market featuring unique handcrafted items from local vendors, while connecting with non-profit community partners.

This will be a fun night filled with music, food, shopping, and community spirit!

8. 17th Annual Fire Charity Fishing Tournament

Saturday June 8th from 11 am to 8 pm, Sunday, June 9th from 10 am to 5:30 pm
Bradenton Riverwalk at Rossi Park: 452 3rd Ave W Bradenton, FL 34205

Don’t miss this weekend filled with fishing, fun, and festivities at the 17th Annual Fire Charity Fishing Tournament! Saturday morning kicks off with a Kid’s fishing tournament, then at 11 am, the festival opens to the public with live music, food trucks, vendors, and a kid’s zone.

Sunday, the event re-opens at 10 am and will feature live weigh-ins, a live auction, vendors, raffles, food trucks, and a kid’s zone. It wraps up at 5:30 pm with the presentation of awards. Learn more and see the full schedule here.

9. Groove Deville at The Freckled Fin

Saturday, June 8th from 7:30 PM to 11:30 PM
Freckled Fin Irish Pub: 5337 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217

Dance the night away with live music by Groove Deville at The Frecked Fin Irish Pub! One of the top party bands known for their high-energy performances they’ll bring you a variety of hits, including Top 40, Classic Rock, 80s favorites, and more.

Enjoy covers of artists like Dua Lipa, Bruno Mars, Miley Cyrus, The Rolling Stones, and Earth, Wind & Fire.

10. Reggae Sunday Brunch on the Beach

Every Sunday in June from 12 PM to 10 PM
Gulf Drive Cafe & The Kokonut Hut: 900 Gulf Dr N Bradenton Beach, FL 34217

Get your reggae fix on Bradenton Beach! Jah Movement brings the vibes every Sunday at Gulf Drive Cafe. Youth Movement kicks things off 12 pm-4 pm, then the full band takes the stage 6 pm-10 pm for Reggae Sunday Funday 🌴☀️

11. Live Music at Scarpino’s Bradenton

Multiple Dates
Scarpino’s Classic Italian: 6152 14th Street West Bradenton, FL 34207

Head down to the newly renovated Scarpino’s Classic Italian and catch a lineup of talented performers!

Every Monday from 6 pm to 8 pm, enjoy your favorite jazz standards with Island Swing Band. On Thursdays, you’ll be entertained by the Sugar Bare Duo, and on Fridays, listen to tunes by Derrick Williams, Florida’s premiere Vocalist / Pianist specializing in Contemporary Jazz, Motown, Reggae, Rhythm & Blues.

While you’re there, plan to enjoy Scarpino’s delicious authentic Italian cuisine, pizza, and pasta!  

12. Bonsai and Brews

Tuesday, June 11th from 7 PM to 9 PM
Motorworks Brewing: 1014 9th St W, Bradenton, FL 34205

Learn how to make your own bonsai tree from scratch, while sipping on some tasty craft brews. No experience or green thumb needed, just bring your creativity and have fun! You’ll create your own beautiful bonsai tree, with hands-on instruction and help from local bonsai artists.

Thunderstruck Bonsai will provide you with everything you need to make your own bonsai, including a pre-bonsai tree, a pot, soil, wire, tools, and guidance. Spaces are limited, so book your spot today.

13. Oysterpalooza

Every Wednesday in June
Riviera Dunes Dockside Social Bar and Grill: 102 Riviera Dunes Way Palmetto, FL 34221

Discover Palmetto’s hidden gem, where every week, from 11 am until closing, Riveria Dunes Dockside hosts Oysterpalooza—a celebration of fresh oysters and dockside vibes! 🎉

Indulge in a coastal atmosphere like no other, with relaxed casual dining, breathtaking views, and Florida’s freshest seafood. 🐟🌴 Enjoy a huge selection of oysters and oyster dishes, like Rockefeller, Po’boys, shooters, and oyster tacos. There’s also live music on the waterfront.

14. Paint Your Pet with Dad

Sunday, June 16th from 2 PM to 5 PM
Painting with a Twist: 5917 Manatee Ave. W, Suite 209 Bradenton, FL 34209

Get ready for a paws-itively fantastic experience at Painting with a Twist‘s Paint Your Pet Class! This 3-hour extravaganza is not your average art session—it’s a tail-wagging, canvas-painting fiesta where you and your Dad can create beautiful paintings of your pets.

This class is open to kids 10 years old and older, with advanced payment and RSVP required. For the 21+ crowd, it is BYOB, so bring your favorite drink and arrive early for some pre-painting relaxation.

Whether you’re an aspiring artist or you just want to enjoy an activity with Dad, this class offers fun for everyone. Reserve your spot today!

15. Manatee River Kiwanis Club Meeting

Tuesday, June 18th from 6 PM to 7 PM
Desoto Boys and Girls Club: 5236 30th St W, Bradenton, FL 34207

The Manatee River Kiwanis Club invites you to join them on June 18th at the Desoto Boys and Girls Club for their club meeting. Enjoy a guided tour of the Boys and Girls Club, free appetizers, and fun networking opportunities.

RSVPs are encouraged to make sure there is enough food for everyone. Just email to let them know you plan to attend.

16. Discover Bradenton Networking Event

Wednesday, June 19th from 5 PM to 7 PM
Urban Loft the Venue: 902 Manatee Avenue East #C Bradenton, FL 34208

Discover Bradenton invites you to a casual and fun networking happy hour at Urban Loft the Venue! Enjoy delicious lite bites, exciting door prizes, and a cash bar.

This is one of Bradenton’s most popular and FUN networking events. Come as you are, and don’t forget your business cards. Get ready to mingle and make some fantastic connections with other business people. This event is FREE for Discover Bradenton Members and $10 for visitors. We do sometimes sell out, so don’t delay! Get your tickets here.

17. Pineapple-Palooza

Saturday, June 22nd from 11 AM to 3 PM
Pineapple Kitchen: 4914 Lena Road, Unit 104 Bradenton, FL 34211

Join the ultimate summer celebration at Under The Sea Pineapple Palooza, presented by Pineapple Kitchen and The Coral Zoo!

Dive into a world of fun under the sun with various ocean-themed activities – like taking pictures with mermaids, joining a pirate treasure hunt, and a Caribbean cooking demo. Enjoy decorating coral reef cupcakes, sipping special Under the Sea Mermaid drinks, and tasting delicious Jamaican food bowls. You can also win exciting prizes with drawings from Pineapple Kitchen and The Coral Zoo.

Have fun while supporting a great cause, as 15% of all purchases will be donated to to support coral reef conservation. Don’t miss this awesome summer celebration.

18. Public Sea Turtle Release

Monday, June 24th at 8:30 AM
Coquina Beach Anna Maria Island: Gulf Dr. S, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217

The Sea Turtle Conservancy, in partnership with Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Hurricane Hanks, invites you to their annual Tour de Turtles event! Witness a satellite-tagged loggerhead turtle release.

The release will take place on Anna Maria Island and is planned around 8:30 AM, but you’re encouraged to arrive early for an up-close look at the turtles and interact with the turtle team.

The exact release location will be announced on the morning of the event. In previous years, it occurred on Coquina Beach near a numbered lifeguard stand. Keep an eye on the Facebook event page for details and updates.

In case a nesting turtle is unavailable on that date, the potential backup date will be on June 25th, so stay tuned for updates. For any questions regarding this event, please email

19. Summer STEM Camps for Middle & High School Students

Multiple Dates
SCF Coding Academy: 5840 26th St. West Bradenton, FL 34207

Make sure your middle and high school-aged kids have a STEM-tastic summer at the SCF Coding Academy‘s STEM Camps. These camps offer a variety of classes featuring activities in engineering, 3D printing, robotics, drones, laser cutting, entrepreneurship, virtual reality, and game design. Each week is packed with learning fun for just $299, including a camp t-shirt and a field trip to a local industry.

Check out all the details here or reach out to the SCF Coding Academy at 941-752-5160 or

20. Red, White and Blueberry Celebration

Saturday, June 29th from 7 PM to 10 PM
FioRelli Winery & Vineyard: 4250 Waterbury Road Bradenton, FL 34211

Celebrate summer in style at the Red White & Blueberry Celebration at FioRelli Winery & Vineyard. Enjoy live music by One Night Rodeo, taste delicious treats from various food trucks, and savor exclusive drink specials featuring FioRelli’s wines.

While you’re there, explore a variety of craft vendors displaying unique items and enjoy family-friendly activities throughout the event. Also, catch a stunning fireworks display lighting up the summer sky.

Not only will this be a great time, but you’ll also be supporting a great cause, with 10% of all sales being donated to Suncoast Charities For Children. Don’t miss this festive celebration!

There you have it – our Top 20 Cool Things to Do in Bradenton this June! Mark your calendars and bookmark this page, so you don’t miss a thing. Looking for even more? We update our Event Calendar every day, so check back often!

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