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Get Off the Couch, Bradenton! 25 Cool Things to Do in November

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Get Off the Couch, Bradenton! 25 Cool Things to Do in November

There are a ton of fun things to do in Bradenton this month! Whether you prefer shopping, eating, and live music or you’re looking for something more active — like yoga or ziplining — you’re sure to find at least a few things to get you off the couch. Check out the details below.

1. Beach Market at Coquina Beach

Sunday, November 1st (and every Sunday through March) 10 am to 4 pm
2650 Gulf Drive, S. Bradenton Beach

The Beach Market at Coquina Beach is back for its 2020-2021 season and we couldn’t be more excited! You’ll find local artists and craft makers as well as tons of vendors selling jewelry, fresh produce, baked goods, gourmet foods, herbs and teas, local honey, plants, apparel, pottery, purses, collectibles, photography, woodworking items, health and beauty items, unique gifts and more!

This is a great way to enjoy the beautiful white sand beach while supporting our local businesses! While you’re there, you can also stop by the Coquina Café to grab a bite to eat and a refreshing drink on the deck overlooking the Gulf. The talented AMI String band strolls the market each Sunday from 10:00 am until 2:30 pm.

CLICK HERE to learn more about what you can expect when you visit the Beach Market!


2. Saturday Evening Zipline

November 2nd, 7th, and 21st from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
TreeUmph! Adventure Course: 21805 E State Rd 70, Bradenton, FL 34202

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Are you ready for some excitement in your life? You’ll find it on TreeUmph! Adventure Course‘s new dual zipline experience.

They’re offering Saturday evening zipline rides on select days in November and December. The cost is just $19.95 per person and includes two trips down the giant zipline.

You can purchase your tickets here: www.treeumph.com/zipline


3. Bingo at Good Liquid Brewing

Wednesday, November 4th (and every Wednesday) 7 pm until 8 pm
The Good Liquid Brewing Company: 4824 14th St W, Bradenton, FL 34207

It’s time to make Wednesdays fun! The Good Liquid Brewing Company hosts multiple rounds of Bingo every week. Come out to play and you’ll have the chance to win free beer and other prizes!

Play is free with a Good Liquid purchase.


4. Festival of the Skeletons

Friday, November 6th from 5 pm until 9 pm and Saturday, November 7th from 11 am until 4 pm
Village of the Arts, Bradenton

One of the most exciting events in Bradenton’s Village of the Arts, the annual Festival of the Skeletons is celebrating it’s 16th year! You never know what you’re going to find here — live art, live music, food trucks, costumed spectators, and more! You can follow the event on Facebook for updates on what’s happening at the galleries, studios, and businesses throughout the Village of the Arts.

While you’re in the Village on Friday night, make sure you stop by Monark Custom Framing & Art Gallery (1207 13th Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205) where you’ll find the Schnitzel Trailer food truck starting at 6 pm.

They’ll also have art, jewelry, and aromatherapy vendors in their courtyard and live Painting by Ed. There will be a silent auction and a raffle for Day of The Dead Artwork


5. Girl’s Night Out

Friday, November 6th at 6 pm
Gypsea Soul: 615 15th St. W. Bradenton, FL 34205

On the first Friday of every month, come out to Gypsea Soul for their Girls’ Night Out event. Some of the things you’ll find there include:

💲Secret Sales 🍸Cocktails
🎁Raffles 🎉Giveaways
🧜🏼‍♀️Creative Take & Make Workshops

There’s no charge or reservation needed to attend GNO, but you’ll need to sign up ahead of time for the workshops. You can find more information on their Facebook page.


6. The Muphin Men at Birdrock Taco Shack

Friday, November 6th at 7 pm
Birdrock Taco Shack: 1004 10th Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205

The Village of the Arts will be hopping for Dias de los Muertos, and Birdrock Taco Shack is the place to be! They’re hosting live music with The Muphin Men.

This acoustic duo of singer/songwriters (Dan Edwards and Dustin White) is a side project/offshoot created by the Muphin Chuckrs. Come on out and prepare to lose yourself in good vibes!


7. Tuff Son at The Bamboozer

Friday, November 6th from 8 pm until 12 am
The Bamboozer: 313 Old Main St. Bradenton, FL 34205

Downtown Bradenton’s newest watering hole, The Bamboozer, has started hosting live music!

Come on out and enjoy a tasty frozen daiquiri while listening to reggae, rock, and soul band Tuff Son.


8. Men’s Yoga Workshop

Saturday, November 7th from 11 am to 12:30 pm
The Yoga Journey at City Fitness: 821 12th St W, Bradenton, FL 34205

Okay boys, this is your chance to get bendy!

Join Kat Fetzer for a beginner-friendly Men’s Yoga Workshop at her new studio “The Yoga Journey” located inside City Fitness.

You’ll come out feeling better than you have in a long time (we promise!!). The cost is $25.

You can sign up by visiting The Yoga Journey with Kat Facebook page and sending her a message.


9. 4th Anniversary & Customer Appreciation Celebration

Saturday, November 7th from 10 am to 3 pm
The Market Boutique & Events: 6650 Cortez Rd. W. Bradenton, FL 34210

Come on out to the Market Boutique & Events (Previously known as Maker’s Market and DIY Shop) for their 4th-anniversary celebration!

Shop in their outdoor courtyard and discover unique finds from local artisans. You’ll also enjoy 20% off all items in the boutique and a free swag bag with purchase to the first 50 guests. You can even sign up to win free crafts for a year!


10. Taste of Mixon’s

Saturday, November 7th from 11 am until 3 pm
2525 27th St. E. Bradenton, FL 34208

The Taste of Mixon’s is a free fun event with lots of delicious food. Mixon’s Fruit Farm is bringing in vendors from all over to provide delicious goodies for everyone to sample.

You’ll pick up your passport when you enter the store, then gather stamps at each station when you sample various items. Some of the things you might be able to taste include cookies, cheese, kettle korn, wine, fudge, ice cream, and more!

Completed passports are placed into a drawing box for a chance to win prizes. The drawing will be held at 3 pm. The event will also feature live entertainment by the Southeast High Orchestra.


11. Undine at Central Cafe

Saturday, November 7th from 5:30 pm until 8:30 pm
Central Cafe: 906 Manatee Ave. E. Bradenton, FL 34208

Come out to Central Cafe to enjoy a delicious meal and listen to the incredibly talented Undine Shorey as she soothes you with her melodic and jazzy sounds.

Her beautiful music resonates and speaks to people of all ages, backgrounds, and experiences. Check it out for yourself, you’ll be glad you did!


12. Karaoke Night at the Saucy Crawfish

Saturday, November 7th (and every Saturday after) from 9 pm to 11 pm
The Saucy Crawfish: 3142 53rd Ave E, Bradenton, FL 34203

Do you like to belt out all your favorite songs? If so, you’ll want to make plans to head out to The Saucy Crawfish for their Saturday Karaoke nights!

To help their singers get over their stage fright, they’re offering 1 free Hennessy or Patron shot before you go on stage. After you sing, you’ll enjoy $5.00 Patron and Hennessy shots all night long!


13. The Petty Experience

Saturday, November 7th from 8 pm to 10 pm
Caddy’s Bradenton: 801 Riverside Dr. E, Bradenton, FL 34208

If you’re a fan of the late Tom Petty, you’ll want to mark your calendars for The Petty Experience at Caddy’s Bradenton. This St. Petersburg-based Tom Petty Cover band puts on an unforgettable show that you won’t want to miss!

There’s no cover charge, so come on out and enjoy a relaxing evening under the tiki huts.


14. Hillbilly Gospel Brunch

Sunday, November 8th from 11 am until 2 pm (And every Sunday after)
Cottonmouth Southern Soul Kitchen: 1114 12th St. W. Bradenton, FL 34205

You don’t want to miss the first-ever Hillbilly Gospel Brunch at the Village of the Art’s newest restaurant, Cottonmouth Southern Soul Kitchen.

It’ll feature live music by the legendary Brown Bag Brass Band and an ala carte menu of epic Southern cuisine. There’s a $5 cover charge. Please call 243-3735 for reservations.


15. Paint Your Pet Workshop

Sunday, November 8th from 3 pm until 5 pm
Painting with a Twist: 5917 Manatee Ave. W. Bradenton, FL 34209

If you’re looking for a fun and memorable experience, or you want to make a truly unique gift for that special someone, sign yourself up for Painting with a Twist‘s “Paint Your Pet” class.

You send them a photo of your pet and they’ll sketch it out on your canvas before you arrive. Then, they’ll show you how to turn it into a masterpiece! You must pre-register by CLICKING HERE.


16. Empty Bowls

Thursday, November 12th from 11 am to 1 pm
Manatee Performing Arts Center: 502 3rd Ave. W. Bradenton, FL 34205

This is one of our favorite annual fundraisers! Come down to the Manatee Performing Arts Center and show your support for Meals on Wheels PLUS / The Food Bank of Manatee.

Due to the impact of COVID-19, this year’s luncheon will be a drive-through event. You’ll purchase your ticket online, choose your ceramic bowl and soup, and receive your meal with limited contact. Tickets are $20 ahead of time and $25 on the day of the event. In addition to your bowl and soup, you’ll also receive bread, water, and a sweet treat. A second event is also being held in Lakewood Ranch on the 13th. You can find the details for that event here.


17. Second Saturday Yoga & Live Acoustics

Saturday, November 14th from 10 am to 11 am
Poppos Taqueria: 4220 53rd Ave. E. Bradenton, FL 34203

Join Nadia Taggart from Beyond the Mat Yoga and Holistic Healing for a FREE yoga class with live acoustic guitar performed by Lesa Silvermore.

After the class, Poppos will provide a snack and refreshments for all participants. Bring your yoga mat, beach towel or blanket, and any props you may need, such as blocks and straps.

Due to limited space, preregistration is required at www.beyondthematyoga.com. 


18. Starlight Movie Night

Saturday, November 14th at 7:30 pm
4 Locations: Holmes Beach Community Park / Manatee Performing Arts Center

Premier Sports Campus at Lakewood Ranch / Palmetto on the Manatee River

Gather up your family and friends and head out to a FREE outdoor movie with social distancing! You can find all the important details HERE. There will be four locations/movies to choose from:

Holmes Beach Community Park – Dolphin Tail (PG)
Manatee Performing Arts Center – Swiss Family Robinson (G)
Premier Sports Campus at Lakewood Ranch – Pelé: Birth of a Legend (PG)
Palmetto on the Manatee River – Peanut Butter Falcon (PG-13)


19. The Brewery Comedy Tour

Wednesday, November 18th from 7 pm to 8:30 pm
3 Keys Brewing & Eatery: 2505 Manatee Ave. E. Bradenton, FL 34208

If you love comedy, you won’t want to miss The Brewery Tour at 3 Keys Brewing & Eatery. This tour has already hit 1500 breweries across the U.S. It features more than a dozen New York and Los Angeles-based stand-ups. The Bradenton stop is set to feature a lineup whose credits include top festivals, TV, and major club appearances.

Tickets are $11 per person and you can find them here.


20. Harvest Festival Craft Fair

Saturday, November 21st from 9 am to 5 pm
Mixon’s Fruit Farm: 2525 27th St E, Bradenton, FL 34208

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Are you ready to #shoploacal for the holidays? Head over to Mixon’s Fruit Farm‘s Harvest Festival Craft Fair!

There will be over 60 diverse craft vendors selling jewelry, soap, candles, home décor, and so much more!  Live entertainment in the packing house will include local schools performing music, dance, and songs!  Guests can also participate in a scavenger hunt to win prizes. There’s no charge for this fun event.


21. The Lost Boys at Woody’s River Roo

Wednesday, November 25th from 7 pm to 11 pm
Woody’s River Roo: 5717 18th St E, Ellenton, FL 34222

The Lost Boys are going to be rocking Woody’s River Roo on the night before Thanksgiving! This Classic Rock/ Hard Rock Cover Band from Bradenton will be playing the greatest songs ever recorded by legendary Rock bands. This is a show you definitely won’t want to miss!


22. Pre-Thxgivin’ Party at Ugly Grouper

Wednesday, November 25th from 5 pm to 8 pm
The Ugly Grouper: 5704 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217

Kick Thanksgiving weekend off right by heading out to Anna Maria Island for a Pre-Thxgivin’ Party at The Ugly Grouper!

The party will feature live music by Solar Crush, cornhole and ring-toss games, and fall-themed photo ops by the Ugly Grouper statue. The event is both family and pet-friendly!


23. Lights of Palmetto

Starts Thanksgiving Night and Continues Through Christmas
5220 69th St E, Palmetto, FL 34221

We’re so fortunate to have a SPECTACULAR choreographed light display right in our backyard! The lights will come on Thanksgiving night and each night until January 11th.

The display hours are Sunday through Thursday from 7 pm to 10 pm and Friday and Saturday from 7 pm until 11 pm. According to the owner, the best viewing spot is from Buffalo Creek Rd. To hear the music, you’ll want to tune your car radio to 96.1. This preview of their Halloween show will give you an idea of what you can expect.


24. Local Holiday Shoppe Crawl

Friday, November 27th through Sunday, December 6th
Multiple Locations – See Details

Shop Local Bradenton

What a great way to support our local retail shops! This Local Holiday Shoppe Crawl features 9 local retail businesses: The Bungalow, REinspired Boutique, The Blue Flamingo, The Cat’s Meow, The Market Boutique & Events (Formerly Maker’s Market), the Original Sand Dollar, The Lace Buckle Boutique, American Traditions, and Once Upon a Room.

During the 10-day period from 11/27 to 10/6, each participating retailer will have special promotions throughout the event and will stamp your card when you visit (no purchase necessary). When you get all 9 stamps, fill out your contact info and leave the card with the last location you visit. At the end of the event, they’ll do a drawing for a cool prize donated by the retailers!


25. Apple Pie Moonshine Mixology Class

Monday, November 30th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Loaded Cannon Distillery: 3115 Lakewood Ranch Blvd. Ste. 110 Bradenton, Florida 34211

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What better way to get into the holiday season than with some apple pie — moonshine, that is! The Loaded Cannon Distillery is offering an Apple Pie Moonshine mixology class that’s sure to be a ton of fun!

Check out their Facebook page for more information!

That’s it! This completes our round-up of 25 Things to Do in Bradenton this month. There are many more upcoming events that we simply couldn’t fit on the list. But don’t worry, you can find them all on our Events Calendar. We’re always adding new things, so make sure you bookmark it and check back often!

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