There are tons of things going on in the Bradenton area this month! Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day, heading out to some of the area’s best festivals, or catching a show, there are plenty of options! Check out our round-up of the Top 20 Cool Things to Do!
1. Victorian Fashion Show
Saturday, February 10th from 1 PM to 3 PM
Reflections of Manatee: 1302 4th Avenue East Bradenton, FL 34208
Step into the dazzling world of Victorian Fashion at “They Wore What? Underwear? A Victorian Fashion Show“! Take a journey into the Victorian era where you’ll get an exclusive look at the intricate details and elegance of undergarments beneath extravagant gowns. Learn all about fashionable accessories from corsets to petticoats, while exploring the world of Victorian underwear, offering insights about the history and significance of each garment.
Whether you’re a fashion buff or you want to learn about the history of this fashion, don’t miss out on this event that guarantees a delightful experience of the layers and complexity of Victorian clothing choices in a fun and informative setting. Get your tickets here.
2. Suncoast Scots Scottish Highland Games & Celtic Festival
Saturday, February 10th from 8 AM to 6 PM
Manatee County Fairgrounds: 1402 14th Avenue West Palmetto, FL 34221
Join the Suncoast Scots for their 1st annual Scottish Highland Games & Celtic Festival. Embrace the rich heritage of Scotland and the Celts through this grand celebration of captivating Celtic music, Scotting clans and societies, heavy athletic events, exciting pipe bands, and the EUSPBA bagpiping competition.
Enjoy a lively atmosphere filled with whiskey, dancing, and family-friendly activities, including delicious food, shopping, and vibrant costumes. Don’t miss this extraordinary celebration of the Highland Games. Get your tickets now!
3. Waypoint Artisan Market
Saturday, February 10th from 11 AM to 3 PM
11000 US Highway 41 N Palmetto, Bradenton, Florida
Have a fun day of shopping, music, and delightful activities at the Waypoint Market!
Grab your Valentine a gift, shop for yourself, and get in the mood for Mardi Gras! There will be 30+ local artisans and small businesses to shop and support, plus live music with Luke Andrews.
Waypoint Bar & Grill is open during market hours with a Mimosa Special. The market is fur-baby friendly and will feature FREE kid’s activities. This month, don’t miss the book exchange – bring a book and take home a new one.
4. Galentines Brunch & Bubbly
Sunday, February 11th from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Meals on Wheels PLUS: 811 23rd Avenue East, Bradenton, FL 34208
Celebrate Galentine’s Day in style with the Selby Foundation Nutrition Services Center and Meals on Wheels PLUS at their Galentine’s Champagne Brunch! Treat yourself to a delicious spread of champagne brunch favorites with your gal pals.
Your ticket includes access to the brunch and one raffle ticket for a chance to win great prizes. For more fun, bring a $10 wrapped gift and join in on the Cupid Red Elephant Gift Exchange.
Come together and bond over champagne on Galentine’s Day. Buy your tickets now!
5. Resin Wave Valentine’s Project
Sunday, February 11th from 1 PM to 3 PM
Gypsea Soul Studio: 615 15th St W., Bradenton, 34205
Be creative this Valentine’s season with a Resin Wave Valentine’s Project at Gypsea Soul Studios. This is an artistic experience where you’ll learn to craft stunning art pieces that are perfect for gifting or decoration.
The staff will guide you through the process of this hands-on workshop that will give you a beautiful masterpiece to cherish.
This class is beginner-friendly. All materials are included in your tuition cost, and you’re welcome to BYOB!
Can’t make it to this class? Check out the full class schedule!
6. Wine & Dessert Pairing at Fiorelli Winery
Thursday, Feb. 15th through Sun. Feb. 18th
Fiorelli Winery: 4250 Co Rd 675, Bradenton, FL 34211
Nothing says romance quite like an afternoon at Bradenton’s local winery! Head out to Fiorelli Winery to celebrate Valentine’s Day in style with a specially curated wine flight with a delicious dessert board. You can enjoy both for just $25 (while supplies last)!
They will also have live music from 1 pm to 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday – with Santiago Solo Sounds performing on Saturday and Justin Layman performing on Sunday,
Fiorelly Winery is a family-friendly environment and no pre-ordering or reservations are necessary for this special event, making it the perfect way to spend a spontaneous afternoon with the ones you love!
7. Gentle Yoga with Manatees
Every Sunday of the Month at 11 AM
The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature: 201 10th St W, Bradenton, FL 34205
Go on a journey of tranquility and connection at The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature where you can experience a one-of-a-kind gentle yoga class while enjoying the serene views of manatees in the Parker Mabaree Rehabilitation Habitat.
Guests will need to bring their own yoga mats. Proceeds support the rehabilitation and return of manatees to the wild. Group size is limited to 15 participants and advance registration is required. Ages 7 and up are welcome. Reserve your spot today!
8. Wine, Dine & Be Mine
Friday, February 16th at 7 PM
Pier 22 Restaurant – Patio – Ballroom: 1200 1st Ave W. Bradenton, FL 34205
Mark your calendars for a Valentine-inspired celebration at the Wine, Dine & Be Mine Wine Dinner at Pier 22 Restaurant! Take a culinary journey as their talented chefs curate a delicious five-course menu, that will compliment exquisite wine pairings.
This sophisticated dinner will feature some favorite wines from Tiamo, Château Sainte Marguerite, La Valentina, Zenato, and Quinta De La Rosa. Reserve your table today for a romantic delight that will satisfy your taste buds and warm your heart.
9. DIY Wire Jewelry Class
Third Friday of the Month from 6 PM to 8 PM
Get Sunmed Cortez – West Bradenton, FL: 6676 Cortez Road West Bradenton, FL 34210
Ready to add a personal touch to your jewelry? Join the DIY Wire Wrap Ring Class at Get Sunmed Cortez for a fun workshop that will unleash your creativity and teach you all about the art of crafting stunning wire wrap rings.
You’ll learn how to craft up to three rings in this instructor-led class.
Space is limited. Reserve a spot by calling the Cortez store at 941-254-4510.
10. Bradenton Area River Regatta
Friday, February 16th at 7:15 pm and Saturday, February 17th from 10 AM to 7 PM
Bradenton Riverwalk & Green Bridge in Palmetto
The Bradenton Area River Regatta is back! Kick of the festivities on Friday night with the world-famous Sky Elements Drone Light Show, taking place at 7:15 pm. This spectacular event can be seen from the Bradenton Riverwalk and Palmetto Riverside Park.
On Saturday, catch an entire day of thrilling fun with stage and music performances, dog shows, and Formula 2 and SST-45 “Powerboat” racing.
Check out the full event schedule here!
11. Pittsburgh Pirates Block Party
Saturday, February 17th from 6 PM to 9 PM
Old Main Street: 12th St. West, Bradenton, FL
Swing into Spring Training as the Pittsburgh Pirates kick off the season with a Block Party!
This is a free event, open to fans of all ages. While you’re there, catch a Pirates Autograph Session, games, a photo booth, and live music by Yesterdayze.
Whether you’re a baseball enthusiast or simply looking for a good time, the Pirates Block Party has something for everyone. Start of the Spring Training in style!
12. Witchcraft & Wizardry Bradenton
Saturday, February 17th from 9 AM to 5 PM
Calling all aspiring wizards and witches! Prepare to be amazed as you go on a magical journey through the spellbinding streets of Bradenton with Witchcraft & Wizardry: Murder by Magic.
Perfect for groups of families and friends, each ticket to this extraordinary outdoor experience allows up to 6 adults to become detectives in a magical murder mystery set in a realm of sorcery and spells.
Along the way, you’ll hunt for clues, solve perplexing puzzles, and uncover the secrets of the city like never before. Get ready for an unforgettable adventure and be the first to crack the case! You can start your adventure any time between 9 am and 2 pm – average game duration is 2-3 hours. Get your tickets here.
13. Music – The Language of Love
Saturday, February 17th at 3 PM
SCF Neel Performing Arts Center: 5840 26th St W Building 11 East Bradenton, FL 34207
Celebrate music and love this Valentine’s with the Manatee Community Concert Band! This concert features a variety of musical selections that will pull at your heartstrings, making it a perfect setting for a romantic date.
Share this magical moment with your Valentine. Reserve your tickets today!
14. Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival
Saturday, February 17th from 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday, February 18th from 10:30 AM to 5 PM
Cortez Village: 46th Ave at the end of 123rd Street
Don’t miss out on this two-day celebration featuring live music, nautical arts, and family-friendly activities. Sample some fresh, local seafood including fresh fish, stone crab, shrimp, clams, and oysters.
The Festival attracts some of the finest nautical artists in the area. Shop, explore the Kids Zone Touch Tanks, and visit our famous “Dock Talks” to learn more about Florida fish!
15. Glass Onion Beatles Band at 88 Live
Wednesday, February 21st from 7 PM to 10 PM
88Live Piano Bar: 6640 Cortez Rd West, Suite A Bradenton, FL 34210
Get ready to sing and shout with the ultimate Beatles experience at 88 Live Piano Bar! You’ll love this electrifying night of music as the Glass Onion Beatles Band takes over the stage.
With their impressive sounds and lights, they are bringing “The Sound of The Beatles” vibes with their dynamic performances. From “Yesterday” to “Hey Jude” and all the Beatle’s greatest hits, this show is sure to have you singing and dancing in the aisles.
Come together for an evening of dancing, energy, and the music of the Beatles! The cover is just $5!
16. Discover Bradenton’s February Networking Event
Thursday, February 22nd from 5 PM to 7 PM
Island Gallery and Studios: 456 Old Main Street Bradenton, FL 34205
You’re invited to a fun and casual Networking Happy Hour at Island Gallery and Studios in Bradenton! Join us for an evening of relaxed mingling, lite bites, and complimentary beer and wine. Plus, there will be door prizes up for grabs!
Be sure to bring lots of business cards as you will be making amazing connections with your fellow professionals and entrepreneurs. Admission is free for Discover Bradenton members, and only $12 for visitors. Don’t miss out on this chance to connect, collaborate, and enjoy. Secure your spot as a guest, by purchasing your tickets here.
17. Bradenton Rotary’s Annual Comedy Night
Saturday, February 24th from 8 PM to 11:30 PM
Stone Hall: 502 Third Avenue West, Bradenton FL 34205
Have a laughing good time at the Rotary Club of Bradenton’s Comedy Night featuring the incredible Mark Klein, with opening comedian Rahn Hortman.
Doors will open at 6:30 PM, theatre opens at 7:30 PM for the 8 PM showtime. There will also be a silent auction, and delicious desserts.
Not only will you have a blast, but you’ll also be supporting a good cause – all proceeds from this event will go directly to benefiting the ArtCenter Manatee, Project Light, and the Manatee Humane Society. Get your tickets now.
18. Groovehive Market at Oscura
Sunday, February 25th from 10 AM to 3 PM
Oscura: 816 Manatee Ave E Bradenton, FL 34208
This is a FREE, family-friendly event with FREE parking.
PLUS pop-ups from the following vendors:
J. Loretta Co., Sunny Bee’s Creations, Living Failures, Devil’s Den Taqueria, I’ve Been Painting, Shelf Indulgence Used Book Café, Not A Broken Record Art, Roo Psychedelics, The Horror Hoarders & Snyder’s Swamp, Left Field Artster, Arachne’s Market, Mixed Makings & SO MANY MORE!
19. Book Signing & Meet and Greet with Author Sara Mossman Duncan
Thursday, February 29th from 5 PM to 7 PM
The Blue Flamingo: 4229 26th St W Bradenton, FL 34205
Volunteers of America of Florida (VOAFL) presents a book signing event with esteemed author, Sara Moss Duncan. This gathering offers participants an opportunity to interact with Sara during the signing of her latest book, where she will also delight everyone with a captivating reading of excerpts.
In addition to sharing her literary journey, Sara will also offer an inspiring narrative of her experiences while she fulfills her tenure at VOAFL. Seize this opportunity to gain insights into her transformation, the core of the VOALF community, and the effort made to translate passions into a published work. Reserve a spot here.
20. Sunday Family Jump
Sundays from 10 am to 12 pm
Altitude Trampoline Park: 201 Cortez Rd W, Bradenton, FL 34207
Bring the whole family out to Altitude Trampoline Park for some high-flying fun! Every Sunday from 10 am to 12 pm, you can enjoy jumps, laughs, and good times – for just $18 a person, the entire family can bounce into 2 hours of continuous excitement!
From dodgeball to battle beam, digital experiences, and more – there’s a perfect type of play for every high flyin’ pro.
You can pick up your pass here.
There you have it – our Top 20 Cool Things to Do in Bradenton this February! 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 bookmark the page and visit often!