It’s officially Love Month, and there are tons of cool things to do in Bradenton! From an Italian Wine Dinner and Movie in the Park to Yoga Classes and Art Exhibits, there is always something for everyone to enjoy. Check out our round of the Top 20 Cool Things to Do in Bradenton this February.
1. February Artwalk: Sounds of the Village
Friday, February 4th from 6 pm to 9:30 pm and Saturday, February 5th from 11 am to 4 pm
Village of the Arts: 1227 12th St. W. Bradenton, FL 34205
The theme for this month’s event is Sounds of the Village. Come and enjoy the art, food, music and everything VOTA has to offer. If you’re looking for something fun to do, you’re sure to have a great time here.
2. Bradenton Cigar Box Festival
Friday, February 4th through Sunday, February 6th
You won’t want to miss the 2nd annual Bradenton Cigar Box Guitar Festival during Art Walk weekend in the Village of the Arts. This event is presented by The American Cigar Box Guitar Association and Cottonmouth Southern Soul Kitchen.
There will be live music in multiple locations all weekend long. Check out the music lineup and mark your calendars so you don’t miss a thing!
3. Chaplin: The Musical
Multiple Dates Through February 6th
Manatee Performing Arts Center: 502 3rd Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205
Charlie Chaplin was one of the world’s most loved and famous entertainers. Visit the Manatee Performing Arts Center for a captivating close-up of the man who changed motion pictures forever. If you’re a fan of musicals, you definitely don’t want to miss this one.
Learn more about the show and book your tickets now!
4. Movie in the Park
Friday, February 4th from 6 pm to 9 pm
Sutton Park: 1036 6th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221
What’s better than movie night? Enjoying it outdoors in the park!
Round up the kids and pack some blankets and chairs then head out to Sutton Park to watch Disney’s The Jungle Cruise. This event is presented by the Palmetto Community Redevelopment Agency and is free for everyone to enjoy. Snacks and drinks will be provided by Waste Management inc., but you are also welcome to bring your food (no alcohol allowed).
5. Succulent Art and Carport Sale
Friday, February 4th, and Saturday, February 5th from 8 am to 3 pm
ArtbyCMac: 7506 17th Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34209
Looking for a unique Valentine’s Day gift that will last forever? Check out ArtbyCmac’s February Art and Succulent carport sale. This local artist will be selling plants from $1, arrangements from $5, plant pedestals, yard art made of ceramics and glassware, and original artwork including prints and originals.
Not sure what to get? No worries! Chris is always happy to help with selections, provide care instructions and more, so stop by and say hello.
6. Yoga with the Manatees
1st and 4th Sundays of the Month at 10 am
The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature: 201 10th St W, Bradenton, FL 34205
This just may be the most unusual and exciting yoga class yet! The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature is now hosting Manatee Yoga on the first and fourth Sundays of each month!
Adults can enjoy tranquil views of the manatees being cared for in the Parker Manatee Rehabilitation Habitat while engaging in yoga poses focused on balance, flexibility, and strength. The weeks will alternate between Gentle and Power Yoga. Class size is limited to 15. You can REGISTER HERE.
7. Fused Glass Classes
Sunday, February 6th from 1 pm to 4 pm
Witchgrass Studio: 917 12th Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205 (Village of the Arts)
Have you ever wished you could make gorgeous glass creations like you see at Witchgrass Studio? Join studio owner and artist Harriet Harris for a Fused Glass Class. This is guaranteed to be a fun afternoon activity filled with color and light!
All projects will be ready to pick up later that week – just in time for Valentine’s day. Remember that the class limit is 8 people only, and your non-refundable payment serves as your reservation. Visit the studio’s website to register today!
8. Live Music at Fiorelli
Every Saturday and Sunday from 1 pm to 5 pm
Fiorelli Winery: 4250 Waterbury Road, Co Rd 675, Bradenton, FL 34211
Live music is always great, but it’s even better when you’re listening to it in a vineyard! We’re excited to share that Fiorelli Winery and Vineyard is now offering live music every weekend!
Visit their events calendar to see who’s playing each day – then mark your calendar so you never miss a thing!
9. Kid’s Glow Night Out
Friday, February 11th from 6 pm to 8:30 pm
Star Academy of Dance & Aerial Arts: 308 7th St. W. Palmetto, FL 34221
If you’re looking for a fun activity for your kids, be sure to check out Kid’s Glow Night Out hosted by Star Academy of Dance & Aerial Arts.
This event is for kids aged 4 to 14 years old. They’ll enjoy glow dance, aerial, crafts, games, and fun! It’s just $35 each ($30 for additional siblings) and will definitely be a night your kids will be raving about long after it’s done. Visit Star Academy’s Events Page to learn more and register.
10. Charcuterie Workshop
Friday, February 11th from 6 pm to 9:30 pm
Rustic Flamingo: 4306 FL-64 East, Bradenton, FL 34208
Charcuterie is all the rage right now, and you can join in on the fun by signing up for the Charcuterie Tray Workshop with Rima Cheese & Charcuteriethe at Rustic Flamingo.
During this workshop, you will get to learn the art of Charcuterie and create your very own Charcuterie Board, just in time for Valentine’s day. Rima Cheese & Charcuterie will be providing you with all the materials and instructions you need. Learn more and reserve your spot now!
11. Little Anglers Fishing Tournament
Saturday, February 12th from 8:30 am to 10 am
Green Bridge Fishing Pier, Palmetto
Let your kids try out their skills at the Little Anglers Fishing Tournament hosted by Hernando De Soto Historical Society at the Green Bridge Fishing Pier on February 12th.
It’s FREE to sign up and there will be 100 fishing rods rigged and ready to go. Check out the event page to learn more and reserve your spot.
12. Bradenton Area River Regatta
Saturday, February 12th from 10 am to 7 pm
Bradenton Riverwalk: 452 3rd Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205
Get ready to roar once more! Manatee County’s largest and FREE civic event, the Bradenton Area River Regatta is back this 2022. Bring the whole family and head down to see incredible powerboat racing, breathtaking shows, interactive family-friendly events, and an amazing fireworks show!
13. Mixon Valentine Contest
Saturday, February 12th from 12 pm to 4 pm
Mixon Fruit Farms: 2525 27th St E, Bradenton, FL 34208
If you’re looking for a weekend filled with fun, candy, and prizes? Check out Valentine’s Day Contest at Mixon Fruit Farms.
Don’t miss your chance to participate in each of their events, including…
Valentines Survivor Challenge – Candy Kiss Eating Contest
Kids Candy Kiss Eating Contest
Young Adult Candy Kiss Eating Contest
Candy Heart Jar Contest
To learn more and sign up for their competitions, click here.
14. The LOVE Child: Family Paint Day
Sunday, February 13th from 3 pm to 5 pm
Painting with a Twist: 5917 Manatee Ave W Ste 209, Bradenton, FL 34209
Spend Valentine’s weekend with the whole family at Painting With a Twist. Kids and kids at heart will be thrilled to paint The LOVE Child. This is perfect for kids age 8 and up and adults of all ages.
Feel free to BYOB and bring your own snacks. To learn more and register for this event, click here.
15. Full Moon Empowerment
Wednesday, February 16th from 7 pm to 8:30 pm
Beyond the Mat Yoga & Holistic Healing, 6111 42nd St. Cir. E, Bradenton
If you want to catch up with some relaxation and YOGA, then you don’t want to miss Beyond the Mat Yoga & Holistic Healing’s Full Moon Empowerment.
In this session, you’ll focus on creating a sacred space in order to focus inward, spread love, and feel empowered. Wear your most comfortable clothes, jot down the experience with a journal and a pen, and bring your favorite crystal (if you want). To reserve your spot, click here.
16. Trivia with Prizes
Every Thursday Night
Table Talk Board Game Bistro: 3999 Cortez Rd W, Bradenton, FL 34210
Test your knowledge every Thursday night at Table Talk Board Game Bistro. It’s just $3 to play and there will be a cash prize for the 1st and 2nd place teams. Your entry fee also includes board game play while you’re there.
Play on your own or bring some friends and form a team of up to 8 players. While you’re there, you can also enjoy great food specials plus beer and wine. Reservations are required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
Categories are posted each Monday on their Facebook page, so be sure to follow them.
17. Open Air Vintage and Artisan Market
Saturday, February 19th from 10 am to 4 pm
Gypsea Soul: 615 15th St W, Bradenton, FL 34205
Gypsea Soul will once again be hosting a unique outdoor vintage & artisan market in their front parking lot – right next to Salt & Pepper Cafe.
When you visit, you’ll find a variety of vintage handmade artworks, antiques, jewelry, fashion items, and much more! There’s a wide selection of unique items, making this market perfect for both serious shoppers and curiosity seekers alike.
18. Yappy Hour Pet Extravaganza
Sunday, February 20th from 1 pm to 4 pm
Motorworks Brewing, 1014 9th St W, Bradenton, FL 34205
Bring your friends and your fur-babies out to Motorworks Brewing for this month’s Yappy Hour, benefitting Friends of Manatee County Animal Services as they enjoy Yappy Hour Pet Extravaganza.
There will be raffle items and silent auctions with proceeds going to FOMCAS. Enjoy live music, drinks, and tasty treats from local food trucks while strolling around and browsing goods from local vendors. Water and treats will also be provided for your pups! Just please make sure they’re fully vaccinated and keep them on a leash.
19. Live Blues Brunch at Bradenton Riverwalk
Sunday, February 27th from 11 am to 3 pm
Mattison’s Riverwalk Grille, 101 Riverfront Blvd Ste 120, Bradenton, FL 34205
If you’re a fan of blues music, you definitely won’t want to miss the upcoming Live Blues Brunch at Mattison’s Riverwalk Grille.
This month, you’ll have the chance to hear from Big D and the Dirty Deal while enjoying a delicious, chef-created brunch menu with items like Niman Ranch Steak and Egg Bowls, Stuffed French Toast, mimosas, Bloody Marys, and more! Reservations are suggested. You can hold a spot by giving them a call at 941-896-9660.
20. Italian Wine Dinner
Friday, February 25th
Pineapple Kitchen, 4914 Lena Rd UNIT 104, Bradenton, FL 34211
Want an incredible meal you’ll be talking about long after it’s done? Sign up for the four-course Italian Wine Dinner at Pineapple Kitchen!
Their Italian Wine Specialist, Ezio Vippolis, will be discussing everything you need to know about the great wine-making regions of Italy.
This class is limited to 20 participants only, so don’t wait to reserve your spot! You can make your reservation here.
There you have it! Our round-up of 20 fun and exciting things to do in Bradenton this month! When you visit these area businesses, be sure to tell them you heard about it on Discover Bradenton! This helps us continue to #SupportLocal and #KeepBradentonstrong.
Looking for even more 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.