Get Off the Couch Bradenton! 15 Cool Things to Do in July

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After taking a pause on social activities, many of us are anxious to find some fun things to do in Bradenton this month. While things are definitely different, many local businesses are starting to open back up with a renewed focus on sanitizing, social distancing, and taking other precautions to keep their staff and customers as safe as possible.

This month, we’ve done our best to find activities and events in Bradenton that are held outdoors or have plenty of space to maintain distancing. With that being said, here’s our round-up of 15 Cool Things to Do in Bradenton in July.

1. Beach Market at Coquina Beach

Every Wednesday and Sunday 10 am – 4 pm (Excluding July 5th)
2650 Gulf Dr. S. Bradenton Beach

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With tons of interesting vendors and a gorgeous view, you can’t beat shopping at the Beach Market at Coquina Beach. There’s plenty of shade, free parking, and you can even ride the trolly there for free!

This internationally-famous market has 50 to 80 vendors in the summer, offering things like  local art, crafts, woodworking, yard art, metal art, tikis, furniture, photography, jewelry, home decor, gourmet food, produce, gift ideas, a caricature artist, and much, much more!. Learn more here.

2. Glam Glass Class at Gypsea Soul

Wednesday, July 1st at 5:30 pm (Also July 8th, 22nd, and 29th)
615 15th Street West Bradenton 34205

Girls Night just got so much better!

Grab your best girls and a bottle of wine and head over to Gypsea Soul because this is a class you don’t want to miss! Dig through piles of fossils, shells, gems, beads & more. Select a frame and the artist instructors will assist you in creating an 8×10 resin mosaic-style creation that reflects your unique creativity!

Learn more and sign up HERE!

3. Karaoke at Kava Social Club

Every Wednesday at 8 pm
540 13th Street West Bradenton 34205

Kava Social Club is one of the newest kava bars in Bradenton. We love their downtown location and you can expect to see a lot of cool stuff coming from them in the near future!

If karaoke is your thing, you’ll definitely want to head over on Wednesday nights for “Sing for Your Shell Karaoke” — all participants will get a free kava shell! This is guaranteed to make your hump days so much better!

Follow Kava Social Club on Facebook to keep up with all of their exciting events!

4. July Artwalk Weekend: Mermaids

Friday, July 3rd from 6 pm to 9:30 pm and Saturday, July 4th from 11 am to 4 pm
Village of the Arts, Bradenton

The Village of the Arts Artwalk weekend is back! This month’s theme is “Mermaids.”

These vibrant monthly artwalks are held the first Friday night and Saturday afternoon of every month. This is the perfect opportunity to discover unique galleries, studios, specialty shops, healing arts, food, and music. Opening receptions for new shows, special guests throughout the Village, and live music are all a part of artwalk weekends. Follow the VOTA’s Facebook event for more info. about what you can expect!

5. Bamboozer Island Bar: Soft Opening

Friday, July 3rd
313 12th St W, Bradenton 34205

Bam Boozer Daquiri Bar Downtown Bradenton

Downtown Bradenton is getting a daiquiri bar, and we can’t wait! Bamboozer Island Bar is taking over the site where the Old Main Pub used to be. They’re holding off on the grand opening until COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted, but you can check it out starting on Friday, July 3rd! They’ll be following all CDC guidelines and maintaining social distancing.

The bar will feature a wall of frozen drinks, local art inside and out, pool tables, and more.

Learn more here.

6. Beach Yoga on Anna Maria Island

Every Saturday and Sunday 8:30 am
100 Spring Ave. Anna Maria Island 34217

With all the craziness going on in the world right now, there are few things better than heading out to the island for a donation-based, all-levels yoga class led by instructors from Thrive Yoga & Fitness.

Bring a sheet or blanket, water, and sunscreen and prepare to enjoy one of the most unique and relaxing yoga classes you’ve ever experienced. Follow them on Facebook for more information!

7. Spin Saturday at Adobe Graffiti Lounge

Saturday, July 4th from 9 pm to 2 am
1302 13th Ave W. Bradenton 34205

Looking for something really different to do? Check out the enlivening flow and drum circle at Adobe Graffiti Lounge.

All performers receive a FREE drink so get ready to do your thing and have fun at this little tropical oasis! There will also be a live DJ spinning from 10 pm until 1 am.

***Bring your own Drum and/or Flow Equipment

8. Live Music at 3 Keys Brewing

Every Friday and Saturday
2505 Manatee Ave E. Bradenton 34208

Live music is back at 3 Keys Brewing! You can enjoy a variety of different musical artists outside in their beer garden. Check out their scheduled shows for the month of July:

  • Wynn Taylor – July 4, 10, 17, 25
  • Diamond Dixie – July 3
  • Celtic Conundrum – July 11
  • Liquid Courage – July 18
  • The Reality – July 24

Follow 3 Keys Brewing on Facebook for more information!

9. Live Music at Woody’s River Roo

Every Weekend
5717 18th St E. Ellenton 34222

Enjoy live music outdoors at Woody’s River Roo! This iconic spot also has excellent food and gorgeous views! Some of their upcoming shows include:

  • Jezabelle Rocks – July 4th at 7 pm
  • Music Box Duo LIVE – July 9th at 6 pm
  • 22N – July 11th at 7 pm
  • Fuse – July 18th at 3 pm
  • Raw Vinyl Rock Classics – July 18th at 7 pm
  • The Katz – July 19th at 1 pm

Follow them on Facebook for more info!

10. Trivia Nights at Tom’s Bad Ass Bar and Grill

Every Tuesday at 7 pm
312 12th St. W. Bradenton 34205

Join Wolff from Steve-O Entertainment every Tuesday night to test your general trivia knowledge and enjoy cold drinks, delicious food, fun entertainment, and great prizes at Tom’s Bad Ass Bar & Grill!

Whether you decide to try it out for a night or keep coming back for the entire tournament, you’re sure to have a great time!

11. Premier Escape Adventures

Any Time! (By Appointment Only)
7369 52nd Pl E. Bradenton 34203

Premier Escape Adventures Bradenton

Want to escape the heat and do something different with a few close friends or family members? Why not try an escape room!

Premier Escape Adventures is the area’s largest escape room and it’s a fun, interactive, live-action, fully immersive adventure! You’ll work with your team as you race against the clock to explore your surroundings and use logic and instinct, to solve puzzles and crack codes. No experience is necessary! They’re currently only offering private games by appointment. Book your room today!

DISCOUNT ALERT: Mention a discount code JULYSANTADB to get $5.00 off per person when booking Crisis at the North Pole during the month of July. Ends 7/31/20

12. Live Music at The Ugly Grouper

Every Day 5 pm to 8 pm and Saturdays & Sundays 12 pm to 4 pm
5704 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach 34217

We literally live in paradise, so why not enjoy it? Head out to Anna Maria Island to enjoy some outdoor live music at The Ugly Grouper. Here’s a look at some of the great artists they have booked this month:

  • Doug Bidwell (July 1st)
  • Kenny Marshall (July 2nd, 30th)
  • Poppa Grump Duo (July 3rd, 29th)
  • Bodie Valdez (July 4th, 21st)
  • Frank Lombardi (July 5th, 23rd)
  • Sebastian Tenorio (July 7th, 22nd)
  • Chris Warner (July 9th, 13th)
  • Paul Fournier (July 11, 25th)
  • Stockton Bro’s (July 25th)
  • Nick Lutz Live (July 12th, 19th)

Check out their Facebook page for more info!

13. Paint Your Pet at Painting With a Twist

Saturday, July 18th at 2 pm
5917 Manatee Ave W #209, Bradenton 34209

Embrace your inner artist and create a keepsake you’ll cherish forever! Paint Your Pet at Painting with a Twist is one of their most popular events!

You’ll provide them with a photo of your pet ahead of time and they’ll sketch it out on canvas for you. Then you’ll create your masterpiece during the class. No experience is necessary!

25% of all proceeds from this class will be donated to Shelter Manatee. Spaces are limited, so make sure you book your spot today!

14. Blues Brunch at Mattison’s Riverwalk Grille

Sunday, July 26th from 11 am until 3 pm
101 Riverfront Blvd Ste 120, Bradenton 34205

The popular weekend brunch at Mattison’s Riverwalk Grille is back! Through a partnership with Realize Bradenton and the Bradenton Blues Fest, on the 4th Sunday of each month they’ll host some of the best local, regional and national blues musicians.

While listening to the music, you can enjoy chef-created brunch items like Niman Ranch Steak and Eggs Bowl, Stuffed French Toast, Poached Eggs and Avocado Toast, a Duck Confit Crepe with Blueberry Mascarpone cheese, and many more delicious items…. the full lunch menu is also available! Don’t forget to start with a Build Your Own Bloody Mary, Mimosa made with local OJ, or a refreshing Bellini!

Seats are limited so make sure you call 941-896-9660 ahead of time to reserve your spot!

15. Loaded Cannon Distillery’s Mixology Class

Monday, July 27th 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
3115 Lakewood Ranch Blvd. Ste. 110, Bradenton, Florida 34211

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Learn how to make delicious cocktails with one of Loaded Cannon Distillery‘s unique spirits during their monthly Mixology Class.

The class runs for two hours and is a great way to learn something new while also getting to know others who live in year area. The small class size makes it much more intimate and easy to comply with social distancing.

Purchase your tickets now as this class will sell out fast. CALL 941-900-1482 to RESERVE your spot today!

There you have it! Our round-up of small, outdoor, and socially-distant things to do in Bradenton this month! Want to learn about even more cool things to do? Check out our events calendar!

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