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

Summer is officially here! The sun is shining bright, kids are out of school, and everyone is ready to enjoy all the fun things Bradenton has to offer. Here's our round-up of the top 20 Cool Things to Do in Bradenton during the month of June.

1. 13th & 13th Art Market

Friday, June 2nd, and Saturday, June 3rd from 6 PM to 10 PM
Adobe Graffiti Lounge: 1302 13th Ave W, Bradenton, FL

Start this month’s festivities with an evening stroll down to the 13th and 13th Art Market in the Village of the Arts.

There will be tons of new vendors selling a variety of stuff like jewelry, paintings, drawings, pottery, crystals, and more.  

Adobe Graffiti Lounge has you covered with botanical teas such as Kava and Kratom 🌼🌸 and Birdrock Taco Shack will be serving up craft tacos all night!

Don’t miss out on this fun and exciting monthly event.

2. Bradenton Public Market

Saturdays, June 3rd and June 24th from 9 AM to 2 PM
Bradenton Public Market: 400 Old Main Street, Bradenton, FL

Mark your calendars, everybody! The Bradenton Public Market will be extending their dates this summer. Due to a cancellation during the regular season, the Market will be open regular hours on Saturday, June 3rd.

Then, they’ll be holding markets on the last Saturday of the month from June through August. 🌞🎵🍓🥑 Get ready to enjoy the summer vibes as you stroll around and check out their display of fresh produce, local artisans, and deliciously prepared foods.

3. Trivia at BeerSauce Shop

Every Friday at 7 PM
BeerSauce Shop Bradenton: 419 Cortez Road West, Bradenton, FL 34207

Enjoy a night of Trivia with Cap n Mitch every Friday at the BeerSauce Shop in Bradenton!

This fun event is free for everyone to join, so bring your team and test your knowledge.

First through third place winners will receive BeerSauce Shop gift cards, and losers get a flight of 5 oz drafts. That’s a win-win! 🍺

Be sure to come hungry, because there will also be food and drink specials, and BOGO on drafts when you purchase an item from the BBQ menu.

4. Kid’s Camps at ArtCenter Manatee

ArtCenter Manatee: 209 9th St West, Bradenton, FL 34205

Now that the kids are out of school, parents are looking for ways to keep them entertained. How about a fun Art Camp? ArtCenter Manatee is hosting a variety of Kid’s Art Camps with a wide selection of activities that will keep your kids occupied this summer.

From under-the-sea adventures, exploring nature’s wonder, space travels, myths & magic and much more – your kids will surely enjoy this experience. Check out their Kids Camp page to learn more.

5. Laser Light Nights

Multiple Dates
The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature: 201 10th St W, Bradenton, FL

The Laser Light Nights are back in Bradenton! Rock out to the tunes of your favorite artists every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of the month in the Planetarium at The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature.

Whether you’re into the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Prince, Hendrix, Led Zepplin, Queen, or Metalica, Rage Against the Machine, Bruno Mars, or Taylor Swift, you’ll find that there’s an awesome night of entertainment waiting for you!

These unforgettable events sell fast, so get your tickets now. You don’t want to miss this amazing experience.

6. DJ Milo’s Vinyl Brunch

Sunday, June 4th from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Oscura: 816 Manatee Ave E, Bradenton, FL

Start your Sunday off on a high note with a delightful brunch experience at Oscura.

This isn’t your average brunch – it’s a combination of amazing food and a unique vinyl music session presented by DJ Milo B, featuring throwback classics and modern hits.

The music starts flowing at 10:30 AM and keeps spinning until 1:30 PM. There’s no cover charge, so don’t miss your chance to experience one of Bradenton’s hottest brunch events.

7. Dog Prom

Thursday, June 8th at 5 PM
Motorworks Brewery: 1014 9th St. W. Bradenton, FL 34205

All our furry dog friends and their owners (of course!) are invited to enjoy a paw-some night filled with dancing, games, delicious foods, and more in “An Evening Under the Stars Dog Prom” at Motorworks Brewery.

This doggy prom will have your tail wagging as you dance to the beat. Also, don’t forget to dress up with your pup and strike a pose in front of the photographers. Aside from the prom, shelter dogs will also be there ready for the furr-ever homes, so you might be able to find the newest member of your family.

Tickets are just $35. There’s a chance this may sell out, so get your tickets now. This event will benefit the Humane Society of Manatee County, so come on out and have barking fun time while supporting this incredible cause!

8. Yoga with Elephants

Thursday, June 8th from 9 AM to 10 AM
Myakka Elephant Ranch: 4450 Verna Bethany Rd, Myakka City, FL 34251

Okay, so this isn’t exactly Bradenton, but we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share it with you!

If you’re looking for an unforgettable experience, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to participate in a relaxing yoga session surrounded by elephants! The class will gather at the Myakka Elephant Ranch, where you can enjoy a gentle yoga flow, then have fun taking pictures with these majestic creatures.

There is no cost to join this event, but love gifts are more than welcome. Donations support veterans and the ranch to help with the care and conservation of these beautiful animals. Learn more and sign up for Elephant Yoga here.

9. FELT Sporting Clay Shoot

Friday, June 9th from 7:30 am to 1 pm
Sarasota Trap, Skeet & Clays: 3445 Rustic Rd, Nokomis, FL

Feeding Empty Little Tummies (FELT) is hosting its 2nd Annual Sporting Clays Shoot at Sarasota Trap, Skeet & Clays. Join them for a day filled with big prizes, guns, cash, and more! There will also be Power Packs, Mulligan, Raffles, and 50/50 for you to enjoy.

Individual tickets cost $200, while team tickets cost $700 with 50 targets, 50 shells, and a team cart. Breakfast and lunch are included in the registration

Don’t miss out, buy your tickets now.

10. Free Sample Dance Class Day

Saturday, June 10th from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Dance Alliance of Bradenton: 862 – 62nd Street Circ East, Bradenton, FL 34208

Want to try out some great classes this summer? Join the Free Sample Dance Class Day at Dance Alliance of Bradenton. Throughout the day, you’ll have a chance to try out classes like Gentle Yoga, Jazz, Tap, Bellydance, Hula, and Balletone Fitness – or stick around and try them all!

To join, RSVP via phone at 941-201-56078 or email For more information about their classes, check out their website.

11. Free Comic Book Workshop

Saturday, June 10th from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Bat City Comic Professionals: 915 Manatee Ave E., Bradenton, FL

Bat City Comic Professionals is hosting a Free Comic Book Workshop for kids ages 6 – 18 years old. This workshop encourages kids to use their imaginations and create their very own comic books.

They will be able to learn everything they need to know about comics while having fun hanging out in a comic book store. The workshop is FREE, no sign-ups are necessary.

12. Drug Free Manatee Teen Fest

Saturday, June 10th from 10 AM to 2 PM
Bradenton Riverwalk: 452 3rd Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205

Want to enjoy a fun afternoon that promotes a positive, healthy, and drug-free environment? Check out the Manatee Teen Fest at Bradenton Riverwalk.

Dance the night away with a live DJ on their dance floor, while enjoying food trucks, t-shirts, prizes, and more. This event is guaranteed to inspire Manatee’s youth with good clean fun.

This is a free event and all are welcome – no need to pre-regsiter, just come on down and say hello.

13. Fire Charity Fishing Festival

Saturday, and Sunday, June 10th to 11th at 12 PM
Palmetto Riverside Park: 857-899 Riverside Dr, Palmetto, FL 34221

Head on over to Palmetto Riverside Park for a weekend full of live music with food trucks, games, a kid’s zone and more at the 16th Annual Fire Charity Fishing Tournament.

All proceeds from this event will go directly to the Children’s Burn Foundation of Florida and other local charitable causes. Check out the festival schedule for a list of performances times and more.

14. Vintage Pop-up Trunk Show and Tea Tent

Sunday, June 11th from 10 am to 3 pm
Vintage Vine Market: 424 9th St E, Bradenton, FL 34208

The Vintage Vine Market will be open during the Friendly City Flea, giving you a chance to make your local shopping adventure twice as nice!

There will also be a wide variety of guest vendors next door in the Your Honeycomb event space, including:
-Tea Tree Cafe
-Kathy from FloridaFabFinds
-Michelle from the Vintage Flea at Ginny’s and JaneEs
-April and Jim from Blessed and Distressed
-Berty from The Bird Nest Vintage with retro clothing
-Susan with fine primitive wares
-Lisa from Blue Ocean Vintage bringing items from her Retro Rosie’s and Blessed and Distressed inventories.
-And, more clothing (vintage to modern) from Dee at Sencillo outside

15. Concrete Workshops

Tuesday, June 13th from 1 PM to 3 PM
Thursday, June 22nd from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Blessed & Distressed Vintage: 615 59th Street West, Bradenton FL

If you enjoy getting crafty and want to try something different, you won’t want to miss out on the Concrete Art Workshops at Blessed & Distressed Vintage.

During this class, you will learn how to create your very own concrete art – which you can bring home at the end of the session. You’ll have a variety of molds to choose from and all materials will be provided.

There are two classes available: June 13th and June 22nd. Workshops are limited to only 10 persons per class only, so sign up now! Registration is $45 each. To RSVP, you may stop by the store to register or email

16. Discover Bradenton’s Networking Event

Wednesday, June 14th from 5 PM to 7 PM
Orange Blossom Coffee (City Centre Garage): 1166 3rd Ave. W. Bradenton, FL 34205

You are invited to a casual networking happy hour at Orange Blossom Coffee. Prepare to make lots of business connections, meet new friends, and have a ton of fun. There will be lite bites, door prizes, a cash bar, and more. Food will be provided by Chicken Salad Chick, and Fiorelli Winery will be sharing some delicious samples of their locally produced wines.

This event is FREE for Discover Bradenton members and $10 for future members. Register here. We can’t wait to to meet you!

17. Grateful Dead Night at Birdrock Taco Shack

Saturday, June 17th from 7:30 PM to 11 PM
Birdrock Taco Shack: 1213 13th Avenue West Bradenton, FL 34205

Don’t miss out on this extraordinary outdoor concert at Birdrock Taco Shack! Grateful Dead NIGHT ft. Dead Set Florida returns to bring you great music, a great stage, great production, and an incredible chef.

This show is on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations! So come early to get the best seats and enjoy dinner with a show. This event is open to all ages. Tickets are $10 advance and $15 at the door, get your tickets here.

18. Father’s Day Paint Your Pet

Sunday, June 18th at 2 pm
Painting with a Twist: 5917 Manatee Ave. W., Suite 209 Bradenton, FL 34209

Looking for a great way to spend Father’s Day? Painting with a Twist offers the purr-fect family day with Dad! Check out Father’s Day Paint Your Pet, a very popular Painting with a Twist experience.

You’ll enjoy three hours of sipping, painting, and relaxing while you create awesome artwork you can bring home as a memorable keepsake. This event is sure to bring out your “wow” factor and artistic side. So what are you waiting for? Spots sell out fast. Reserve now.

19. Makers Mingle Sip & Shop

Wednesday, June 21st from 4 PM to 7 PM
The Vintage Vine Market: 424 9th Street East, Bradenton, FL 34208

Do you paint, crochet, sew, draw, do crafts, or just want to make some new friends? If so, you’re in luck!

The Vintage Vine Market and Your Honeycomb are hosting a social gathering in the Old Manatee neighborhood every third Wednesday of the month. You are invited to experience a stress-free evening while bonding with the community.

Bring a project and enjoy your favorite drink while you sip, shop, make, and relax. There’s no cost to join in on the fun and pre-registration is not required, so come on by.

20. Bradenton Blues Brunch

Sunday, June 25th from 11 AM to 2 PM
Mattison’s City Grille Bradenton Riverwalk: 101 Riverfront Blvd, Bradenton, FL 34205

Spend your Sunday relaxing under the covered patio at the beautiful Mattison’s Riverwalk Grille. You’ll love their new delicious brunch menu featuring your favorite local cuisine and the lively sounds of live blues music.

Each month a different band will perform. There is no cover charge, just order your brunch and drinks from the menu. Seating is limited so make your reservations today by calling (941) 896-9660.

There you have it! Our round-up of 20 Cool Things to Do in Bradenton during the month of June. When you visit these events, please be sure to tell the hosts you heard about them on Discover Bradenton! This helps us continue to #SupportLocal and #KeepBradentonstrong.

Looking for even more fun 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.

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