Spring is in the air, and there are plenty of fun things to do in Bradenton! From Cemetery Tours to Goat Yoga — you never know what you’re going to find. Take a look through our top 20 recommendations to keep you entertained this month.
1. Cemetery Tours
Manatee Village Historical Park: 1404 Manatee Ave E, Bradenton, FL 34208
March 1-5 and 15-19 at 9:30 am and 10:30 am
The 1850 Manatee Burying Ground is the oldest public cemetery in Manatee County. This month, you’ll have a chance to take a daytime guided tour with staff. There are four different themed tours available, each offering different historical information. These tours are FREE, but advance reservations are required. You can sign up using THIS LINK.
2. Music Bingo at Play
Play Arcade & Bar: 436 12th St. W. Bradenton, FL 34205
Every Tuesday from 7 pm to 9 pm
It’s fun and easy to play Music Bingo every Tuesday night at Play Arcade & Bar in downtown Bradenton. You’ll enjoy plenty of music, prizes, and drink specials.
Test your music knowledge against your friends and the other bar patrons. You’re sure to have a great time doing it!
3. Blood Drive at Connect!
Connect! Bradenton: 1201 6th Ave W. Bradenton, FL 34205
Tuesday, March 2nd from 10 am to 1 pm
All blood donations will be screened for COVID-19 antibodies to find potential convalescent plasma donors. Every donor will also receive a free pint of Culver’s Custard and five Lottery scratch-off tickets. You can sign up at suncoastblood.org or call 1.866.97.BLOOD
4. Wine Down Wednesdays
Pesto Bistro and Wine Bar: 8799 Cortez Rd. W. Bradenton, FL 34210
Every Wednesday from 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Need to get over that mid-week hump? Head over to Pesto Bistro & Wine Bar for their Wine Down Wednesday specials. You can snag a glass of house wine for just $3.50 and enjoy discounts on wine bottles. Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations are suggested. If you missed our recent review of this fairly new restaurant, you can check it out HERE.
5. Spring Cleaning Sale
The Blue Flamingo: 4229 26th St. W. Bradenton, FL 34205
Friday, March 5th and Saturday, March 6th from 10 am to 6 pm
The Blue Flamingo is one of our favorite shops! They always have so many cute treasures. That’s why we’re so excited about their upcoming Spring Cleaning Sale. They’re thinning out their inventory and will have lots of great items at incredible prices! You won’t want to miss this two-day sale.
6. Preserve Paddle
Robinson’s Preserve: 1704 99th St NW, Bradenton, FL 34209
Saturday, March 6th from 10:30 am to 12 pm
Join High Vibe Warrior and Salty Buddha on the first Saturday of each month for a fun and exciting paddleboard yoga class at Robinson Preserve. It includes a brief on-land instruction session, a short paddleboard journey, and an anchored yoga session on the boards. These classes are suitable for all levels and aren’t as hard as you might think!
24-hour pre-registration is required. The cost is $37 and includes SUP YOGA board and equipment rental. You can make a reservation HERE.
7. Great American Cleanup
March 6th, 13th, & 20th from 9 am to 11 am
To celebrate The Great American Cleanup, Keep Manatee Beautiful is excited to host two cleanups every weekend in March. To participate, all you need to do is show up. Feel free to call (941) 795-8272 with any questions.
- March 6th – Kingfish Boat Ramp (752 Manatee Ave, Holmes Beach, FL 34217)
- March 6th – “Shuffleboard Corner” (9th Ave W and 14th St W)
- March 13th – 15th St. E. Eagle Hall (5831 15th St. E. Bradenton)
- March 13th – Anna Maria Island City Hall (10005 Gulf Dr, Anna Maria, FL 34216)
- March 20th – Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church (12905 SR-70 E. Bradenton)
- March 20th – Lincoln Park (501 17th St. E. Palmetto, FL 34221)
8. The Skin You’re In
Jackie: 816 Manatee Ave. E. #200 Bradenton, FL 34208
Thursday, March 11th from 6 pm to 8 pm
Are you ready to feel confident about The Skin You’re In? Join skincare and body care experts for a special event held at Jackie, where they’ll share all their best secrets and tips. Dr. Hamlin will be there with her Emsculpt machine, Tatya Hamberman will be teaching makeup techniques, and there will be other special guests.
Jackie inventory will also be available for purchase. Their styling team will have the top looks for spring and summer for you to choose from. The cost is $15 per person and includes all services, treatments, and refreshments. Get your tickets HERE.
9. The Red Elvises Springtime with IGOR
Cottonmouth Southern Soul Kitchen: 1114 12th St W, Bradenton, FL 34205
Friday, March 12th from 7 pm to 10:30 pm
Cottonmouth Southern Soul Kitchen has been bringing a ton of great music to Bradenton’s Village of the Arts. One of the most exciting upcoming shows is The Red Elvises.
This super-popular Russian-American band performs punk rock, surf, rockabilly, reggae, folk rock, disco and traditional Russian styles of music. Their shows are always a great time!
This is a private, intimate outdoor event out on the patio. The cost is $35 per person. There’s a good chance this will sell out fast, so call 941-243-3735 soon to make your reservation.
10. Music Rocks! In the Park
Rossi Park (Bradenton Riverwalk)
Saturday, March 13th at 11 am
Gather up the kids and head over to Rossi Park, where they can enjoy a fun sing-a-long and music experience with music therapist Miss Kristen from Bloom Creative Arts. This FREE program will include an introduction to their Music Rocks! programming and their music enrichment offerings.
11. Goat Yoga!
Serenity Oaks Homestead: 15802 Golf Course Rd. Parrish, FL 34219
Saturday, March 13th from 10:30 am to 11:30 am
If you haven’t taken a Goat Yoga class yet, you are missing out! Join Wild Orchid Yoga & Wellness for a fun yoga class complete with baby goats!
Make sure you save some extra time — after the one-hour class, you’ll have 30 minutes to hang out with the goats, snuggle, and take photos. The cost is $35. Space is limited, so make sure you sign up right away! Get your tickets HERE.
12. Spring Pottery Sale
ArtCenter Manatee: 209 9th St W, Bradenton, FL 34205
Saturday, March 13th from 9 am to 4 pm
13. Starlight Movie: Moana
Manatee Performing Arts Center: 401 7th St. W. Bradenton, FL 34205
Sunday, March 14th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
14. St. Patrick’s Day at AMOB
All Anna Maria Oyster Bar Locations
March 17th: All Day!
You’ll feel super lucky when you head to any of the four Anna Maria Oyster Bar locations on St. Patrick’s Day and enjoy all-you-can-eat Corned Beef and Cabbage for just $12.99. They’ll also have green beers for just $2.00. You can’t beat that!
15. FUN-draiser Friday – Spring Flow
Thrive Yoga & Fitness: 8819 Cortez Rd W, Bradenton, FL 34210
Friday, March 19th from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Join YogiDi at Thrive Yoga & Fitness to have some fun and support a great cause! FUN-draiser Fridays are donation-based classes with 15% of the proceeds going to support Thrive’s yoga program at SafePlace 2B.
This joyful Springtime Flow class is designed to detoxify the mind and body while embracing the new solar year and a fresh start of infinite possibilities.
16. Springtime at the Kitchen
Pineapple Kitchen: 4914 Lena Road, Unit 104 Bradenton FL 34211
Saturday, March 20th from 9 am to 2 pm
Come by the tasting room at The Pineapple Kitchen for a culinary taste of springtime. They’ll have samples of their charcuterie graze boards, artisan cheeses, gourmet dips, soft Bavarian pretzel bites, and prime meats.
While you’re there, you’ll get a chance to meet the owners and learn more about this exciting local business.
17. Paws in Motion Walk-a-Thon
Caddy’s Bradenton: 801 Riverside Dr. E. Bradenton, FL 34208
Saturday, March 20th from 10 am to 12 pm
Join the Humane Society of Manatee County for their 15th annual Paws in Motion Walk-a-Thon Fundraiser! Registration is just $15 and you can snag a t-shirt for another $10. If you want to participate, you can register here.
All registrants will receive a goodie “Wag Bag.” After the event, you’ll be able to spend time in their Vendor Village where there will be great music, delicious food, and more! All money raised goes to support the Humane Society’s Second Chance Adoption Center.
Can’t make it to the event, but want to support this great cause? Help Discover Bradenton reach our $200 fundraising goal! CLICK HERE to make a donation. Every little bit helps.
18. Paint Your Pet
Painting with a Twist: 5917 Manatee Ave. W.
Sunday, March 21st from 2 pm to 5 pm
We all love our furry friends, so why not create a keepsake that will last forever. Painting with a Twist offers a fun “Paint Your Pet” event, where they’ll teach you how to create a portrait of your best friend.
Just register ahead of time, send them a picture of your pet, and they’ll prepare everything for you. The cost for this three-hour event is $55-$65. It’s BYOB and you’re welcome to bring some snacks. This is a great idea for a girl’s outing or a daytime date! CLICK HERE to register.
19. Jewelry to the Rescue
Compass Hotel Anna Maria Sound: 12324 Manatee Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34209
Sunday, March 28th from 1 pm to 4pm
Want to have a great time while also supporting the Friends of Manatee County Animal Services (FOMCAS)? Check out Jewelry to the Rescue!
They’ll have over 300 pounds of jewelry from fine gemstones to fun and funky costume pieces for sale at super reasonable prices. There will also be door prizes and food and beverages available to purchase.
The cost is $5 for entry, or you can get in free if you bring a piece of jewelry to donate.
20. The Beach Market at Coquina Beach
Coquina Beach: 2650 Gulf Dr. S. Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
Sundays & Wednesdays from 10 am to 4 pm
The weather is beautiful in March, making now the perfect time to go check out the Beach Market at Coquina Beach. There are so many amazing vendors at this event! You’ll find lots of treasures ranging from jewelry, artwork, snacks, clothing, and more.
There’s truly nothing like browsing through all the amazing goods from local vendors while enjoying a stunning beach view. The AMI String Band also performs from 10:30 am until 2:30 pm. Gather up some friends and visit this “world famous” market. You’ll be glad you did!