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Cinco de Mayo Artwalk

Cinco de Mayo Artwalk

Bradenton, Florida --Celebrate Cinco de Mayo and the Annual Salsa Tasting Contest throughout the Village.

Galleries, restaurants, and shops will be serving up their best salsas for your taste buds to savor and enjoy. Vote for your favorites with our paso pennies as you stroll through our 25 galleries and 5 restaurants for an evening of fun, food and music.

It will take place on Friday, May 3 from 6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 4 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. People can enjoy lots of great art by our local artists and lunch at any one of our fine restaurants.

Bradenton Riverwalk

Bradenton Riverwalk

Bradenton, Florida -- Bradenton's Riverwalk Embracing Our Difference's exhibit is only up until April 29- so visit it soon!

The event will be at Bradenton Riverwalk in Downtown Bradenton, 808 Third Avenue WEst. 

Come celebrate and view artwork from students throughout the county. 

 

11th Annual Orange & Green Gala

11th Annual Orange & Green Gala

Bradenton, Florida -- Preparations for the 11th Annual Orange and Green Scholarship Gala are well under way. 

Sponsored by the Florida A&M University (FAMU) National Alumni Association Sarasota-Manatee Chapter. This is a special night dedicated to honoring recipients of scholarships that this group awards to local graduating high school seniors in Sarasota and Manatee counties.

The celebration will be held at IMG Academy Golf Club 4350 El Conquistador Pkway Bradenton FL, beginning at 8:00 p.m.

Bookapalooza!

Bookapalooza!

Bradenton, Florida -- Goodwill Manasota is hosting its annual Bookapalooza book sale and silent auction, Saturday, April 13.

The sale features thousands of books, including rare and out-of-print, fiction, children's, travel, cookbooks, history and specialty books. All books will be offered at a 25 percent off regular Goodwill prices. There will also be a silent auction featuring rare books and a chance to win a $25 gift certificate. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 941-755-9864.

Make Every Day Earth Day

Make Every Day Earth Day

Bradenton, Florida -- Keep Manatee Beautiful is having an event called Make Every Day Earth Day. 

Attendees can learn from the experts how to reduce waste, use water wisely, protect our natural resources and improve our urban forest. Bring the whole family for giveaways and activities to help keep Manatee County beautiful. 

Earth Day exhibitors include De Soto National Memorial, Florida Forest Service, Keep Manatee Beautiful, Manatee County Agriculture & Extension Service, Manatee County Recycling and Manatee County Water Conservation. 

Free trolley to Seafood festival

Free trolley to Seafood festival

Bradenton, Florida -- The annual downtown De Soto Seafood Festival will offer a free Bradenton Trolley ride.

The trolley will run from the Seafood Festival to the Downtown Bradenton Farmers’ Market, which will be moved that day to the Village of the Arts, several blocks south of its usual location on Old Main Street.

Courthouse Concerts

Courthouse Concerts

Bradenton, Florida -- Every Wednesday this spring the Bradenton historic Courthouse Square will feature free music. 

Bring your chair and enjoy the free music. Visitors can bring their lunch or purchase a lunch catered by Renaissance on 9th. 

The concert will last from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.