Bradenton authorities close skatepark & splash pad but OK Riverwalk From Realize Bradenton Facebook Page – Riverwalk OPEN, but the Skatepark and Splash Pad are NOT. Be sure to social distance while you stretch your legs and stay 6 feet apart! From the Bradenton Police Department Facebook Page – DueContinue Reading


From Darwin Brewing Company and Taproom FB page – SANITIZER GIVEAWAY CANCELLED – Folks, we are so sorry to say that we have to cancel the free sanitizer giveaway at the brewery tomorrow (3/21) due to overwhelming demand that we fear we are unable to meet, and the possibility this could cause an uncontrollable setting at our relatively small brewery tomorrow. We apologize sincerely and will let you know if we are able to come up with a solution. Be well, all, and thanks for supporting local business during this challenging time.

Darwin Brewing Staff

We found out about this on  Darwin’s Facebook page and immediately went down to the brewery.


Under the guidance of The Center for Disease Control (CDC), and Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis to postpone any mass gatherings in an effort to limit the spread of the COVID-19, the 2020 Sarasota Film Festival, scheduled for March 27- April 5, 2020 has been postponed.


Realize Bradenton strives to keep our community healthy and happy. Following Governor DeSantis’ request that cities and counties postpone or cancel mass gatherings, Realize Bradenton has canceled the first concert of Music in the Park, scheduled for Friday, March 13, 2020; and the upcoming Bradenton Farmers’ Market, scheduled for Saturday, March 14, 2020.


The Sarasota Film Festival (SFF) today announced its full line-up, including its Opening Night, Centerpiece, Closing Night, Spotlight, Narrative Feature Competition, Independent Visions Competition, Documentary Feature Competition, Narrative, Documentary, and Short Films. The Festival also announced its four SFF Focus Panels – African American, Florida, & VR Spotlight sections.