There is always great outdoor fun happing on Florida’s Gulf Coast. December weather is perfect for Music, Seafood, and cultural festivals. Enjoy the sun, with a light jacket or none at all.
8th Annual Blues Appetizer Concert~Friday, December 6th from 6 pm to 9 pm, FREE!!!!!
Rusty Wright Band & Duffy Bishop Band will perform on the main stage where the 2019 Bradenton Blues Festival will be held. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
Bradenton Riverwalk Pavilion 452 3rd Ave W. (The Prequel to the Bradenton Blue Festival. SOLD OUT)
Art Walk in the Village: Explore the Village during our December Artwalk! Enjoy the lights and galleries decorated for the holidays. live music, strolling entertainment, unique holiday shopping, and tasty treats during one of Bradenton’s favorite holiday events. Friday night 6-9:30 pm and Saturday 11 am-4 pm.
Siesta Key Seafood and Music Festival~December 6 from noon-9 pm, Saturday from 11 am-9 pm Then Sunday 11 am-6 pm. A Family-Friendly event is always better with friends, so join us for fresh seafood and outstanding live musical performances. Genre’s include Carribean, Rock & Roll, R & B, Cover band Tributes, Jazz and more. Support the local artisans and crafters or while you listen or between sets. General admission is $5 with children age 12 and younger FREE. GPS Address: 948 Beach Road, Siesta Beach, FL
Coquina Beach Seafood and Music Festival~December 13-15, 2019 is the 1st annual Coquina Beach Seafood & Music Festival. Come for the day, stay for the sunset followed by music, culture and great food. Enjoy live musical performances beachside or along the shaded walkways or pavilions. It’s not too late to pick up some holiday gifts at the Marketplace with Fine arts, crafts, specialty items, and food products! Admission is FREE. Take the Trolley to Coquina Beach on Anna Maria Island. Some parking is available first come first serve.
Breakfast with the sharks~ Start your day at 8:30 am with the sharks before the Aquarium opens. Enjoy a continental breakfast, explore cool shark artifacts such as jaws and skin, watch a narrated feeding at our Shark Tracker exhibit, and have your own personal Q&A with a Mote educator and shark expert. Then learn about the breakthrough research going on at Mote with a guided tour of the Aquarium. All-day admission to Mote Aquarium and Goldstein Marine Mammal Center is included. Reservations are required.
Check the Events shared on our Facebook page for more options.
If you need accommodations we still have a few available properties to put guests and loved ones for a December visit. Check BeachRentals.mobi or call 941-778-1979 to have an agent help you.
Dec. 7-14 Available
Dec. 14-21 Available
Dec. 21-28 Available