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Interested in hosting your own event in Manatee County Parks and Preserves? Please see the information on our Special Event Permit Application process.


ANNUAL EVENTS

A NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

GT Bray Park - December 10, 2021, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

A Night Before Christmas is an annual event hosted by Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources and held at GT Bray Park. This event is an opportunity for the community to come together to celebrate the holidays with real snow, visits with Santa, and fun for the whole family! Learn more about A Night Before Christmas

MANATEE FITFEST

Robinson Preserve Mosaic NEST - March 5, 2022, from 7:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Manatee FITFest is a showcase of the healthy living options within Manatee County while enjoying being outdoors in a favorite local park. This day is all about community: bringing together a bootcamp, a 5K run/walk, yoga, and guided meditation. Following the mainstage events, you can choose your own adventure by partaking in other scheduled workshops like hooping, paddleboard, and more. Learn more about FitFest.

ROBINSON PRESERVE TWILIGHT 5K/10K

Robinson Preserve

This annual race offers runners one of the most scenic courses in Florida. Both the 5K and 10K traverse through beautiful Robinson Preserve and end with a spectacular sunset and after-party.

GOBLIN GATHERING

GT Bray Park - October 15, 2021, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The Goblin Gathering is an annual event hosted by Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources and held at GT Bray Park. This event is an opportunity for the community to come together to celebrate the season with trick-or-treating and fun for the whole family! Learn more about the Goblin Gathering.