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Upcoming Events

Robinson Preserve Twilight 5K/10K

Robinson Preserve - March 29, 2019

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.

Annual Events

Goblin Gathering

GT Bray Park - October 18, 2019 from 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 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 wagon rides, vendors and exhibitors, and fun for the whole family! Learn more about the Goblin Gathering.

A Night Before Christmas

GT Bray Park - December 14, 2019 from 10 a.m. - 2 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, vendors and exhibitors, and fun for the whole family!Learn more about A Night Before Christmas


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