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Weekend Adventures In Bradenton: October 25-27,2013


BRADENTON -- It's the weekend before Halloween and there's plenty to do to get you in the spirit. You can help celebrate St. Stephen’s new stadium on Friday night and learn more about one of Floridians chief nemesis at Emerson Point Preserve on Saturday afternoon. Ace’s will host a costume party on Saturday night with live music and prizes and Trunk or Treat returns to McKechnie that afternoon. Grab your masks and get it in gear, it’s time for a Weekend Adventure in Bradenton!


Ace's will host a Halloween party Saturday night with live music by Wikked Jester. There will be a costume contest, including a $100 Ace's gift certificate as the grand prize.  2nd prize is a $50 Ace’s gift certificate; 3rd prize is a $25 Ace’s Gift Certificate. 

There will be drink specials and more. The cover is only $3. The party starts at 9 p.m., so put on your costume and get down to Ace's for what's sure to be a good time.

Ace's Halloween Costume Party

featuring Wikked Jester


9 p.m.

Ace's Live

4343 Palma Sola Blvd



Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School and the Board of Trustees invites all to join them as the celebrate the Grand Opening of the Moore Athletic Complex at Turner Fields. 

This brand new, state of the art athletic complex is the new home of the St. Stephen's Falcons football team and they'll host their first game there this Friday night. 

The Out of Door Academy Thunder will head over to Bradenton to take on the Falcons in a 7 p.m. game. A tailgating extravaganza will kick off at 5:30 p.m. followed by opening ceremonies at 6:45 and kickoff at 7. 

ODA @ St. Stephen's


7 p.m.

315 41St St W



Trunk or Treat returns to McKechnie Field Saturday. Take your kids out to the ballpark for what is sure to be a ghostly good time. Kids get to trick or treat early as area businesses disperse treats from the trunks of their cars.

There will also be a DJ, Halloween cookie decorating. Other activities scheduled include a photo booth, a haunted clubhouse, the Marauders’ inflatable games, hay rides around the field, and a fire truck display.

Trunk or Treat
4-6:00 p.m.
McKechnie Field
1611 9th Street W



Ever wonder exactly why mosquitoes have a taste for blood? Or what native creatures can keep the beasts at bay? On Saturday night at Emerson Point Preserve, Ambyr from Mosquito Control will bring a few "special friends" to reveal the truth about these fearsome, but tiny, creatures. 

Don't worry - they've been fed! The Program sponsored by Manatee County Mosquito Control. Suitable for ages 12 and up. Reservations are required. Please call 941-748-4501 ext. 4616. 


Saturday 2-3 p.m.

Emerson Point Preserve

Snead Island



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