Signature Events

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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

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 16, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 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 drive-through displays, trick-or-treating and fun for the whole family! Learn more about the Goblin Gathering.

A Night Before Christmas

GT Bray Park - December 12, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 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 drive-through displays and fun for the whole family! Learn more about A Night Before Christmas