Monday, October 15, 2012

Take me to the Bradenton Riverwalk: Numerous free events planned through end of year

A Postcard from the Friendly City at Bradenton's new Riverwalk. GRANT JEFFERIES/Bradenton Herald

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The long-awaited, $6.2 million Bradenton Riverwalk project that began construction last summer has been completed.

On Thursday morning, the chain-link fence will be removed.

And at 4:30 p.m., the Grand Opening Celebration begins.

Here are the Grand Opening Season Events for Fall 2012:

All events are free (except the history cruise on Nov. 4 and the Bradenton Blues Festival).

Riverwalk Grand Opening: 4:30-7:30 p.m., Oct. 18, Pavilion & Event Area

Opening celebration includes live music by State College of Florida, skateboarding, volleyball, tai chi, public art talks, and walking tours. Music and refreshments start at 4:30 p.m. with the ceremony at 5:15 p.m.

Reels at Rossi Movie: 7 p.m. Oct. 19, Pavilion & Event Area

The 2011 action-adventure thriller "Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol" (PG-13) starring Tom Cruise will be shown on a three-story screen. Bring blankets or lawn chairs. Refreshments for sale.

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