Spending holidays making memories is especially exceptional on Anna Maria Island. Florida’s best beaches are on the Gulf side. Known for the sugar sands, aqua clear waters and spectacular sunsets, make this a perfect location for your Labor Day getaway. With so much to do on the Island, you may be content to just relax on the beach and meander through boutiques, Island dining, but if your are looking for an extra flair, check out these area activites nearby.
End of summer activites usually include family picnics and beach fun. If that is what you are hoping for, then make an early entrance to Manatee Public Beach, Coquina Beach or Siesta Key Beach. Each has plenty of parking, concessions, shaded picnic area, Volleyball, Playgrounds, and restrooms.
Several area activities in, surrounding communities, may add a new spin on the Labor day festivities. Check out some of the ones we found.
Lakewood Ranch Main Street Music Festival~ The 1st Friday of each month enjoy small town charm, with live music, food, beer, wine at this neighborly gathering. This area block party welcomes all from 6-9. Bring your lawn chairs, and well behaved dog on a short leash. Overflow parking is available at the Lakewood Ranch Medical Center. Lakewood Ranch is off University Parkway east of I-75 at 8100 Lakewood Ranch Blvd, Lakewood Ranch FL. 34202
The Sarasota Sailing Regatta~in it’s 71 year is the largest and longest running sailing regatta of the South east. Young and old compete for this prized Cup each year. Follow the tradition of sailing and join, or just be a spectator. Beginning Friday at 5:30 going through to Sunday, at 1717 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34236, +1 (941) 388-2355
ARTWALK~Visit the Village of the Arts for our vibrant monthly artwalk the first Friday night and Saturday afternoon of every month. Discover unique galleries, studios, specialty shops, healing arts, food and music during this popular monthly event. Opening receptions for new shows, special guests throughout the Village, and live music are all a part of artwalk weekends. Friday night, 6-9:30pm and Saturday 11am-4pm. Village of the Arts
1113 12th St W Bradenton, FL 34205
Bradenton Marauders: It’s Fan Appreciation day with Live appearance by the ZOOperstars! Free raffle with BIG prizes and post-game fireworks presented by Budweiser. Just a short drive Down Manatee ave,and follow the signs to LECOM PARK, at 1611 9th Street West
Bradenton, FL 34205 (941) 747-3031 (Ticket Office)
Tampa Bay Rays Play against the Twins, featuring Special promotions for Teachers, First Responders and Service Men and Women on Monday, $2 for kids under 14 on Tuesday, Ballpark App deals on Wednesday. . For Tickets click here
Make a Labor Day Holiday one to remember. Your family will be thrilled with the enticing options to choose from. Make plans to participate in one or more activities, during your family vacation.
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