Bay Fest on Anna Maria Island 2017

September 16, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


Bayfest one of the most anticipated, annual festivals on Anna Maria Island. With all of the world class restaurants, sweets and treats, cafes and pubs, this offers an easy way to sample their best dishes.   This celebration of food, music, arts and crafts, is a family-friendly event, open for everyone to participate with no entrance fees. October 21, […]

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Memorial Day Events 2017

May 25, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


Memorial weekend is traditionally the kick off to summer vacationing, this means Beach time. Whether you pack a picnic, eat from the amazing beach cafes or bring food to grill, your best bets are Coquina beach, Manatee Public Beach and The Bayside park on the North side of Anna Maria Island. Each of these park,beaches has […]

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Coquina Gulfside Park, Beach Fun and Events.

May 20, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


Coquina Park is the Southernmost Beach on Anna Maria Island offers a variety of amenities for travelers and locals. The first site coming from Longboat Key is the Coquina Bayside South Boat launch on the Longboat Pass. If you have a boat trailered this is the place to launch your sunrise fishing day. Greeted by a variety […]

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Beach’n Food Truck, Car Show and Music Festival, 2017

April 4, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


Beach N Food Festival is making it’s Debut Saturday April 8, from 10 am – 10 pm.  This is a celebration of music, food, arts and crafts, helps raise money for Manatee County Seniors Scholarship program. There will also be a Car show, and  display from 10am until 3pm. A special Kids Zone will have […]

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St. Patrick’s Day 2017 Celebrating on the Florida Gulf Coast.

March 15, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


If you are Irish or pretending to be, there are several activities to spice up your Island fun. From Live Music, to great food and drink, St. Patrick’s Day is always a good time. The Anna Maria Island/Bradenton area: Most of the activities are in the evening for adults, but Sunday on Anna Maria Island […]

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Spring Events, on the Florida Gulf Coast.

February 25, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


The Central Gulf Coast isn’t just a great place to visit in March because of the wonderful spring weather—there’s also a month full of great activities and events! Starting in mid-February and going through the end of March, spring training is going on for baseball teams.  These five teams are training within a short drive […]

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The Gasparilla Pirate invasion and festivals.

January 17, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


Make way, mateys, pirates are coming! The Annual Gasparilla Pirate Invasion and Music Festival begins its celebration soon! This event is free to the public and features children’s parades and activities, music, food, concerts, skydiving, a pyrotechnic show, a parade, a film festival, and more. Ticketed bleacher seating is reserved or available at the door, first-come […]

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8 Favorite Things to do in Clearwater/Tampa area.

December 2, 2016 by Tammy DeLosh


Clearwater and Tampa have several tried and true area activities that add that extra spark to the typical family trip. Save time for the special things that make your trip Unique to your style or entertainment.  Clearwater Beach at Pier 90, Offers, a silky sand setting to stroll along the beach, relaxing in the sun, fishing […]

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Symphony in the Sand on Anna Maria Island, November 11, 2017.

November 5, 2016 by Tammy DeLosh


Coquina beach hosts this 3 day celebration of  music, dining and sand sculpting every November.  This annual event hosts exceptional beachside concerts, featuring Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus & Orchestra and professional soloists performing Show Tunes, Broadway Musicals, and tributes to some of the finest musicians of their day, as well as the classics by […]

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The Trail of Treats on Anna Maria Island

October 20, 2016 by Tammy DeLosh


This longstanding tradition is one of my favorites. Halloween costumes are getting more and more creative. When Merchants open their doors to the variety of princesses and pirates, creatures and critters, come marching down the lane, it melts your heart. Monday, Oct. 31, the Trail of Treats starts in the AMI Chamber Parking lot from […]

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Arts and Entertainment on Anna Maria Island

September 17, 2016 by Tammy DeLosh


Art lovers must come to Anna Maria Island for inspiration and stay for the same reason. With the galleries and workshops for Enthusiasts, collectors and decorators, you are going to love the all of the opportunities available. Start on Pine Avenue with The J.Lazzara Gallery, located in the Historic Green Village. The shop owner, Joyce Lazzara, is an […]

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Anna Maria Island Preserves and Hiking trails.

August 17, 2016 by Tammy DeLosh


Robinson Preserve  is one of the best rated family friendly activities for the outdoor adventurers. Travelers love the diverse options when trekking the the tropical surroundings. Whether you decide to hike, bike, fish, kayak, picnic, or even bring along your pooch,  you can spend the day exploring and discovering the wonders of the Coastal wildlife and shore […]

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Sea Turtle Nesting on Anna Maria Island.

May 22, 2016 by Tammy DeLosh


Anna Maria Island Prides itself on caring for the sea turtle population. Anna Maria Turtle Watch  has coordinated conservation efforts for 12 miles of Manatee County shoreline.  In  three decades, they monitored 7339  turtle activities, protected 4454  nests, 301,694 turtle eggs, and watched 271,680  hatchlings depart to become a future generation of loggerheads that will return […]

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The Cortez Annual Fishing Festival.

January 20, 2016 by Tammy DeLosh


The Cortez Annual Commercial Fishing Festival, has been celebrated by the locals, for over 30 years. Just over the Cortez Bridge from your Anna Maria Island vacation cottage.  Featuring the freshest Seafood, caught on the Florida Coast and prepared by local Restaurateurs. The streets are lined with vendors, selling everything from nautical arts and crafts, jewelry and clothing […]

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Anna Maria Island’s Summer Weather Fun.

April 10, 2014 by Tammy DeLosh


Gulf Coast Favorites…Summer Most people are shocked when I tell them that summer is my very favorite season here on Florida’s Gulf Coast! Their minds instantly drift to hot temperatures and humid conditions. And certainly, those things are definitely the very essence of a Florida summer! However, it’s those very elements that make the best […]

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