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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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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Bay Fest on Anna Maria Island

August 19, 2016 by Tammy DeLosh


Bayfest one of the most anticipated, annual festivals on Anna Maria Island. It is a celebration of food, music, arts and crafts. This family-friendly event, is open for everyone to participate with no entrance fees. Saturday, October 15, 2016, on the North end of Anna Maria Island Florida on Pine Ave.               If you have children […]

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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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