Bay Fest on Anna Maria Island 2017

September 16, 2017 By Tammy DeLosh

By Tammy DeLosh Festivals, Food and Fun No Comments

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, 2017, 10 AM to 9 PM, on the North end of Anna Maria Island Florida on Pine Ave.


Islander Photos: Laurie Hayes

Islander Photos: Laurie Hay








If you have children in tow, they are going to have a blast at the  Kids Zone. Loaded with  games, Face painting, bounce houses and other activities, including the Privateers  and Their Classic Pirate Ship.Who doesn’t love a friendly Pirate.


The Privateers are always a crowd Pleaser


The Cheeriest Pirates you will ever meet.









Local Merchants host food and beverage tents, so you can purchase what you desire. Walking through the food booths, with so many selections, may be your toughest decision of the day. This is where you can enjoy a beer or glass of wine, while savoring hot tasty ribs, lobster rolls and so much more and to the beat of local musicians? Rock out your day, feast to your heart’s content, and ring in the fall season, (which mean more summer in Florida.)

Save room for desserts, they are all homemade, and can be taken home, for later if needed.

Lobstahs Seafood Hoagies


Desserts and Flavored Popcorns

Food Vendor

So much Seafood to choose from

Pine Avenue will be closed off to, so you can shop the craft vendors, and local area artisans. The Classic Car Show with over 100 classic and muscle cars, runs from 10am – 3pm.

Classic cars line Pine Ave.


Live Music performances, all day







Coastal Crafters and Specialty artists, photographers and sculptors and other artisans are showing an array of Custom designs, apparel and jewelry Bring your Shopping bag for some Island Treasures.

Craft vendors share their handmade wares.

Embrace your love of the beach with Coastal Art


Come join the fun from 10am – 10pm, at this Annual Bayfest. Walk from your Vacation home or Opt the  Island Trolley (to avoid Parking and traffic).


Put this on your calendar of Annual events to plan your Vacation stay in a Anna Maria Island Rental home or Cottage. Beach fun, Island Fun, Food, Drink and Pirates. What more do you need. Come Join in on all of the Family fun and entertainment at……

Bring sunscreen, a visored hat, and sunglasses for mid day events. Walgreens and CVS have anything you may have forgotten. Walking distance from most of our Anna Maria Island Vacation Rentals Homes . If you are further South, we recommend the free Trolley, running every 15-20 Mins.Look for the Trolley stops along Gulf Drive or Marina Dr. No driving necessary, so indulge and relax.

Parking is available as you enter the City of Anna Maria at the Cross Pointe Fellowship Church. Ride the trolley to Pine Avenue and Bayfest from Cross Pointe Fellowship Church, the Manatee Public Beach or any of several trolley stops on the island. The Trolley runs until 10:30pm. For all those parking on the street in the City of Anna Maria – please note that all tires must be off the pavement (they must be on the easement) and you must be parked with the car in the direction of the flow of traffic.(Anna Maria Chamber of Commerce)

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