2017 Anna Maria Islands, Holiday Craft Fair.

2017 Anna Maria Islands, Holiday Craft Fair.

October 25, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


The Holidays are coming and Anna Maria Island is helping you get ready. With Christmas around the corner, get a jump start on handcrafted gift items. This annual event, hosted by the Roser Church on Pine Avenue, features local and area vendors, on Saturday, 11/04/2017, from 9 am to 3 pm. Lunch is available, so […]

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Best Golfing on the Florida Gulf Coast

Best Golfing on the Florida Gulf Coast

October 21, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


Golfing is year around in Florida. If you are here for an event, Holiday, winter retreat or live near the coast, you are going to love all of the opportunity to play the links in tropical fashion. From beginner to world class golfer there is something here to please every handicap. From Bradenton To Sarasota: […]

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8 Live Music Venues on Anna Maria Island

8 Live Music Venues on Anna Maria Island

October 18, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


You finally made it to the quiet beaches and soothing sounds of shore birds, and lapping waves. The silky sand sifting through your toes as you stroll along some of the most magnificent beaches on the Florida Gulf coast.  As the day ends and you are all cleaned up and ready to have a cocktail, […]

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

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

October 15, 2017 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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Halloween, Trail of Treats on Anna Maria Island 2017

Halloween, Trail of Treats on Anna Maria Island 2017

October 14, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


This longstanding tradition is one of my favorites. Halloween costumes are increasingly 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. Oct. 31, the Trail of Treats starts with check in at the AMI Chamber of […]

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Best Donuts and Bakery goods on your Florida Gulf Vacation.

Best Donuts and Bakery goods on your Florida Gulf Vacation.

October 10, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


You don’t have to wait for “National Donut Day” for a great excuse to indulge in freshly made, sweet treats. Find the best options at your local bakeries, with best reviewed pasties. Make your Family vacation, a hit with the tastiest selections near you. Anna Maria Island~just need cake. Try any of the incredible selection of […]

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Visitors Guide to State Parks on the Florida Gulf Coast

Visitors Guide to State Parks on the Florida Gulf Coast

September 29, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


  Florida Beaches aren’t the only draw to the gulf coast. The beautiful nature preserves offer much to lovers of the great outdoors. From secluded beaches to natural trails and bird sanctuaries, the area Parks are worth a visit. Some are accessible by boat. De Soto Memorial  National’s mission is to commemorate Conquistador Hernando De Soto’s […]

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American Business Women’s Day

American Business Women’s Day

September 21, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


Recognizing local businesses owned by women, is a good beginning. Let’s support these hard working, innovative ladies, who pave the way for, and inspire, our daughters into independence and leadership roles. Congratulate and support our local female proprietors, and patron their establishments. Here are a few on Anna Maria Island: *Captain Kim’s Charter fishing and […]

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5 Pirate activities to add to “Talk Like a Pirate Day”.

5 Pirate activities to add to “Talk Like a Pirate Day”.

September 19, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


For those with an inner child that likes to engage in silliness, on occasion, get ready for Talk like a Pirate Day. This international fake holiday started in 2002, for the zesty, brash confidence, of the Pirates of old. Celebrated every year on September 19, so mark your calendars. In our Gulf coast area, the […]

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Bay Fest on Anna Maria Island 2017

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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