March Events on Anna Maria Island Florida 2019

March 7, 2019 by Tammy DeLosh


Spring is here and the sky is sunny and beautiful. Flowers are in bloom and the beach breezes are perfect for romantic strolls and family fun. Relax and enjoy the best part of the vacation. When you are ready to enjoy some local festivals and entertainment, these are a few of our favorites. The Island […]

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Best St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations on Anna Maria Island & Gulf Coast Towns

March 5, 2019 by Tammy DeLosh


If you are Irish(or for a day), there are several activities to spice up your Island fun. From Parades, Live Music to great food, drink, and Party cruises, St. Patrick’s Day is always a good time. The Anna Maria Island/Bradenton area: Sunday, March 17, 2019, at 11 AM – 9 PM. Plenty of fun for […]

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The Cortez Annual Fishing Festival 2019

February 15, 2019 by Tammy DeLosh


The Cortez Annual Commercial Fishing Festival ~February 16 & 17,  has been celebrated by the locals, for 37 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, […]

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Where to Eat on Valentine’s Day on Anna Maria Island

February 5, 2019 by Rachel


A vacation on Anna Maria Island offers endless classic Old Florida Charm. Let’s faceSeafood Shack. Perfect for marina it: you can’t fix perfection. That’s exactly what a Valentine’s Day holiday on AMI is: perfection. Start with the Bradenton Chocolate Festival Feb 13, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM, to load up on your favorite confections. Do […]

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February in Florida: 9 Can’t Miss Events

January 31, 2019 by Rachel


February may be the shortest month of the year, but it’s a very busy one here on the Florida Gulf Coast! There’s so much to do in and around Manatee and Sarasota Counties this month – and that’s even before we get to Valentine’s Day! Here’s some of our favorite February events that we think […]

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Florida’s Best Kept Secret: Anna Maria Island

January 14, 2019 by Rachel


Fodor’s Travel, a premier travel magazine, recently recognized Anna Maria Island as one of 11 Under-the-Radar Florida Beach Towns to Visit this Winter! Now, we know that you already knew that, and we already knew that, but apparently we were some of the first! Anna Maria Island is a tropical paradise escape that’s beautiful all […]

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Take a Bike Ride Around Anna Maria Island!

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We all know that Anna Maria Island is a small place. In length, it’s just barely over seven miles. But that’s why we love it! There’s so much charm in small towns, and that’s what draws visitors back to the island year after year. In fact, AMI is so charming that we have three towns […]

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January Events in Sarasota and Manatee Counties

January 10, 2019 by Rachel


Congratulations! You have found one of the Florida Gulf Coast’s best-kept secrets: we’re always ready for fun and up for a good time. How did you learn this secret? Because you made the brilliant decision to take a beach trip in January. Seriously, I’m not being sarcastic – this is a GREAT time to be at the […]

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New Year’s Eve on the Florida Gulf Coast

December 31, 2018 by Rachel


They say that how you choose to spend New Year’s Eve decides how the rest of your year will go. If you’re already in the paradise of the Florida Gulf Coast for the holiday, then you’re already way ahead of the game. Your 2019 is sure to be amazing if you’re starting it here. But […]

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December events on Anna Maria Island and the Florida Gulf Coast

November 10, 2018 by Tammy DeLosh


Christmas is right around the corner. Why suffer from cold winds and impassable roads. Make your way to the Florida Gulf Coast Islands and treat your family to the Holidays in Paradise. So many festive activities to keep your loved ones amazed. Relax on the beach, shop in the charm of old Florida, then head […]

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Symphony in the Sand on Anna Maria Island, November 10, 2018.

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A musical event in the key of sea! Come to beautiful Anna Maria Island and experience this exceptional Gulf of Mexico beachfront concert at Coquina Gulfside Park as they host 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 […]

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Halloween Events 2018 on Florida’s Gulf Coast

October 27, 2018 by Tammy DeLosh


  It’s not too late to find Halloween festivities in your Florida vacation areas.  Couples, singles and families all have a chance to take part in events. Find the best fit for your celebrating side. Oct.27 Beach Club Siesta Key – Over 21~, a costume party starts at 8 pm. We’re paying homage to the long loved ” […]

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Best Desserts / Pastries and Baked goodies on Anna Maria Island

October 25, 2018 by Tammy DeLosh


  Welcome to endless summer fun and a carefree island lifestyle.  What better way to enjoy your warm weather getaway than homemade Ice Cream. Anna Maria FL has some of the best Creameries around. But why stop there? If you are craving fresh pastries, Pies, and other delectable desserts, then here is your connection. Most […]

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Anna Maria Island November Events 2018

October 8, 2018 by Tammy DeLosh


Fall offers great options for vacation serenity, on Anna Maria Island. With school in session you will notice less traffic, quiet beaches, and great prices on Vacation rental homes. Enjoy dining in local restaurants, with little wait time,  fall festivals and activities that are kicking off the season. If you enjoy the peace and quiet […]

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Anna Maria Island Vacation, Dining at Thanksgiving 2018.

October 3, 2018 by Tammy DeLosh


Thanksgiving is a time to reflect, the blessings we receive. If you are lucky enough to be Island bound for the Holidays, we have a few suggestions for Dinner. Whether you are looking for dining casual on the beach or the finest gourmet food, these restaurants, have sacrificed their Holiday to make yours special.  Find […]

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Bayfest 2018 on Anna Maria Island

August 26, 2018 by Rachel


Alright, my beach loving friends, it’s time for us to admit: summer is coming to an end. Say it ain’t so! I hear you exclaim. But it is so! As I type, August has only a few days left. Then we must welcome September, and with it, the first day of fall. But don’t despair, […]

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Anna Maria Island Labor Day Activities for 2018

August 14, 2018 by Tammy DeLosh


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. *Rent bikes or scooters to scout the island and nature trails. *Rent a small boat […]

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Ways to cool down on a hot Summer day!

August 9, 2018 by Tammy DeLosh


Fun in the sun on vacation can leave you needing a cool down. Rise above it with parasailing. If you can’t cool off on the ground, add some excitement and amazing views while soaring in the gulf breezes. How do you beat the heat on Anna Maria Island?  Some refresh in the tide but have […]

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Best Seafood dining on Anna Maria Island

July 6, 2018 by Tammy DeLosh


When you come to an Island Beach town, you can’t help but notice the harbor fishing boats, bringing in the daily catch.  Anna Maria Island, pride’s itself on the regional seafood served here. If you ask the locals where they eat, you’ll find, several of the main road, laid back, meet your neighbor kind of Pubs. Starting with three […]

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Beat the Heat: How to Stay Cool in Summer

July 4, 2018 by Rachel


With the start of July, summer is officially here! And boy, is it hot! The AMI weather forecast predicts temperatures in the high 80s and low 90s for at least the first half of the month. But vacation is all about having fun in the sun, right? Right! So today I’m here with my best […]

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