Best Coffee, Hot or Iced, On Anna Maria Island

April 7, 2018 by Tammy DeLosh


If you are like me the day does not begin without a great cup or more, of delicious hot coffee. Many of the local diners offer a pretty good cup with breakfast. But if coffee is your main objective, where do you go? It’s also served frozen at several locations , for a tasty cool […]

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Beach’n Food Truck, Car Show and Music Festival, 2018

March 29, 2018 by Tammy DeLosh


Beach N Food Festival is Back,  Saturday April 14, 2018 from 10am – 8pm.  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. The special Kids Zone will have inflatables and fun and […]

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Easter Dining and Events on Anna Maria Island 2018

March 27, 2018 by Tammy DeLosh


Easter means something different to everyone. To us it is a celebration of the Risen Savior, starting with Worship and then time to enjoy family and friends. If you have children, maybe and egg hunt, and  gift exchange , along with family time, with a meal to celebrate. If you are on Anna Maria Island this […]

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Easter and Holy Week Services on Anna Maria Island

March 17, 2018 by Tammy DeLosh


  Anna Maria Island is cultural diverse in many ways. Celebrate the risen savior at any one of these inviting locations. Join all denominations at a sunrise service on the beach or find a specific service that suits your worship style. All are welcome. Holy week Church services: Beach side sunrise services ~Manatee County Public […]

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Grand Prix racing comes to St. Petersburg Florida

March 9, 2018 by Tammy DeLosh


The streets of St. Pete are ready for the rumble as the Grand Prix sets up for this weekend’s racing. These formula 1 cars are among the fastest, reaching speeds of 220 mph. Open wheel Indy Cars with cockpit seating, lighter bodies, wheels on the outside of the frame and no fenders, making this type […]

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Springfest at Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island Florida

March 6, 2018 by Tammy DeLosh


Anna Maria Arts League is hosting its annual Springfest, March 10 & 11, 2018, Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5pm, at Holmes Beach, City Hall Field, free parking available.  With over 80 artists from all over the USA, this Juried event brings in amazing exhibits. This family event is one of two annual […]

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St. Patrick’s Day 2018 Celebrating on the Florida Gulf Coast.

March 4, 2018 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: The Freckled Fin Irish Pub and Music Hall~ at their new location with more room to […]

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Florida Strawberry, Fair and Music Festival

February 27, 2018 by Tammy DeLosh


Celebrate the Bountiful Strawberry Harvest in Plant City Florida. Steeped in local traditions this celebration features parades, floats, youth developmental programs, live music, exhibits of agriculture, commerce, industry, livestock, fine arts, horticulture, and crafts.  The stuff small town county fairs are made of. This is one of the most anticipated festivals in Florida and in  the […]

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Best Crafted Beer on Anna Maria Island

February 13, 2018 by Tammy DeLosh


With micro breweries popping up all over the nation, Connoisseurs  want know where the best craft beer can be found at their vacation destinations. On Anna Maria Island, a few of the local establishments have added crafted Beer to their menus. A nice way to cool off on a warm sunny day.   Anna Maria~ […]

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The Cortez Annual Fishing Festival.

February 7, 2018 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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A Valentine’s Guide to Romance on Anna Maria Island

January 24, 2018 by Tammy DeLosh


The Ultimate Valentine’s Day starts with an Island rendezvous on the Florida Gulf Coast.  Take your sweetheart where the waters are blue, the skies are clear and sun is shining. With Silky sands and spectacular sunsets as your backdrop, you are sure to make lasting romantic, memories. Anna Maria Island, where you can walk hand […]

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2018 Top Springtime Events and Festivals on the Florida Gulf Coast.

January 15, 2018 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! March madness isn’t just for Basketball. Starting in mid-February and going through the end of March, spring training is going on for baseball teams.  These five teams […]

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Spring Training for Major League Baseball on the Florida Gulf Coast.

January 11, 2018 by Tammy DeLosh


Florida’s Major League spring training is a large tourist attraction for many sports fans. Several stadiums are close to most of our winter havens. Whether you stay all season or make a holiday trip, plan to catch a game with your favorite team. Schedule a tour behind the scenes, visit the dugouts, or just sit back and […]

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The Gasparilla Pirate invasion and festivals.

January 5, 2018 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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Anna Maria Island Best Rainy Day Activities.

January 3, 2018 by Tammy DeLosh


Paradise vacations do come with a little rain on occasion. If it is warm, my family loves to walk in puddles or ride bikes in raincoats. If you prefer to stay dry grab an umbrella( or pick one up at the local grocery or drug store) and hop the Free Trolley for a day of […]

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New Years Eve, 2017 on Anna Maria Island and Sarasota

December 28, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


Plan your exciting night of Rockin’ festivities, and ring in the New Year Is Florida Fashion. If you have not decided what to do, maybe these options will make it easier. From family friendly to calm beach relaxing, to street party celebrations, you are sure to find what works for you. In Sarasota, the Pineapple […]

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2017 Christmas Boat Parades from Clearwater to Siesta Key

November 30, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


Florida Boat Parades are a Holiday event that is sure to wow young and old alike. No more getting bundled up with hot cocoa to drive around ice covered roads, now you can comfortable sit in one space for the lights to come to you. The gleaming light reflecting against the water is one of […]

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2017 Christmas Events on Anna Maria Island and the Coastal area.

November 29, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


You made it to the crystal blue waters of the Florida Gulf Coast Islands. Winter seems like a dream far away, now that you are relaxing on the sugar sand beaches. But with Christmas right around the corner, you may be looking for some family or couple activities to ring in the season. Dec 1, […]

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Anna Maria Island Vacation, Dining at Thanksgiving 2017.

November 3, 2017 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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Anna Maria Island Preserves and Hiking trails.

November 2, 2017 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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