Memorial Day Events 2018

May 14, 2018 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 with live entertainment daily, and The Bayfront park on the North side of Anna Maria Island. Each […]

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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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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: Plenty of fun for the family with the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Starting at 10 […]

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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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