Kilts on Coquina Beach

July 29, 2019 by Rachel


Who needs to go to Europe for a Scottish vacation? Not you! Thanks to the annual Celtic Beach Cookout, all you need is a trip to the Florida Gulf Coast in August to get a little bit of that Scotch action. New World Celts The event is hosted by the New World Celts – Sarasota […]

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The Sarasota Chalk Festival

March 28, 2019 by Tammy DeLosh


This year the Sarasota Chalk Festival’s   “Museum in Motion” is back to the original venue, to the Historic Burns Square, in downtown Sarasota. Renowned Pavement Artists from all over the world will turn ordinary cement into multidimensional illusions. The intricacies of working on flat surfaces and making a creature jump out of the pavement are amazing. The […]

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

November 10, 2018 by Tammy DeLosh


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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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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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, 2019

March 29, 2018 by Tammy DeLosh


Beach N Food Festival is Back,  Saturday, April 13, 2019, from 10 am – 8 pm.  This is a celebration of music, food, arts, and crafts help raise money for the Manatee County Seniors Scholarship program. There will also be a Car show, and display from 10 am until 3 pm. The special Kids Zone will […]

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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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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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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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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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