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See a Show at The Manatee Performing Arts Center — Bradenton

is located at 502 3rd Ave W, Bradenton, FL just a short drive from Anna Maria Island Condo Rentals-601 Gulf Dr. N. Anna Maria Island, Florida 34217. On two stages, the Center features a variety of exciting Broadway musicals and long-time fan favourite plays.
*The Manatee Performing Arts Center— “We are committed to being the community’s premier theater and the region’s center for cultural, educational and artistic expression. Our team works tirelessly to ensure that we deliver engaging excellence for all ages, through the talent we present, the services we offer and the experiences we create. Our goal is not just to entertain you… we want to inspire you.”
Buy tickets online — manateeperformingartscenter.com or Call the Ticket Office at 941-748-5875 for any of the following May Shows …
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Fleetwood Max
May 19th/2018 at 8 PM
Fleetwood Max is the country’s Definitive Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band – an authentic recreation of the music, magic, and incredible stage production of the legendary Stevie Nicks & Fleetwood Mac at the height of their career! From the Rumours album in 1977 to current touring set lists!
The Long Reunion
May 24th – 27th/2018 with performances at 2:00 7:30 & 8 PM
Three friends from a seaside high school – meet for a 25th anniversary graduation luncheon. Their lives have not turned out according to the yearbook predictions. Now that they’re smack in the middle of midlife, they have plenty to relate at The Ocean View Inn with only the beautiful young waitress to distract.
Menopause The Musical
May 30th – June 10th/2018 Performances at 2:00 7:00 7:30 & 8 PM
Inspired by a hot flash and a bottle of wine, writer Jeanie Linders created Menopause The Musical® as a celebration of women who find themselves at any stage of “The Change.” Set in a department store where four women with seemingly nothing in common but a black lace bra meet by chance at a lingerie sale, the all-female cast makes fun of their woeful hot flashes, forgetfulness, mood swings, wrinkles, night sweats and chocolate binges. A sisterhood is created between these diverse women as they realize that menopause is no longer “The Silent Passage.” It is a stage in every woman’s life that is perfectly normal.
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TripAdvisor Reviews:
      1. This exquisite and fairly new building is a welcome and beautiful addition to the Bradenton community. There is ample parking, including valet, if you wish to use it.There are two stages, and performances year round. We saw a performance of Little Women, and while these actors are not members of Actors Equity, they performed their roles admirably. Following the performance, all of the actors gathered in the lobby to meet and greet the theatre patrons…a wonderful touch. We will certainly return.
      2. Fun filled evening, great venue, strong performers and this was certainly a knee slipper. Choreography outstanding. Unbelievable scene staging switches. A fun filled Birthday for me.
      3. We have season tickets to the MPAC and want to support them. Their productions are good and they deserve our support.

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SARASOTA, FLORIDA — THE RINGLING SUMMER CIRCUS SPECTACULAR 2018

Growing up with a fondness for live performance and enjoying many Ringling circus shows in Sarasota, has greatly increased my respect and appreciation for the art form.
For anyone that has never experienced a circus performance before, prepare yourself to be dazzled at The Ringling 2018 Circus Spectacular. You can’t help but enjoy what will be a most amazing hour of incredible family fun. These summer shows are being presented in collaboration with The Circus Arts Conservatory of Sarasota. “Children of all ages” will be entertained by this onstage exhibition of circus artistry. They say it’s for “children of all ages,” and it’s true. There is nothing sweeter than watching families as they watch their children and grandchildren, wide-eyed and open-mouthed, take in all the excitement of the circus. The Ringling in Sarasota is only a 15 minute drive from our condo at 601 Gulf Drive North, Bradenton Beach, FL. Anna Maria Island Condo Rentals highly recommends this show to our guests.
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Where: Historic Asolo Theatre
 
When: June 12, 2018 – July 28, 2018
Time: 11:00am, 2:00pm and 5:00pm
Price: $16 / Adults | $12 / Children 12 and under
 
Preview Performances | All Seats $12
Tuesday – Thursday, June 12-14 @ 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM
Friday, June 15 @ 2:00 PM 
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Opening Night Performance and Celebration | Friday, June 15 @ 7:00 PM | Tickets $50
The fun will begin at 7:00 PM with a performance of this year’s show followed by a gala reception with the artists at 8:00 PM. Hors d’oeuvres, complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks will be served.  A cash bar will be available.
 
Saturday, June 16 – Saturday, July 28 | $16 Adults / $12 Children under 12
Tuesday – Friday @ 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM
Saturdays @ 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM
Summer Circus Bonus! $5 Admission to the Circus Museum
Admission to the Circus Museum is only an additional $5 with your Summer Circus performance ticket! Tickets may be purchased at Admissions on the day of your show.
Buy tickets online at — www.ringling.org / or call 941-360-7399
*Please note — Anna Maria Island Condo Rentals offers the above company names and affiliated links as suggestions only. We are not receiving commissions from the above and are listing only as an aid for our guests. We recommend services that we or close friends and family have experienced so we know you will be well taken care of.
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CELEBRATE MOTHER’S DAY ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND — May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, a day to celebrate all the moms and women that influence our lives. A Mom can be biological, mother-in-law, adopted, foster or step-mom. It could also be a grandmother, aunt, close relative, a neighbour or co-worker. Each year we celebrate important women in our lives on Mother’s Day.
So what are you doing this year to show Mom how much you love and appreciate her?
If you are one of the lucky ones to be celebrating Mom’s Day as guests of Anna Maria Island Condo Rentals – 601Gulf Dr. N. Anna Maria Island, Florida 34217, what are your plans for Mom? You might choose to serve Mom a home cooked meal from your fully equipped kitchen or make a delicious meal on the outdoor grill downstairs of your condo. If you decide to dine out, we think Mom would love lunch or dinner at any of the following three waterfront restaurants offering special Mother’s Day celebrations.
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The Beach House Restaurant – 200 Gulf Drive North, Bradenton Beach 941-779-2222
The closest of the three to Anna Maria Island Condo Rentals, approximately a 3 minute walk south on Gulf Drive. Located directly on the beach this newly renovated restaurant offers indoor or outdoor dining. It might be hard for Mom to choose between the well appointed dining room, dining on the outdoor covered deck or toes in the sand seating, but those are the choices here. No matter where Mom decides to sit we know everyone will enjoy the terrific view of the Gulf of Mexico. On Mother’s Day, starting at 11:30 am the Beach House will be serving chef inspired dishes from the dinner menu.
 
The Sandbar – 100 Spring Avenue, Anna Maria, FL 941-778-0444
Approximately 10 minutes from Anna Maria Island Condo Rentals located at the northern part of the Island right on the beach. Listen to the waves along the shore and watch children play in the sand while waiting for your table. Wear your sandals or flip-flops and get the true sand between your toes experience of eating outdoors on Anna Maria Island. The Sandbar also has a very nice bar inside along with a more formal dining room. Known for their delicious seafood and farm to fork produce you can’t go wrong with the Sandbar. If dining in the evening stay and walk out to the beach and watch the gorgeous sunset.
The Sandbar will serve their Brunch menu from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm with the live jazz music provided by the Al Hixon Jazz Band.
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Open: 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
The MarVista is located on the northern part of Longboat Key about a 7 minute drive south of your Anna Maria Island Beach Rentals condo.
The structure was originally built in 1912 and is considered one of the twelve oldest surviving structures on Longboat Key. This restaurant has recently underwent some renovations with a new kitchen and dining room. You will find seating in the quaint dining room or on the outdoor covered deck overlooking picturesque Sarasota Bay.
The atmosphere is the best- lighted trees next to the inter-coastal waterway is a beautiful spot. There is sometimes a wait for a table, but they have a beautiful dock to walk out on with your drinks. Enjoy a fresh Florida seafood meal or choose other delicious menu items. We have always found the food to be great the service excellent.
On Mother’s Day Mar Vista will be offering lunch and dinner menus at regular times (listed above) with fresh from the farm produce and gulf to table seafood expertly prepared by Chef Erik.
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All moms should have a special day, with a common celebration: showing mom how much you love her!
To: All Mothers
Our best wishes for a very special Mother’s Day!
From: The Whyte Family — Anna Maria Island Condo Rentals
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TRAVELLING TO ANNA MARIA ISLAND  VIA AIR ALLEGIANT TO SARASOTA-BRADENTON (SRQ)

We try to make booking your vacation with Anna Maria Island Condo Rentals – 601 Gulf Dr. N. Anna Maria Island, Florida 34217 as easy as possible and welcome your feedback. We know travel plans can be daunting and booking a flight is no exception. I personally have spent countless hours searching for the most affordable, yet convenient flights.

We are excited to learn that beginning this month, April 2018 Allegiant Air will be flying in and out of Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport offering year round service with some non-stop flights. The Las Vegas-based ultra-low-cost carrier announced year-round service beginning in April to Indianapolis International Airport, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport and Pittsburgh International Airport. For the past six years passengers have been making 1 or 2 stops travelling from Sarasota/Bradenton will now be able to fly nonstop to Cincinnati and Indianapolis.

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Allegiant Air celebrated their inaugural flight at Sarasota Bradenton International Airport on Wednesday, April 11, 2018.

The flight arrived from Indianapolis. There was a welcome celebration that began at 9:00 am with the Airport Fire Department performing the water cannon salute for arriving passengers.

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This is one announcement we found: The new year-round routes to Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) include:

1. Indianapolis via Indianapolis International Airport (IND) – beginning Wednesday, with fares as low as $84.

2. Pittsburgh via Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) – beginning Wednesday, with fares as low as $92.

3. Cincinnati via Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) – beginning Friday, with fares as low as $83.

I’m certain with one-way tickets starting at under $50. this low-cost option will see the number of travellers into Sarasota-Bradenton increase exponentially.

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This is certainly good news for our guests as the Sarasota Bradenton Airport (SRQ) is only a 20 minute drive from Anna Maria Island Condo Rentals. We have flown into SRQ many times and love the easy access and convenience. Short and long term term parking are available directly across from the terminal. When picking up arriving passengers your first 30 minutes is free and 31-40 minutes is only $2.00. There are car rental services on-site. The terminal itself is beyond visitor friendly alleviating the stress that can accompany even the most seasoned traveller.

Electric Vehicle? SRQ provides four level-2 EV charging stations. The stations are complimentary in the short term parking lot.

Possibly this new Allegiant deal will prompt some other airlines to make the move to fly into Sarasota-Bradenton. For example, low cost-airlines Frontier and Spirit, might see the potential growth and demand in Sarasota-Bradenton. They and even some traditional airlines could be next on the line-up of airlines flying into Sarasota-Bradenton Airport. Allegiance has suggested they are exploring additional flights into Sarasota-Bradenton which just might encourage existing airlines to add additional routes.

When booking your flight for your visit with Anna Maria Island Condo Rentals be sure to check for flights into the Sarasota-Bradenton Airport (SRQ).

*Please note — Anna Maria Island Condo Rentals offer the above company names and affiliated links as suggestions only. We are not receiving commissions from any and are listing them only as an aid for our guests. We recommend services that we or close friends and family have experienced so we know you will be taken care of.

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CELEBRATE EARTH DAY WITH A CULINARY EXPERIENCE ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND

Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm come and enjoy a different culinary experience while supporting START (Solutions to Avoid Red Tide).

START’s Earth Day Culinary Celebration will feature delicious local, sustainable seafood selections and tropical libations created by the event’s primary sponsors: The Sandbar, Beach House and Mar Vista Restaurants.

Beach House Restaurant just a few minutes walk from Anna Maria Island Condo Rentals – 601 Gulf Dr. N. Anna Maria Island, Florida 34217.

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The Celebration is being held at The Studio at Gulf and Pine located at 10101 Gulf Drive on Anna Maria Island. The Studio has plenty of free parking and is north of the condo, about a 10 minute drive. Or, leave your car and ride the Free Island Trolley north to Pine Avenue, Anna Maria.

Tickets for the event are available for $30.00 each by calling 941-713-3105.

The event is appropriately scheduled for Earth Day to support the highly successful local Gulf Coast Oyster Recycling and Renewal program (GCORR) in the coastal waters of Manatee County. It is a working partnership formed with a grant from the Tampa and Trolley Bay Estuary Program that includes START, The Chile’s a Group of Restaurants-The Sandbar, Beach House and Mar Vista restaurants, the Manatee County Parks and Recreation Department, the University of Florida’s IFAS Program, and the Gulf Coast Shellfish Institute.

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A brief background of the program: GCORR began as a one-year pilot program in 2017 and is focused on extending the program through 2018 and beyond.  As part of the project bins were purchased for the participating restaurants to store the used live shells and a trailer to haul the shells from the restaurants. The employees at the three Chiles Group participating Restaurants, the Beach House, Mar Vista and The Sandbar dutifully collect the shells, clean them in the restaurants’ dishwashers, store them in the holding bins and deliver the shells once or twice a week to a storage area at Perico Preserve. Employees from the Parks and Recreation Department then store the shells for curing and prepare them for delivery to the seeding area. Sounds like a lot of work, but by doing so the project keeps the used oyster shells out of landfills and instead uses them as the hard bottom base to grow new oyster reefs. In its first year 40,000 pounds or 20 tons of oyster shells were recycled. We are all aware of the importance of sustainability and GCORR’s  approach is doubly sustainable as it reduces shells going to landfills and also reduces the need to dig up fossil shells as a base for new oyster reefs.

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Earth Day 2018 at The Studio, bring your friends and family or come alone and mingle with other visitors. Stations will be set up offering culinary creations created by the team of chefs from the Sandbar, Beach House and Mar Vista restaurants. While there, take a look at the local art which will provide the backdrop at the Studio. Special door prizes will be given out and there will be a number of silent auction items available to bid on. Silent auction items featuring Anna Maria Island products, gourmet meals and vacation opportunities.

Sounds like a fun evening, combining good food with support for a worthwhile program.

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HARRY’S GRILL – GREAT FOOD & MUSIC ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND FLORIDA

9903 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL — 941-567-5999

Over the years many guests have asked us for restaurants recommendations. We have an extensive list of recommended restaurants and Harry’s Grill is definitely one to add.

Just a short ride on the free trolley from – 601 Gulf Dr. N. Anna Maria Island, Florida, 34217.

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We have been on Anna Maria Island for the last 2 months and have dined out often. Last evening we wanted to go somewhere we hadn’t been before and decided on Harry’s. So glad we did!

We had the option to eat inside or on their outdoor patio. Seeing as we are heading back to the cold north soon we like to spend as much time outdoors as possible so that was an easy decision for us. When we arrived around 7:00 pmthere weren’t a lot of people, but it did fill up quickly. The patio is to the side of the restaurant so you can watch people walking the Main Street. It was a beautifully warm evening and was nice to see so many people out and about. The outdoor ambiance is casual — palm trees with twinkle lights, string lights and patio heaters adorn the area. Speakers were pumping out relaxing vacation tunes. The inside is small but features a large bar and several tables.

We happened to pick their Karaoke night which was also fun. We were not aware Tuesday evening from 6:30-9:00 is Karaoke Ladies Night. There was a list of good singers and a singing group from Bradenton that were particularly good. A couple of the girls working at Harry’s took to the microphone and were amazingly good. It was a lot of fun and very entertaining listening to such unknown talent.

Our server, was friendly and efficient. She advised us of the various toppings, sauces, sides very pleasantly. She also explained that because the menu items are made to order sometimes wait times can be long especially when the place is busy. We were one of about 5 tables seated so there was not a long wait time for us.

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Our food was delicious. The menu offers a varied selection and we both ordered cheeseburgers. I can easily see why Harry’s was voted best Burger on Anna Maria Island. My usual dining companion/husband ordered fries for his side and said they were very good, thick and spiced. I opted to substitute fries for the house salad with a small up-charge and the salad was good and much larger than I expected.

There was a large selection of beer on tap and they have great craft beers from Bradenton and Sarasota.

Overall, I would say the food, drinks, service and prices rate a 4.5/5 stars.

We found Harry’s to be a casual, fun place to visit.

We will definitely return.

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TripAdvisor Reviews

1. We stop here every time we visit Anna Maria. We opted for a very late lunch/early dinner. We had to wait 15 minutes to get a menu, which was the only thing negative about our meal. I’m sure that was because of change of shifts Our food was delicious and the server was very attentive to our needs. New to us this year was live music. We thoroughly enjoyed this music with our meal.

 

2. Went on a Monday. Live entertainment. Wow! Had to go back the next Monday just to see the same entertainment. George Worthmore, look him up! He’s amazing!

Food, delicious. Big portions. Try the fried green tomatoes!
There’s outdoor seating so you can bring your dog.
Our waitress was great! Go there, you will love Harry’s!

3. We stop here every time we visit Anna Maria. We opted for a very late lunch/early dinner. We had to wait 15 minutes to get a menu, which was the only thing negative about our meal. I’m sure that was because of change of shifts Our food was delicious and the server was very attentive to our needs. New to us this year was live music. We thoroughly enjoyed this music with our meal.
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LOOKING FOR A CULINARY AND HISTORICAL TOUR?

Book a WALKING & HISTORICAL TOUR OF BRADENTON, FLORIDA with Taste Dining & Travel.
Located just a twenty minute drive from Anna Maria Island Condo Rentals – 601 Gulf Dr. N. Anna Maria Island, Fl 34217.
Tuesday or Thursdays enjoy a walking tour of downtown Bradenton and see some of its historic neighbourhoods. Combined with visits to some popular and unique restaurants makes for a fantastic day!
Here’s what you can expect… The walking tour is 1.5 miles so dress appropriately, rain or shine and wear comfortable shoes. You will receive food from each restaurant, included in price.  Price also includes non-alcoholic beverages. A beer is provided at Motorworks. Gluten and vegan dietary restrictions are not available.
Tour #1 on Thursday @ 1:00 pm sharp. Explore The Village of the Arts which is a charming mix of art, galleries, specialty shops and restaurants in houses built from 1920 to 1930. Full of interesting and uniques finds in these early 20th century bungalows add an interesting touch to this quaint community. You will enjoy cuisine sampling’s at Arts & Eats Restaurant, Ortygia and Sugar Cubed.
Meet at the Motorworks Brewing-1014 9th Street West, Bradenton, FL in the beer garden. Cost is $45 which includes brewery tour and a craft beer.
Tour #2 on Tuesday @ 1:00 pm sharp. Explore Old Main Street, a rivertown with an energizing history. See the classic buildings that have endured for more than a century, a 1926 shopping arcade and Carnegie Library. At The Fish and Sage Biscuit Cafe sample some of the chef’s specialties.
Meet at the South Florida Museum at 201 10th Street West, Bradenton, FL for a tour which is a $19 value and finish with desserts served by Sugar Cubed artisan bakery.
Cost is $55
Reservations are a must for all tours and must be paid prior to your tour. Call Taste Dining & Travel 941-366-7950 or visit their website www.tasteweb.net
 
TripAdvisor Reviews
1. During our tour, we visited several studios/galleries and three local, privately owned restaurants — all stops were fantastic! We enjoyed food samples from Arts and Eats, as well as Ortygia and Sugar Cubed. Each sampling was unique and outstanding! Our tour concluded at Motorworks Brewery with a beer (included in the tour price) and a behind-the-scenes brewery tour. Neal Finelli, with Taste Magazine, put together an amazing tour and provided a memorable afternoon. Looking forward to joining another tour in the near future!

2. Tour #1 is the Artistic Foodie Tour offered on Thursdays. A group of 8 of our friends just completed this wonderful outing. Our friendly and knowledgeable guides escorted us on a scenic walking tour of the Village of the Arts, introduced us to local shop owners and included plenty of photo ops. The outstanding food and beverages were generous in amount, creatively presented, well-balanced in flavor, and the chefs were very attentive and engaging. This Foodie tour is a true value, well worth the price of admission!

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EASTER 2018 ANNA MARIA ISLAND

Anna Maria Island is a busy place with spring breakers arriving and spring on the horizon.

Easter arrives early this year and the Island is gearing up with fun activities for the whole family. Anna Maria Island Condo Rentals – 601 Gulf Dr. N. Anna Maria Island, Florida 34217 suggest our guests partake in the following holiday events that are a short drive from the condo or you can take the free Island Trolley.

At the North end of the Island the 32nd Annual Sandbar Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, March 31st. At the Sandbar restaurant refreshments will be served in the Pavilion starting at 8:30 am with the Easter Egg Hunt beginning at 9:00 am sharp. The Egg Hunt takes place directly on the beach and each child must bring his or her own basket to place their eggs in.

Following the egg hunt the Easter Bunny will lead his Walking Parade down Pine Avenue to the 9th Annual Easter Egg Roll and Easter Bonnet Contest. There will be entertaining activities like face painting, colouring and egg rolling between 9:30 am and 12:00 pm. Have fun with your family and friends and have your picture taken with the Easter Bunny. Compliments of the Sandbar will be Mimosas, sausage biscuits and frittatas. And, don’t miss the yummy cupcakes from Hometown Desserts. There will be prizes for the Egg roll and bonnet contest which are sponsored by The Sandbar Restaurant, Anna Maria Sun Newspaper and PAR.On the South end of the island the Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant in Longboat Key is a offering plenty of fun for everyone. The 30th Annual Mar Vista Easter Egg Hunt will take place on Saturday, March 31st at 10:00 am sharp. Come meet the Easter Bunny and please make sure your children bring their baskets. Light refreshments will be served.

RELIGIOUS CELEBRATION – Kiwanis Sunrise Service

This is a great way to start your Easter Sunday. Watch the sunrise as you join in prayer. 


Anna Maria Island churches come together for the Kiwanis Club’s 49th Annual Sunset Service on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018 6:30 AM at the Manatee County Public Beach.
All funds collected will be divided equally among the following participating churches: Crosspoint Fellowship, Roser Community Church, Gloria Demi Lutheran, St. Bernard Catholic Church. Organizations benefitting from this event are programs such as Feeding Empty Tummies, The Manatee Outreach Programs, and the Catholic Faith Appeal Outreach program of the Diocese of Venice and others.
Music by Daniel Paul Anzaldo, accompanied by Drew Thomas.
Reverend Dee deMontmollin, of the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation will deliver the invocation and Rev. Ed Moss, of Crosspointe Fellowship, will be giving the sermon, “Because of The Resurrection.” Rev. Stephen King, of Harvey Memorial Church, and the Rev. Gary Batey, of Roser Community Church, will share Easter Scripture with the gathering. The offertory prayer will be given by The Reverend Rosemary Backer, of the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church and Father Michael Mullen, of St. Bernard Catholic Church, will give the Blessed Sacrament.
Easter Sunday come pray on the beach, everyone is welcome.
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Beach ‘n Food Truck Festival 

Coquina Beach, Anna Maria Island, Florida

April 14, 2018

10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Minutes from Anna Maria Island Condo Rentals 601 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach FL this fun family festival is an all day celebration that takes place along the bright blue Gulf waters and white sandy beaches at the south end of Coquina Beach, just south of the trolley turn around.

There will be plenty of opportunities for shopping, showcasing vendor booths with unique, one-of-a-kind hand made crafts, lots of jewelry items, local artists’ works, collectible items and much more. The artisans are talented and the goods are of great quality and value. A Kids Zone with all kinds of fun games, bounce houses and more for the young ones to enjoy. Local bands will be performing live music to keep you jamming all throughout the day and into the evening.

Entertainment lineup includes —

Mike Sales – Event Emcee – 10AM – 8PM
Tropicool Duo – 10:30AM – 12:30PM
Renegade  – 1PM – 3PM
SoulRcoaster – 3:30PM – 5:30PM
The Karen & Jimmy Band – 6PM – 8PM

The festival will also feature an amazing car show, The Bill Mergens Memorial Car Show, with over 100 classic, antique, custom and muscle cars on display from 10am until 3pm.

And of course, the stars of the show, a variety of Food Trucks serving delectable eats and treats. There is sure to be something for everyone.  Refreshing adult beverages will be available – from wine, margaritas, rum runners and cold beer to soft drinks and water to quench your thirst.

This is a Free, family friendly, community event open to all so come on out and enjoy.

Parking is available on Coquina Beach, but traffic on the Island will be busy. The easiest way to get there is to ride the free trolley to the event, with a stop on a Gulf Drive right out front of the condo . Another option is The Island Monkey Bus which is a no charge, tip only service.

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DESOTO SEAFOOD FEST

The Seafood Fest will be held Friday, March 23, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.,  Saturday, March 24, 11a.m. – 10 p.m., and Sunday, March 25, noon – 6 p.m.

Just a twenty minute drive from Anna Maria Island Condo Rentals – 601 Gulf Dr. N. Anna Maria Island, Florida, 34217.

Location : Sutton Park – 6th Street West, Palmetto, FL (Corner of 6th St W and 10th Ave W).
Free Admission
Sunday Free Kids Zone
3 days of Food and Entertainment

Come out and support the Hernando de Soto Historical Society that produce this amazing festival celebrating its 32nd year. They are a not-for-profit community organization producing Manatee County’s largest entertainment events every year. The Desoto Seafood Festival is the primary fundraiser for the Hernando de Soto Historical Society, and has served delicious seafood while providing good times to hundreds of thousands guests and residents of Manatee county.

Not only will you enjoy some of the best seafood around, proceeds from the Seafood Festival will benefit an arm of the society, The Conquistador Historical Foundation. The foundation distributes funds to community charities, provide educational programs, scholarships funds and maintenance of a cultural museum in downtown Bradenton among other things.

The festival is recognized as one of Florida’s most outstanding serving some of the best seafood around. You will also get to enjoy tasty food from area restaurants and food vendors. There will be continuous music from the local scene as well as nationally known recording artists.

This three day event sprawling along the beautiful downtown Palmetto River district provides fun for the whole family.

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