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A Musical Event in the Key of the Sea — SYMPHONY ON THE SAND

The 5th annual Symphony on the Sand is a celebration of the music and art of the island. A musical and gourmet event hosted by the Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus & Orchestra is a one-night concert taking place at Coquina Beach on Saturday, November 11th, 2017, at 4:30pm.
With a golden sunset as the backdrop and sand between your toes, the Symphony on the Sand is the perfect way to spend your day at the beach. The event features live music performances and a sand sculpture competition. Catered food from local restaurants including Beach House Restaurant, Coquina Cafe, Harry’s Continental Kitchen and two others will add to your experience Whether it’s the grand symphony or a soloist serenading you with their instrument, the musical performances are always truly inspirational.
Enjoy an elegant evening on picturesque Coquina Beach featuring three hours of fine food and music provided by the island’s own 45-piece orchestra, Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus & Orchestra. Noted local soloists, supported by a professional chorus will provide local talent.
Pricing for official events varies depending on the different types of tables. There will be open seating for blanket and beach towel lovers, VIP dining tables and VIP corporate sponsor seating areas.
All tickets must be purchased in advance from the Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus & Orchestra website.
Sponsors and $125 VIP ticket holders enjoy complimentary wine, select beer, and access to luxury restrooms exclusive for VIP table guests. Patrons, VIP Corporate and Table Sponsors are seated on the beautiful white sand overlooking the Gulf of Mexico while musicians perform renowned selections of international and American musical compositions, with the famed Anna Maria Island sunset as a backdrop. Bring the family and introduce the children to Strauss and Mozart. The Orchestra will also perform popular American Classics, selections from famous Operas, Broadway productions and movies, plus selections honoring our courageous veterans.

Saturday, 11/11/2017 SYMPHONY ON THE SAND, 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
$125 – Ticket/Person Includes: Table Seating (at table of 10) with delicious small plates by area restaurateurs, complimentary fine wine and select beers
$50 – Ticket/Person Includes: Concert Chair with 2 drink vouchers per ticket & concessionaire food purchase options
$20 – Ticket/Person Includes: General Admission bring your own seating with cash bar & concessionaire food purchase options
VIP Sponsorship opportunities available, contact – www.SymphonyOnTheSand.com

If you are in the area and don’t have tickets, then walk out to our private beach access, turn left (south) walk along the beach (approximately 30 minute walk.)
Or, take the free Island trolley. Stop is out front of the condo on Gulf Drive and stops right at Coquina Beach (be sure to take the south bound trolley.)
Listen to the music accompanied by the gentle lapping of the waves and enjoy!

Symphony on the Sand is the perfect way to spend the day!

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SYMPHONY ON THE SAND ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND

A Musical Event in the Key of the Sea — SYMPHONY ON THE SAND

The 5th annual Symphony on the Sand is a celebration of the music and art of the island. A musical and gourmet event hosted by the Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus & Orchestra is a one-night concert taking place at Coquina Beach on Saturday, November 11th, 2017, at 4:30pm.
With a golden sunset as the backdrop and sand between your toes, the Symphony on the Sand is the perfect way to spend your day at the beach. The event features live music performances and a sand sculpture competition. Catered food from local restaurants including Beach House Restaurant, Coquina Cafe, Harry’s Continental Kitchen and two others will add to your experience Whether it’s the grand symphony or a soloist serenading you with their instrument, the musical performances are always truly inspirational.
Enjoy an elegant evening on picturesque Coquina Beach featuring three hours of fine food and music provided by the island’s own 45-piece orchestra, Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus & Orchestra. Noted local soloists, supported by a professional chorus will provide local talent.
Pricing for official events varies depending on the different types of tables. There will be open seating for blanket and beach towel lovers, VIP dining tables and VIP corporate sponsor seating areas.
All tickets must be purchased in advance from the Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus & Orchestra website.
Sponsors and $125 VIP ticket holders enjoy complimentary wine, select beer, and access to luxury restrooms exclusive for VIP table guests. Patrons, VIP Corporate and Table Sponsors are seated on the beautiful white sand overlooking the Gulf of Mexico while musicians perform renowned selections of international and American musical compositions, with the famed Anna Maria Island sunset as a backdrop. Bring the family and introduce the children to Strauss and Mozart. The Orchestra will also perform popular American Classics, selections from famous Operas, Broadway productions and movies, plus selections honoring our courageous veterans.

Saturday, 11/11/2017 SYMPHONY ON THE SAND, 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
$125 – Ticket/Person Includes: Table Seating (at table of 10) with delicious small plates by area restaurateurs, complimentary fine wine and select beers
$50 – Ticket/Person Includes: Concert Chair with 2 drink vouchers per ticket & concessionaire food purchase options
$20 – Ticket/Person Includes: General Admission bring your own seating with cash bar & concessionaire food purchase options
VIP Sponsorship opportunities available, contact – www.SymphonyOnTheSand.com

If you are in the area and don’t have tickets, then walk out to our private beach access, turn left (south) walk along the beach (approximately 30 minute walk.)
Or, take the free Island trolley. Stop is out front of the condo on Gulf Drive and stops right at Coquina Beach (be sure to take the south bound trolley.)
Listen to the music accompanied by the gentle lapping of the waves and enjoy!

Symphony on the Sand is the perfect way to spend the day!

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Craving Pizza on Anna Maria Island? We Can Help!

09/29/2017

Pizza is the perfect food to enjoy while on vacation.

These are a few of our favourites.

On Anna Maria Island Pizza Restaurants

Oma’s Pizza in Bradenton Beach

On the south end of the Island you’ll find Oma’s Pizza and Italian Restaurant at 201 Gulf Drive N. and just a few minutes walk from www.annamariaislandcondorentals.com

Oma’s restaurant is run by the Manning family and has been on Anna Maria Island since 1982. Oma Pizza and Restaurant is a local pizza gem for casual diners where you’ll find a family-friendly menu and ambience. Outdoor dining doesn’t get much better than the quaint patio at Oma Pizza and Restaurant.

Oma’s offers big slices of pizza along with many of the traditional family style Italian specialties. All pizzas are hand made to order. Two crust styles, the hand tossed and inch thick Sicilian. Their claim to fame is pizza so give it a try. On their menu you will find lots of Italian meals; ziti, chicken parmesan, spaghetti, meatballs, salads, sandwiches, and desserts. They offer a good selection of beer and wine as well as other beverages.

Need a night in? You can carry it out or have them deliver it straight to you.

Solo’s Pizza in Holmes Beach

This casual restaurant is located in the Anna Maria Island Shops plaza at 3244 East Bay Drive in Holmes Beach. Solo’s is a mix between a pizza joint and a sports bar. They also have thin sliced pizza, sandwiches and pub grub fare.

The Feast in Holmes Beach

Not only can you find great pizza here, but also an assortment of great seafood and something for everyone. The Feast is casual, but slightly higher end. This isn’t really a pizza place, but an nice restaurant that also offers fantastic pizza pies. Find the Feast in the Island Shopping Center at 5406 Marina Drive.

Off Anna Maria Island Pizza Restaurants

There are also plenty of pizza restaurants off Anna Maria Island. Here are a few we’re sure you will enjoy.

Fire and Stone

Located minutes from the Island on Cortez Road — 10519 Cortez Road West, Bradenton

A family-friendly restaurant everyone will love. This pizzeria serves all ages, so little ones are always welcome. All you can eat pizza buffet and a salad bar. The pizza is stone oven thin crust. Loads of choices but if you don’t see yours they will make it for you. Hot soup and a large salad bar plus you get a sundae for dessert. All for one incredibly low price. They have a perfect selection of beer and wine to go with your meal. Beverage is extra. You really can’t beat it.

Lots of free parking in the connecting lot.

Don’t forget to bring cash. Fire & Stone Pizza does not accept credit cards.

Danny’s Pizzeria in Bradenton

Located at 7220 Manatee Avenue in West Bradenton, Danny’s is a very popular spot. They serve delicious NY style pizza, the best garlic knots, eggplant, sandwiches and delicious Italian specialties. Excellent pizza wings along with a great meatball! Danny’s also offers pizza by the slice.

Village Idiot Pizza in Bradenton

This pizza shop is located at 11904 Cortez Road West just past the city of Cortez. Village Idiot has many specialty pizzas, tacos and daily specials.

One of the best pizza places in the Bradenton/Cortez area. The meats and vegetables used in the pizzas are freshly prepared, and the woodfire stove just adds that extra bit of flavor! Definitely give this place a try.

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Where to eat and drink in annamariaisland – – Craving Pizza We Can Help

09/29/2017

Pizza is the perfect food to enjoy while on vacation.

These are a few of our favourites.

On Anna Maria Island Pizza Restaurants

Oma’s Pizza in Bradenton Beach

On the south end of the Island you’ll find Oma’s Pizza and Italian Restaurant at 201 Gulf Drive N. and just a few minutes walk from www.annamariaislandcondorentals.com

Oma’s restaurant is run by the Manning family and has been on Anna Maria Island since 1982. Oma Pizza and Restaurant is a local pizza gem for casual diners where you’ll find a family-friendly menu and ambience. Outdoor dining doesn’t get much better than the quaint patio at Oma Pizza and Restaurant.

Oma’s offers big slices of pizza along with many of the traditional family style Italian specialties. All pizzas are hand made to order. Two crust styles, the hand tossed and inch thick Sicilian. Their claim to fame is pizza so give it a try. On their menu you will find lots of Italian meals; ziti, chicken parmesan, spaghetti, meatballs, salads, sandwiches, and desserts. They offer a good selection of beer and wine as well as other beverages.

Need a night in? You can carry it out or have them deliver it straight to you.

Solo’s Pizza in Holmes Beach

This casual restaurant is located in the Anna Maria Island Shops plaza at 3244 East Bay Drive in Holmes Beach. Solo’s is a mix between a pizza joint and a sports bar. They also have thin sliced pizza, sandwiches and pub grub fare.

The Feast in Holmes Beach

Not only can you find great pizza here, but also an assortment of great seafood and something for everyone. The Feast is casual, but slightly higher end. This isn’t really a pizza place, but an nice restaurant that also offers fantastic pizza pies. Find the Feast in the Island Shopping Center at 5406 Marina Drive.

Off Anna Maria Island Pizza Restaurants

There are also plenty of pizza restaurants off Anna Maria Island. Here are a few we’re sure you will enjoy.

Fire and Stone

Located minutes from the Island on Cortez Road — 10519 Cortez Road West, Bradenton

A family-friendly restaurant everyone will love. This pizzeria serves all ages, so little ones are always welcome. All you can eat pizza buffet and a salad bar. The pizza is stone oven thin crust. Loads of choices but if you don’t see yours they will make it for you. Hot soup and a large salad bar plus you get a sundae for dessert. All for one incredibly low price. They have a perfect selection of beer and wine to go with your meal. Beverage is extra. You really can’t beat it.

Lots of free parking in the connecting lot.

Don’t forget to bring cash. Fire & Stone Pizza does not accept credit cards.

Danny’s Pizzeria in Bradenton

Located at 7220 Manatee Avenue in West Bradenton, Danny’s is a very popular spot. They serve delicious NY style pizza, the best garlic knots, eggplant, sandwiches and delicious Italian specialties. Excellent pizza wings along with a great meatball! Danny’s also offers pizza by the slice.

Village Idiot Pizza in Bradenton

This pizza shop is located at 11904 Cortez Road West just past the city of Cortez. Village Idiot has many specialty pizzas, tacos and daily specials.

One of the best pizza places in the Bradenton/Cortez area. The meats and vegetables used in the pizzas are freshly prepared, and the woodfire stove just adds that extra bit of flavor! Definitely give this place a try.

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Where to eat and drink in annamariaisland – Recommended restaurants –

08/25/2017

Waterfront Restaurant – Anna Maria Island

Easygoing spot featuring global seafood dishes, a beer-&-wine bar & outdoor seating by the beach.

The Waterfront Restaurant, on Anna Maria Island, is an outstanding dining experience. Experience the laid-back Florida the way it used to be. Lush foliage, warm wood paneling, an elegant micro-brew and wine bar. An expansive open air patio provides brilliant views of Tampa Bay adding to the perfect atmosphere for enjoying the island charm of Anna Maria.

Using fresh, natural flavours and favorites many will recognize – picatta, au Poivre, pesto, mojo and others, we also devote one page of our daily menu to rare seasonal items provided by local watermen and special presentations we prepare with cutting edge techniques. Our carefully crafted menu will provide delights for every taste, from the conservative to the more adventurous.

Address: 111 Bay Blvd N, Anna Maria, FL 34216, USA
Hours: Open today · 11:30AM–9PM
Phone: +1 941-778-1515
Menu: thewaterfrontrestaurant.net
Reservations: opentable.com

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What to see in annamariaisland – Local attractions – Bridge Street Anna Maria Island

08/17/2017

“Anna Maria Islands Hot Spot” is now Historic Bridge Street on Bradenton Beach, the southernmost city of Anna Maria Island. Bridge Street, where the original wooden bridge was the only means of access to the island, where a beautiful fishing pier is in its place today, leading to an active street where you can Shop~Dine~Play from beach to bay. Bridge Street offers a walkable community with spectacular water views from the both the pier and the gulf beach. Ride the FREE Island Trolley and get off at “Anna Maria’s Hot Spot,” to make new friendships, bond with old friends or simply escape life for the day. Visit our street as a guest and leave as a friend!

Located just a short walk from Absolute Anna Maria and The Beach Sands condo Bridge Street features a wide array of restaurants and live music seven night a week. The most popular of the live venues is the Island Time restaurant located on the north east corner of Bridge St. & Gulf Dr. Live music starts at 7pm nightly and happy hour starts is 11:30am to 6:00pm. On the south east corner of Bridge Street & Gulf Dr. you will find Freckle Fin restaurant featuring live music seven nights a week. Happy Hour is 2-6 daily. At the foot of Bridge Street overlooking Sarasota Bay you will find the Bridge Tender Inn featuring live music seven nights a week. Open 11:30am to midnight daily and 1pm Saturdays. Happy hour 12 noon to 6pm. Sprinkled in between these music hotspots you will find Blue Marlin Restaurant, Back Alley and the Anna Maria Island Oyster Bar.

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What to see in annamariaisland – Local attractions – August Things To Do

08/10/2017

ANNA MARIA ISLAND AUGUST EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

August is the start of the island’s off-season, so be sure to enjoy the quiet beaches while the crowds begin to head north.

Since August can be a very warm month on the island we have included some indoor activities to keep you cool.

SOAP MAKING CLASS AT FLORIDA MARITIME MUSEUM AUGUST 12

Head over to Cortez Fishing Village and learn how to MAKE ARTISAN SOAPS! The class will be held from 10am-12:30pm and tickets cost $35 each. Contact 941-708

6120 for additional information.

THE CENTER COMMUNITY COOKOUT AUGUST 19

The Anna Maria Community Center will be hosting a COMMUNITY BARBECUE August 19th from 6-8pm. Harry’s Grill will be cooking for the event. Children under 12 are free, members $5 and non-members $10.

SMALL TOWN CREAMERY

Check out the island’s newest ice cream shop in Holmes Beach SMALL TOWN CREAMERY! Not only do they have a huge selection of flavors, but you’ll also find great homemade Fudge, homemade waffle cones, toys, candy and more. Open daily from 11am-10pm.

BEACH HOUSE RESTAURANT

Lunch at the beach starting at $5. New extended hours for Happy Hour.
Starting Monday, August 7th, Monday through Friday, 11:30 until 5, the Beach House is
offering 2 for 1 domestic drafts, house wines, signature cocktails and well drinks. Their new lunch menu has something for everyone.


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Where to stay on Anna Maria Island -Special Thank You To Donna & Tony Churilla!

08/09/2017

Wonderful!!

Review Left on Jul 28, 2017 for a stay in Jun 2017

My husband and I spent a week in this wonderful condo!! We loved it…beautiful furniture…priceless views..literally right across the street to a beach that was never crowded!! Loved having our morning coffee and lunch on the screened in deck!! Thank you Terry for the welcome gift and all the information on what to do where to eat..it was so helpful!! Such a nice guy called and checked in with us to make sure everything was ok and asked us if we needed anything else!! Plus a swimming pool that is shared by the condos that was never crowded!! Close to so many places you can walk or take the shuttle!! We fell in love with Anna Maria Island..so we hope to be back and would definitely stay in this condo again!! Thank you so much Terry to you and your family!! Donna and Tony Churilla (Pennsylvania!)

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Where to stay in annamariaisland – – Special Thank You To Donna & Tony Churilla

08/09/2017

Wonderful!!

Left on Jul 28, 2017 for a stay in Jun 2017
My husband and I spent a week in this wonderful condo!! We loved it…beautiful furniture…priceless views..literally right across the street to a beach that was never crowded!! Loved having our morning coffee and lunch on the screened in deck!! Thank you Terry for the welcome gift and all the information on what to do where to eat..it was so helpful!! Such a nice guy called and checked in with us to make sure everything was ok and asked us if we needed anything else!! Plus a swimming pool that is shared by the condos that was never crowded!! Close to so many places you can walk or take the shuttle!! We fell in love with Anna Maria Island..so we hope to be back and would definitely stay in this condo again!! Thank you so much Terry to you and your family!! Donna and Tony Churilla (Pennsylvania!)

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Where to eat and drink in annamariaisland – Fresh bakers – Anna Maria Island Donut Experience

08/04/2017

The Donut Experiment began life in 2012 as Anna Maria Donuts in Anna Maria, FL. The original mad scientists are the husband-and-wife team of Shawn and Cecilia Wampole. Hailing from the Philadelphia area of Pennsylvania, the couple was surprised to find that there was not a donut shop on Anna Maria Island when they vacationed there. What originally started out as a joke about opening a donut shop, eventually led to, after some number crunching and careful planning, the couple quitting their jobs, selling their house and moving to Florida.

Located at 210 Pine AVE and Anna Maria Island’s only donut shop. The Donut Experiment features made-to-order donuts. You may ask, what exactly is a made-to-order donut? Well, starting out with a vanilla cake donut, that is made right in front of you, and then you pick your icing and topping. Offering a minimum of four icings and 14 toppings to choose from, so the possibilities are endless. Served fresh roasted, fresh ground and fresh brewed coffee. With a constant rotation of coffee flavors, you never know what we are brewing up.

The Donut Experiment typically sells between 800 and 1,500 doughnuts in a single day, with most customers ordering at least a dozen at a time.

So popular is the Donut Experiment it is not uncommon to see long line ups out the door for one of the worlds most beloved treats.

Enjoy a scenic ride on the free trolley which stops directly in front of Absolute Anna Maria at trolley stop 34S all the way to the north end of the island to the Donut Experience.

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