New Years Eve on Anna Maria Island


There are lots of exciting events this year on Anna Maria Island or in nearby Bradenton or Sarasota.

Hosting its festive beachside New Year’s Eve party that rivals the best of them, with a full fireworks display. 

Dinner will be served outdoors on the covered deck as well as inside the restaurant. Enjoy their impressive seafood and cocktails. First-come-first serve tables so come early.

SEAFOOD SHACK – 4110 127th St W,  Cortez, FL 34215    941-794-1235

Seafood Shack’s The Neptune Room will host a most entertaining New Year’s Eve celebration. Includes party favors, multiple bars, drink specials, Chef’s special Party Appetizer Menu and live music & dancing with The Eric Von Band.BRADENTONOld Main Street, 400 12th Street W, Bradenton

Food trucks, pubs, casual eateries, boutique shops, and other independent businesses are all joining in the festivities of Main Street Live this New Year’s Eve.

Aside from an eclectic and unique selection of specialty food providers from all over the city, you will find a bustling center of local live music, family activities, and dancing on the closed off streets.

You will have to take a short drive off of Anna Maria Island for the event, but it is well worth it. Be sure to leave room for a few different dinner options. There’s every type of cuisine available in downtown Bradenton and more. The event starts at 5pm and will continue past midnight.


You are guaranteed a full afternoon and evening of excitement at The Pineapple Drop in Sarasota. 

Rivalling the Times Square ball drop enjoy the fun in a much warmer climate.

The drop occurs at midnight, but the party starts earlier in the afternoon at around 1 p.m. around Lemon Avenue and Main Street. People from all over the country visit for the carnival-like atmosphere, vendors, incredible local food, gifts, rides, live music and a host of other spectacular attractions.

Marina Jack Fireworks – 2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota    941-365-4232

Marina Jack’s will be host to a brilliant firework display. The display will be outside the marina at midnight. You can watch the fireworks from an inside table or free at the Bayfront Park or other nearby points.

Inside the marina you’ll get to enjoy live music while dining on elegant seafood and sipping their specialty cocktails.

Seating for dinner at the Deep Six Lounge & Piano Bar and Blue Sunshine Patio Bar & Grill at the marina will start at around 7pm. The dining room will have two seating options, one from 4pm to 7pm and another starting at 8:45pm. Or, take a cruise on the Marina II with a full buffet, while dancing to live music.