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11th Annual artsHOP – Art walk & Seahorses Public Art Launch – Saturday, November 11, 2017 – Bradenton Beach

Looking for a fantastic way to spend an afternoon?

Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach on Anna Maria Island is celebrating the 11th Annual artsHOP by hosting an Art Walk and Seahorses public art launch on Saturday November 11th from Noon to 5pm. Bridge Street will be offering plenty of art, music, food and fun.

The Art Walk is a low-key event which is typical of the Island. It is a stand-alone activity for locals and visitors to the island. Larry Wilhelm, of Longboat Key, will provide the live entertainment for the Art Walk as a pirate strolling minstrel.

The Art Walk will also be the start of the 3rd Annual Bridge Street Public Art Project. Seahorses will be first available for pickup for a $30 refundable fee at one of the Bridge Street shops, Sea-renity (Stop # 4)

Historic Bridge Street features the beach to the west and the bay on the east.

Bridge Street is a walkable community with spectacular water views from both the pier looking out over Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico beaches.

All of Anna Maria Island provides you with an “Old Florida” experience, but the feeling is exceptionally vibrant on Bridge Street. Here you will feel what Florida was like decades ago.

As you look for that perfect piece of art, grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants on Bridge Street. Enjoy some shopping at any of the quaint boutique style shops and take in the scenic view of the water with a walk on the Bridge Street Pier.

This tourist attraction is a former bridge, once the only way to access the island. You will see plenty of fishermen there and families stopping to watch the boats pass by.

Hop on the free Anna Maria Island trolley which stops nearby so you’ll be able to get to Bridge Street easily while taking away the worry of having to pay for transportation or parking.

ArtsHOP on Bridge Street is a place to enjoy the art and also a fun day trip to this scenic, family friendly area.

A perfect way to spend another perfect day on Anna Maria Island!

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What to see in annamariaisland – Exhibitions – 11th Annual artsHOP-Anna Maria Isalnd

11/09/2017

11th Annual artsHOP – Art walk & Seahorses Public Art Launch – Saturday, November 11, 2017 – Bradenton Beach

Looking for a fantastic way to spend an afternoon?

Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach on Anna Maria Island is celebrating the 11th Annual artsHOP by hosting an Art Walk and Seahorses public art launch on Saturday November 11th from Noon to 5pm. Bridge Street will be offering plenty of art, music, food and fun.

The Art Walk is a low-key event which is typical of the Island. It is a stand-alone activity for locals and visitors to the island. Larry Wilhelm, of Longboat Key, will provide the live entertainment for the Art Walk as a pirate strolling minstrel.

The Art Walk will also be the start of the 3rd Annual Bridge Street Public Art Project. Seahorses will be first available for pickup for a $30 refundable fee at one of the Bridge Street shops, Sea-renity (Stop # 4)

Historic Bridge Street features the beach to the west and the bay on the east.

Bridge Street is a walkable community with spectacular water views from both the pier looking out over Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico beaches.

All of Anna Maria Island provides you with an “Old Florida” experience, but the feeling is exceptionally vibrant on Bridge Street. Here you will feel what Florida was like decades ago.

As you look for that perfect piece of art, grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants on Bridge Street. Enjoy some shopping at any of the quaint boutique style shops and take in the scenic view of the water with a walk on the Bridge Street Pier.

This tourist attraction is a former bridge, once the only way to access the island. You will see plenty of fishermen there and families stopping to watch the boats pass by.

Hop on the free Anna Maria Island trolley which stops nearby so you’ll be able to get to Bridge Street easily while taking away the worry of having to pay for transportation or parking.

ArtsHOP on Bridge Street is a place to enjoy the art and also a fun day trip to this scenic, family friendly area.

A perfect way to spend another perfect day on Anna Maria Island!

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What To See On Anna Maria Island – Art galleries – ISLAND GALLERY WEST – Anna Maria Island

ISLAND GALLERY WEST

Open six days a week, Monday through Saturday, 10 AM – 5 PM – Located at – 5368 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach, FL 34217.

Just a short ride on the Anna Maria Island free trolley from Anna Maria Island Condo Rentals, located at 601 Gulf Dr. N. Bradenton Beach, Fl 34217

We found this gallery advertised in a local paper and are so glad we decided to visit. It was great way to spend our afternoon and we treated ourself to another “memory” of Anna Maria Island.

The gallery has an eclectic collection of art in lots of different mediums, watercolours to cartoons, oils on canvas to pencil sketches.. They also offer pottery, jewellery, stained glass and finer art. We enjoyed the many works of art displayed in two exhibit areas. For us it was like going to an art festival, but in a pleasant, relaxing gallery setting.

Located in the heart of Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island, Island Gallery West is a fine art gallery cooperative of approximately 30 diverse local artists and some regional artists. In business for over 25 years, as an artists’ cooperative it is owned and operated by its members.

There are no paid employees, and each member staffs the gallery once a month.

The gallery offered a nice variety and it was fun to interact with some of the artists and learn about their work. The member artist on duty was happy to help with our selection and visit with us.

The artist welcomed the opportunity to discuss their art with us and were happy to provide some interesting information about the island. Prices were very reasonable, affordable for tourists to high for collectors.

When on vacation we like to buy from local artists to help remember our trip. We were lucky to find the perfect piece and are looking forward to hanging our newest memory with our other vacation artwork.

This gallery is now on our list of must visit whenever we are on the island. Can’t wait to go back and see what other treasured artwork awaits us. We’re sure we left a piece with our name on it!

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What To See On Anna Maria Island – News – NO CAR NEEDED…TRAVEL BY WATER — SARASOTA TO BRADENTON

10/26/2017

Exciting news! – – The Sarasota Bradenton Ferry water taxi service will be launching in early 2018. The service will connect downtown Sarasota, Anna Maria Island and downtown Bradenton.

The ability to provide this innovative service has been exclusively permitted to the Sarasota Bradenton Ferry Company. With the approval by all municipalities concerned, key officials see this as an economic opportunity for the region and hope to see a much need reduction to traffic. The drive between Sarasota and Bradenton Beach (Anna Maria Island) can take approximately 35 to 40 minutes without traffic, but the commute by water is expected to take just 28 minutes.

The Sarasota Bradenton Ferry Co. plans to launch its first 149-passenger vessel to provide transportation from the 10th Street Pier in downtown Sarasota, Bradenton Beach Bridge Street Pier and the Bradenton Riverwalk.

We are really excited about this new service for our guests. To catch the Ferry at the Bradenton Beach City Street Pier is only a five minute walk from Anna Maria Island Condo Rentals located at 601 Gulf Dr. N. Bradenton Beach 34217.

The ferry will work for commuters, locals and tourists. To begin, the group will operate one boat with plans for 30 daily voyages in the future. As of now the vessel will run all day, but a final schedule is still being worked on. The company wants all riders to feel comfortable and be able to depend on their schedule. They have set up a Facebook account and website. Their website displays a survey for residents and visitors of the Sarasota-Bradenton area with a goal to allow input from the community and to start building local relationships.

The Ferry is all been about community needs: expanding options, alleviating gridlock and providing convenience or leisure. They plan to release updates on Facebook between now and their anticipated 2018 launch, which will include ways for the community and its leaders to get more involved. Because of the scale of this marine operation the company is taking a careful approach, working with local conservation organizations as well as the U.S. Coast Guard. This will ensure the launch of the safest and most environmentally friendly use of waterways for transportation.

There are concerns being voiced about very few parking spaces available for cars at the boat ramps. The ferry company is working with ride sharing companies and local free-rides to solve the issue. They hope more employees travelling to work will take advantage of the ferry.

Only time will tell. As owners on Anna Maria Island we are very excited and can’t for this ferry service to be up and running.

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What to see in annamariaisland – News – Island Time Restaurant Has New Owners

10/19/2017

BRADENTON BEACH – Island Time Bar & Grill and the Bridge Street Bistro have new owners.

Island Time Bar & Grill – Located on the Bridge Street/Gulf Drive circle on Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island. The bar is on the ground level below the fine dining restaurant, Bridge Street Bistro.
This open-air bar with a patio features cocktails, seafood & upmarket bar fare in a laid-back setting.
Known for the area’s best live entertainment and a relaxed tropical setting their menu is an eclectic combination of American dishes paired with the freshest seafood.​
The outdoor patio offers incredible views of the Gulf of Mexico.
As well, you will enjoy – Live performances · Happy hour drinks · Great bar food

Just a short five minute walk from Anna Maria Island Condo Rentals.

Bridge Street Bistro – Located right in the heart of all the activity on Anna Maria Island.
The atmosphere here is relaxed yet refined and the attire is resort casual. This is an out of sight spot that could be missed because it is on the third floor above Island Time Grill. They have an elevator, for those who don’t desire to climb stairs.
The food is consistently good and staff gives you a personal touch service. Order steak or Cedar planked salmon and you will not be disappointed.
They offer indoor and outdoor dining. The outdoor terrace with tables overlooking the Gulf offers a fabulous view of the amazing sunsets.
A quiet atmosphere with a well appointed menu at reasonable prices Bridge Street Bistro continues to exceed our expectations at every visit.

Now for the Latest news …

** BRADENTON BEACH – Island Time Bar & Grill and the Bridge Street Bistro have new owners.

On Friday, Oct. 13, co-owners Bill Herlihy and John Hardesty closed the sale of their restaurant businesses to Steve Bishop and Ron Fuller, who own Surf Shack Coastal Kitchen in St. Armands Circle and Tampa.

Bishop and Fuller will continue to lease the building from property owner Angela Rodocker. According to Herlihy, the staff, including General Manager Kit Bradman, will be retained and business will continue as usual for the foreseeable future.

Herlihy and Hardesty bought Bridge Street Bistro on Jan. 31, 2011, and opened Island Time later that year on July 4. After 38 years, Herlihy will take a break from the restaurant business, but he and Hardesty still own and operate the Island Time Inn across the street; and Herlihy and his fiancée Cheryl Douma plan to get married in the coming year.

“I’ll be able to relax and go fishing now that I don’t have a three-story restaurant to run. I can watch my little hotel and enjoy the Island myself,” Herlihy said on Saturday.

“The city and the police department have been great to work with. I want to thank Barbara and Angela Rodocker for the opportunity, and thanks to all our customers for making us a huge success. I’m sure Ron and Steve will continue that success, and I wish them all the best.”

** Retrieved Anna Maria Island Sun 10/17/2017

We congratulate the new owners and wish them good luck with their venture.

We can’t wait for our next visit!


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What To See On Anna Maria Island – Exhibitions – St. Armands Boat Show

10/12/2017

St. Armands Boat Show

October 21 & October 22 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Enjoy one of the most beautiful drives from Anna Maria Island Condo Rentals south along Gulf Dr. through Longboat Key with the Gulf of Mexico providing scenic views you will never forget to St. Armands Circles /2017 boat show.

FREE ADMISSION

Boats, shopping and restaurants — all together in one outstanding location, for one weekend only! Cannons Marina and their exceptional boats will take over St. Armands Circle on October 21st and 22nd, where they will host the St. Armands Boat Show in the middle of St. Armands Circle.

St. Armands Circle is Southwest Florida’s premiere destination for shopping and dining and Cannons Marina is Southwest Florida’s standout boat dealer. This is a fun and unforgettable event that anyone can enjoy. You’re sure to see some of the finest and most exquisite boats in Florida, guaranteed to pique the curiosity of every visitor, from the most die-hard boat enthusiast to those visiting the event for the first time. Cannons Marina will be featuring a wide range of luxurious boats. On display will be top-of-the-line, brand new Grady-White Boats, Jupiter boats, Southwind boats and Yamaha motors. You’ll also get the chance to see the Coastal Explorer, which is the latest 25-foot model from Grady-White and anticipated to be one of the top show-stoppers at the event. Members from the Cannons Marina team will be available to answer any questions you might have about the boats.

This event located minutes from the water you will feel the cool ocean breeze rushing past your face as you relax at this incredible outdoor boating experience.

Visit the Cannons Marina from 10 am – 4 pm in the St. Armands Circle Park on October 21st and 22nd. It is located in the middle of the St. Armands Circle in Sarasota – and don’t forget to bring your camera!

Don’t Miss Other Attractions of St. Armands After the Show

After this event, don’t miss exploring St. Armands Circle. The circle itself has beautiful shaded walks and benches to relax. The circle is more than just a circle – it is several blocks of unique shops with things you cannot find anywhere else.

There are side streets off the circle with additional beautiful stores and one leads to Lido Beach, another leads to Mote Marine and Longboat Key. They have high end stores, nice chain stores and fun local shops which mean there is something for everyone.. Also a wide array of restaurants where you can relax, have a great meal as you take in the scenic sights and sounds all in a beautiful, outdoor setting. Have lunch or dinner at The famous Colombia Restaurant or try Crab & Fin, these are two of our favourite restaurants.

You can also take a stroll to Lido Beach and see beautiful sunsets. Then return to the circle for a drink or dessert at one of many outdoor restaurants.

St. Armands Circle is an excellent and easy way to spend a day.


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LET’S GO SHOPPING On Anna Maria Island!

10/05/2017

LET’S GO SHOPPING — On The Island

Take a drive north or south on Gulf Drive to experience the cute shops the island has to offer, or hop on the trolley.. The trolley has many stops making for a short walk to what just might become your favourite shop.

Shopping on Anna Maria Island is convenient, diverse, and affordable, with stores located in one of the three towns. On the North end, the city of Anna Maria has charming Pine Avenue a nice outdoor shops and restaurants right on the Tampa Bay. Holmes Beach hosts a centrally located outdoor strip mall with lots of keepsake shops and necessity items. Bradenton Beach offers historic Bridge Street with all sorts of cafes and boutiques. If you need a break from the sun and beach all these spots are well worth an afternoon stroll.

Bella by the Sea Boutique ~ Anna Maria

Bella brings to Pine Avenue a collection of women’s designer clothes, handbags, industrial furniture, vintage wicker and home accents. A calming shopping experience in a sea side atmosphere!

Pink & Navy Boutique ~ Anna Maria

Has a little of everything, cute & beachy. On Pine Ave on Anna Maria, you most definitely need to visit P&N! From clothing/gifts for littles to amazing swim, clothing for guys/gals to the hippest book selection or yummy candles, P&N truly has something for everyone!

Egret’s Island Stores ~

Each of their three stores offers a varied collection of unique gifts, apparel, home furnishings and more.
The Egret’s Landing ~ Holmes Beach
Home furnishings & Interior design

The White Egret ~ Anna Maria
Home accents and gifts.

The Egret’s Nest ~ Anna Maria
Ladies’ apparel and baby boutique

Be sure to stop in each Egret location. The island stores that offers a colorful collection of stylish , artworks, accessories and coastal living décor.

Ginny’s & Jane E’s at the Old IGA ~ Anna Maria

This little store is fast becoming an island novelty. Located in the Historic City of Anna Maria, a quaint “Old Florida” area on the north end of Anna Maria Island the store is a unique collection of local art and antiquities. They also provide beach supplies, like suntan lotion, sunglasses, flip flops and other items to help you have fun and stay comfortable while at the beach. At Ginny’s & Jane E’s you will hear the sound of people enjoying a meal together with their friends and neighbors. Their cafe and bakery offers a great breakfast and lunch menu. Perhaps you want a break from the sun and cool down with an all fruit smoothie, or just relax with a cold beer or a mimosa. The unique setting offers quiet corners or big family tables.

Island Bazaar ~ Holmes Beach

This store is packed with goodies to take back home. Island Bazaar has a little bit of everything, from funny tee’s, to sundresses, Reef and Sanuk sandals, toys and gag gifts that are fun for all ages! The best part is the prices are low!
Sun & Surf Beach Shop ~ Holmes Beach

Sun and Surf Lifestyle Apparel is a can’t miss store on Anna Maria Island! Well known for the exotic birds on the sidewalk outside of the store, the Sun and Surf Lifestyle Apparel has a large selection of clothing, handbags, shoes, and jewelry. A fun tropical shopping experience.

The Sand Dollar Gift Shop ~ Holmes Beach

Stylish clothes and gifts for the home. Great place to buy gifts for family while on vacation. Not the normal gifts, things you can put up around your house year round to remind you of your great time in AMI. Very reasonable pricing. I always find something new each visit.

Island Fresh Market – Seafood ~ Holmes Beach

Fresh fish and prepared foods located on central Anna Maria Island. Island Fresh Market specializes in local seafood, locally grown seasonal vegetables , and spices and condiments to compliment any meal.

Island Fresh Market is owned and operated by local island resident Nancy Feely, who grew up in nearby Bradenton. Nancy offers a vast knowledge in the culinary arts and a background in the food service industry. Serving fresh, sustainable products and foods in a fun and welcoming environment is her passion. She strives to make the market as green as possible.

Walgreen’s Pharmacy & Liquor ~ Holmes Beach

Pharmacy and Liquor Store on Central Anna Maria Island.
Publix Super Market ~ Holmes Beach

Always recognized as one of the best grocery stores.
Green Turtle Shell & Gift Shop ~ Bradenton Beach

The name says it all a must stop for the essential keepsakes. They have quality items and many unique things. Their prices are reasonable and fun island music is piped into the background. Very enjoyable place, the store our kids always love to visit!

One Stop Shell Shop ~ Bradenton Beach

Truly an island trinket shop, with all kinds of goodies. Seems like you can always find and affordable novelty gift.
Bridge Street Bazaar ~ Bradenton Beach

This small store carries lots of beach necessities (sunscreen, beach toys, clothing items) and souvenirs (post cards, glasses, decor). They also have the Maui Babe browning lotion that is highly sought after, yet difficult to find. Come check it out on historic Bridge Street. Fun for the whole family.

Bridge Street Interiors ~ Bradenton Beach

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What to see in annamariaisland – Towns and Villages – LET’S GO SHOPPING — On The Island

10/05/2017

LET’S GO SHOPPING — On The Island

Take a drive north or south on Gulf Drive to experience the cute shops the island has to offer, or hop on the trolley.. The trolley has many stops making for a short walk to what just might become your favourite shop.

Shopping on Anna Maria Island is convenient, diverse, and affordable, with stores located in one of the three towns. On the North end, the city of Anna Maria has charming Pine Avenue a nice outdoor shops and restaurants right on the Tampa Bay. Holmes Beach hosts a centrally located outdoor strip mall with lots of keepsake shops and necessity items. Bradenton Beach offers historic Bridge Street with all sorts of cafes and boutiques. If you need a break from the sun and beach all these spots are well worth an afternoon stroll.

Bella by the Sea Boutique ~ Anna Maria

Bella brings to Pine Avenue a collection of women’s designer clothes, handbags, industrial furniture, vintage wicker and home accents. A calming shopping experience in a sea side atmosphere!

Pink & Navy Boutique ~ Anna Maria

Has a little of everything, cute & beachy. On Pine Ave on Anna Maria, you most definitely need to visit P&N! From clothing/gifts for littles to amazing swim, clothing for guys/gals to the hippest book selection or yummy candles, P&N truly has something for everyone!

Egret’s Island Stores ~

Each of their three stores offers a varied collection of unique gifts, apparel, home furnishings and more.
The Egret’s Landing ~ Holmes Beach
Home furnishings & Interior design

The White Egret ~ Anna Maria
Home accents and gifts.

The Egret’s Nest ~ Anna Maria
Ladies’ apparel and baby boutique

Be sure to stop in each Egret location. The island stores that offers a colorful collection of stylish , artworks, accessories and coastal living décor.

Ginny’s & Jane E’s at the Old IGA ~ Anna Maria

This little store is fast becoming an island novelty. Located in the Historic City of Anna Maria, a quaint “Old Florida” area on the north end of Anna Maria Island the store is a unique collection of local art and antiquities. They also provide beach supplies, like suntan lotion, sunglasses, flip flops and other items to help you have fun and stay comfortable while at the beach. At Ginny’s & Jane E’s you will hear the sound of people enjoying a meal together with their friends and neighbors. Their cafe and bakery offers a great breakfast and lunch menu. Perhaps you want a break from the sun and cool down with an all fruit smoothie, or just relax with a cold beer or a mimosa. The unique setting offers quiet corners or big family tables.

Island Bazaar ~ Holmes Beach

This store is packed with goodies to take back home. Island Bazaar has a little bit of everything, from funny tee’s, to sundresses, Reef and Sanuk sandals, toys and gag gifts that are fun for all ages! The best part is the prices are low!
Sun & Surf Beach Shop ~ Holmes Beach

Sun and Surf Lifestyle Apparel is a can’t miss store on Anna Maria Island! Well known for the exotic birds on the sidewalk outside of the store, the Sun and Surf Lifestyle Apparel has a large selection of clothing, handbags, shoes, and jewelry. A fun tropical shopping experience.

The Sand Dollar Gift Shop ~ Holmes Beach

Stylish clothes and gifts for the home. Great place to buy gifts for family while on vacation. Not the normal gifts, things you can put up around your house year round to remind you of your great time in AMI. Very reasonable pricing. I always find something new each visit.

Island Fresh Market – Seafood ~ Holmes Beach

Fresh fish and prepared foods located on central Anna Maria Island. Island Fresh Market specializes in local seafood, locally grown seasonal vegetables , and spices and condiments to compliment any meal.

Island Fresh Market is owned and operated by local island resident Nancy Feely, who grew up in nearby Bradenton. Nancy offers a vast knowledge in the culinary arts and a background in the food service industry. Serving fresh, sustainable products and foods in a fun and welcoming environment is her passion. She strives to make the market as green as possible.

Walgreen’s Pharmacy & Liquor ~ Holmes Beach

Pharmacy and Liquor Store on Central Anna Maria Island.
Publix Super Market ~ Holmes Beach

Always recognized as one of the best grocery stores.
Green Turtle Shell & Gift Shop ~ Bradenton Beach

The name says it all a must stop for the essential keepsakes. They have quality items and many unique things. Their prices are reasonable and fun island music is piped into the background. Very enjoyable place, the store our kids always love to visit!

One Stop Shell Shop ~ Bradenton Beach

Truly an island trinket shop, with all kinds of goodies. Seems like you can always find and affordable novelty gift.
Bridge Street Bazaar ~ Bradenton Beach

This small store carries lots of beach necessities (sunscreen, beach toys, clothing items) and souvenirs (post cards, glasses, decor). They also have the Maui Babe browning lotion that is highly sought after, yet difficult to find. Come check it out on historic Bridge Street. Fun for the whole family.

Bridge Street Interiors ~ Bradenton Beach

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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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