Like I have said before, there is always something fun to do on Anna Maria Island! This week Saturday, April 22 from 3-9 is the Blues Brews and BBQ on Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach. Tickets are $5 and kids 12 and under are free. Enjoy this beautiful Anna Maria Island weather while enjoying music, food, and brews outside! Also take a walk on Bridge Street and check out all of the cute shops! Good time to buy a Mother’s Day gift! Click here for more information about the upcoming event! Hope to see you on Saturday and we can share a beer together! Cheers, Ginger
Visitors and locals are invited to participate in some Island Easter traditions, including the Easter Sunrise Service at Manatee County Beach, the Easter Egg Hunt at the Sandbar Restaurant and the Easter Egg Roll and Easter Bonnet Contest on Pine Ave. The celebration starts at 8:30 AM on Saturday, April 15th, with refreshments before the kids take their places on the beach. The hunt is open to kids 10 years old and under with baskets to collect their eggs. After the hunt, the Easter Bunny leads the kids and their families up to Pine Avenue for the 8th Annual Easter Egg Roll and Easter Bonnet Contest. There will be fun for the entire family with face painters, changes to roll eggs across a lane with a spoon and egg coloring. At 10:30, judges will look for winning Easter bonnets. The competition is open to kids and grownups alike.
On Sunday, April 16th, the 53rd Sunrise Service will take place at Manatee County Beach. The trolleys start running at 6 AM and the Anna Maria Beach Cafe will open at 6 AM for those needing coffee. All six of the Island’s churches participate in the service. Worshipers are urged to dress for the weather and brings a blanket or chairs to sit! There will be music to accompany the service!
Whew! Lots going on Easter weekend! We look forward to seeing you on Pine Ave
March is by far the busiest month of the year on Anna Maria Island! Honestly, it is easier to walk or ride a bike to get anywhere….we love this time of year! Please click here to check out news from Team Duncan for the month of March and also a fun easy recipe for the Spring! I have tried it and it is delicious!
The month of October is always so much fun and my favorite event is the Anna Maria Island Chamber’s Bayfest right here on Pine Ave! Bayfest has live music, classic car show, food, adult beverages, kids zone, arts and crafts and so much more! PLUS the event is FREE! Why wouldn’t you plan to come to Bayfest!?! So mark your calendars for Saturday, October 15th from 10 AM to 10PM! I will be out there passing out Duncan Real Estate fans to keep you cool during the event! CLICK here for more information about Bayfest 2016!
Have a great weekend!
I wanted to share with you what is going on with Duncan Real Estate and on Anna Maria Island! Check out our September newsletter. If you see a rental you are interested in, any of my friends at the office, would be happy to take care of you!
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Wow! I just stopped by Beach Bums right down the street on Pine Ave and what a great place! Not only do they have the cutest retail shop, but they offer just about everything you could want or need while you are on Anna Maria Island. Want a bike to ride around the island, drive your family around on a street safe golf cart or take a kayak tour? Beach Bums will be able to take care of any of these items for you. PLUS, they deliver right to your vacation rental….how great is that? Here are some of the items that they rent:
• The best range of Bikes on the island, including tandems
• Children’s bikes, 3-wheelers and Surrey Bikes
• The best range of Kayaks and Baby Equipment
• A fully stocked Shop with all your vacation needs including our own unique range of designer t-shirt
• Check out our eco-friendly option: Golf Carts, which are great fun!
• Kayak Tours of the local area run by Captain Scott, a Sea Captain and marine biologist
•Beach Bums is now Selling and Renting Pedego Electric Bikes. Many people would like to ride a bike, but find it impractical or impossible because of hills, distance, health reasons, knee problems, and aging. Electric bicycles make it possible for family and friends to enjoy bike riding without worrying about endurance and other physical differences.
• When a horse drawn carriage or limousine just won’t do, Beach Bums will create a luxury open-aired Bridal Surrey Bike or Street Legal Golf Cart for your Wedding!
Make sure to check out their website! http://www.beachbumsami.com/
I had the pleasure of meeting with Lauren while I was there. She is one of the owners of Beach Bums and so very nice. Duncan Real Estate and Beach Bums have set up a preferred customer discount. So if you rent with Duncan Real Estate, you will receive a nice discount on your items!
Off to ride around on my golf cart from Beach Bums! Talk to you later
The 30th Annual Easter Egg Hunt on the beach next to The Sandbar Restaurant is Saturday, March 26, 2016 beginning at 9:00 AM sharp. Kids need to bring their own Easter baskets. Make sure to leave early because there can be lots of traffic! Plus, there will be refreshments at the wedding and events pavilion next to the restaurant!!
After the Easter Egg Hunt, the Easter bunny will lead a parade of kids and parents up Pine Avenue for the 7th Annual Easter Egg Roll and Easter Bonnet Contest….such a fun time for families! Kids will enjoy face painting, egg dyeing and egg rolling. There will be music, complimentary framed pictures with the Easter Bunny and food and refreshments! This entire is event is Free!!
I look forward to seeing you at the Sandbar and then Pine Ave. Make sure to stop by Duncan Real Estate to say hello and to let Team Duncan see your bonnet and Easter baskets!!
There is always something fun going on on AMI! This week Sunday, March 13th beginning at 4:00 PM is the Beach Bistro-Eat Here St. Pat’s Parade. The parade will travel north of Marina and Palm drives ending at 78th Street. Team Duncan always has such a great time at the parade and decorating our float year after year! Check out some of our photos from last year…..we lead the parade! PLUS! We get the pleasure of having Quacky on our float too! Always supporting PACE Center for Girls and Quacky Pace!
Make sure to find me on our float at the parade this year! I will be wearing green and lots of kids will be around me! Happy St. Patrick’s Day