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Blues, Brews and BBQ on Bridge Street!

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 Anna Maria Island

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Friday Night Fun on Anna Maria Island!

TGIF!  There is always something fun going on out here on our 7 mile island.  Tonight!  Friday, February 10th is the Holmes Beach Art Art Walk!  This takes place every month on the 2nd Friday of the month!  If you are an art fan, you will not want to miss this event on Anna Maria!  Actually, if you enjoy shopping at all, you want to make sure you will be there!  Not only will there be cool artist and such, each of the businesses serves a snack too!  SOLD!!artwalkHope to see you there tonight!

Ginger

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Our Island is Awesome!

This past Saturday was Symphony in the Sand on Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach.  What a FABULOUS event.  Imagine sitting in the sand, eating fantastic food from local restaurants, and enjoying the sounds of the AMICO all at the same time!!  And oh yeah, drinking yummy wine and watching the sunset into the Gulf of Mexcio….AMAZING!   Just about every weekend, Anna Maria Island has something fun going on whether it be in the city of Anna Maria, Holmes Beach or Bradenton Beach.  Make sure to check out the Duncan Real Estate calendar on our website for the most current events!  www.teamduncan.com

This was the 4th annual Symphony in the Sand and was the best yet!  Darcie’s dad even got to conduct the orchestra and did one heck of a job!  It was such a special way to end the evening.  Here are some photos from this splendid event!

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This event will be a for sure one to attend next year during the artsHop!

Ginger!

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Bayfest 2016 is right around the corner!

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!

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Bayfest Festival 2015! October 17, 2015

2015 15th Annual BAYFEST FESTIVAL

Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
One time event

Saturday October 17th

Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce “BayFest” (Island Festival) located at the corner of Pine Avenue and Bay Boulevard. Saturday 10am-10 pm. Open to the public. Free admission. For Information call 941-778-1541.

Bayfest:

One of the most popular, annual festivals on Anna Maria Island is Bayfest, the tcelebration of music, food, arts and crafts. This is Anna Maria Island’s largest and longest running music, crafts and food festival. The 15th Annual Bayfest, is hosted by the Anna Maria island Chamber of Commerce. This is an entrance free, family-friendly event open to everyone.

All of Pine Avenue is closed off to showcase local area arts and craft vendors, and an AMAZING car show with over 100 classic cars sponsored by LaPensee Plumbing, Pools, Air . There will also be a Kids Zone with all kinds of fun games, bounce houses and more sponsored by AMI Fitness. Saturday will also feature The AMI Privateer’s classic ship.Music Lineup:

Emcee Mike Sales –  10am-10pm

Can’t Turn Left – 11am-12pm

 

TBD/Open 12:30 – 2:30pm

Whiskey Blind – 3-5pm

Koko Ray 5:30 – 7:30pmShotgun Justice (The Karen & Jimmy Band) 8 – 10pm

 

Food Court

Category:

Community Event

Location:

Pine Avenue

Contact

AMI Chamber Staff – Debbie/Terri

Email

info@amichamber.org

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Get away with your girlfriends!

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Last night I had the great pleasure of meeting up with some of my college girlfriends for dinner.  My stomach hurts from laughing so hard over a four hour dinner!  It is crazy how even when you have not seen some of your friends in months/years, it feels like you were back in college again!

After being with them last night, it made me think….  What better way to stay in touch with those special friends then to plan a beach weekend getaway on Anna Maria Island!?  And of course working for Duncan Real Estate, we have over 100 vacation rental properties to meet all different needs!  My college friends and I started planning our weekend last night and have found the perfect 4 bedroom/3 bath rental from Duncan!

Comment and let us know how you stay in touch with some of your favorite friends!

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Anna Maria Island Privateers Festival 2014

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The 1st weekend in November marks an annual event that locals and visitors alike look forward to year after year, The Anna Maria Island Privateers Festival.  Nov 1 & 2; Pirate Invasion 2014, Coquina Beach, Anna Maria Island.  A two day pirate festival featuring live music, great food, kid’s area… and, well, basically just loads of piratey fun for everyone!  Oh, and did I mention… more gnarly pirates and lovely wenches than you can shake a stick at!  Saturday the event will kick off with a battle starting at the North end of Anna Maria Island to the South end of the Island stopping at Coquina Beach.  Once you get there is where you will find a many vendors, crafts, food, drinks, music, and more.

Pirate attire is encouraged!

See you there.

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Best Burgers on Anna Maria Island

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For the Best Burgers and Coldest Beer on Anna Maria Island look no further than Duffy’s Tavern located at 5808 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Duffy’s Tavern is family-owned and operated for over 35 years by former Holmes Beach mayor Pat Geyer. Pat and her five daughters Patti, Pam, Peggi, Penni and Polli have a simple selection with Burgers that will knock your socks off!

Try an office favorite of Duncan Real Estate is the Brie & Carmelized Onion Cheeseburger.

Duffy’s Tavern is open Monday – Saturday 11am to 8pm and Sunday 12p to 8pm and they are Closed on Tuesdays. Duffy’s was voted one of the top 10 “hamburger heavens” in the country by USA Today.

This local’s favorite has proven the test of time. Locals love Duffy’s and visitors come back year after year raving about the service, food and the little something special Duffy’s Tavern brings to Anna Maria Island.

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Halloween Trail of Treats

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Anna Maria Island Trail of Treats

It’s that time of year again!  I hope everyone is getting ready to attend the 2014 Halloween Trail of Treats.  The Anna Maria Island Chamber is Sponsoring the Trail of Treats and it is going to be held Friday, October 31st starting at 3:30pm starting at the Anna Maria Island Chamber.  There will be with a Kid Costume Contest for children ages 0-12.

Children and their families can go from business to business trick or treating and you don’t even have to be a member of the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce to participate.  This is an annual event that kids of all ages look forward to!

If you are ready to have a spooky good time this Halloween here are the event times broken down by City:

Holmes Beach businesses: 4pm-6pm

Anna Maria businesses: 5pm – 7 or 8pm

Bradenton Beach businesses: 5pm – 7 or 8pm

Trail of Treats kicks off with a costume contest from 3:30-4pm at the AMI Chamber of Commerce, free photos in a photo booth provided by Walgreens & participating businesses passing out treats to the kids. We hope to see you there!

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Plan a Romantic Getaway to Anna Maria Island

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When traveling to Anna Maria Island for a romantic island getaway you may ask yourself a few questions.  What is there to do?  Where do we eat?  Where do we stay?  How much should I budget for?

 

Obviously you can contact Duncan Real Estate for information on any of our Anna Maria Island Vacation Rentals.  We have houses large and small, with and without pools, everything from a cozy beach cottage to a vacation rental that will knock her socks off!

You can also surprise her with flowers by contacting our local area florists.

Siliva’s Flower Corner

5386 Gulf Dr. #107

Holmes Beach, FL

(941) 348-5880

Anna Maria Island Florist 

5312 Marina Dr.

Holmes Beach, FL 34217

(941) 778-4751

You may ask where should I take her to eat?

Beach Bistro 

6600 Gulf Drive

Holmes Beach, Fl.

(941) 778-6444

Bridge Street Bistro

111 Gulf Drive South

Bradenton Beach, Fl.

(941) 782-1122

Waterfront

111 South Bay Boulevard

Anna Maria, Fl.

(941) 778-1515

Sign of the Mermaid

9707 Gulf Drive

Anna Maria, Fl.

(941) 778-9399

The options are endless as to what you can do with your loved one on our magical island.  Plan a trip and see for yourself.  I promise, you won’t be disappointed.

Contact us or call Duncan Real Estate today at 941-779-0304 to speak with our knowledgeable real estate specialist.