Category: Sarasota, FL

Posted on 8/20/2019

What to do on rainy Days?

Florida is associated with sunshine and beaches but what to do on rainy days? Luckily, there are many indoor activities offered in the vicinity of Anna Maria Island. Besides the typical alternatives like movies, bowling and shopping visit one of the great museums in this area.     Here...

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Posted on 11/9/2018

Sandcastle Contest

Although there is hardly anything better than spending time on the beautiful beaches on Anna Maria Island check out the sandcastle contest on Siesta Key.If you are looking for a special outdoor plan for this weekend head towards Sarasota and explore the annual sand sculpting festival on...

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Posted on 4/9/2018

Here come the food trucks on Anna Maria Island!

One of Anna Maria Island's most popular event is coming up: the Beach N' Food Truck and Music Festival on Saturday, April 14th from 10 Am - 3 PM. This fun family festival is an all day celebration right along side the azure Gulf waters and white sandy beaches at the south end...

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Posted on 3/28/2018

Anna Maria Island Entertainment on a Budget

Being on Anna Maria Island you can enjoy all the free sunshine on the beach but you might like to explore the area as well. Here are some ideas for the entire week for your Anna Maria Island entertainment on a budget. Monday: John and Mable Ringling Museum Free admission to the Museum of Art...

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Posted on 3/27/2018

Busy Bunnies on Anna Maria Island Easter!

Anna Maria Island Easter Tradition will continue on Anna Maria Island this week Saturday, March 31 beginning at 8:30 at the Sandbar Restaurant at 100 Spring Ave, Anna Maria. The restaurant will serve breakfast-type refreshments for children 10 and under and the egg hunt on...

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Posted on 3/12/2018

St Paddy's Day Parade on Anna Maria Island!

You will not want to miss out on the St Paddy's Day Parade on Anna Maria Island. The date is set - Sunday, March 18th beginning at 4:00 PM. The parade will assemble in the Eat Here parking lot at Marina and Gulf Drives starting at about 2 and then travel north on Marina and...

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Posted on 10/24/2017

"Fans" of Duncan Real Estate!

    Bayfest on Pine Ave was a blast last Saturday! The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce staff and volunteers were out on Pine Ave setting up before the sun came up - glad I didn't have to be out there that early! We made our vacation rental...

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Posted on 7/31/2017

Monday Blues Hit Extra Hard This Week!

Early Monday morning, Anna Maria Island and the surrounding areas were hit by unannounced Tropical Storm Emily. She came in with a vengenze causing areas to flood, trees became uprooted and even a tornado touched down in NW Bradenton. Thankfully, we have not heard of anyone...

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Posted on 5/22/2017

Bradenton-Sarasota area named #1 in US for well being!

It is always so exciting to read something about the area that you live in! Especially, when it is in another county's paper - how wonderful is that! Bradenton-Sarasota area was named #1 in the US for well being. Read the article and to see the Anna Maria City Pier featured...

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Posted on 10/7/2016

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!...

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