The week of the 4th of July is always a fun and busy time on Anna Maria Island. It is a time to celebrate America, be with family and friends and enjoy the glorious beaches of Anna Maria Island. Duncan Real Estate is just about fully booked for the week of the 4th.
Parade on Anna Maria Island
If you are staying with us during the week of the 4th of July, you might enjoy some of the exciting activities that are going on all day/night. Start your day off with the Anna Maria Island Privateers 4th of July Parade. The parade begins at 10 AM on the south end of Anna Maria Island at Coquina Beach and covers the entire Island all the way to Bay Front Park. It typically last two hours and is a really fun time – for both kids and adults. Make sure to wear your red, white and blue and sunscreen too!
Picnic on Anna Maria Island
Immediately following the parade, Picnic in the Park starts at Bayfront Park on the north end of Anna Maria Island. This picnic is free and will serve hot dogs, chip and drinks – it is free to all so make sure to come out! The kids can play on the playground while you enjoy taking a swim in the water. Bayfront Park offers plenty of shade and tables to enjoy a family picnic. Duncan Real Estate is right up the street from Bayfront Park – stop by and say hello to us.
Beach on Anna Maria Island
After your belly is full from the picnic, it may be time for you to sit and relax on the beach. Isn’t that why you are here on vacation! The white sands, crystal clear gulf water and a breeze that is hard to beat is all the more reason to take your family out to the beach and just enjoy all of it.
Fireworks on Anna Maria Island
Once the sun goes down and hopefully you have enjoyed the one of a kind Anna Maria Island sunset, stay at the beach as you will see the sky light up from the fireworks! The Sandbar Restaurant host the annual fireworks and puts on a wonderful show. You really can be sitting anywhere on the beach to enjoy them. The Sandbar does offer a VIP ticket with dinner, drinks, and first class seats for the fireworks, just call them at 941-778-0444 to reserve yours.
As you can see, Anna Maria Island offers so much for the 4th of July! Make sure to call Duncan Real Estate and a member of Team Duncan would love to help you book your next vacation. 941-779-0304
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 the beach will begin at 9 AM!
Next, the Easter Bunny will lead a parade to Pine Ave, where the contests and games will take place – bonnet contest, easter egg roll, face painting, games and coloring! Photos with the Easter Bunny will be taken by Dara Caudill and music will be provided by DJ Chuck Caudill!
Thank you to the Sandbar and Hometown Desserts for providing refreshments and treats on Pine Avenue! The easter egg roll will be 9:30-11 AM with the bonnet contests judging at 10:30 AM. Make sure to pop into Duncan Real Estate when you head down Pine Ave. We have goodies to hand out to the little bunnies for Anna Maria Island Easter.
For further information, please call the Sandbar at 941-778-0444 or Duncan Real Estate at 941-779-0304 or send us a quick message here.
As I always say, Anna Maria Island always has such fun activities going on and the Anna Maria Chamber plays a big hand in this. The Trail of Treats started at the Chamber after school with a costume contest and then the kiddos were sent out with a list of businesses on Holmes Beach, Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach that were handing out candy!
The rush started coming around 5:30 and Team Duncan was ready to roll! We set up “shop” at our picnic table with Tootsie pops, necklaces/bracelets, and adult beverages! Let me tell you, the adult beverages were a hit! Over and over again, we heard that Duncan Real Estate was the best spot and most fun. We had several groups come back by for seconds (on the adult beverages more than the candy)!
Here are a few photos of the ladies of Team Duncan that worked Trail of Treats:
All of the kids were so cute and so polite! We had to tell them to take two tootsie pops! Take a look at all of the cuties we saw at the Trail of Treats!
As you can see, it was a blast! Hope to see you next year at the Anna Maria Island Trail of Treats!
Look what I just finished and sent out today – The Duncan Real Estate October 2017 newsletter! It features a new restaurant we have on Anna Maria Island called Smoquehouse BBQ, our Reader’s Choice Award, Duncan Deals, and an upcoming event on Pine Ave. Click here to view the newsletter and see what is happening with Duncan Real Estate and on Anna Maria Island.
Just so you don’t miss out on the Duncan Deal, here is what it is! If you rent for 7 or more nights in November or December of 2017, you get one night FREE! (excludes holiday weeks) . Get out of the cold and come enjoy all that Anna Maria Island has to offer during the holidays! PLUS, the weather is perfect this time of year. If you are here during the week of December 8th, come to the Holiday walk on Pine Ave! SUCH a fun event and it is free! The locals look forward to this walk and it really gets you in the holiday spirit. Duncan Real Estate serves grilled oysters, cookies and processco! That should be enough reason for you to come out for the Holiday Walk on Pine!
Enjoy reading our short October newsletter and give our office a call to book a vacation rental or to help you with the sale or purchase of your new home!
The 4th of July is just a week away and we are getting everything ready for Team Duncan’s float in the 4th of July Parade! The parade beings at 10 AM on Coquina Beach and goes the entire length of the island until noon. We will be sharing our float with our friends at the Anna Maria Oyster Bar. Be on the lookout for beads, shirts, water guns, and a few surprises. The float is so much fun to be on and trust me, we get just as wet as you do. Make sure to have plenty of water and liquids to drink during the parade as it is the 4th of July and summer is here – which means it is hot!
Here are a few photos of the float from last year to get you excited about the parade this year! Make sure to give us a big wave when you see our Beach Theme float go by you.
Look forward to seeing you on the 4th!
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
I don’t know about you but I can’t believe that Christmas is 4 days away!!! And I still have presents to buy for family and friends! If you are in the same boat, a great gift idea is a beach vacation and why not let Team Duncan help you find the perfect vacation rental on Anna Maria Island! It is the gift that gives all week and memories that will last a lifetime. We are running some awesome December and January specials on some of our vacation rentals….rent for 7 or more nights and get 1 night free. We have available rentals in Anna Maria, Holmes Beach, and Bradenton Beach. How can you beat that!
Let me know if we can hook you up!
Things are busy out here on Anna Maria island and no surprise with Thanksgiving being two days away. I am so excited to eat some turkey and all of the yummy fixings, spend time with family and friends, watch the Thanksgiving parade, and of course watch football. Before I do any of this watching TV stuff, I know I will need to talk a nice walk or four of them on the beaches of Anna Maria Island to burn all of the extra food I will be taking in!! If you are lucky enough to be on vacation here on Anna Maria, please feel free to join me!
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Can you believe Thanksgiving is two weeks away from today!! Still trying to think of something fun and different for your family to do this Thanksgiving? Why not celebrate and give thanks on Anna Maria Island and rent this fabulous duplex on Holmes Beach! Hidden Treasure 1 and 2 are side by side duplexes with an awesome pool area. Each side has its own kitchen, bathroom, and two bedrooms…..meaning you can be with your entire family but also have your own space! Plus having two kitchens would make it so much easier to cook up that delicious Thanksgiving meal. OR, skip all of that cooking and enjoy your turkey dinner at one of our local restaurants that will be open on Thanksgiving.
I have some great news for you…….both Hidden Treasure 1 and 2 are 10% off for the week of Thanksgiving. Make sure to call our office so that we can get you and your family all set up in this rental that will fit all of your needs.
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!!