One of my favorite times of year!  At this point in the summer we have all been able to enjoy the area and the reasons we live here to begin with.  Weather your passion is fishing, swimming, golfing, boating or simply enjoying the fresh air with your family.  We all enjoy the eclectic “make your self at home” atmosphere that you get when you are with your friends on Anna Maria Island.  The 4th of July Festivities are just one day out of 365 days a year that this Island feels a little magical.

Everyone has their own traditions, activities, events, games, and ways they like to celebrate 4th of July.  Some wake up, dress the family up in their best red, white, and blue swim attire and head to the beach or pool.  Others will head into town and shop the day away.  My personal favorite is having a group of my favorite friends and family over and lighting up the grill, which stays going all day with a variety of meat, and fresh local fish that we caught earlier this week. People come and go all day long, everyone has the same purpose and that is to celebrate this Country and being grateful for our little Island Oasis on Anna Maria Island.  We always try to remember the reason for the Holiday and celebrate this country we are all so fortunate to live in.

Another local favorite is 20th Annual Beach House Fireworks Extravaganza! information provided by the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce website 

20th Annual Beachhouse Fireworks Extravaganza 

Wednesday, July 03, 2013 from 07:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Make a day of it!! Before the fireworks, Play, Shop and Dine on Bridge Street and the nearby area shops, within walking distance of the Beachhouse. Take a walk on the Bridge Street Pier, shop at one of the unique boutiques or beach friendly shops, sit at one of the outdoor cafes and enjoy all the wonderful things to do. Fun for the whole family.
For more information and VIP table purchase, contact Shawn Rhoton at the Beachhouse Restaurant. You may also contact the Chiles Group corporate office at 941-778-8705 or visit our website at events that this area has to offer.
The beauty of celebrating here on the Island is that you make the rules!  Create your own traditions, bend the rules, laugh harder, smile longer, play until you are exhausted.  When you are here on Anna Maria Island, you are on Island Time.  To our friends who didn’t get to make it for this years festivities make sure you book your Vacation Rental Home now for the Summer 2014 space is limited and our homes fill up fast one of our Team Duncan staff members will be happy to help you select the perfect house for your families needs.
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