Sandblast Anna Maria Island


  SANDBLAST IS THE ULTIMATE SAND SCULPTURE COMPETITION! So many of us feel so alive at the beach, whether it's walking the white sands, swimming in the warm waters, sunbathing and listening to the surf, or building sand sculptures for…
July 4th celebrations on anna maria island

July 4th Anna Maria Island

Whoop! Whoop! It's almost July 4th! There is lots and LOTS of fun to be had on and around Anna Maria Island!   PARADE The Anna Maria Island Privateers once again host their annual 4th of July Independence Day parade. It is a sight…
Florida Craft Beer

Craft Breweries Near Anna Maria Island

Craft Brewing (and Breweries) in Florida are growing at supersonic speed. There are currently well over 200 in the state of Florida according to, a website dedicated to craft breweries in Florida. When you're staying on…
Blues Brews and BBQ's Bridge St Anna Maria Island Florida

Blues, Brews & BBQ 2017 Anna Maria Island

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The 3rd annual Blues, Brews & BBQ on Anna Maria Island's hot spot, Bridge St. in Bradenton Beach, is a super fun family friendly event happening on April 22 from 3:00 pm until 9:00 pm. Enjoy the stellar music lineup curated by Steve…
April Fun on Anna Maria island Florida

April Fun on Anna Maria Island

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April - the first full month of spring - ahhhhhh. Full of promise, the air has taken on a decidedly gentle feel, the nights are warmer, and best of all summer is just around the corner. April is the month that makes you want to spend your…

St. Paddy's Day Anna Maria Island Style

St. Patrick's Day is the day we all become at least a little bit Irish. Of course you'll find revellers and green beer along with Irish cuisine in just about any of the many great Anna Maria Island restaurants and bars this weekend. But…
Star Fish Cortez Village Florida

Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival 2018

Picture an old Florida fishing village of days gone by and you'll be picturing Cortez as it is today. Located just before the bridge that leads to Anna Maria Island, snuggled on Sarasota Bay, Cortez is still a working fishing village. Designated…
welcome to anna maria island sign that is seen when arriving on the island

Anna Maria Island Beach Town Shakedown

Anna Maria Island is a 7 mile long barrier island south of Tampa and north of Sarasota off of Bradenton in Florida, so it may surprise you that there are 3 small cities contained on the island - Anna Maria City, Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach.…
bench at beach entrance anna maria island

Staying On Anna Maria Island? Don't Miss The Top 10 Things To Do In Bradenton!

When staying on Anna Maria Island there really isn't ever a shortage of things to do and see. And food? Anna Maria Island has the finest dining options to fit any budget or style. The Island also offers plenty of opportunity to shop until you…