Island Events

The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, its member businesses and community organizations are hosts to a myriad of our islands festive annual events. If you are in the mood to celebrate Island life with us– Anna Maria Island loves to celebrate.  From annual festivals to Privateer “pirate”parades, street markets, symphony’s and holiday cheer, EVERY month has at least one celebration. Events are held all year with delicious local goodies to sample along with arts and crafts on exhibit or available for purchase. Each year visitors and locals flock to the streets and beaches of Anna Maria Island for our annual “Bayfest”, “Symphony on the Sand”, the “Beach’N Food Truck & Music Fesitval”, Privateers Parades, July Fireworks, Easter egg hunts, Holiday Walkabouts in all 3 cities, “Thieves Markets”, “Coquina Beach Markets” and more. Join us as we celebrate our artistic community with gallery walk events, art festivals, entertainment and fun. We have something to please everyone! Enjoy memorable events that include Fine Art, Wine, Music, Fireworks and Food. Check out the Privateer Pirate Ship at our annual parades and catch some beads and candy. Enjoy live music at our festivals or listen to the a live orchestra. Visit our monthly and weekly street markets, celebrate a bit of history and celebrate with us. It is all here and all fun! If you can’t locate a great event during your stay, you’re probably not on Anna Maria Island.

We wish to thank our members, board of directors, administrative team, sponsors and volunteers who work hard to make it possible for our chamber and other organizations to host these fabulous, family oriented events. Below you will find many of our islands upcoming events. For more event information you can call us at 941-778-1541 or visit our local newspapers online at, or

Upcoming Events

Date/Time Event
Island Gallery West - Featured Artist - JANE KEELING   exhibiting "Surf'N Turf" 10/02/2017 - 10/31/2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Island Gallery West - Featured Artist - JANE KEELING exhibiting "Surf'N Turf"

This October JANE KEELING celebrates wildlife and people enjoying our beautiful coastal community in oil paintings for her October Featured Artist Exhibit entitled “Surf ’N Turf” at Island Gallery West. Jane is well known in the community for her charming plein air oils, her spectacular mural work, and her art demonstrations at Island Gallery West Jane’s […]
Island Gallery West, Holmes Beach FL

JOY (Just Older Youth) 10/25/2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
JOY (Just Older Youth)

David Erickson, President/CEO of ECHO Global Farms will tell us about this wonderful world mission. For the 795 million people who are hungry today, the world is a challenging place, both in the cities and in the countryside. The urban poor face high prices and low incomes, making nutritious food unattainable. Rural families are often […]
Roser Memorial Community Church, Anna Maria FL

AMI Chamber October Business Card Exchange - Island Players 10/25/2017
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
AMI Chamber October Business Card Exchange - Island Players

The AMI Chamber October Business Card Exchange will be held at Island Players located at10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, 34216. The cost to attend is $5 for members and $10 for prospective members. RSVPs are appreciated. You may RSVP by calling the chamber at 941-778-1541 or emailing

Island Players, Anna Maria FL
Grand Piano Dedication Recital 10/29/2017
4:00 pm
Grand Piano Dedication Recital

  In the Roser Community Church Sanctuary. There is no admission charge for the concert; a free will offering will be taken. Headlining the event will be Sarasota-based pianist Don Bryn who will perform a diverse repertoire of classical and jazz selections. Bryn is the Director for Theory and Keyboard Studies at State College of Florida. […]
Roser Sanctuary, Anna Maria FL

Trail of Treats 10/31/2017
3:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Trail of Treats

Join the fun at the AMI Chamber of Commerce’s annual Halloween celebration. Check-in at the Chamber by 3:30pm for a Halloween costume contest for kids ages 0-12. Safe trick or treating follows at participating businesses in all the island cities.

AMI Chamber of Commerce, Holmes Beach FL
Island Gallery West - Featured Artist - MARTI SALERNI    exhibiting "Petal Away" 11/01/2017 - 11/30/2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Island Gallery West - Featured Artist - MARTI SALERNI exhibiting "Petal Away"

As Featured Artist for November at Island Gallery West,  MARTI SALERNI presents “Petal Away,“ an exhibit of brightly colored watercolor and acrylic paintings of whimsical bicycles and flowers. A highlight of her month-long exhibit will be the first of the season of monthly public gallery receptions on Friday, November 10 from 5-8 PM, as part […]
Island Gallery West, Holmes Beach FL

AMI Chamber November Networking Luncheon - IMG Academy Golf Club 11/01/2017
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
AMI Chamber November Networking Luncheon - IMG Academy Golf Club

Wednesday, November 1st – AMI Chamber November Networking Luncheon – 11:30am-1pm at IMG Academy Golf Club located at 4350 El Conquistador Pkwy, Bradenton 34210. The cost to attend is $15/member and $25/prospective member. RSVP by calling the Chamber at 941-778-1541 or emailing

IMG Academy Golf Club, Bradenton FL
America Recycles Day at Sandblast 11/04/2017
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
America Recycles Day at Sandblast

Calling all sculptors: Keep Manatee Beautiful wants you for this year’s America Recycles Day at SandBlast. America Recycles Day at SandBlast 2017 is an amateur sand sculpture competition that raises funds for Keep Manatee Beautiful to promote community awareness and involvement in litter prevention, recycling and beautification throughout Manatee County.

Manatee Public Beach, Holmes Beach
Holiday Craft Fair 11/04/2017
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Holiday Craft Fair

Stop by the Roser Community Church Fellowship Hall (the entrance is just east of the Centennial Chapel) between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM to explore the tables of unique handcrafted items just at the right time to get your Christmas shopping done early. There will be a bake sale so you can stock up on […]
Roser Memorial Community Church, Anna Maria FL

Surviving the Holidays 11/05/2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Surviving the Holidays

Tidings of Comfort and Joy? When you’re grieving the death of a family member or friend, you may dread the holiday season. Thoughts of social gatherings, family traditions, and obligations leave you anxious and overwhelmed. Your sadness can seem unbearable. What can you do to lessen your stress and loneliness? Join us in the Fellowship Hall. The […]

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