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 www.amisun.com, www.islander.org or www.bradentonherald.com.

Upcoming Events

Date/Time Event
Talk Like A Pirate Day 09/23/2017
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Talk Like A Pirate Day

“Grog off Competition” – Like a chili cook off but pirate style! Open air event – family friendly! The children’s tent will have a bilge rat toss, prizes, cotton candy. The Privateers Gally will serve barnacle burgers, scurvy dogs and Buc-An-Ear-Corn. Live entertainment – Raffles – Lotto Board. Join this fun event at The Drift […]
Drift Inn, Bradenton Beach FL

Island Players - "Happy Birthday" Production 09/23/2017 - 10/01/2017
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Island Players - "Happy Birthday" Production

The Island Players, Manatee County’s oldest community theatre, located at 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, is pleased to announce that the first play of its 69th season will be “Happy Birthday”. Written by Marc Camoletti and adapted by Beverly Cross, this play became a long running success in London. Mr. Camoletti, author of more than […]
Island Players, Anna Maria FL

AMI Chamber September Business Card Exchange - Manatee Performing Arts Center 09/27/2017
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
AMI Chamber September Business Card Exchange - Manatee Performing Arts Center

The AMI Chamber September Business Card Exchange will be held at Manatee Performing Arts Center located at 502 3rd Ave W., Bradenton, 34205. The cost to attend is $5 for members and $10 for prospective members. RSVPs are suggested. You may RSVP by calling the chamber at 941-778-1541 or emailing info@amichamber.org.


Manatee Performing Arts Center, Bradenton FL
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

AMI Chamber October Networking Luncheon- Swordfish Grill & Tiki Bar 10/04/2017
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
AMI Chamber October Networking Luncheon- Swordfish Grill & Tiki Bar

Wednesday, October 4th – AMI Chamber October Networking Luncheon – 11:30am-1pm at Swordfish Grill & Tiki Bar located at 4528 119th St West, Cortez. The cost to attend is $15/member and $25/prospective member. RSVP by calling the Chamber at 941-778-1541 or emailing info@amichamber.org.


Swordfish Grill & Tiki Bar, Cortez FL
AMI Chamber October Sunrise Breakfast - Trustco Bank 10/11/2017
7:45 am - 9:00 am
AMI Chamber October Sunrise Breakfast - Trustco Bank

Wednesday, October 11th  – AMI Chamber October Sunrise Breakfast – 7:45am-9am at Trustco Bank located at 5858 Cortez Road, Bradenton. Trustco Bank is sponsoring breakfast for AMI Chamber members. Please RSVP by calling the Chamber at 941-778-1541 or emailing info@amichamber.org.


Trustco Bank, Bradenton FL
Bayfest 10/21/2017
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Bayfest

The island’s largest and longest running festival! A family friendly all day street festival featuring live music, unique and one of a kind arts and crafts vendors, tasty eats from local food vendors, a fun kidz zone, and an amazing classic car show (car show 10am-3pm). Beer trucks and other adult beverages – fun for everyone! No admission fee!


Pine Avenue, 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 info@amichamber.org.


Island Players, Anna Maria 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 info@amichamber.org.


IMG Academy Golf Club, Bradenton FL
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