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 - MARIE SINE Exhibiting "Land and Sea" 12/01/2017 - 12/31/2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Island Gallery West - Featured Artist - MARIE SINE Exhibiting "Land and Sea"

Bradenton artist Maria Sine presents “Land and Sea,” an exhibit of vibrant acrylic and watercolor paintings of distant lands and the creatures found in and around our local waters. Maria focuses on local sea life in her paintings to share her love of nature and in hopes that we will work to preserve it.

Island Gallery West, Holmes Beach FL
Holiday Open House at Anna Maria Island Centre 12/15/2017
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Holiday Open House at Anna Maria Island Centre

Holiday celebrations continue on the island at the Centre Shops in Holmes Beach located on East Bay Drive just south of Publix. The Centres’ shops will be staying open late to spread holiday cheer with entertainment, eats, treats and fun for all!

Anna Maria Island Centre, Holmes Beach FL
Christmas on Bridge Street 12/16/2017
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Christmas on Bridge Street

Experience the joys of the season with this festive celebration on Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach. Enjoy the holiday decorations, music, games, food and drinks while shopping for unique holiday gifts at local merchants.

Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach FL
Women's Wellness Series 12/16/2017
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Women's Wellness Series

This workshop includes a speaker, restorative yoga and meditation. For more information please call the Art League (941) 778-2099. Series dates are November 18th, December 2nd and December 16th.

Anna Maria Island Art League, Holmes Beach FL
Christmas Eve 12/24/2017
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Christmas Eve

Two Christmas Eve Candlelight Services will be held in the Sanctuary.

Roser Sanctuary, Anna Maria FL

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