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
AMI Chamber November Sunrise Breakfast - Gulf Drive Cafe & Tiki 11/08/2017
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
AMI Chamber November Sunrise Breakfast - Gulf Drive Cafe & Tiki

Wednesday, November 8th  – AMI Chamber November Sunrise Breakfast – 7:45am-9am at Gulf Drive Cafe & Tiki located at 900 Gulf Dr N, Bradenton Beach 34217. The cost to attend is $8/members and $16/prospective members. Please RSVP by calling the Chamber at 941-778-1541 or emailing

Gulf Drive Café & Tiki, Bradenton Beach FL
Veteran's Day Parade 11/10/2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Veteran's Day Parade

The City of Anna Maria will be honoring our Veterans with a parade down Pine Avenue on Friday, November 10, 2017 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. The theme of the parade is “Old Soldiers and Sailors” with a flag ceremony to be held immediately after at City Pier Park, followed by an ice cream social at the Historical Museum Park.

City Pier Park, Anna Maria FL
Anna Maria Island's 11th Annual ArtsHOP Gallery Walk 11/10/2017
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Anna Maria Island's 11th Annual ArtsHOP Gallery Walk

The 11th annual artsHOP weekend will be celebrated on Anna Maria Island from November 9 —12. The central event of the weekend has always been the Holmes Beach Gallery Walk on Friday evening from 5-7:30 PM, and this year’s lineup will not disappoint, featuring original, local art, refreshments, art demonstrations, live music, art raffles, and a chance to meet the artists.

Holmes Beach Art District, Holmes Beach FL
AMI Chamber November Business Card Exchange - Anna Maria Islander Newspaper 11/15/2017
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
AMI Chamber November Business Card Exchange - Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

The AMI Chamber November Business Card Exchange will be held at the Anna Maria Islander Newspaper located at 3218 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. The evening will begin with a milestone anniversary ribbon cutting as we celebrate The Islander’s 25th Anniversary throughout the evening. The Islander Newspaper is sponsoring this networking/anniversary celebration.

Anna Maria Islander Newspaper, Holmes Beach FL
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