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
Coquina Beach Market 01/02/2019 - 07/31/2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Coquina Beach Market

Come stroll beachside and enjoy a variety of vendors offering fresh produce, arts, crafts, jewelry, collectables, apparel, plants, foods, souvenirs and more.


Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach FL
Island Library July Events 07/01/2019 - 07/31/2019
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Island Library July Events

A variety of events for all ages, something for everyone!


Anna Maria Island Library, Holmes Beach FL
Island Gallery West July Featured Artist Pat O'Neill to exhibit "The Wonders of Florida" 07/01/2019 - 07/31/2019
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Island Gallery West July Featured Artist Pat O'Neill to exhibit "The Wonders of Florida"

Known for his appreciation and love of nature, wildlife and the ocean, Pat’s paintings capture the realistic view of the many subjects he paints. He is constantly inspired by the beautiful landscapes and seascapes that surround him daily. 


Island Gallery West, Holmes Beach FL
Children's Drama Camp 07/22/2019 - 08/02/2019
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Children's Drama Camp

Bring out your creative side in this 9 day drama camp at The Center of AMI. Audition for your favorite role in a great production geared just for kids! Shine under the limelight up on stage complete with full sets and costumes.


The Center of Anna Maria Island, Anna Maria FL
AMI Chamber July Business Card Exchange at Anna Maria Beach Resort 07/24/2019
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
AMI Chamber July Business Card Exchange at Anna Maria Beach Resort

The AMI Chamber July business card exchange will take place at the newly renovated Anna Maria Beach Resort (formerly Blue Water Beach Resort) located at 6306 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.


Anna Maria Beach Resort, Holmes Beach FL
Christmas in July - Benefiting Adopt-A-Family 07/27/2019
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Christmas in July - Benefiting Adopt-A-Family

Presented by the Anna Maria Island Privateers – sponsored by the Drift Inn in Bradenton Beach – proceeds go to the kids and community! Santa & his sleigh will arrive at 6pm.


Drift Inn, Bradenton Beach FL
Island Library August Events 08/01/2019 - 08/31/2019
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Island Library August Events

A variety of events for all ages, something for everyone!


Anna Maria Island Library, Holmes Beach FL
AMI Chamber August Networking Luncheon at Solos Pizza 08/07/2019
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
AMI Chamber August Networking Luncheon at Solos Pizza

The AMI Chamber August Networking Luncheon will be held at Solos Pizza located at 3244 E Bay Drive in Holmes Beach.


Solos Pizza, Holmes Beach FL
Summer Art Walks 08/09/2019
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Summer Art Walks

The Artists’ Guild of Anna Maria Island continues monthly Art Walks on the second Friday of the month throughout the summer.


Artists Guild Gallery of Anna Maria, Holmes Beach FL
Music to Move the Spirit - Summer Winds - Free Concert 08/12/2019
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Music to Move the Spirit - Summer Winds - Free Concert

Featuring band music composed to celebrate differing sacred contexts by the Summer Winds ensemble of the Manatee Community Concert Band and the State College of FL Symphonic Band. This concert is free and open to the public.


Neel Performing Arts Center, Bradenton FL
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