Anna Maria Island October activities are a great way to enjoy Autumn island style! This is a beautiful time of year to visit with warm weather, fewer crowds and plenty of things to do. You’ll love Anna Maria Island in October!
Top 10 Anna Maria Island October Activities
Below is our list of must do activities for those visiting during the month. Try a few or try them all.
1 Pumpkin Spice Latte at Donut Experiment
A trip to the island is not complete without a tasty treat from the donut experiment. This is also a great time to pick up one of their seasonal Pumpkin Spice lattes and a custom donut too! We recommended the cinnamon sugar donut to complement your latte.
2 Fall Festival at Anna Maria Elementary
Help support the Anna Maria Elementary PTO and visit the Fall Festival. This great event not only benefits the school, but is a fun family activity. You’ll find kid activities, bounce house, bake sale and great vendors too! The event will be Oct. 22, 2016 at the Holmes Beach City Field at 5901 Marina Drive.
3 Head to Bay Fest in Anna Maria
The 16th annual Bay Fest is a great way to celebrate an Anna Maria Island October! This is one of the largest events on the island, and offers great family fun. Enjoy live music, tons of food, adult beverages, crafts and a huge car show. The event runs 10am-10pm on October 15th on Pine Avenue.
4 Go for a swim
Anna Maria Island does start to cool off in October, however, the average daily temperature still hovers in the upper 80’s. This means the island is still perfect for beach trips. Grab your suit and hop in the water!
5 Visit the Artists’ Guild Gallery
The October 2016 theme for the Artists’ Guild Gallery window is “Return to Paradise”. Stop by and see local artists works explaining why so many visitors return to Anna Maria Island every fall and winter!
6 Make Sand Dollar Cinnamon Cookies
Sand Dollar cookies are fun and delicious too. Check out this easy seasonal cookie recipe perfect for an Anna Maria Island October.
7 Eat Stone Crab Claws
Stone Crab Season starts in mid October for the Florida gulf coast, so be sure to try this seasonal delight! Anna Maria Island is located just across the bridge from Cortez Fishing Village. Come Stone Crab Season, there is no shortage of claws.
8 Take a sunset cruise
The Island may not have falling leaves, but finding fall colors during an Anna Maria Island October is easy. Wait for sunset and you won’t be disappointed with the rich oranges you’ll enjoy! Reserve yourself a spot on a sunset cruise and enjoy fall island style.
9 Watch the game at Slim’s Place
For many, Fall means Football. Head over to Slim’s Place in Anna Maria and catch a game. You’ll also enjoy delicious menu items, friendly service and a casual atmosphere. Slim’s is a sports bar, however is a family friendly option.
10 Dress up for the Trail of Treats
If you are on the island for Halloween, the Trail of Treats is a must for kids! Each year businesses across the island participate in handing out candy. Sponsored by the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, this event begins in the Holmes Beach commercial areas then moves to Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach. Always a perfect ending to Anna Maria Island October Activities!
Anna Maria Island October Beach Rentals
If you are looking to plan a last minute getaway to Anna Maria Island this October, Island Real Estate has great options!
Check out “The Villas”! New to the Island Real Estate beach rental inventory, “The Villas” are just a block from gulf beaches! Units 1-4 offer accommodations for up to 4 guests and unit 5 accommodates 6. “The Villas” base rates range from $595-$735/Week making them an affordable last minute getaway! Enjoy the heated pool along with this fantastic Bradenton Beach location. You’ll be within walking distance to many great island attractions. Reserve your stay at one of “The Villas” today!