Anna Maria Island August Events and Activities

Back to school is just around the corner, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy Anna Maria Island August events and activities!

Anna Maria Island August Events and Activities

Since August tends to be very warm on the island we have also added great indoor activities to keep you cool! However, this is the start of the island’s off-season, so be sure to soak up those quiet beaches while the crowds begin to head north.

Studio at Gulf and Pine Summer cooking class series ends. August 3

August 3 will be the last of the Culinary Art Cooking Class at the Studio. Chef Rich Demarse of Mar Vista will discuss the many varieties of fruit you can find in local neighborhoods and what to do with them.  Call 941-778-1906 or visit for more information. The class will be 10am-1pm. The cost is $75/person or $275/group of 4. Includes glass of wine, apron and more!

Culinary Arts Cooking Class Studio at Gulf and Pine
Culinary Arts Cooking Class at the Studio

Back to School Tax Holiday August 4-6th.

Manatee County goes back to school August 10th, so be sure to take advantage of the 2017 Tax Holiday August 4-6th. Here is a link to items on the tax free list!

Back to School Tax Holiday
Back to School Tax Holiday August 4-6, 2017.

The Center Community Cookout August 19

The Anna Maria Community Center will be hosting a community barbecue August 19th from 6-8pm. Harry’s Grill will be cooking for the event. Children under 12 are free, members $5 and non-members $10.

Anna Maria Island August Events and Activities
The Center Community cook out Anna Maria

Small Town Creamery

Check out the island’s newest ice cream shop in Holmes Beach Small Town Creamery! Not only do they have a huge selection of flavors, but you’ll also find great homemade Fudge, homemade waffle cones, toys, candy and more. Open daily from 11am-10pm.

Small Town Creamery Holmes Beach
Small Town Creamery

Take a day trip to Tampa’s Glazer Children’s Museum

Why not end Summer break with a super fun kids day in Tampa? Glazer Children’s Museum is the perfect way to transition from Summer mode to the school zone. They offer tons of hands on STEM activities well-suited for elementary aged children that will get those little brains back into learning. This three level facility offers hours of family fun. Activities include climbing equipment, theater, legos, art and all types of opportunities to learn about math, science and world culture too. After the little ones get tired head over to Tampa Pizza Company nearby for a bite to eat.

Glazer Children's Museum
Glazer Children’s Museum

Soap Making Class at Florida Maritime Museum August 12

Head over to Cortez Fishing Village and learn how to make artisan soaps! The class will be held from 10am-12:30pm and tickets cost $35 each. Contact 941-708-6120 for additional information.

Glazer Children's Museum
Join in on one of many classes hosted at the Maritime Museum!

Funky Island Essentials

Funky Island Essentials is a new shop in Holmes Beach. Find a great selection of home goods including hand painted furniture, art and all the latest trends in decor. They also offer interior design services! You’re sure to find something to bring home that reminds you of the island life!

Funky Island Essentials Holmes Beach
Funky Island Essentials on Marina Drive in Holmes Beach


Enjoy Anna Maria Island August Events and Activities!

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