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 www.studioatgulfandpine.com 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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Enjoy Anna Maria Island August Events and Activities!