If you have never witnessed 100’s of children running over a 100 feet to 36,000 Easter Eggs, come to Anna Maria Island for the Easter Egg Dash! Make the 10 minute drive out to G.T. Bray Park, in Bradenton, at 9:30am on Easter Sunday.
The Easter Egg Dash!
At G.T. Bray Park, they run an unbelievable operation where 36,000 Easter Eggs are laid out over 4 baseball fields. They categorize children by ages to ensure the fairest of play. This year they had 10 grand prizes. The grand prize…a period of time in the Money booth. Whatever you catch is yours and believe me there were not coins in the money booth.
Along with the Easter Egg dash they brought the Easter Bunny! The large pirate ship is sure to get everyone ready for the dash. We also enjoyed the blow up play areas and prizes given out.
My son recieved a prize for smiling and saying “please.” If you just cannot wait until next year take a look at the pictures below. It just might get you through the year but I dare you not to smile when staring at the pure elation on the children’s faces running towards the thousands of Easter Eggs.
Link to Easter Egg Dash You Tube Video
There are a few medical centers within a 20 minute drive of Anna Maria Island.
Local Medical Centers Anna Maria Island
Blake Medical Center is closest to the island, and is located at 2020 59th Street West
Bradenton, FL 34209
Blake offers an ER with short wait times, and any emergency service you will need.
Manatee Memorial Hospital is located in the heart of Bradenton at
206 Second Street East
Bradenton, FL 34208
Manatee Memorial Hospital is farther from the island, but does have a full facility and services available.
Bradenton Urgent Care walk in clinic is located on Manatee Avenue at 4607 in Bradenton, FL 34209.
Bradenton Urgent care is open from 8am – 8pm. They accept many forms of insurance, and are a better alternative for minor issues.
If you find yourself in an emergency while on Anna Maria Island call 911. Island emergency services also have quick response times.
Both Anna Maria Island pharmacies are in the central portion of Holmes Beach. You’ll find Walgreens at the corner of Gulf Drive and East Bay Boulevard. CVS is at the corner of Manatee Avenue and East Bay Boulevard. CVS also offers a one hour photo center. Both CVS and Walgreen’s offer the normal variety of miscellaneous beauty supplies, minor groceries, and beach toys.
611 Manatee Avenue
Holmes Beach, Fl, 34217
Store #: 3953
3248 East Bay Drive
Holmes Beach, FL, 34217
Store# : 1801