Anna Maria Island Trail of Treats

Anna Maria Island – The 2015 Anna Maria Island Trail of Treats will be held October 30th starting at 3:30 at the AMI Chamber of Commerce located at 5313 Gulf Drive North in Holmes Beach.

Anna Maria Island Trail of Treats

A kids costume contests kicks off the event. All kids 12 and under are welcome to participate in the contests starting at 3:30pm. At 4pm the Trail of Treats begins in Holmes Beach. Maps will be available, at the Chamber of Commerce,  directing trick or treaters to participating businesses. Each of the three Island cities participates in the Trail of Treats at different times.

Island Real Estate holds it’s office open to provide candy for all.  This is for both locations.  Holmes Beach and Anna Maria City!

Take a look at some past Halloween pictures.  Maybe they will give you an idea for next year?  If that doesn’t do the trick check out our past top 5 Halloween costumes!

Trail of Treats Schedule:

City of Holmes Beach businesses: 4pm-6pm
City of Anna Maria businesses: 5pm – 7 or 8pm
City of Bradenton Beach businesses: 5pm – 7 or 8pm

Happy Haunting!

anna maria island trail of treats Halloween
The kiddies are excited about the Trail of Treats!


Bridge Street Merchants offering Savings Passport

Bradenton Beach – The Bridge Street Merchants are now offering a savings passport giving discounts on select shopping, dining and lodging benefiting locals, visitors and charity.

With 15 different deals currently available between now and February, the Merchants passport is a great way to shop local with a purpose. The $25 passport gives up to $500 in discounts and is available for purchase at Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center, the Bridge Street Bazaar, Anna Maria Community Center, Island Mail and More, and online at

The passport is designed to bring more traffic to participating businesses, and raise funds for The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Scholarship fund and the Moonracer No Kill Animal Shelter. $10 of each $25 passport sold will be donated to charity.

Bridge Street Savings Passport
Bridge Street Savings Passport Participants

Participating businesses include:
Back Alley
Bridge Street Interiors
The Hive
The Uptown Lot
Sea-renity Boutique
Blue Marlin
Bridge Street Bistro
Freckled Fin
BridgeWalk Resort
Island Time Inn
Drift In
Fish Hole Adventure Golf
Paradise Boat Tours
Sea-renity Beach Spa
Segs by the Sea

Purchase a passport today, and save on local shopping with a purpose!

Christmas Tree Lighting in Holmes Beach on Fri Dec 6!

christmas tree hbLight up the night! Get ready for Santa Claus and even some snow! On Friday, December 6, 2013 from 5pm-8pm bring your friends and family for free holiday fun to the annual AMI Chamber Tree Lighting and Holmes Beach Walk-About.  The annual Lighting of the Tree will take place at the beginning of the open house – just around sunset – in front of the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Santa will arrive at The Feast at 5:30pm with treats for the kids.

Even the Privateers will be spreading holiday cheer! The friendly downtown businesses will have in-store specials, there will be sample wines, appetizers, music and a raffle prize drawing for 3 big packages of gift items organized by the Islander newspaper.  This is a great time to socialize with your island friends and neighbors! For further information please contact the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce at 941-778-1541.

9TH Annual Trail of Treats on Anna Maria Island

Happy Halloween From Island Real Estate
Happy Halloween From Island Real Estate

Trail of treats on Anna Maria IslandMonday October 31st is the 9TH Annual Trail of Treats 2010.  The Annual Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Trail of Treats on Anna Maria Island is a safe alternative for children of all ages to trick or treat. The Trail of Treats will take you on a Halloween adventure through Anna Maria Island, stopping at participating businesses in Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach, and The City of Anna Maria.

The Trail of Treats kicks off at 3:30 with a kiddie costume contest at The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, located at 5313 Gulf Drive North, Holmes Beach. After the costume contest it’s time to hit the trail, visiting Merchants and Merchant communities throughout the Island for this special and safe event.

Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
5313 Gulf Drive North
Holmes Beach FL 34217

St Patrick’s Day Celebration & Island Music Festival This Week!

St Patrick's day & Area Events In March 2011 On Anna Maria Island

May you have the luck of the Irish this St Patrick’s Day, and make sure to check out the Island Music Festival on Friday, and the Bridge Street Market on Sunday – food, arts, crafts, jewelry, local musicians, and much more.  The weather is perfect on Anna Maria Island this time of year, so get in on the action!

Thursday March 17th St Patrick’s Day

Head to your favorite Anna Maria Island Restaurant or Irish Pub to celebrate, and remember that everyone’s Irish on St Patrick’s Day.

Dcoy duck’s in Holmes Beach will have live music from 9pm to close with Déjà vu and Big Diesel in between sets.

Duffy’s Tavern in Holmes Beach will be serving corned beef and green beer.

Live music at Slim’s Place located at 9701 Gulf Drive Anna Maria.

Live music at Feeling Swell in Anna Maria.

Get down downtown in Bradenton is a great time, they have live music, food, and a big party!

Rasher Tierney’s Irish Pub located on 41 just south of Cortez Road in Bradenton will have their annual St Patrick’s Party and is equipped with a full bar, drink specials, entertainment, and green beer!

 Clancy’s Irish Sports Pub located on Cortez Road in Bradenton will have their annual St Patrick’s Day Blow out Bash and has a full liquor bar, entertainment, and live music that started at 12pm and will go until 1am!

Friday March 18th  Friday Fest

Anna Maria Island Chamber Of Commerce presents ~Island Music Festival ~on the corner of Pine Ave & Bay Blvd this Friday evening from 5pm-10pm.   Join in the fun at the Island Music Festival with local art, crafts, retail and Taste of the Island Food Court.

Island Music Festival Line Up

Firedoor 5-5:30

KoKo Ray and the Soul Providers 6pm-7:30

Kettle of Fish 8pm-10pm

Sunday March 20th 

If you have any energy left The Bridge Street Market is held in the market lot located at 107-111 Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach and is open from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. but some vendors will get there early.

It doesn’t matter if you are here enjoying your Anna Maria Island Vacation or live here year round stay up to date on Island events, visit us online at or follow us on Facebook. Contact Island Real Estate if you have any questions, we have Beach House’s for rent all over Anna Maria Island.