Food and Wine on Pine – Anna Maria Food Event

A fun family friendly Anna Maria food event, you’ll find not only great food and amazing wine selections, but a juried art show, kids activities, live music and a Kentucky derby style feature. Food and Wine on Pine is back to celebrate it’s 6th year!

Food and Wine on Pine

The event will take place on Saturday, May 7th from 11:30am-6:30 pm on Pine Avenue in the city of Anna Maria. There is a rain date scheduled May 8th. Find parking at the community center or Cross Point Fellowship Church. Admission for this event is $2 or $5 with a commemorative glass and food tray.

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Food and Wine on Pine is back in it’s 6th year!

Anna Maria Food Event

This year’s Food and Wine on Pine will be offering tasting from over 20 restaurants. Additionally enjoy selections from over 30 musicians, and works from 25 artists. While the young folks enjoy the kids tent head over to the Derby tent to enjoy Mint Juleps, a Derby hat contest, and televisions showing the race. Bet on the race with proceeds going to The American Cancer Society.


Follow the link HERE to find participating vendors and additional event information, and don’t miss this Fabulous event!


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Mary Ann’s Castaway Tavern in Bradenton Beach – Closed

Sorry this event has come and gone however Mary Ann’s Castaway Tavern in Bradenton Beach has events each week.  Visit their Facebook page for more accurate information.

Want more information on more musical events on and off Anna Maria Island?  Visit our music information page for more ideas of things to do while visiting Anna Maria.

Head down to Bradenton Beach for a Tribute to Rod Stewart with Michael Silbaugh tonight Friday March 1st , 2013 at Mary Ann’s Castaway Tavern in Bradenton Beach!  Mikey hits the stage from 8:00pm – 11:00pm See you there!

Mary Ann’s Castaway Tavern
111 7th Street North
Bradenton Beach FL 34217

Mikey - Rod Stewart Tribute


Island Cityfest – A Holmes Beach Founders Day Festival

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Presented By Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce

Sorry, this festival no longer happens on Anna Maria Island each year as of 2016.  Don’t worry, there are plenty of other festivals on Anna Maria Island in the Spring.  Visit the Anna Maria Island Information page for details on upcoming events.

For now, here are details of the 2013 Holmes Beach Founders day Festival.  Grab your lawn chairs and head to Holmes Beach to celebrate Anna Maria Island history. Island Cityfest 2013 “A Holmes Beach Founders Day Festival “ will be held at the Holmes Beach City Hall Field this Friday & Saturday featuring a classic car show, kids activities, food, drinks, a historical presentation, and live music!

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Christmas on Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach

Come See Me on Bridge Street!

Don’t miss Christmas on Bridge Street hosted by the Bridge Street Merchants Saturday December 15th 2012 from 10am – 7pm.  Check out the special Christmas sales at the shops from 10am – 3pm, kids craft making from 3pm – 7pm, of course Santa will be there, and don’t forget to get on the raffles for your chance to win gift and wreath baskets.  In addition there will be a Special Holiday Adoption Event collecting food for people and pets.  The Special Holiday Adoption Event will benefit Island Food Pantry, Manatee County Food Bank, and Manatee County Animal Services.

Stick around for the Lighted Boat Parade at Dusk!

Bridge Street
Bradenton Beach Fl
For more information call 941-778-8705.

Anna Maria Island Sandblast 2011

The annual Sand-sculpting competition returns again to Anna Maria Island this year in a new location. In the years past the Sandblast competition or Sandblast has been held in Bradenton Beach on the beach just south of the Beachhouse Restaurant. This year the Sandblast will be held on Manatee Public Beach located at the 4000 block of Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach.

Shovels, rakes, spoons, and recycling bins full of water were the tools of choice for the Annual Sand Sculpting Competition on Anna Maria Island this past weekend. Over 20 teams gathered at the Manatee Public Beach Saturday morning for the annual Anna Maria Island Sandblast.  At around 8am to turn the mounds of sand on the beach into beautiful sand sculptures.

The Anna Maria Island Sandblast was organized by Keep Manatee Beautiful and kicked off November 17th with professional sand-sculpting team “Team Sandtastic” who built a huge Holiday themed sand castle at the entrance of the Manatee Public Beach.

Anna Maria Island Sandblast

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