Anna Maria Island 4th of July Celebrations

Anna Maria Island – Anna Maria Island 4th of July celebrations are full of family fun! The smell of barbecue fills the air. Locals and visitors participate in the small town 4th of July parade. The beach is hot and bustling with activity, and the Sandbar firework display is the perfect ending to it all. There is no better way to spend the holiday than on Anna Maria Island.

Anna Maria Island 4th of July Celebrations
Have a fun and safe 4th of July on Anna Maria Island!

Anna Maria Island 4th Of July Celebrations Include Barbecue

Cooking out is about as American as Apple Pie, and is extremely popular during the 4th of July. Grilling and fire are not permitted on the beaches of Anna Maria Island, but some of the beach accesses do have public grilling areas with charcoal grills. There are grilling areas at Bayfront Park, Manatee Public beach and Coquina beach. Most vacation rental homes on Anna Maria Island do offer propane or charcoal grills, but be sure to check before arriving.

4th of July Parade

Every year the Anna Maria Island Privateers host the 4th of July Parade. A fun event, everyone is welcome to join in on the procession. Joining in as a parade member only requires a mode of transportation including bikes, cars or golf carts. The parade starts at Coquina beach at 10am and heads north ending at the City Pier. The parade goes along Gulf Drive, East Bay Drive, Marina Drive and Finishes on Pine Avenue. Parade watchers catch beads and candy. There’s nothing more fun than a small town parade on the 4th of July!

Anna Maria Island 4th of July Celebrations on the Beach

The beach is very active on the 4th of July. Tents and umbrellas line the coast as people swim, sun bathe and play beach games. Expect to find many people enjoying Anna Maria Island beaches on the 4th, and be sure to get your spot set up early. The premium beach spots fill up quick, so the earlier you scout out your patch of sand the better.

The Sandbar Beach Fireworks Display

Anna Maria Island does not allow fireworks on the beach; however, sparklers are the one exception to this rule. Each year the Sandbar Restaurant acquires a permit to provide the island with an amazing fireworks display to help islanders celebrate. Tickets can be purchased to enjoy the display at the Sandbar, but they can be seen anywhere on the gulf side of the island.

Anna Maria Island 4th of July Celebrations are an amazing way to celebrate independence day in a true Florida fashion. Have fun, be safe, wear your sunblock, never drink and drive, and enjoy a fabulous holiday on Anna Maria Island!

Anna Maria Island 4th of July Celebrations Beach House Vacation Rentals and Accommodations

Island Real Estate has the island’s largest selection of vacation rentals and accommodations to choose from. You are sure to find the perfect Anna Maria Island vacation rental during the 4th of July!

Anna Maria Island 4th of July Celebrations vacation rental
Anna Maria vacation rental Dolphin Watch is the perfect destination for Anna Maria Island 4th of July Celebrations. This rental home is located directly on the Gulf just north of The Sandbar fireworks display putting your right in front of the action! Click on the image above to Reserve your stay at Dolphin Watch!

Propane or Charcoal for Anna Maria Island Grill

WHERE DO I GET PROPANE or CHARCOAL  FOR THE GRILL?

We know that grilling is a big part of the beach vacation experience.  Please check your rental’s amenity listings to see if a grill is provided at your location.  This information page describes where you can find propane or charcoal for Anna Maria Island Grill.

CHARCOAL GRILLS: Charcoal grills need new bricks for each use of the grill.  Charcoal bricks are not provided for your rental.  However there are several local stores where you can purchase charcoal and/or lighter fluid.  Publix Market (3900 East Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, FL (941) 778-5422); Walgreens Pharmacy (3200 East Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, FL (941) 778-0451); Anna Maria Island General Store (307 Pine Ave.,  Anna Maria, FL 34216 (941) 779-9200)

PROPANE GRILLS: Please use all proper safety precautions when using the propane grill at your property.  For Island Real Estate guests we have full propane tanks available for exchange at the Island Real Estate office located at 6101 Marina Dr. during regular office hours.  Please be very cautious when removing and transporting the tank.  Be certain that the tank is empty, the flow valve is closed tightly and the tank is not stored in any locations with excessive heat. We recommend you read the propane safety information provided by Propane Florida.

Mr Bones barbecue, Holmes Beach – Anna Maria Island

Mr Bones barbecue is a great restaurant close to the beach. Palm Isle Village and Star Fish Beach Cottages are two great vacation rental resorts within a walking distance from this fabulous restaurant.

Mr Bones Barbecue

 

 

Mr Bones Barbecue is delicious

An extremely unique environment is prevalent as soon as you walk into the restaurant. A large coffin of your favorite beverages can be found at the entrance as well as a skeleton which adds to the fun found inside the dining area.

Feast on several different types of barbecue ribs, chicken, or beef. The baked beans are wonderful as well as beans and rice. Mr Bones also offers vegetarian and Indian dishes for those not in the mood for barbecue. If you are a salt and pepper kind of person bring some packets in your pocket. Sorry they don’t provide seasoning for any of the dishes they serve.  They have an assortment of salads as well as exotic rice and Indian plates.

Mr. Bones BBQ
3007 Gulf Drive
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
941-778-6614