Anna Maria Island November Activities are fun for the entire family! Fall is a great time of year to visit the island with your friends and loved ones. Give thanks island style this November while you try out these top 10 activities.
Anna Maria Island November Activities
Once you visit the island in November, you’ll want to spend every fall here! Follow our Top 10 Anna Maria Island November Activities guide, and enjoy paradise too.
1. Fall Shell Hunt
For some, the gulf starts to get a bit too cold for swimming in November. Visitors from the north might disagree, however everyone can agree on a November shell hunt. Walk along the beach and look for Fall colored seashells for a taste of Florida November.
2. Cortez Stone Crab Festival
Join in on a tasty fun time with the 6th Annual Stone Crab Festival in Cortez Fishing Village! You’ll find fresh off the boat Stone Crab, live music, kid zone, artists and a beer tent. This event also benefits the Manatee Chapter of Fishing for Freedom. Visit Nov. 11th and 12th from 9am-6pm.
3. Venice Chalk Festival
Head off island for one of the countries best Chalk Festivals. Located in Venice, about an hour from Anna Maria Island, this street art festival is truly impressive. Over 100 artists from all over the world create temporary master pieces with chalk. Attend this event Nov. 10-13.
4. Arts Hop
Friday, Nov. 10 from 5 – 7:30 pm, celebrate artsHOP in style at the Artists’ Guild of Anna Maria Island Gallery located at 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Explore, unique, one-of-a-kind pieces and collections of local artists created especially for artsHOP—paintings, photographs, sculpture, stained glass, and jewelry at this all-volunteer, artist guild. Meet the artists and learn about their work.
Live music, light refreshments, and fabulous art will all make a wonderful evening out…artsHOP at the Guild Gallery.
5. Sunbathe on the Beach.
Anna Maria Island air temperatures range from the upper 70’s to the upper 50’s during November. In fact, you can even get a Fall sun burn if you aren’t careful! Enjoy laying out on the beach and soaking in the sun.
6. Pick Veggies at Hunsader Farms.
Less than an hour drive from the island, Bradenton’s Hunsader Farms is great for picking your own fresh produce. During the month of November you can pick a great selection of veggies. Black eyed peas, eggplant, green beans, Okra, purple hull peas, tomatoes and zipper peas too! Fields close at 3:30 Monday through Saturday.
7. Go for a Trolley ride.
We may not have hay rides on Anna Maria Island, but we do have a fantastic free trolley! Enjoy November on Anna Maria Island and comfortably go sightseeing too. The free trolley runs almost the entire length of the island. Typically one will pass by every 15-20 minutes.
8. Do Thanksgiving on AMI.
Gather the entire family for a Florida Thanksgiving at one of the many great Anna Maria Island beach rentals! There’s nothing like eating turkey while digging your toes into powder soft sand.
9. Avoid Black Friday – Shop online!
Who needs the Black Friday headache? Crowded stores, looking for parking spots, searching for that perfect something. Avoid it all this year and shop online! If you haven’t planned your Anna Maria Island vacation, now is a great time to check out your options! Relax at home, shop on IslandReal.com, and buy vacation experiences instead of more stuff!
10. Thanksgiving Nature Walk
Burn off all the food you ate on Thanksgiving with a family nature walk at Leffis Key. Located on the southern end of the island, Leffis Key is less than a mile long. Enjoy views of Sarasota Bay, Mangrove marsh and wildlife while walking the shell and boardwalk paths.
Give thanks and enjoy Anna Maria Island November Activities!