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!

Anna Maria Island – Banana Cabana New Years Eve Party!

New years eve partySorry, Banana Cabana is no longer in business. New Years eve party with one of Anna Maria Island’s hottest spots. The Banana Cabana will be hosting a New Years Eve party with live music by Doug Bidwell and a 4 course meal menu. The party will have fireworks at midnight on the beach, party favors, and a champagne toast! the price for the event is $59.90 per person stating at 8pm.Call ahead for reservations (941)779-1930.

Banana Cabana Caribbean Seafood and Grill
103 Gulf Drive N.
Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
(941) 779-1930

4th of July Fireworks Anna Maria Island 2012

4th of July FireworksDon’t fear, we have all the information you need on festivities for 4th of July Fireworks on Anna Maria Island.  The Mar Vista Restaurant and Moore’s Stone Crab Restaurant on Longboat Key kicked off the 4th of July holiday celebration last night with great food and drinks and a fabulous firework display over the bay.  If you missed it don’t worry, you still have 2 chances to catch the fireworks on Anna Maria Island.  Tonight at the Beachhouse Restaurant in Bradenton Beach, and tomorrow at the Sandbar Restaurant in the City of Anna Maria.

The annual 4th of July Parade starts at 10 a.m on Wednesday morning. The parade begins at south end of the island in Coquina Beach and travels the entire length of Anna Maria Island to Bay Front Park.

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Anna Maria Island Independence Day Celebration With Pirates and Fireworks!

Canons blasting and swords drawn, the Anna Maria Island Privateers led the annual 4th of July parade, tossing beads and candy from their ship as they sailed the entire length of Anna Maria Island.  Organizations from all over Anna Maria Island were represented in the parade.  Local merchants, music, and even Island Real Estate showed their patriotism by waving the red white and blue, and greeting the bystanders with toys and treats.  Anna Maria Island Independence day is a must visit.

Anna Maria Island is the best place to celebrate the Independence Day, 3 nights of stunning firework displays lighting up the night sky, a parade, and the world’s best beaches you can’t go wrong.   Just after dark on July 2nd at the Mar Vista Restaurant, July 3rd at the BeachHouse Restaurant & July 4 that the SandBar Restaurant the Chiles group hosted stunning fireworks displays for the celebration.  Anna Maria Island independence day

For more information on Anna Maria Island parades, and festivities contact an Anna Maria Island Vacation Rental Specialist.  Choose from over 300 vacation rentals on Anna Maria Island! Contact Island Real Estate today, and book your Island getaway!

4Th Of July Festivities On Anna Maria Island

4Th Of July Fireworks On Anna Maria Island
4Th Of July Fireworks On Anna Maria Island

The 4TH of July is right around the corner, it’s time to break out the BBQ, and light off some fireworks.  Every year families flock to Anna Maria Island for the 4Th of July celebrations and stunning firework displays.  Three nights of fireworks lighting up the night sky, and a parade on July 4Ththat will run the entire length of Anna Maria Island, from Coquina Beach to Bay Front Park.

Saturday July 2, 2011 Longboat Key:

Fireworks on the bay, just after dark (around 9pm)

Mar Vista Restaurant

760 Broadway St.

Longboat Key FL

Sunday July 3, 2011 Anna Maria Island:

Fireworks on the beach, just after dark (around 9pm)

Beach House Restaurant

200 Gulf Drive N,

Bradenton Beach FL

July 4, 2011: Anna Maria Island:

Fireworks on the beach, just after dark (around 9pm)

The Sandbar Restaurant

100 Spring Avenue,

Anna Maria, FL

Monday July 4, 2011 Anna Maria Island Parade:

The Anna Maria Island Privateers annual 4th of July Parade starts at 10 a.m. The parade will start at Coquina Beach and travel the entire length of Anna Maria Island to Bay Front Park. There is an after Parade gathering at the Cafe on the Beach from noon – 4 p.m. with live music, food and drinks.

Silhouetts at Sunset ~ July 4, 2009 ~ God Bless America

Today as we celebrated Independence Day in America, Anna Maria Island held her patriotic head up high and paid tribute to our country as only an Island should!  For some of us that participated in the full day’s activities it began very early decorating our floats and cars that would toss candy and beads to the awaiting visitors and locals that lined the streets. We started at Coquina Beach and ended at Bay Front Park at the north end.
With the mid-day heat hovering around mid-90’s we welcomed the hoses along the way that cooled us! The crowd was a mass of red, white and blue the entire length of the route. Music was blaring from many of the floats and the crowd and floaters took patriotism to a whole new level!  The afternoon was spent swimming at the beach and you could smell the aroma of barbecue as it filled the air. By night fall it was time to flood the beaches to catch the sunset and eagerly await the fireworks extravaganza displayed by the Sandbar Restaurant. The sunset was almost a fireworks show in itself. You could see sparklers waving in the air adding to the illumination at twilight. Then just after 9:00 the skies came alive  as we all sat in our beach chairs watching the colors dance across the sky over the Gulf of Mexico.  This was an ending to a perfect day and one that will be remembered by all as we turned our tired little toes up and slipped into slumber. Anna Maria Island rocks!!

Written by Melinda Bordes ~ 941-705-0146 ~ ~ Whether buying or selling on Anna Maria Island or surrounding areas feel free to call me with all of  your real estate needs. If you want to become one of the locals celebrating just such a day as this maybe it is time for you to seriously consider owning your own home in one of the loveliest communities on the Gulf Coast of Florida! It just doesn’t get any better than this!




Silhouettes at Sunset ~ June 26, 2009

Jamie and Angela embrace a sunset on Anna Maria Island!
Jamie and Angela embrace a sunset on Anna Maria Island!

Jamie and Angela come quite often to Anna Maria Island because they are drawn to the quaintness and laid back attitude found here. They are fortunate that they live close by and can soak up a spectacular sunset on the weekends. They are clients of mine and have decided to take the next step of ownership on the Gulf of Mexico. Next week we will see the Island fill to capacity as July 4th rolls around.
The morning will begin with a parade by the locals extending from tip to tip on the Island. The streets will be lined by locals and visitors alike waving flags and catching the throws. On July 3rd the Beach House Restaurant will shower the skies with fireworks out over the Gulf from a barge. On July 4th the Sandbar Restaurant and Marvista Restaurant will light up the skies from the beaches.  It should be an exciting weekend for this kick back, serene Island we call paradise! You may want to put on your red, white and blue and join the activities as we celebrate Independence Day as only an Island knows how! See you there!

Written by Melinda Bordes ~ 941-705-0146 ~ ~ Whether buying or selling on Anna Maria Island or surrounding areas please feel free to call me for all of your real estate needs. There is nothing quite like sitting on a beach soaking up a sunset followed by a fireworks display. What a beautiful way to celebrate July the 4th. God bless America!