Anna Maria – Food and Wine on Pine 2016 was a success once again in it’s sixth year. Dozens of tents lined the street offering patrons tasty small plates, beautiful art work and great wine and beer.
Food and Wine on Pine 2016 Pictures
The Kentucky Derby Tent and Kids Zone were a big hit as always! The Derby hat contest was fun as patrons sipped Mint Juleps.
A juried Art Show took place during the event with many mediums of gorgeous work on display.
There was great wine provided; among the labels for tasting was California’s Lola wines.
Over 20 food vendors participated in this years festival.
It was a beautiful day at the 6th Annual Food and Wine on Pine 2016 with temperatures in the 70’s and clear blue skies.
Hope to see you next year on Pine Avenue. Thank you to John Lefner for these great pictures from the event!
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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.
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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Catch the top annual events Anna Maria Island style! No matter what time of year you vacation on Anna Maria Island there is always an event to discover. The Island is home to over a dozen annual events happening throughout the year. From food to the arts, and even classic car shows; Anna Maria Island loves a celebration. Anna Maria Island events often put an emphasis on a family friendly atmosphere. They cater to all age groups with activities for both young and old within the same event.
Annual Events Anna Maria Island
Below we have compiled a list of the top annually running events on Anna Maria Island. Don’t miss these during your stay! They have been conveniently organized by the season in which they occur. Starting with Winter and ending with Fall.
This is a fun time of year as cool weather drives locals and visitors off the beaches into warmer activities. Unless you have a wet suit to keep you warm, or have a home with a heated pool, many folks don’t care for swimming. Even in the mild Florida winter weather. Winter events on Anna Maria Island provide a great opportunity for unique holiday shopping. Also enjoy entertainment across the island’s three cities.
There are five holiday related events found on the island in the month of December. These include the Privateers Christmas Parade, Winter Fest, The lighting of Bridge Street and the Lighted Boat Parade. Click on the link here to read about these holiday happenings. Pine Avenue in the city of Anna Maria also offers a holiday walk. Typically happening in mid December the Pine Avenue Holiday walk offers carolers and shopping along with refreshments provided by Pine Avenue businesses.
One of the areas most popular events happening in the middle of winter is the Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival. This event actually takes place off island in the old Cortez Fishing Village located just over the Cortez Bridge. This event has been running for over 30 years drawing a crowd of 10,000. The Cortez Fishing Festival happens in February, usually the second weekend of the month. A celebration of the commercial fishing industry in Cortez, this event raises funds to preserve local mangrove wetlands to ensure and protect a healthy fish and wildlife population.
Spring on Anna Maria Island brings us gorgeous weather. There are many days of clear skies, perfectly crisp breezes and warm sunshine. There are four annual Spring events you can’t miss if you are visiting at this wonderful time of year.
A fun annual event for 18 years and counting, the Beach Bistro St. Patricks Day Parade usually features dancers, cyclists, bag pipers, live animals and a rowdy bunch of green clad island folks ready for a party. Hosted by the Beach Bistro, this event always offers fun and laughs for all ages.
A celebration of local arts and artists, Spring Fest has been hosted by the Anna Maria Island Art League for 28 years. In addition to arts and crafts, Spring Fest offers live music and fabulous food vendors. This event takes place in the Holmes Beach city field located at 5901 Marina Drive. This event usually takes place the first weekend in March or April.
The Annual Sandbar Easter Egg Hunt is always a crowd pleaser for the entire family. Kids search for Eggs on the beach, then everyone joins in on the Easter parade down Pine Avenue for kid games, face painting and refreshments provided by the Sandbar.
Food and Wine on Pine is a fabulous foodie event offering selections from the area’s best restaurants along with great wine selections. Enjoy live music while you taste your way through this fun event.
Summer is a favorite time of year on Anna Maria Island. The summer island life consists of hot days, rainy afternoons and relaxing beach goers. Find crowded beaches lined with turtle nests, baby shorebirds begging for fish, and happily sunbathing patrons. Temperatures of the Gulf of Mexico are warm. Perfect for relaxing on a floaty with a cold drink in hand. While the beach is really the main attraction during summer months, the island also offers a few fun events.
While technically falling in the Spring, Memorial Day Weekend is the start of summer fun and warm Florida weather. A bustling weekend full of people swimming, tanning and spending a long weekend with family, Memorial Day is a great time to simply enjoy being a beach bum. There are no big events, However, Memorial Day does serve as a great time to trolley hop around Anna Maria Island. You’ll enjoy exploring different beaches, fabulous shopping, and amazing restaurants.
There’s nothing more fun than a small town patriotic parade, and Anna Maria Island’s 4th of July Parade is the perfect example. Starting on the southern end of the Island at Coquina Beach the parade makes it’s way up the island throwing candy, beads and trinkets for the kids spreading 4th of July cheer along the way.
Every year there are two public fireworks displays put on by Chiles Restaurant Group at the Beach House and Sandbar restaurants. Most years the Beach House fireworks show happens July 3rd with the Sandbars display following on the 4th. Occasionally the fireworks display has been canceled at the Beach House out of respect to the island’s precious nesting shorebirds that enjoy the strip of coast in very close proximity to the restaurant.
Fall on Anna Maria Island brings us a slight respite from hot days transitioning into warm days allowing the swimming season to continue up until December in most years. This time of year brings the island several great family fun events!
Fall is packed with Annual events!
Bay Fest is the largest running event on Anna Maria Island. This event takes place on Pine Avenue. At Bay Fest you’ll enjoy food, music, vendors and a car show.
The Anna Maria Island Fall Festival happens in the Holmes Beach city field at 5901 Marina Drive in Holmes Beach. Taking place just before Halloween, this event kicks off with a Halloween Parade starting at Anna Maria Island elementary and ending at the city field.
Trick or Treating house to house is not a popular tradition among island neighborhoods. Therefore, the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce hosts a three city wide Trail of Treats sponsored by local businesses. The Trail of Treats starts with a kids costume contest at the Chamber of Commerce located at 5313 Gulf Drive. After the contest kids and parents are welcome to stroll around the Holmes Beach town center collecting candy from businesses from 4-6pm. After cruising through Holmes Beach, head up to Pine Avenue or down to Bridge Street for additional trick or treating from 5-8pm. Typically this event happens on or just before Halloween depending if the Holiday falls on a weekend.
Anna Maria Islanders greatly anticipate Stone Crab Season. Starting in mid October, Floridians and Island locals begin harvesting Stone Crabs by the bucket load. The Cortez Stone Crab Festival, happening in early November, is a fabulous way to enjoy this locally sourced seafood.
Wrapping up autumn events the annual Arts Hop is a great way to experience local arts, crafts, music and food. This island wide celebration of arts and culture is organized by the Cultural Connections of Anna Maria Island. This three day event includes art walks, theater performances and a beach front chorus and orchestra performance called “Symphony on the Sand”.
Anna Maria – This years Food and Wine on Pine, an annual event that features the best local food, wine, are and music, is right around the corner and we can’t wait. Taking place on Saturday, may 2nd from 11:30am to 6:30pm on Pine Avenue in the city of Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, it’s not to be missed.
Over 20 local restaurants be serving up food for patrons throughout the day. The restaurants will be serving local and seasonal Florida foods with an emphasis on farm-to-form and tide-to-table cuisine. So to whet your appetite, here’s a list of the restaurants whose food you can look forward to enjoying.
• The Sandbar restaurant, Anna Maria – Myakka wild boar sliders, ceviche – Fresh fish, shrimp and scallops, key lime, blood orange, King Farm peaches, Gamble Creek cilantro, served with tortilla chips.
• The Beach House restaurant, Bradenton Beach – Sesame seared yellow fin tuna cubes served with choice of wasabi cream, sriracha and teriyaki.
• Mar Vista Dockside restaurant, Longboat Key –gourmet tater tots.
•Gamble Creek Farm, Bradenton – Farm-to-fork produce inspired dish.
• Two Scoops Ice Cream Parlor, Anna Maria – Refreshing lemon, mango and raspberry sorbets, mini hot fudge sundaes and mini sea salt caramel ice cream sundaes.
• Paradise Bagel, Café and Catering, Holmes Beach – Bruschetta three ways.
• Michael’s On East, Bradenton – Seared lump meat crab cakes with orange ginger remoulade.
• Waterfront restaurant, Anna Maria – Fish tacos, carnitas.
• The Feast restaurant, Holmes Beach – Lobster roll, coconut shrimp with orange ginger sauce, conch fritters with Cajun remoulade sauce.
• Blue Marlin, Bradenton Beach – Mini grouper sandwiches.
• Bridge Street Bistro, Bradenton Beach – Nitro ice cream.
• Island Time Bar and Grill, Bradenton Beach – Fish burritos.
• Island Spice, Bradenton Beach – dosa, mango lassi, samosa, tandoori drumsticks, chicken tikka masala, channa masal and mint cooler.
• EnRich, A Bistro, Bradenton – Israeli cous cous and quinoa salad with chilled shrimp, gazpacho with fruit relish and crème fraiche, Rich’s Nutella panna cotta with crushed hazelnut and Hawaiian red sea salt.
• Derek’s, Bradenton – Gulf shrimp and grits.
• Riverhouse Reef and Grill, Palmetto – Kickin’ Green Goodness shrimp and lobster chowder.
• Sage Biscuit Café, Bradenton – Smoked salmon chowder with mini sage biscuit, beer braised beef slider, cucumber chickpea salad with cilantro lime yogurt dressing.
•Harry’s Grill and Bistro, Anna Maria – Buffalo wings, hamburgers and cheeseburger sliders.
• Polpo Pizza, Sarasota – Bee sting pizza: signature pizza with house made mozzarella, organic tomato sauce, fresh herbs, spicy salami and hot pepper infused with local honey, Parmesan rosemary flatbread, basil lemonade.
• Seafood Shack Marina Bar and Grill, Cortez – Crab bisque with sriracha popcorn, house cured smoked salmon BLT sliders, shrimp and grits on a stick.
• Southeast H.S., Bradenton – Jambalya over rice.
• Sugar Cubed, Bradenton – Tropical coffee and iced tea bar, Key Lime brulee tart with raspberry sauce and a shortbread crust.
• Tsunami Sushi and Hibachi Grill, Sarasota – Stuffed shrimp with signature crab delight – lightly fried tempura-style, topped with sweet chili sauce, tropical sensation – tempura kani rolled in rice and seaweed, topped with mango and strawberries, salt and peppered tilapia.
Anna Maria – The 4th annual 2014 Food and Wine on Pine is taking place on May 3rd on historic Pine Avenue in Anna Maria. Featuring the very best in food, win art and music on the island, you won’t want to miss this unique event.
2014 Food and Wine on Pine
Twenty five local restaurants will feature their unique cuisine. This is all while you taste at least thirty upscale wines. Craft and domestic beers will also be available! Approximately 40 juried artists, more than 30 musical acts and more will line Pine Avenue.
New for this year is a Kentucky Derby Tent. Here you can watch the spectacle on big screen tv’s called the Pine Avenue Downs. There will be other derby related events including betting on the race, a bar serving up Mint Julips and more. It’s almost as good at being in Kentucky!
This event is popular among locals and visitors, and is well attended every year too! While this event grows in popularity, it always offers something new each year.
Food and wine on Pine is organized by the Chiles group of restaurants. They will also be among the vendors list of participants.
Pine Avenue was packed from 11am- 6pm for the 3rd annual Food and Wine on Pine. The atmosphere could not have been better perfect weather, booths with delicious food, and some great wine tastings. At the Island Real Estate office we had a show stopper with our new TAMI Turtle photo op. Young and old had a good laugh and a chance to send a digital postcard of their day on beautiful Anna Maria Island. Not sure how next year’s event could top this years but the Chiles Group/Sandbar Restaurant will once again pull out all the stops to make it a special event in 2014.
Update: this event continues and 2015 provided for a fabulous Food and Wine event.
Anna Maria Food and Wine on Pine is a celebration showcasing the very best in food, wine, art and music that our area has to offer. Over 25 of the area’s finest restaurants will be present offering their delicious and unique foods. Over 30 different upscale wines, craft and domestic beers. Art demonstrations and more than 30 musical acts. Actors will be present depicting characters from Anna Maria Island’s rich history. A children’s area will be present for art and other activities as well as the annual slime of CrossPointe Fellowship Pastor, Ed Moss.
Admission is free with cash only tickets for sale that can be redeemed for food and beverages. Tickets are $1.00 each with the option to purchase a Buffet Tray for $2.00 or a wine glass for $1.00. Wines and craft/specialty beers are available for tastings for 1 ticket per taste.
The musicians that will be performing throughout the day are:
State Road 64
The Manatee Concert Band
Jimi Gee All Stars
Main Hatch Motleys
Dan Crawford and Moving Target
Free parking will be available at the Anna Maria Island Community Center which is only two blocks from the event. Located at 407 Magnolia Avenue, Anna Maria City. A remote parking site is also available with a free trolley ride to Pine from the Crosspointe Fellowship at 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.