2011 Anna Maria Island Wedding Festival Starts Tomorrow!!!

Anna Maria Island wedding Festival 2013
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The Anna Maria Wedding Festivalkicks off this Saturday February 26 2011 with the “Welcome Tiki Party” at the Tiki Hut in Bradenton Beach from 4pm-7pm, and will continue through Sunday.  I know that all of the brides and grooms are extremely excited about this island wide Wedding Festival where you can visit more than 70 wedding professionals all at once, in a beach party atmosphere.   Continue reading 2011 Anna Maria Island Wedding Festival Starts Tomorrow!!!

Anna Maria Island’s Crown Jewel The AMI Free Trolley

Anna Maria Island Free Trolley is a great way to get to your favorite places on Anna Maria Island. The best part is that it’s FREE!!!  The Trolleys is air conditioned and service runs from 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. about every 20 minutes from the north end of the Island at Anna Maria City Pier south to Coquina Beach, in Bradenton Beach.

Free Trolley offers stops along the entire island

Trolley Stops are two to four blocks apart along the route and there are three main stops: Anna Maria City Pier, Manatee Public Beach, and Coquina Beach where the trolley will wait approximately three minutes before continuing the route.  All Anna Maria Island Trolley stops have a green sign with a trolley on it and most of them have a covered seating area while you wait.

In Holmes Beach the Trolley runs north on Marina Drive and South on Gulf Drive. So depending on where you are in Holmes Beach, you may have to walk a block or two. The Anna Maria Island Trolley is run by MCAT (Manatee County Area Transit) who partners with SCAT (Sarasota County Area Transit). So this is great for all of us because for just $.75 you can catch the Longboat Key Trolley from Coquina Beach on Anna Maria Island to downtown Sarasota, with stops on Longboat Key and St. Armand’s Circle. Daily service runs from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. every 30 minutes.

It doesn’t matter if you live here or are here enjoying your Anna Maria Island Vacation; remember the Trolley runs on “Island Time” so no need to be in a hurry. Enjoy the exquisite weather and beautiful views on your free Anna Maria Island Trolley adventure. I know I do!

View the: map and schedule for the Anna Maria Island Trolley.

View the: map and schedule for the LongBoat Key Trolley.