Come out and enjoy a good old fashioned festival of fun at the Anna Maria Elementary school. Open to everyone, this event features live music, fun and games, raffles, carnival prizes, a bake sale, and an island cookout. And don’t miss the Haunted House- set up for dark display, as well as some lighter tours for the littler folk! Festivities begin with a childrens’ parade at 10am from the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, and move to the school for fun until 3pm.
Get into the Halloween Spirit, Island style, with the Fall Festival!
10am Start at:
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
5313 Gulf Drive
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
11am Festival located at:
Anna Maria Elementary School
4700 Gulf Drive
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will, once again, host the Trail of Treats for children of all ages.
It begins at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce at 3:30pm on Thursday, October 31st, with the Kiddie Costume contest for ages 0-12, and continue until 7+pm. There will be a free photobooth and a map of the 50+ participating businesses island-wide, that will have goodies available for trick or treating.
There is even a Crazy, Creepy Crawly Critter Costume Contest hosted by the Islander newspaper at the Feast restaurant at 5pm. Don’t miss the Halloween fun!
Halloween is a fun time of year where we get to play pretend and live out our imaginations. If you’re imagination is full of thoughts of the beach, here are our five favorite beach-inspired Halloween costumes:
5. THE HULA GIRL
Luaus and hulas might be a Hawaiian tradition, but we have to respect the beautiful tradition and overall appeal of the hula girl.
No humanistic character has a closer relationship to the sea than the mermaid. We can’t help but be jealous of life spent in the ocean and love to see the little mermaids who stop by the Island Real Estate office to trick or treat.
These are some of our heroes. Lifeguards and other first responders who protect our beaches and keep our loved ones safe are near and dear to our hearts, so grab shorts and tank tops and represent for the lifeguards this Halloween.
2. SHARK BABY
Not everyone can pull this one off. But if you have the chubby cheeks for it, you can’t go wrong with a shark baby disguise. It’s both ferocious and irresistible at the same time.
No. 1 TAMI SEA TURTLE
Tami the sea turtle is our Island Real Estate mascot and our favorite Halloween costume concept. Just imagine all of the extra candy you can store in that shell!!
Take a spooky hike along the Trail of Haunted Legends at the De Soto Memorial Park and maybe you will find De Soto’s ship and bounty of gold that sunk all those years ago in Tampa Bay. Join in the fun on this family friendly hike at Desoto Memorial Park on October 27th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Costumes encouraged for goblins and ghouls of all ages…
It’s time for a Haunted House and this year you don’t want to miss the 2nd annual Dance Theatre of Bradenton’s Haunted House “Carnival of Carnage”. The Dance Theatre of Bradenton will be hosting the Carnival of Carnage Haunted House at the Sweetbay Shopping Plaza on Manatee Avenue in Bradenton. Tickets are $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for the kids. Have a Safe & Happy Halloween!
Friday October 26th – 7pm – Midnight Saturday October 27th – 7pm – Midnight Sunday October 28th – 7pm – 10pm
Sweetbay Shopping Plaza
5505 Manatee Avenue West
for more information call:941-840-0863
Alight dog lovers it’s time to dress up your 4 legged friends and get them signed up for the 10th Annual Canine Costume Contest on Anna Maria Island hosted by the Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper. The contest is only allowing 50 dogs to enter, so if you want to enter your pooch please make sure to sign up at the AMI Sun right away. All participants must be registered at the SUN by October 24th. Contest starts at 1pm on October 27th in the AMI Sun Plaza located at 202 Palm Avenue Anna Maria.
Join in on the fun on Anna Maria Island Halloween. Stop into Island Real Estate at 6101 Marina Drive in Holmes Beach or 419 Pine Avenue in Anna Maria to get some treats and get your picture taken in costume.
Monday October 31st is the 9TH Annual Trail of Treats 2010. The Annual Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Trail of Treats on Anna Maria Island is a safe alternative for children of all ages to trick or treat. The Trail of Treats will take you on a Halloween adventure through Anna Maria Island, stopping at participating businesses in Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach, and The City of Anna Maria.
The Trail of Treats kicks off at 3:30 with a kiddie costume contest at The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, located at 5313 Gulf Drive North, Holmes Beach. After the costume contest it’s time to hit the trail, visiting Merchants and Merchant communities throughout the Island for this special and safe event.