Ahoy Skippers! All aboard for the 9th Annual Lighted Boat Parade Saturday December 15th hosted by the Bridge Street Merchants Association, in conjunction with the Cortez Yacht Club. The Anna Maria Island Annual Lighted Boat parade starts after sundown in the Inter-coastal Waterway from Mar Vista traveling north to the Seafood Shack in Cortez. All types of boats will be participating and there is even a $500 Grand Prize for the best decorated vessel! Santa is rumored to attend, so you won’t want to miss it!
Want more holiday spirit. There is a ton of Holiday joy that occurs on Anna Maria Island in early December. The Anna Maria Island Christmas parade, Christmas at Roser church, and lots of restaurants open for the holiday!