Privateers Pirate Invasion

Privateers Pirate Invasion Ad copyShiver me timbers! Tami here to tell you to get ready for the pirate invasion! November 1-3 is the Anna Maria Island Privateers Pirate Invasion. The Privateers are a non-profit group organized to support local youth, and they are partnering up with the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, Keep Manatee Beautiful, and Sandblast 2013 to host this event on Coquina Beach. There will be a parade, Pirates’ Ball, an island wide treasure hunt, arts and crafts, vendors, food, drink and live entertainment for landlubbers of all ages! This fundraiser will benefit local businesses as well as compile donations for the kids’ organizations and scholarship funds. Be sure to check it out, or walk the plank!

Anna Maria Island Privateers Pirate Invasion

Nov 1 (12 pm-5 pm) Nov 2 (10 am-8 pm) Nov 3 (10 am-5 pm)

Coquina Beach, Anna Maria Island

Contact: Anna Maria Island Privateers PO Box 1238 Holmes Beach, Florida 34217

Visiting during Independence Day or during Christmas?  Don’t miss the Privateers parade they host all along Anna Maria Island!

D Coy Ducks Bar and Music in Holmes Beach Fl

D Coy Ducks Bar & Grill on Anna Maria Island

D Coy Ducks is one of those bars on Anna Maria Island that still has the old Florida look and feel, when you walk through the door.  Located in the Island Shopping Center on Holmes Beach D Coy Ducks has been a very popular watering hole for a long time.   D Coy Ducks is open from 10:30a.m. – 2:30a.m. has a full liquor bar, cold beers, and nightly entertainment.  If you are looking some late night action on your Anna Maria Island Vacation, you can find it here any night of the week, or you can stop in early for a drink on your way to the beach, whatever makes you happy.

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Let’s Party Island Style For The New Year!

Let's Party

New Year’s Eve and it’s time to party! Anna Maria Island is the hot spot to ring in this New Year.  There will be fireworks at the BeachHouse in Bradenton Beach, live entertainment, and Champaign toasting all over the island.  Below is a list of a few places on Anna Maria Island that will be hosting New Year’s Eve Parties and Live Entertainment.

Need a ride home after the party? Call for transportation in advance so will not have to wait forever.

The BeachHouse             

Bradenton Beach


Fireworks, drinks, dinner buffet, and dancing, $99 per person starts at 9pm.  Call for a reservation.

Rotten Ralph’s

Bradenton Beach & City Of Anna Maria


Live music with Jay Crawford call for details.

DCoy Duck’s

Holmes Beach


Live music with Bootleg call for details.

Slims Place

City Of Anna Maria


Live music with The DT’s call for details.

Feeling Swell

City Of Anna Maria


Live music with KoKo Ray call for details.

Banana Cabana

Bradenton Beach


Live music with Doug Bidwell call for details.


Holmes Beach


Will be hosting a New Year’s Eve Party call for details.


Holmes Beach


Will be hosting a New Year’s Eve Party call for details.

Anna Maria City Pier – Sorry closed as of Fall 2017


Sorry, the public pier has been closed after Hurricane Irma but the City of Anna Maria is hard at work arranging for repairs so that it can be re-opened!

The Historical City Pier on Anna Maria Island is a very unique place, and has been a Anna Maria Island tourist attraction in Manatee County for a long time.  “The City Pier is a special place that you can take 750 steps into the bay, go 30 years back in time, and really get that Old Florida Look and feel” said David Sork at the City Pier Restaurant on Monday.  The City Pier has spectacular views of the Bay, great fishing, tasty food, and cold beer at the Restaurant.

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CLOSED – Da Giorgio restaurant – Anna Maria Island, Fl

Sorry, this restaurant has recently closed —-  As of March 2011 the restaurant is closed.  Italian Restaraunt in Holmes Beach, FlDa Giorgio Ristorante located in Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island has great Northern Italian cuisine.   Business Casual dress is appropriate for this semi-romantic restaurant located on the North side of Marina Drive in Holmes Beach.  Giorgio the chef and owner prides himself on touching every plate of food that goes out seven days per week.  Da Giorgio has an extensive wine list from one glass to $500 bottles of wine.  There is no outdoor dining and they can handle large parties.  A very unique aspect of Da Salmon dish at Da Giorgio restaraunt in Anna Maria IslandGiorgio is they have live piano or singing every night of the week.  The volume is not overpowering and ads a nice piece of entertainment to the meal.  In addition, Chef Giorgio himself comes out when the opportunity allows itself and sings a few songs to the diners. We ate our meal in high season on a weeknight and were able to get in without a reservation.  For holiday weekends it may be best to call ahead.

We tried the mussels as an appetizer, Salmon and an Alfredo pasta dish.  The Salmon dish was cooked very well and had home-made pasta on the side.  The Alfredo sauce was delectable and only wish it was a bit thicker.  Everything was very good.  Prices range from $15 to $30 per dish.  If you are in the mood for Italian cuisine and want some extra entertainment during dinner then Da Giorgio is a great bet.

Da Giorgio restaurant
5702 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, FL, 34217