Top 5 Anna Maria Island Memorial Day Beach Rental

An Anna Maria Island Memorial Day Beach Rental is an excellent way to celebrate with family and friends while enjoying the holiday! Memorial day is a time to not only reflect on those who lost their life defending America, but to enjoy the company of the ones you love.

Anna Maria Island Memorial Day Beach Rental
Anna Maria Island is the perfect place to enjoy a Memorial Day Beach Vacation with your family!

Anna Maria Island Memorial Day Beach Rental

Here is our list of the top 5 beach rentals to reserve for this years holiday! There’s no place better to gather with family and friends than Anna Maria Island!

Villa 1 – Sleeps 4

Villa 1 is a quaint one bedroom condo just a short walk from gulf beaches, free trolley stops, shopping and dining. This small four unit condo building offers a community heated pool and grills too. Great for small families or even a couples getaway, this spot is premium.

Villa 1 Bradenton Beach
Villa 1 – Bradenton Beach – Week 5/27-6/3 Base rate $850.

Starfish Beach 3 – Sleeps 6

Starfish Beach 3 is a great two bedroom cottage style condo just a block from gulf beaches. During your stay you’ll love relaxing on the sand or swimming in the heated community pool. This home is well-equipped with everything your family will need for the perfect week in paradise.

Starfish Beach 3 Holmes Beach
Starfish Beach 3 – Holmes Beach – Week 5/27-6/3 Base rate $1300.

Water Colors – Sleeps 8

If your family is looking for luxury then Water Colors is the spot for you! Everything about this four bedroom home is high-end. From the Anna Maria location to the decor and amenities you’re sure to be impressed. Enjoy roof top views of the gulf in addition to a lovely heated pool and spa. Pets up to 25 pounds welcome with pet fee.

Water Colors Anna Maria vacation rental
Water Colors – Anna Maria – Week 5/27-6/3 Base rate $4900.

Sunset Glow – Sleeps 10

Sunset Glow is a well-appointed family home with five bedrooms. Its just two blocks from gulf beaches and also nearby to free trolley stops. The backyard is great for a family get together with a propane grill, sun deck, covered lounge area, and a heated pool and spa. Dogs up to 50 pounds welcome with pet fee.

Sunset Glow Holmes Beach rental
Sunset Glow – Holmes Beach – Week 5/27-6/3 Base rate $4000

Almost Gulf Front – Sleeps 12

Your family will love spending time at Almost Gulf Front. This six bedroom home is less than two blocks to gulf beaches and offers a laid back tropical style. The spacious open floor plan is great for gathering your group all in one spot. In the backyard you’ll find a heated pool and salt spa. The covered lounge area has a fun Tiki bar vibe perfect for grilling up a Memorial Day Feast!

Almost Gulf front beach rental
Almost Gulf Front – Holmes Beach – Week 5/27-6/3 Base rate $4500.

 

Enjoy a fun filled holiday with one of these great Anna Maria Island Memorial Dayt beach rentals from IslandReal.com!

Anna Maria Island Memorial Day Fun Guide

An Anna Maria Island Memorial Day is full of fun on the beach, cooking food on the grill and spending time with family and friends. While this holiday symbolizes the ultimate sacrifices of those who served in the U.S. military, we also use this time to reflect on their contribution to the American life style. We respectfully pay gratitude to our fallen soldiers and their families too.

Anna Maria Island Memorial Day Fun Guide
Be safe, have fun and relax with friends and family this Memorial Day on Anna Maria Island.

Anna Maria Island Memorial Day

Memorial day happens end of spring, but this really is the kick-off of summer beach fun. Here is our guide to Memorial Day fun on island time.

Sunblock

This is the first and most important component of your day on the beach. The easier you burn the higher the SPF number you”ll require. Be sure to apply sunblock at least 20 minutes before you hit the sun, and re-apply every two hours. Trust us on this one!

Arrive Early

Since this is a popular beach day, you’ll want to arrive early to snag the best spot. If you have booked an Anna Maria Island beach rental, this will be easy to accomplish!

Family Fun Games

Beach games are a great way to keep the family engaged. There are many different options now beyond the traditional football and volleyball. Try out corn hole, Bocce ball, Tiki toss or even set up beach pong. Beach pong is played similarly to beer pong, except use large beach buckets instead of solo cups.

Mind the Wildlife

Nesting shorebirds and turtles will be on the sand during this time of year. Always be sure to steer clear of marked off nesting areas. Crowds can cause wildlife to become stressed out. Don’t chase birds or feed the gulls.

Grilling

While personal grills and open fires are not permitted on any island beaches, public charcoal grills can be found at Coquina Beach, Manatee Public Beach and Bay front park. Hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad and watermelon make an easy and traditional Memorial day feast.

This year try something new! Kebabs are a great grilling item, and a watermelon, blueberry, feta salad is a nice twist on the traditional. Key Lime Pie is always a fantastic idea for any Florida style gathering.

Trolley Hopping

The Anna Maria Island free trolley is an excellent way to get around. If you need to take a break from the sun, hop on the air conditioned trolley for a sight seeing adventure. The trolley runs from Anna Maria City Pier all the way down to Coquina beach with stops along the way. If you see something interesting just hop off, and another trolley will be by approximately every 20 minutes.

Be safe

While enjoying the holiday be sure to stay safe. Whether you’ll be beaching, biking, boating, fishing or just lazily floating, always be sure to follow posted signage and local regulations. Anna Maria Island beaches do not allow alcoholic beverages or fireworks. If you do plan on drinking, please do so responsibly. Never drink and drive.

When you follow our Memorial Day Fun Guide you’re sure to have a pleasant and memorable experience on Anna Maria Island! Plan your family holiday today at IslandReal.com!

 

 

 

Anna Maria Island May Activities

There are some really great Anna Maria Island May Activities going on this year! From Mother’s day to Cinco de Mayo, and new shopping spots to live music, May is great for island time!

Anna Maria Island May Activities

Check out what’s happening on and around Anna Maria Island this May with our top activities guide.

Cinco De Mayo

Florida’s biggest Cinco de Mayo celebration will be going on Saturday, May 6th at Sutton Park in Palmetto. While the holiday falls on a Friday this year, event organizers planned the celebration for Saturday to allow families to join in on the fun.

The Gulf Coast Latin Chamber of Commerce is organizing the event with tons of amazing sponsors. Expect to find vendors, food, music and more during this amazing community event.

The event is free to attend. Find Sutton park at 6th Street West in Palmetto from 2-8pm.

Cinco De Mayo Anna Maria Island May Activities

DIY work shops at Makers Market

While visiting the area enjoy a little DIY fun at the new Makers Market shop. Learn new skills, and make something beautiful too! Flex your creativity and come home with a lovely wall hanging, tote bag and more. There are a variety of projects to pick from, and you can even make it into a party with friends and family.

Find the Makers Market Workshop at 6650 Cortez Road in Bradenton.

Anna Maria Island May Activities
Island Real Estate Staff members tried there hand at DIY crafts! They had a blast!

Pickin’ Picnic

Pickin’ Picnic will also be Saturday, May 6th. Find this event happening in Downtown Bradenton’s Riverwalk Park from 1-9pm.

The event showcases local music, craft beers, top-rated food trucks, vendors and Bradenton’s millennial culture at its finest.

Bring a blanket or chair and sit on the green lawn at this family friendly annual event. Organized in collaboration between Realize Bradenton and Independent Jones this event is free to attend.

 

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a fantastic time for a visit to the beach, or brunch at one of many great local restaurants. Treat Mom to both this year, and reserve her a beach rental on Anna Maria Island!

Mother’s Day brunch will be in full swing at several local restaurants across the area.

Anna Maria Island – The Sandbar and Sign of the Mermaid

Cortez – Neptune Room at Seafood Shack

Bradenton – Pier 22 and Motorworks Brewery

Palmetto – Riverhouse Reef and Grill

Sarasota – Powell Crosley Estate

Mother's Day Brunch
Treat your mom to brunch for Mother’s Day

Go Pier Fishing!

May is a fantastic time of year to do a little Pier fishing on one of Anna Maria Island’s three piers. With mild morning weather still swirling around the island, take the family out for a day of angling. All three island piers have blanket fishing licenses, so you won’t have to hold your own. You can rent fishing gear at each location.

Anna Maria Island May Things to do
Pier Fishing is always a fun activity on Anna Maria Island.

Manatee Rare Fruit Council Tree Sale

Sunday May 21st the Manatee Rare Fruit Council will be selling trees at the Bradenton Area Convention Center. Enjoy over 5000 plants from 22 reputable vendors. Parking and admission are free, and the event runs from 10am-4pm.

Find the Convention Center at 1 Haben Boulevard in Palmetto.

Manatee County Rare Fruit Council Tree Sale

Memorial Day Beach fun and Cook Outs

While Memorial Day falls in the Spring, this event really signals the kick-off of summer fun on Anna Maria Island. There is nothing better than a grilled hot dog on the beach with family and friends enjoying a day off. The water will be warm and the sun will be shining!

None of the public beaches allow personal grills, but you will find charcoal public grilling facilities at Coquina Beach, Manatee Public Beach and Bay Front Park.

Anna Maria Island May Activities
Enjoy May Activities on Anna Maria Island.

Enjoy family fun with these great Anna Maria Island May Activities!

 

Memorial Day Weekend on Anna Maria Island

Beach goers can expect lots of sunshine and smiles if you’re celebrating this Memorial Day weekend on beautiful Anna Maria Island. The amazing powder fine beach promises to be the idyllic backdrop to your vacation. Check out some of the local festivities in this blog for a perfect way to start your summer this holiday!

Memorial Day on Anna Maria Island

Kick off your three day weekend with a classic beach day on the gulf coast. The powder white sand is perfect for beach volleyball or throwing a football with the family.

Memorial Day Weekend on Anna Maria Island

If you’re vacationing as a couple and want to cruise the open water then renting a tandem kayak from Fun & More Rentals is perfect for you; or if you’re flying solo a paddleboard is your key for skimming the sea.

Keep our shelled and our feathered friends in mind during your beach day since it is Sea Turtle and Shore Bird nesting season – so be careful when planting your umbrella in the sand and keep away from areas roped off in caution tape as they are protected by federal law. Finish off your day and join the locals on the city pier. Here you can fish, eat, escape the heat and enjoy the fantastic bay views.

Join the privateers on Saturday for their Island Pub Crawl at 2pm where their Skullywag Privateers parade ship will set sail to D Coy Ducks and coast its way to all the best Island stops before docking at the Drift In on Bridge Street. On Sunday morning get all your breakfast groceries and other island trinkets at the local Coquina Beach market (2650 Gulf Drive South, Bradenton Beach) until 4pm.

If you want to finish off your holiday by venturing off the island and enjoying the city there is a Memorial Day “Tribute to Heroes” parade on Lakewood Ranch Main Street that begins at 5pm. Attendees can enjoy live music, children’s activities, food, beverages, veteran readings, VIP seating for veterans, and of course the parade at 6pm that includes a symbolic white dove release. Make sure to bring a donation item if you have one handy and it will be contributed to care packages that are being organized for the troops!

With so many island activities there is fun to be had by everyone, whether it is indoors or out. Check out some of our other blogs for more ideas on our favorite vacation pass times and events. Remember, three day weekends don’t come around too often so take advantage of this one on Anna Maria Island.

 

 

 

Sarasota – St. Armands Military Appreciation Day

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Sarasota’s St. Armands Circle will be honoring the men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces. On Memorial Day St. Armands Circle will be holding its Military Appreciation Day where participating businesses offer discounts and special offers to everyone who has served in the military with proof of service.

The participating businesses of St. Armand’s circle include: Lynches Pub & Grub, Island Pursuit Men’s store, Island Pursuit Women’s store, Dream Weaver, Destination Florida, Big Olaf, FantaSea Seashells, Terra Nova, Ivory Coast, Binjara Traders, Sahara, Ben & Jerry’s, Bennington’s Tobacconist, Edward Jones Investments, Dana Tyler, Tasti-D-Lite, Taffy’s, Baron D’Orr, The Flip Flop Shop, Uniquity, Oh My Gauze, The Spice & Tea Exchange, Casa Smeralda, The Giving Tree, Le Colonne Restaurant, Jude Connally, St. Armands Antiques & Gifts, Chase Bank, Jewelry By Cole, Sun Glas Hut, Cha Cha Coconuts, Natural Discoveries, Tommy Bahama Retail Store, Blue Dolphin Restaurant, Cafe L’Europe Restaurant, The Daiquiri Deck, Tommy Bahama Restaurant, Breezin’ Up, Touch of Africa, The Stadium Gallery and the Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium.

 

St Armand’s Circle Association
300 Madison Dr #201,
Sarasota, FL 34236
(941) 388-1554

Anna Maria Island Holiday Information

Anna Maria Island Holidays are always a little more special when you are on vacation. It also helps if you are on a beautiful island like Anna Maria. We have lots of family friendly things to do over the holidays, and lots of fun activities for the children. We overcome the no snow with a lot of Christmas activities that make up for none of the white stuff around.  This is Island Real Estate’s Anna Maria Island Holiday information page.  See below for details on each holiday.

Anna Maria Island holiday information

St. Patrick’s Day
Easter
Memorial Day
Independence Day – 4th of July
Labor Day
Thanksgiving
ChristmasHolmes Beach Parade
New Years

Island Real Estate provides restaurants open for each major holiday eAnna Maria Island Holidaysvery year.  If you don’t find the year you plan to visit Anna Maria Island try our restaurant blog page for more information.  We assemble this information each year and please feel free to contact us if you cannot find up to date information on the holiday activities this year.  If you are using another vacation rental company consider Island Real Estate.  We update our list of events each week for inbound guests.  It’s the little things in life that make a big difference!