Shiver 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!
The annual Sand-sculpting competition returns again to Anna Maria Island this year in a new location. In the years past the Sandblast competition or Sandblast has been held in Bradenton Beach on the beach just south of the Beachhouse Restaurant. This year the Sandblast will be held on Manatee Public Beach located at the 4000 block of Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach.
Shovels, rakes, spoons, and recycling bins full of water were the tools of choice for the Annual Sand Sculpting Competition on Anna Maria Island this past weekend. Over 20 teams gathered at the Manatee Public Beach Saturday morning for the annual Anna Maria Island Sandblast. At around 8am to turn the mounds of sand on the beach into beautiful sand sculptures.
The Anna Maria Island Sandblast was organized by Keep Manatee Beautiful and kicked off November 17th with professional sand-sculpting team “Team Sandtastic” who built a huge Holiday themed sand castle at the entrance of the Manatee Public Beach.
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