Island Events

The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, its member businesses and community organizations are hosts to a myriad of our islands festive annual events. If you are in the mood to celebrate Island life with us– Anna Maria Island loves to celebrate.  From annual festivals to Privateer “pirate”parades, street markets, symphony’s and holiday cheer, EVERY month has at least one celebration. Events are held all year with delicious local goodies to sample along with arts and crafts on exhibit or available for purchase. Each year visitors and locals flock to the streets and beaches of Anna Maria Island for our annual “Bayfest”, “Symphony on the Sand”, the “Beach’N Food Truck & Music Fesitval”, Privateers Parades, July Fireworks, Easter egg hunts, Holiday Walkabouts in all 3 cities, “Thieves Markets”, “Coquina Beach Markets” and more. Join us as we celebrate our artistic community with gallery walk events, art festivals, entertainment and fun. We have something to please everyone! Enjoy memorable events that include Fine Art, Wine, Music, Fireworks and Food. Check out the Privateer Pirate Ship at our annual parades and catch some beads and candy. Enjoy live music at our festivals or listen to the a live orchestra. Visit our monthly and weekly street markets, celebrate a bit of history and celebrate with us. It is all here and all fun! If you can’t locate a great event during your stay, you’re probably not on Anna Maria Island.

We wish to thank our members, board of directors, administrative team, sponsors and volunteers who work hard to make it possible for our chamber and other organizations to host these fabulous, family oriented events. Below you will find many of our islands upcoming events. For more event information you can call us at 941-778-1541 or visit our local newspapers online at, or

Upcoming Events

Date/Time Event
Island Gallery West - Featured Artist - MARTI SALERNI    exhibiting "Petal Away" 11/01/2017 - 11/30/2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Island Gallery West - Featured Artist - MARTI SALERNI exhibiting "Petal Away"

As Featured Artist for November at Island Gallery West,  MARTI SALERNI presents “Petal Away,“ an exhibit of brightly colored watercolor and acrylic paintings of whimsical bicycles and flowers. A highlight of her month-long exhibit will be the first of the season of monthly public gallery receptions on Friday, November 10 from 5-8 PM, as part […]
Island Gallery West, Holmes Beach FL

Small Business Saturday 11/25/2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Small Business Saturday

Shop at many of the unique, local island businesses on small business Saturday. Find that perfect one-of-a-kind gift for those on your holiday list and pick up something unique for yourself. Thank you for supporting small businesses in your community!

Wire Jewelry Workshop 11/27/2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wire Jewelry Workshop

Workshop featuring instructor Lori Heintz. Contact the Art League for more information (941) 778-2099.

Anna Maria Island Art League, Holmes Beach FL
JOY (Just Older Youths) 11/29/2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
JOY (Just Older Youths)

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, JOY will meet on Nov 29 to view the wonderful movie, “The Hiding Place”, about a brave Christian family in Holland aiding their Jewish neighbors during World War II. The film was based on the autobiograpical book by Corrie ten Boom recounting her and her family’s experiences before and during […]
Roser Memorial Community Church, Anna Maria FL

Jewlery to the Rescue Fundraiser 11/29/2017
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jewlery to the Rescue Fundraiser

Jewelry to the Rescue is an all volunteer pay it forward fundraising program that raises money through donations of pre-owned jewelry. There will be over 800 pounds of beautiful jewelry to view and purchase at 3 Keyes Brewery. Proceeds from this event will benefit Friends of Manatee County Animal Services, a 501(C)3.

3 Keyes Brewery, Bradenton fl
Island Gallery West - Featured Artist - MARIE SINE Exhibiting "Land and Sea" 12/01/2017 - 12/31/2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Island Gallery West - Featured Artist - MARIE SINE Exhibiting "Land and Sea"

Bradenton artist Maria Sine presents “Land and Sea,” an exhibit of vibrant acrylic and watercolor paintings of distant lands and the creatures found in and around our local waters. Maria focuses on local sea life in her paintings to share her love of nature and in hopes that we will work to preserve it.

Island Gallery West, Holmes Beach FL
Holmes Beach Holiday Open House & Tree Lighting 12/01/2017
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Holmes Beach Holiday Open House & Tree Lighting

Kick off the Holiday Season with the AMI Chamber of Commerce’s holiday tree lighting and the Holmes Beach downtown merchants holiday open house and artwalk.

AMI Chamber of Commerce, Holmes Beach FL
Women's Wellness Series 12/02/2017
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Women's Wellness Series

This workshop includes a speaker, restorative yoga and meditation. For more information please call the Art League (941) 778-2099. Series dates are November 18th, December 2nd and December 16th.

Anna Maria Island Art League, Holmes Beach FL
Bethlehem Walk 12/02/2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Bethlehem Walk

We take to the streets of beautiful Anna Maria to reenact the mystery and joy of that Holy Night! The Bethlehem Walk is exciting for people of all ages—from the littlest of angels to the wisest of men. At 6:30 PM everyone is invited to assemble in front of the Roser Community Church Sanctuary to begin the journey.

Roser Memorial Community Church, Anna Maria FL
Advent Family Night 12/03/2017
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Advent Family Night

Everyone is invited to join us in the Fellowship Hall for a fun night to celebrate the beginning of the Advent Season! Make an angel ornament (a great project for children!) or decorate a wreath for your home. When we are done being creative we will share in a covered dish meal.

Roser Memorial Community Church, Anna Maria FL
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