Current Events

Anna Maria Island, Bradenton Beach, & Holmes Beach

The Bridge Street Sunday Market
11/01/2013  to  04/30/2014  
The Bridge Street Market has become a Bradenton Beach tradition. Located at 107 Bridge Street, this outdoor market is a place to find local artwork, crafts, produce, special gifts, music, and more. The market is held every Sunday, November-April. The Bridge Street Market 2013-2014 will now offer a Full Liquor and Beer bar. Come out and enjoy a Bloody Mary or Mimosa while strolling around the market with over 40 vendors. Market hours: 10AM to 3PM.
Sunday Beach Market
11/01/2013  to  04/30/2014 | Contact Nancy Ambrose at 941-518-4431
Sunday Outdoor Market at Coquina Beach, 2650 Gulf Drive South, Bradenton Beach. Every Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., November - April (Except Easter). Fresh produce, arts & crafts, jewelry, original artwork, apparel, purses, live music, souvenirs, collectibles and much more! Ride the free trolley or free parking.
Pine Avenue Porch Party
11/01/2013  to  04/30/2014 | Call 941-896-3132
Third Fridays, 5-8 p.m., Pine Avenue Porch Party presented by local merchants, Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Information: 941-896-3132.
Settlers Bread
01/01/2014  to  04/30/2014 | Contact Anna Maria Historical Museum at 941-778-0492
Every Wednesday. Buy a loaf of the popular Early Settler’s bread to take home. Early Settler’s Bread for sale, AMI Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, $5, 10 a.m.
Lecture: Florida’s Shipwrecks
04/30/2014  to  04/30/2014 | Call 941-778-6341
4p.m. Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Sunset, Starlight Paddle at Robinson Preserve
04/30/2014  to  04/30/2014 | Call 941-742-5757 ext. 7
Wednesday 30th, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM - What a great way to spend one of the first evenings of Daylight Savings Time- sunset and starlight paddle with our kayak guide, Wayne. Come out and enjoy the salt marshes of Robinson Preserve. We will take advantage of low tide to watch the sunset from the sandbars of the Manatee River. We will be escorted back by the stars. Bring your camera for great shots of egrets, herons and roseate spoonbills. This is an easy paddle which can be enjoyed by beginning kayakers. Program suitable for all ages. Participants must bring their own kayak and safety equipment. Children age 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult and wearing a personal flotation device. Reservations are required. Please call 941-742-5757 ext. 7. Robinson Preserve
And The Winner Is
05/15/2014  to  05/25/2014 | Contact Island Players at 941.778.5755
Tyler Johnes, a self-obsessed movie star, is finally nominated for an Oscar, but dies the night before the awards. Furious at his bad luck, but determined to know if he wins, he bargains with his heavenly gatekeeper to return to Earth for the big night. Island Players, 10009 Gulf Drive (corner of Pine Avenue) Performances are: Evenings at 8 PM, Sunday matinees at 2 PM, "DARK"(no performance) on Mondays.
"An Island Affaire" Gala
05/18/2014  to  05/18/2014 | Call (941)778-1908 ext. 9203
Please join us for "An Island Affaire" Saturday, May 18th 2013 in the Grande Ballroom at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. An Island Affaire is our largest fundraiser of the year. Your patronage and support of this event helps the at-risk children, teens, and families served by the Anna Maria Island Community Center by providing programs in a safe, wholesome environment where they can identify their talents, expand learning opportunities, develop new skills, get healthier, and grow in character and confidence.The Auction features the area's best Live & Silent Auctions. Seated dining will be catered by Harry's Continental Kitchen. Open Bar, Fine wines, and Scrumptious Desserts will be provided. -Black Tie Preferred- Affaire seating is $175 per person for the event. The Champagne Reception begins at 6:00pm. $250 per person Pre-Affaire VIP Party - 5:00pm includes:
-Special Entertainment
-Event VIP Seating
-Private Auction Preview

Become an Event Sponsor. Please view our sponsorship level page to find out how you or business can become An Island Affaire Event Sponsor.

Reserve Today!! Seating is limited. Please reserve your seats by May 10th, 2013 by contacting Sharen Pittman at (941)778-1908 ext. 9203 or by email at