July 4th 2017 Anna Maria Island 🎆

July 4th Fireworks and Events on Anna Maria Island

 

July 4th Parade – Before the fireworks, there’s a parade.  Plan to celebrate all day.  The parade starts on the south end of the island at Coquina Beach  at 10 a.m. and travels north on Gulf Drive  to Pine Ave in the city of Anna Maria to Bayfront Park.  It will probably end around 1 pm.

July 4th Parade Anna Maria Island, Florida
July 4th Parade Anna Maria Island, Florida

There will be an after Parade Party at the Ugly Grouper in Holmes Beach where the Privateers will announce the Scholarship recipients of over $20,000.

Fireworks will be on the beach at the Sandbar Restaurant at the north end of Anna Maria Island in the city of Anna Maria, shortly after 8 p.m. Once again, park your car and use the free island trolley.  Parking will be limited so it’s best to park your car and take the free Anna Maria Island trolley.

Sandbar Restaurant – 100 Spring Avenue in Anna Maria, FL 34216.

You can also watch the July 4th fireworks on Anna Maria Island from a boat out in the Gulf of Mexico.

Some July 4th tips to remember :

  • Setting off your own fireworks is illegal on Anna Maria Island.
  • Alcohol is not permitted on the beach.
  • There are 2000 parking spots at Coquina Beach.  They will probably fill up first thing in the morning. Once again, the trolley is recommended.
  • Plan for the crowds.   Take the extra time in your car to enjoy your family and friends.
  • The last trolley leaves from Coquina Beach (south end of the island in Bradenton Beach) at 10 p.m. Be sure to get to the stop before then.
  • If you’re at a trolley stop after dark, flash your cell phone or flashlight so the trolley drivers can see you waiting at the stop.

Plan to spend the day visiting the local shops and restaurants and swimming in the gorgeous blue green water.   Fireworks are weather permitting.

July 4th Events in Areas Surrounding Anna Maria Island

July 4th on Longboat Key

Longboat Key Fireworks – July 4th – Freedom Fest Parade 9 am at Town Hall – 501 Bay Isles Road Longboat Key.   Activities, food and drinks, children’s games at Bicentennial Park, next to Town Hall after the parade 9 to 11 a.m.  Call 941-383-2466 for more information.

July 4th Fireworks in Palmetto, Florida 

July 4th Fireworks in Palmetto at Lamb and Sutton Park – This year the fest will feature 2015 Country Music Hall of Fame inductees, The Oak Ridge Boys in the outdoor Pavilion at historic Sutton Park for a free concert. There will also be food vendors and and family friendly activities at Lamb Park for the children with rides and games starting at 1 p.m. The music line up begins with Boss Hawg opening at 4 p.m. and Caroline Cole at 5 p.m. The Oaks Ridge Boys take the stage around 7 p.m. Sutton Park is on Old Main Street in Downtown Palmetto. Lamb Park is adjacent to Sutton Park. The Manatee River is the site for the fireworks extravaganza starting around 9 p.m. Sutton Park: 1006 6th St W, Palmetto.  Free admission. Free and paid parking around the area.

July 1st Fireworks at Lecom Field in Bradenton

If you’re ready to get started in the festivities early, check out the Bradenton Marauder’s Baseball game along with fireworks after the game at Lecom Field, formerly known as McKechnie Field in Bradenton.  1611 9th Street West, Bradenton, FL.  Gates open at 4:30 p.m. on July 1st. The Marauders take on Florida with game time at 6:30 p.m. and a post-game fireworks show. The first 1,500 fans will receive free t-shirts. During the game fans will be able to bid on the patriotically themed jerseys the Marauders wear and winning bidders will be invited onto the field to receive the jersey after the game. Fans will be treated to the largest post game fireworks show of the season. Tickets: $6 – $8 and $10.

July 4th Fireworks over the Manatee River in Bradenton

The City of Bradenton’s main fireworks display over the Manatee River is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, July 4 at 9 p.m. This event is always well attended and for those interested in attending it’s a good idea to plan accordingly:

  • The Green Bridge will close to pedestrian traffic at 8:30 p.m.
  • No vehicle traffic will be allowed north of Third Avenue West/Ninth Street after 8:30 p.m. Pedestrians will be allowed on sidewalks north of Third Avenue but not on the bridge.
  • Barcarrotta Boulevard may close upon determination by the Bradenton Police Department’s assessment of vehicle and pedestrian flow. The road will not be reopened until pedestrian traffic clears
  • Free parking will be available at the municipal parking lots at 1000 Third Ave. W. (City Centre Lot), 1300 Fourth Ave. W. (near First Baptist Church), 410 10th St. W. (County Parking Garage) and 615 12th ST. W. (City Parking Garage). Limited parking will also be available at Bradenton Riverwalk.
  • Public restrooms and portable bathrooms will be on Barcarrota at 10th through 12th streets. Additional restrooms will be open at Riverwalk near the clock tower and south of the splash pad.
  • Old Main Street will be open to vehicle traffic.

Have a happy and safe 4th of July!

Once the 4th of July festivities are over, there’s always more to do.  Check out Things to do on Anna Maria Island. 

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Easter Egg Hunts 2017 | Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key, Bradenton, Sarasota

Easter Egg Hunts 2017 | Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key, Bradenton, Sarasota  – There’s plenty of Easter Egg Hunts and activities for children in the days leading up to Easter 2017.

Download the Easter Egg Hunts Anna Maria Island, Bradenton, Longboat Key, Sarasota map and pdf

  1. Easter Egg Hunt and Parade – Anna Maria, FL 

Date and Time: Saturday, April 15th 2017 at  9 am

Where: The Sandbar Restaurant 100 Spring Ave, Anna Maria, FL

Admission: Free

Details: Easter Egg Hunt with refreshments served starting at 8:30am. The hunt will take place in the wedding and event pavilion adjacent to the restaurant. After the Sandbar fun, the Easter Bunny will line everyone up and lead a parade down Pine Avenue where the 8th Annual Easter Egg Roll and Easter Bonnet Contest will take place.  Complimentary framed pictures with the Easter Bunny will be offered with pictures taken by Shooting Star Photography and music by John Rinell.  The roll will take place 9:30 am-12:00 pm. There will be prizes for the best bonnet for the kids and adults.

  1. Mar Vista Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Longboat Key 

Date and Time: Saturday, April 15th, 2017 at 10 am

Where: Mar Vista Restaurant – 760 Broadway Street, Longboat Key, FL

Admission: Free

Details: 28th Annual Easter Egg Hunt – Refreshments will be served.  All children 10 and under are welcome to participate.  Bring your own basket & meet the Easter Bunny.  Children will be grouped in two age groups; 5 and under and 6-10. Every egg will contain a treat or special surprise.  Stay for a special Easter lunch or come back to enjoy Easter dinner.

  1.  Easter Egg Hunt – GT Bray Park

Date and Time: Sunday April 9th, 2017 – The Egg Hunt is from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where: softball field at GT Bray Park 5502 33rd. Ave. Drive W., Bradenton, FL, 34209

Admission: Free

Details: Bring your own basket. Sponsored by The Church at Bradenton.

  1. City Life Church Egg Hunt

Date and Time:  Saturday April 15th, 2017 11:00 am to 12:30 p.m. Registration 11 a.m.  Egg Hunt Begins at Noon.

Where: 1300 17th Ave W. Bradenton, FL 34205

Admission: Free

Details: Bring your own basket. Ages 2 through 5th grade. Registration for free bicycles, giveaways and prizes starts at 11 a.m.

  1. Easter Egg Hunt & Games on Siesta Key

Date: Saturday, April 15th, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Where: Turtle Beach 8918 Midnight Pass Rd. Siesta Key, FL 34242

Admission: $10

Details: For children only ages 1 to 6. For $10 each, each child receives an Easter Bunny or stuffed toy, goody bag and Easter egg stuffed with prizes.  There will be face painters, opportunities to ride the trolley & tour the Siesta Key ambulance and firetruck.  Registration is limited to the first 125 paid children for the egg hunt.  For additional info and registration call 941-349-3800.  Siesta Key Easter Egg Hunt Registration

Easter Egg Hunts 2017 | Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key, Bradenton, Sarasota
Easter Egg Hunts 2017 | Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key, Bradenton, Sarasota

We hope you enjoy the Easter Egg Hunts 2017 | Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key, Bradenton, Sarasota.  When you’re ready to start house hunting please call Jen and Mark Bowman, Keller Williams on the Water at 941-840-0117.   Use our free mobile app.

 

Pet Friendly Condos on Anna Maria Island

Pet Friendly Condos on Anna Maria Island

Pet Friendly Condos | We realize your pets are part of the family and it can be a struggle to find a condo that will accept your pets like you do.   Some condos have really strict rules and regulations on their pet policies and no pets of any kind are allowed.  Others are a bit more lenient, at least for the condo owners. Usually there’s a separate set of rules for tenants.  Some people have tiny dogs, like a teacup Yorkie, others have bigger dogs like Golden Retrievers. We’ve compiled a home search based on the condos in Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach that will allow bigger dogs, with either 100 pound weight limits or no weight limits at all. The city of Anna Maria does not have any condos that allow dogs.  The map below shows the pet friendly condos that allow large dogs.

Below is a home search that shows all the available condos for sale on Anna Maria Island that allow big dogs.

 

Dogs on the Beach on Anna Maria Island

People love their pets but they are not allowed on the beaches on Anna Maria Island.  Anna Maria Island includes the cities of Anna Maria, Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach.  There are lots of nesting birds and May through October is Sea Turtle nesting season.  The good news for dog lovers on Anna Maria Island is that we have a dog park behind the city field in Holmes Beach.   It’s a large fenced area that dogs and their owners can run and play.   The dog park is in the 5900 Block of Flotilla Drive.  The Palma Sola Causeway is also pet friendly.   That’s Manatee Ave going west towards the island.  Dogs love to splash around the bay there.

Pet Friendly Condos Anna Maria Island

For more information on pet friendly or dog friendly condos for sale on Anna Maria Island, please contact us at 941-840-0117.   Jen and Mark Bowman, Keller Williams on the Water.  Anna Maria Island Realtors

Anna Maria Island Real Estate Market October 2016

Anna Maria Island Real Estate Market October 2016

This market report shows residential property only including condos, town homes and single family homes.  The Anna Maria Island real estate market report for October 2016 does not include income property or vacant land. Anna Maria Island includes the cities of Anna Maria, Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach.  Let’s break down the numbers for you.

There are currently 239 homes for sale on Anna Maria Island. The average list price is $1,081,599. The average home size is 1,927 square feet and is 3 bedrooms with 3 full baths.
The lowest price listing currently on the market is at the Sandpiper Resort Co-op, a 55+ manufactured community in Bradenton Beach. It’s a 1 bedroom/1 bath and 320 square feet for $169,000. The highest price home currently on the market is on Mangrove Ave in the city of Anna Maria for $5,995,000. It has 4 bedrooms, 5 ½ baths and is 6,900 square feet. It’s gulf front with 2 lots.
In October of 2016, 20 homes sold with an average of 117 days on market. On average, the homes sold on Anna Maria Island for 95% of list price. The average sold price was $548,675 at $407 a square foot.
8 homes went under contract and are still being marketed for backup offers. That’s when you might see a AWC which is Active with Contract.  In the near future, our local Multiple Listing Service will be discontinuing the use of the Active With Contract category, so that will not be on future reports or visible in online listings. 
27 homes on Anna Maria Island are pending sales, which means they went under contract but have not yet closed. The average list price for the pending sales is $462 a square foot. The average list price of the pending homes is $794,693.
At the current rate of homes selling, Anna Maria Island has a little less than 9 months of inventory. That still shows a buyer’s market. A balanced market would be 3-6 months of inventory. Housing inventory higher than 6 months, it’s a buyer’s market. Housing inventory lower than 3 months shows a seller’s market.

Every market is different, every home is different, every buyer’s and seller’s motivation to buy or sell is different.
If you’re thinking of buying or selling a home on Anna Maria Island, contact us – Jen and Mark Bowman, Keller Williams on the Water at 941-840-0117. We provide international exposure for your listing. For out of town buyers we do custom live video tours of the homes you want to see.

What’s your Anna Maria Island home worth?

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July 4th Anna Maria Island

July 4th Fireworks and Events on Anna Maria Island

July 4th Parade Anna Maria Island, Florida
July 4th Parade Anna Maria Island, Florida

July 4th Parade – Before the fireworks, there’s a parade.  Plan to celebrate all day.  The parade starts on the south end of the island at Coquina Beach  at 10 a.m. and travels north on Gulf Drive  to Pine Ave in the city of Anna Maria to Bayfront Park.  It will probably end around noon.

Monday July 4th , 2016  shortly after 8 p.m.  Fireworks will be on the beach at the Sandbar Restaurant at the north end of Anna Maria Island in the city of Anna Maria.   Once again, park your car and use the free island trolley.  Parking will be limited so it’s best to park your car and take the free Anna Maria Island trolley.

Sandbar Restaurant – 100 Spring Avenue in Anna Maria, FL 34216.

You can also watch the July 4th fireworks on Anna Maria Island from a boat out in the Gulf of Mexico.

Some July 4th tips to remember :

  • Setting off your own fireworks is illegal on Anna Maria Island.
  • Alcohol is not permitted on the beach.
  • There are 2000 parking spots at Coquina Beach.  They will probably fill up first thing in the morning. Once again, the trolley is recommended.
  • Plan for the crowds.   Take the extra time in your car to enjoy your family and friends.
  • The last trolley leaves from Coquina Beach (south end of the island in Bradenton Beach) at 10 p.m. Be sure to get to the stop before then.
  • If you’re at a trolley stop after dark, flash your cell phone or flashlight so the trolley drivers can see you waiting at the stop.

Plan to spend the day visiting the local shops and restaurants and swimming in the gorgeous blue green water.   Fireworks are weather permitting.

July 4th Events in Areas Surrounding Anna Maria Island

July 4th on Longboat Key

Longboat Key Fireworks – July 4th – Freedom Fest Parade 9 am at Town Hall – 501 Bay Isles Road Longboat Key.   Activities, food and drinks, children’s games at Bicentennial Park, next to Town Hall after the parade 9 to 11 a.m.  Call 941-383-2466 for more information.

July 4th Fireworks in Palmetto, Florida 

July 4th Fireworks in Palmetto at Lamb and Sutton Park – 5 pm to 10 pm. Sutton Park in Downtown Palmetto is celebrating the 4th of July with a free concert featuring Smash Mouth at 5 p.m.  and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. The park is located at 6th Street West and 10th Avenue West. 

July 2nd Fireworks at McKechnie Field in Bradenton

If you’re ready to get started in the festivities early, check out the Bradenton Marauder’s Baseball game along with fireworks after the game at McKechnie Field in Bradenton.  The Marauders will be playing the Charlotte Stone Crabs starting at 6:30 p.m.  Tickets are $6 to $8.  1611 9th Street West, Bradenton, FL

July 4th Fireworks over the Manatee River in Bradenton

The City of Bradenton’s main fireworks display over the Manatee River is scheduled to take place on Monday, July 4 at 9 p.m. This event is always well attended and for those interested in attending it’s a good idea to plan accordingly:

  • The Green Bridge will close to pedestrian traffic at 8:30 p.m.
  • No vehicle traffic will be allowed north of Third Avenue West/Ninth Street after 8:30 p.m. Pedestrians will be allowed on sidewalks north of Third Avenue but not on the bridge.
  • Barcarrotta Boulevard may close upon determination by the Bradenton Police Department’s assessment of vehicle and pedestrian flow. The road will not be reopened until pedestrian traffic clears
  • Free parking will be available at the municipal parking lots at 1000 Third Ave. W. (City Centre Lot), 1300 Fourth Ave. W. (near First Baptist Church), 410 10th St. W. (County Parking Garage) and 615 12th ST. W. (City Parking Garage). Limited parking will also be available at Bradenton Riverwalk.
  • Public restrooms and portable bathrooms will be on Barcarrota at 10th through 12th streets. Additional restrooms will be open at Riverwalk near the clock tower and south of the splash pad.
  • Old Main Street will be open to vehicle traffic.

Have a happy and safe 4th of July!

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Dogs on the Beach on Anna Maria Island

Dogs on the Beach on Anna Maria Island – We are here to answer your questions about Living on Anna Maria Island.  Today’s topic is dogs on the beach.  Visitors and new residents to Anna Maria Island want to know if they can bring their dogs to the beaches on Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach and Anna Maria.  These 3 cities all on Anna Maria Island have local ordinances prohibiting dogs on the beach.   Dogs are permitted on a leash throughout the island,  just not on the beaches. The reason we have heard is to protect the bird and sea turtle nesting areas along the beaches.

The good news for dog lovers is that there is a Dog Park on Anna Maria Island.  The dog park is located behind the Fire House on Marina Drive in Holmes Beach near 60th St.

People also like to take their dogs and horses to the beaches on the Palma Sola Causeway.  It’s off of Manatee Ave coming from Bradenton onto Anna Maria Island.   It’s a great place for fishing, watching the dolphins splash in the water and picnicking.

Robinson’s Preserve in Bradenton is over the Manatee Avenue bridge coming from Anna Maria Island.   There is a 487 acre preserve with hiking, nature trails and a kayak or canoe launch.  This is also a great place to go stand up paddle boarding.   Be sure to bring water for your dog and yourself.  You can also access the trails from the Manatee Ave. entrance just past Perico Bay Club on the north side.   The main entrance is located at 1704 99th St. NW, Bradenton 34209.

Dogs on the Beach near Anna Maria Island
Dogs on the Beach

We hope this information on dogs on the beach on Anna Maria Island was helpful.  If you’re thinking of buying or selling a home on Anna Maria Island, please contact Anna Maria Island Realtors and residents, Jen and Mark Bowman, Keller Williams on the Water 941-840-0117.

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