Summer Events Coming to Anna Maria Island

The Florida summer heat could cook a hot dog on the sidewalk, but you are fortunate to have Anna Maria Island on your radar.

The smooth gulf breezes help keep the heat at bay so you can enjoy the indoors, and the outdoors, of Florida, even in the middle of the summer.

Anna Maria Island has a quiet ambiance and relaxed beachside demeanor. The various Anna Maria Island summer events reflect this cool and collected attitude.

Bring your pet, the kids, grandparents, and everyone else along for a vacation on Anna Maria Island this upcoming summer season. Below are some rewarding local events to check out during your visit that our near our Anna Maria Island rentals.

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Featured Artist Exhibit at Island Gallery West – Summer 2018

Island Gallery West has long celebrated acclaimed local artisans. The artist exhibit is a series that spotlights a different artist every single month. You can visit the shop to see them at work during specific times. You can also discuss their methods and participate in possible workshops.

The open house events from Island Gallery West are exclusive to the winter and spring, but the gallery still covers different monthly artists with special work showcases.

For the month of July, you can check out the special oil works from Jane Keeling. Her “Wherever You May Roam” series is a gorgeous summer highlight.

Be sure to stop by during the month of August to see how the works of Maria Sine unfold in her acrylic showcase called “Florida, Fins, Feathers and Flowers.”

Visit the Island Gallery West at 5368 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach during the summer months for some colorful monthly showcases.

Think + Drink (Science) – June 13th, 2018

Think a little, drink a little, and top it off with a bit of science at the Think + Drink event this June 13th at the South Florida Museum’s Bishop Planetarium.

Listen to a cutting-edge discussion on pests, landscaping, and how pollinators are facing indescribable challenges created by humans.

This is an informal presentation. The event is only $5 and refreshments, including beer and wine, will be available. Find it at 201 10th St W in Bradenton.

Plan Your Visit

Bring everyone along for a vacation filled with fun events this summer – even the dog! We have a variety of pet-friendly rentals on Anna Maria Island. Book online today!

The Lion King Jr. – June 22nd, 2018

Skip on over to Bradenton for a performance of The Lion King Jr. It is a wonderful opportunity to experience the local community, as kids ages 4 to 15 display their acting chops to the sights and sounds of stage version of the family-friendly Disney classic, The Lion King.

The show is at the Manatee Performing Arts Center at 502 3rd Ave W in Bradenton. It is June 22nd at 7 p.m. Visitors and locals are invited.