Sunday, December 15, 2019

Festivals

Seafood, music festival hits Coquina Beach

BRADENTON BEACH - The inaugural Coquina Beach Seafood and Music Festival will bring live music, food, and arts and crafts to Coquina Beach Dec....
Music festival assists Wildlife Inc.

Music festival assists Wildlife Inc.

BRADENTON BEACH – The Drift In, its patrons, the local business community and some local musicians raised $4,665 for Wildlife Inc. during Saturday’s Drift...

Stone crabs here; festival coming

CORTEZ – They’ve been bringing in stone crab claws to the Cortez docks since the season began on Oct. 15, and now, the historic...
Bayfest 2.0 carries on despite Nestor

Bayfest 2.0 carries on despite Nestor

ANNA MARIA – As the wind whipped across the Island Friday, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce President Terry Kinder knew that Bayfest, the...
National Night Out draws crowds to the Island

National Night Out draws crowds to the Island

HOLMES BEACH – Hundreds braved the warm weather and came out to city field for the biggest National Night Out the city has ever...
Fall Festival promises spooky fun

Fall Festival promises spooky fun

HOLMES BEACH - The Anna Maria Elementary School Fall Festival will feature a costume contest, haunted house and a parade on Saturday, Oct. 12...

Beach ‘n good food and fun

Hot weather didn't stop people from enjoying the music, car show, kids zone and food served by a dozen food trucks at the Beach...

Cortez celebrates Heritage Day

CORTEZ – Cortez may be the last fishing village in the state, and was certainly one of the first, settled in the 1880s by...
Heritage Day celebrates Anna Maria’s history

Heritage Day celebrates Anna Maria’s history

ANNA MARIA - As part of Manatee County’s Heritage Days celebration, the Anna Maria Island Historical Society will hold its annual Heritage Day Festival...

Food, fun, fine at fishing festival

Updated Feb. 23, 2019 - CORTEZ – The 37th Annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival drew 15,000 lovers of all things nautical last weekend thanks...
JazzFest coming to Island next week

JazzFest coming to Island next week

ANNA MARIA - The 16th Annual JazzFest will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 12 from 3-5 p.m. at the Sandbar restaurant, 100 Spring Ave. JazzFest...
Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival

Solve the Cortez history mystery

Updated Jan. 25, 2019 CORTEZ - We have a winner! Hugh Holmes Jr. of Terra Ceia, Florida submitted a photo of the 2000 Cortez Commercial Fishing...

Festival provides hurricane, red tide assistance

CORTEZ – This year’s 7th Annual Cortez Stone Crab and Music Festival is about more than good food, good music and good times -...
artsHOP 2018 artist

Rain doesn’t stop artsHOP

BRADENTON BEACH – The artsHOP celebration got off to an inauspicious start when rain started to fall a few hours before it began on...

Stone Crab Festival coming Nov. 10-11

CORTEZ – Get ready to snap up some crabs at the 7th Annual Cortez Stone Crab and Music Festival in the historic fishing village...