Anna Maria Island Christmas Parade

One of our biggest and most popular holiday traditions is the Anna Maria Island Christmas Parade. There is something so unique about this parade. Maybe the huge pirate ship is normal; after all, the parade is organized by the AMI Privateers. It may also be that the temperature is about 75-80 degrees so shorts and flip flops are normal. If these don’t peak your interest, then it must be all the local businesses, residents and visitors (yes, visitors) participating in the long line of vehicles, floats and boats parading from one of the island to the other end.

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Restaurant Feature: Sage Biscuit Café

It’s official! Sage Biscuit Café is a chain with two locations! There is no better way to start the day than after a good meal. If you don’t mind driving over one of the bridges, the Sage Biscuit Café has one of the best breakfasts or brunches within 10 miles of the island.

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Bradenton Riverwalk

For families visiting Anna Maria Island or any other parts of the area, the Bradenton Riverwalk is a must-see stop during vacation. It was designed and built in 2012 to make downtown Bradenton more a bigger draw.

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Island Living

Anna Maria Island is a GREAT place to visit, but it is an even better place to live! A Paradise Realty specialize in island real estate and are ready and willing to help you on your search. Meet our agents and let us help you get started today! Looking to sell your home? We can help with that too.

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Island Weather

What season is best on the island? This is our un-official recap of the weather. At the bottom of this page are the official statistics.

Summer – Summer sizzles. It is hot, but the gentle sea breezes blow every day, keeping it more comfortable. The days all seem to be carbon copies of one another. All are sunny and wonderful. The clouds build up late in the afternoon and often give us a brief thunderstorm before going away as fast as they came. This is great because the plants get watered, but it does not ruin the day. The Gulf water temperature gets up near 90 degrees, so swimming is great. Almost every evening produces an awesome sunset. Summer here is like summer anywhere else. It is the time that people picnic, boat, swim & play. It is a festive time.

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Holmes Beach Office

On Anna Maria Island
5201 Gulf Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
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Ellenton Office

Located in Ellenton Plaza
945 25th Drive East
Ellenton, Florida 34222

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