Anna Maria Island Things to Do This Weekend (April 30-May 2)

No plans this weekend?  We got you covered!

Here are just a few of the many events happening on Anna Maria Island and surrounding area this weekend.  Click on the event link or call the number for more information.


Friday, April 30, 2010

Arbor Day Tree Plantings
Time: 10:00 am (Spring Lake Community Park, Holmes Beach)
Time: 11:00 am (Bayfront Park, Anna Maria)
<!– DEAD LINK Bradenton Courthourse Square Concerts
Time:  11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Helicopter Golf Ball Drop Benefiting First Step of Sarasota at their 6th Annual Golf Classic
Time: 1:30 pm
Art Center of Manatee presents: The Figure and The Abstraction Paintings by Darwin Leon
Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Bradenton Marauders vs. Charlotte Stone Crabs
Time: 5:30 pm (Gates Open – One Night Rodeo Concert)
Time: 7:00 pm (Game Time)
Family night film screening of “Relating with Money” at Crosspointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Time:  6:00 pm  Information: 941-778-0719.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Bridge Street Market
Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Robinson Preserve Visitor Center Grand Opening, 99th Street N.W. and 17th Avenue N.W., Bradenton
Time:  9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Anna Maria Island Relay for Life begins at Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach.
Time:  3:00 pm  Information: 941-518-4431.
The Valentine House Open House
Time: 12:00 am
Ellenton Farmer’s Market
Time: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Downtown Bradenton Farmers Market
Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Geckofest Gala Dinner Auction at Rossi at GeckoFest 2010
Time: 6:30 pm – 12:00 am
Bradenton Marauders vs. Charlotte Stone Crabs
Time: 6:00 pm (Game Time)
Time: After Game (Fireworks)

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Children’s Academy of Southwest Florida Inc. annual Island Run 5k begins at Bayfront Park in Anna Maria.
Time:  7:00 am   Information: 941-798-8862.
SAHIB Shrine Pancake Breakfast
Time: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Woody’s River Roo’s 5th annual Macy’s Miracle Foundation fundraiser
Time: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Bradenton Marauders vs. Charlotte Stone Crabs
Time: 1:00 pm

If you attend any of these events, come back to the blog and tell us your experience. Events are courtesy of The Bradenton Times Event Calendar, The Islander Calendar, Anna Maria Island Sun, and other sources.  For complete listings of area events go to the these calendars.  If you have an event you would like listed, send an email to [email protected] for consideration. Sorry no individual business events unless it a cultural or charitable event.