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Insider Guide to Halloween 2017 on Anna Maria Island

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Everything You Need to Know about the Trail of Treats!

Anna Maria Island is such a special community. The area of Anna Maria Island and Bradenton welcomes over 2.9 million visitors each year. Within that time each visitor, whether they come from near or far, feels like they are stepping back in time to a small town community. It's no easy feat. The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce spearheads this spooky time of year by hosting the annual Trail of Treats!

Here's what you need to know. We've nailed the entire event into bite size pieces for you filled with Insider's Tips as always. What you need to know, how to get there and what to expect.

Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce

5313 Gulf Drive N, Holmes Beach

Halloween Contest - Pirate on Beach

You can win prizes!

Start off registering at the AMI Chamber of Commerce at 3:30 pm for the costume contest. This event is open to all children from newborns to 12-year-olds. There is contest judging in four different categories divided up by age group. Make sure you get there on time because judging starts at 3:30 pm sharp!

Walgreens is sponsoring a photo booth with free 5 x 7 photos of spooktacular trick or treaters. A great keepsake to cherish.

Anna Maria, Holmes Beach, Bradenton Beach

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  • Join locals and visitors on October 31st, 2017 from 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm for the Costume Contest

  • Trick or Treating start throughout the island at local participating businesses from 4:00 pm until 8s pm

  • Holmes Beach will be giving out treats between 4:00 – 6:00 pm

  • Bradenton Beach businesses between 5:00 - 8:00 pm

  • Anna Maria between 5:00 - 8:00 pm


Not familiar with the area? Safe trick or treating follows the Halloween Costume Contest at businesses all around the island until 7:00 - 8:00 pm or they run out of treats. Pick up your list of participating island businesses at the Chamber by October 30th and get your goblins and ghosts out there early.

The Privateers will be on hand in their swashbuckling pirate costumes to assist all in safe street crossing in the Holmes Beach area by the Chamber.


Map of Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida - Anna Maria Island Home Rental

  • Bridge Street Merchants on Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach.

  • Holmes Beach Merchants on Marina & Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach, the central area of the island.

Map of Shops of Holmes Beach, Florida - Anna Maria Island Home Rental
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Insider Tip!

FREE TROLLEY: Hop on the free trolley at any stop throughout the island. The trolley runs until 10:30 pm. Need to download the Trolley Schedule, visit our Insider's Guide to the Free Trolley page.

Happy Halloween - Beach

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