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.
Halloween Contest 2017
October 31, 2017
Monday 3:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
5313 Gulf Drive N, Holmes 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.
Trail of Treats 2017
October 31, 2017
Monday 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Anna Maria, Holmes Beach, Bradenton Beach
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.
Pine Avenue in the village of Anna Maria on the north end of Anna Maria Island, just down the street from our waterfront vacation rental homes.
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.
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.
Want to Visit Anna Maria Island?
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