Activities & Things To Do

Anna Maria Things to Do

Village of the Arts

       Home to the largest artists’ colony in Florida, Village of the Arts is located in downtown Bradenton and consists of 42 acres and 240 residential structures. A non-profit corporation, The Artists Guild... Read more

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Located on the Sarasota waterfront, Van Wezel offers a diverse array of entertainment. From Broadway plays to modern dance companies,  comedians to world-class symphonies, Van Wezel has it all! The 1,736 seat auditorium is owned... Read more

Mixon Fruit Farms

  Get a true glimpse of Florida when you visit Mixon Fruit Farms! This is a 75 year old, actual working citrus grove. Take a tour on Mixon’s Orange Blossom Express, a fun and educational... Read more

Sarasota Jungle Gardens- a tropical adventure!

Follow the winding jungle trails to see over 150 native and exotic animals. Alligators, crocodiles, iguanas, lizards, snakes, primates, parrots, and small mammals are just some of the animals you will see on your visit.... Read more

Visit Mote Marine Aquarium!

Mote Marine Laboratory is a non-profit marine science facility dedicated to wildlife preservation, research, and education. The aquarium is open to the public and displays over 100 marine species. Visitors can see manatees, sharks, dolphins,... Read more

Coquina Gulfside Park- come spend the day!

  Located at the southern end of Anna Maria Island, Coquina Gulfside Park boasts 22 acres of white sand beaches, beautiful blue waters, and is host to many amenities. An abundance of Australian pines provides... Read more

Myakka River State Park

13208 State Road 72     Sarasota, FL  34241   (941) 361-6511 Myakka River State Park is located 9 miles east of I-75 in Sarasota. It is one of the oldest and largest state parks in Florida. The Myakka... Read more

Bishop Planetarium & Manatee Aquarium

Digital Full Dome Planetarium Theater

South Florida Museum-Bishop Planetarium & Parker Manatee Aquarium The Bishop Planetarium is the region’s premier astronomy education facility, as well as a multimedia theater for films, lectures, live music and digital art performances. The Planetarium... Read more

Looking for things to do on a rainy day? How about our local Museums?

Anna Maria Island Historical Complex: 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria Admission is free. Information: 778-0492 or Family Heritage House: 60th Avenue and 26th Street West, Bradenton Information: 752-5319 or South Florida Museum:... Read more