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Save the date! October 19, 2024, is the 23rd Annual Bayfest on Anna Maria Island

| Suncoast Post Staff |

Save the date! On October 19, 2024, the beautiful Anna Maria Island will come alive with the vibrant energy of the 23rd Annual Bayfest, hosted by the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce. This beloved community event promises a day filled with fun, food, and festivities for the entire family, capturing the essence of island life and bringing together locals and visitors alike.

Bayfest has become a cherished tradition, marking the arrival of fall with a spectacular celebration that highlights the unique charm and culture of Anna Maria Island. Nestled along the picturesque Bayfront Park, the festival offers a stunning backdrop of azure waters and swaying palm trees, creating the perfect setting for a day of enjoyment and relaxation.

One of the main attractions of Bayfest is the bustling food court, featuring a mouthwatering array of culinary delights. From fresh seafood caught in local waters to classic festival fare, there is something to satisfy every palate. Food vendors will be serving up everything from crispy fish tacos to savory barbecue, with plenty of sweet treats to indulge in as well. Be sure to come hungry and ready to sample the best of what the island has to offer.

For those who love to shop, the arts and crafts vendors will not disappoint. The festival will showcase a diverse selection of handmade goods, including jewelry, pottery, paintings, and more. This is the perfect opportunity to find unique, one-of-a-kind items and support local artisans. Whether you’re looking for a special gift or a memento of your visit, you’re sure to find something that catches your eye.

Live music will fill the air throughout the day, with a lineup of talented musicians performing a variety of genres. From toe-tapping country tunes to soulful blues and lively rock, the music will keep the atmosphere festive and upbeat. Bring a blanket or a chair, settle in, and enjoy the sounds of the island while soaking up the sun.

Bayfest is designed with families in mind, offering a range of activities to keep the little ones entertained. There will be a dedicated kids’ zone with games, face painting, and other fun activities that are sure to bring smiles to young faces. It’s a day for families to come together, create memories, and enjoy quality time in a safe and welcoming environment.

The 23rd Annual Anna Maria Island Bayfest is a testament to the community spirit and the island’s dedication to celebrating its unique culture. Mark your calendars for October 19, 2024, and join us for a day of unforgettable fun and festivity. See you at Bayfest!

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