Anna Maria Island Heritage Festival and Settler’s Market

Snowbird and summertime travelers from all over the world visit Anna Maria Island, Florida for sunshine,  beach time, and endless family activities.  Guests who visit and stay at Dans Florida Condos ( often are surprised by the deep history and unique welcoming cultural events that island has to offer as well.

Anna Maria Island Heritage Festival and Settler's Market

This year’s annual Anna Maria Island Heritage Festival and Settler’s Market, will take place on Saturday March 2nd, 2019.  Anna Maria Island Historical Society represents, preserves and houses the history and historical records and items of all three cities that make up Anna Maria Island. Heritage Day makes island history come alive by giving visitors an opportunity to see how the settler’s lived in the early days of the island and to experience, first-hand, many of the collectibles from its past. The museum will be open as will the Belle Haven Cottage and of course the famous City Jail and the historic park which was recently expanded with picnic tables for seating on the water under a shady canopy of trees.

AMIHS Museum and Historical Park, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This annual event gives visitors an opportunity to watch local craftsmen demonstrating arts and crafts as practiced by early island settlers. In addition, there will be a Settlers Market with local produce, herbs and settler’s bread baked by local volunteers and a collectibles tent with items for sale. The museum, Belle Haven Cottage and the surrounding native plant garden will be open for tours. Music, food and games are also part of this annual event. Free admission.

A few island favorites will be on hand including:

Anna Maria Island Heritage Festival and Settler's Market
Volunteers escort children through one of the main attractions, the Historic Anna Maria City Jail

Many local craftspeople also were on hand, helping visitors take a step back in time as they toured the museum’s grounds. Experts in everything from sustainably collecting local honey to bonnet making, spinning, quilting and candle making gave demonstrations in their craft, answered questions and offered their wares for sale.

Visitors were invited to take a piece of history with them as they departed with items ranging from historical books by local authors to antique implements and signs from long ago Island landmarks.”

Transportation and Location

Location: AMIHS Museum and Historical Park, 402 Pine Ave, Anna Maria, FL

Transportation: Parking is available at the City Pier lot and Roser Community Church. You can also take the free trolley, and it will drop you off right in front of the museum at trolley stop #42.

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