With the holiday season nearing an end, we still have some celebrating to do! With New Year’s Eve just around the corner, we wanted to share with you, some of the great spots on the Island as well as the neighboring areas that offer fun events to help you say goodbye to the old and ring in the New Year.
Beachhouse New Year’s Fireworks
-200 Gulf Drive North, Bradenton Beach
If you are staying on the Island for the New Year’s holiday or live in the area than you simply cannot miss the fireworks extravaganza that is put on by The Beachhouse Restaurant, located on Bradenton Beach. Grab a blanket or chairs and head out to the sands, where you can ring in 2015—Island style! Watch the fireworks go off at midnight while digging your toes in the sand, what could be better than that? Do you want to treat yourself to a treat before the fireworks festivities begin? The Beachhouse Restaurant will be seating through 10pm for regular dinner options. For more information, contact The Beachhouse Restaurant at 941-779-2222.
Main Street Live New Year’s Eve—Bradenton
-Old Main Street, Downtown Bradenton
If you are looking to kick off 2015 with a big party than head over to downtown Bradenton, just a short 20 minute drive from Anna Maria Island. The party begins at 4pm with live music, food trucks and vendors and a countdown to the ball drop at midnight. The streets will be closed to traffic and local eateries and bars will remain open for your enjoyment.
Sarasota Downtown New Year’s Eve Party—Main Street, Sarasota
-Main Street, Sarasota
Start the celebration early at Sarasota’s Downtown New Year’s Eve Party! Festivities start at 2pm with live music and dancing in the street beginning at 3pm. With four separate stages highlighting local bands and DJ’s throughout the night—you are sure to send off 2014 in style! With lots of food and drink vendors available along with the local restaurants and bars open late—you will definitely not go hungry at this great street party. Enjoy rides and activities as you await the “Pineapple Drop” counting to midnight! What a great way to celebrate new beginnings—Florida style! For more information please visit: http://sarasotanewyearsparty.com/
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