March 19, 2011

Anna Maria Islanders Love a Parade!

Whatever month you choose for your coastal vacation, there will probably be a parade on the island.  Anna Maria Islanders just love strutting their stuff. 

Sunday, March 13th, heralded the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Anna Maria Island.   It was one of the largest crowds ever. 

Onlookers lined the parade route collecting green beads thrown from floats as they were entertained by the Jacobite Pipe and Drum Band, the Privateers, the Braden River High School Marching Band and the PomPom squad from Southeast High School marching band.   The Anna Maria Garden Club handed out flowers along the route.

                                                                     photos: The Islander
Judy the elephant was the star of the parade.  

                                                       Photo: An Island Place Realty
 It was a fun day for all with picture perfect weather for a parade!

              Photo:  An Island Place Realty
Check out this video of the parade: