Bayfest returns to Pine Avenue to Anna Maria

Dana Cohen, lead singer of the band Jack’D Up, looks from the stage to the crowd to react at the 20th Annual Bayfest, the return of the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce after waiting for the pandemic, with a performance of classic cars, vendors, food, libations and live music on October 16 on Avenue des Pins at Anna Maria.

Debbie Crowe and Michael DeChellis dance the sunset at the One-Day Bayfest on Pine Avenue on October 16. The event was a fundraiser for the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce.

Bradenton’s Tiara Pacheco dances with her 7-month-old daughter, Camilla Sanchez, as well as people gathered for live music on the Bayfest stage on Pine Avenue.

Susanne Arbanas, AMI Concierge Services, welcomes Bayfest clients to her stand.

John White, left, from Bradenton, and Cindy Phillips from Holmes Beach visit Pine Avenue during Bayfest.

Vivian Rose, 4, of Anna Maria Island, looks out the window at the backseat of the 1949 Hudson at the Bayfest auto show.

Handmade macrame products by Casey Phillips of Cozy Sunday Vibes in Bradenton.

Michael Harkey, left, and Jeff Shafer, both visiting AMI from Oklahoma, check under the hood of a 1949 Hudson at the classic car show that lined Pine Avenue with classic and vintage cars for the Bayfest.

Dave Shade, left, and his wife Jude of Los Gatos, Calif., Discover local artists and vendors on October 16 at Bayfest on Pine Avenue while vacationing on Anna Maria Island. “You have the best beach in the world here,” said Dave. Islander Pictures: Amber Sigman

Anna Maria Island residents Shirl Hannigan and Brandy Walker dance on October 16 to rock covers performed by Jack’D Up, a Sarasota-based band performing live at Bayfest.

Mike Sales, master of ceremonies for the day at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce’s 20th Annual Bayfest, entertains the crowds on Avenue des Pins.

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