Ahoy there, mateys! Are ye looking for somewhere to spend your plundered gold doubloons? Head on down to the Thieves Market, sponsored by some of the most ruthless pirates this side of the Gulf of Mexico. These scurvy dogs founded their organization in 1971 as a youth outreach program, and have been a staple of Anna Maria Island life ever since. The thieves market is a a great fundraiser that keeps these wonderful people doing all the great things they do for the community, such as our yearly 4th of July parade, multiple youth scholarships, Christmas on Anna Maria Island, the Christmas parade and more.
For more information about the privateers, or how a landlubber like you can become a “black shirt” (That’s pirate lingo for member), head on over to their website and poke around a bit. If you own a business and would like to sell you wares, you can find the application to be a vendor HERE.
Dates for the Thieve’s Market:
November 10th, 2012 … 8:00 – 3:00
January 19th, 2013 … 8:00 – 3:00
February 9th, 2013 … 8:00 – 3:00
March 9th, 2013 … 8:00 – 3:00
April 13th, 2013 … 8:00 – 3:00