The Anna Maria Island Privateers was established as a Not For Profit group in 1971 by a small group of individuals interested in being a support group for needed Manatee county and island youth programs.

Their Charter goals were to promote activities for the betterment of youth, to render service to the community and to participate in area events.

The Privateers sponsor a number of ongoing activities to raise funds such as mullet smokes, thieves markets, golf tournament, business captures, special events and of course, tax deductible donations are always accepted.

The Privateers hold various activities throughout the year including the 4th of July parade, Christmas Parade (complete with Gifts for the children and Santa) and Snooks Adams Kids Day with hotdogs, soda and games.

Members of the Krewe donate their time, money, blood, sweat and tears. Pirate garb is required and only limited by each Krewe member's piratey imagination! Members are responsible for providing their own throw beads, bling pins and medallions, etc.

Membership is open to any and all!! To become a Privateer, an individual must be sponsored by a current "Black Shirt" member. The applicant must attend at least two meetings prior to being eligible to be voted in as a probationary "Grey Shirt" member, which lasts at least six months during which time he or she is expected to actively participate in events prior to being voted in as a full "Black Shirt" member. Annual membership dues are currently $150. Dues pay for expenses such as insurance, parade float maintenance, materials and office needs.

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 1238
Holmes Beach, Fl 34218



Krewe Events

Privateers Annual 4th of July Parade

Here Ye Here Ye…The Anna Marie Island Privateers will once again be hosting their ANNUAL 4th of JULY PARADE & SCHOLARSHIP AWARD CEREMONY! The parade will travel the entire length of Anna Maria Island… Starting on The South end the Island at Coquina Beach in the City of Bradenton Beach, Passing thru the City of Holmes Beach and Ending at the North End of the Island on Pine Ave. in the city of Anna Maria. This parade is open to all and anyone, be it business, groups, family’s or individuals who would like to participate in our parade to show their pride of the “Red, White and Blue”.. There is no Parade Entrance Fee, It is FREE! Go to the Privateers website and Register to be in the Parade.. Please note that this is a Non-walking parade, it’s a 7 mile Parade, so all entries must be on Wheels, be it pirate ships, flatbed or pickup truck, boat trailer, Segway’s, Golf Carts, Roller Blades, or Bicycles just as long as it has wheels… Everyone is invited to participate or just bring a Chair an American flag and set on the Parade route as we celebrate Independence Day Following the Parade is the Scholarsip Award Ceremony and After-Parade Party with Live Music, Libations & Grub @ “The Ugly Grouper” 5704 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach Florida where the Privateers will announce the Scholarship recipients of over Twenty thousand dollars. $20,000.00 Please join us.. Be in the Parade or Bring a Chair to Watch!! If you have questions or concerns Please contact Privateer Kim Chauncey Boyd by e-mail: or Call (931) 639-0986 or Visit our Website and don’t forget to like us on Facebook.