A crowd gathers on the shore in Bradenton Beach for the fireworks show that blasted in the 2011. The celebrating began Dec. 31 with parties at many Island clubs and restaurants, including the BeachHouse, sponsor of the fireworks. Islander Photos: Lisa Neff
Fireworks explode over the beach near the BeachHouse restaurant with the arrival of 2011.
Revelers celebrate the approaching new year on the dance floor Dec. 31 at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. The restaurant hosted a VIP party, followed by a public fireworks display on the beach.
Fireworks are shot into the from the beach just south of the BeachHouse Restaurant after the countdown to 2011.