Fort Myers Beach: Local Area Events & Festivals

Shrimp Festival & Parade

This annual parade runs 2 miles down the main street on Fort Myers Beach, Estero Boulevard. Over 100 crafters and vendors participate in this exciting two day event. For over 50 years, The Fort Myers Beach Lions have been serving over 1,000 pounds of delicious Gulf Pink Shrimp to the Shrimp Festival attendees. At the Shrimp Festival & Parade, enjoy live music, festival t-shirts, hats, food, and the crowning of the Shrimp Festival Queen.

Sand Sculpting Championships

Every Fall on Fort Myers Beach, The Annual American Sandsculpting Championship features jaw dropping master sand sculptures. This event offers a State Championship contest, Amateur contest, Quick Sand Speed Sculpting, Flying Colors, Sand Sculpting demonstrations and lessons, and multiple activities for kids to enjoy. This event is full of excitement and is great for all ages!

Taste of the Beach

The Annual Taste of the Beach features live music concerts and over 20 restaurants competing for Taste of the Beach awards and honors. During this annual event, each restaurant serves samples of specialty dishes for attendees to enjoy while outside on beautiful Fort Myers Beach.

Fort Myers Beach Film Festival

The Fort Myers Beach Film Festival is a one of a kind event for independent film fans, distributors, and filmmakers of all ages. Attendees have the opportunity to enjoy five days and nights of film on Fort Myers Beach! The Fort Myers Beach Film Festival offers an array of interesting films and gives attendees an opportunity to exchange ideas and create new friendships.

Songwriters Festival

The Island Hopper Songwriter Fest is a new, exciting event to Southwest Florida and allows music lovers to come together and enjoy multiple concerts at popular island venues in Southwest Florida. Attendees have the opportunity to experience a variety of talented musicians up close while enjoying the gorgeous backdrop of the Gulf.

Pirate Festival

The annual Pirate Festival takes place right on Fort Myers Beach and features pirates, wenches, corsairs, and more! Attendees of the Pirate Festival can expect entertainment for all ages, including signature melodies and shows, cannon launches, pub quests and crawls, scavenger hunts, and giveaway raffles. This is a fun Southwest Florida event not to miss!

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