1. Fort Myers Beach Lions Club Shrimp Festival
The Fort Myers Shrimp Festival takes place in March. The Shrimp Festival celebrates the shrimp industry on Fort Myers Beach. It consists of a shrimp eating competition, a 5k run, a parade, a pageant, and a food and crafts exposition.
Find out more at: https://www.facebook.com/FtMyersBeachShrimpFestival/
2. American Sand Sculpting Championship
The American Sand Sculpting Championship takes place in November. This is the largest sandscultping event in the United States. Nearly 47,000 attendees attend and 2000 tons of sand are sculpted.
Find out more at: http://fmbsandsculpting.com
3. Taste of the Beach
Taste of the Beach takes place in May. Taste of the Beach is an event where local restaurants offer samples of their signature dishes for purchase and compete for top Taste of the Beach Award in categories such as Best Appetizer, Best Beef Dish, Best Seafood Dish, Best Chicken Dish, Best Dessert, Best Decorated Booth, and People’s choice award. Live music is performed throughout the event.
Find out more at: http://chamber.fortmyersbeach.org/events/details/22nd-annual-taste-of-the-beach-may-7-2017-05-07-2017-9254
4. Fort Myers Beach Pirate Festival
The Fort Myers Beach Pirate Festival takes place in November. The Fort Myers Beach Pirate Festival was named the #2 Pirate Festival in the Country by USA. This family-friendly event attracts thousands of people that come to enjoy the pirate bazaar, themed live music and performances, live ship battles, children’s activities and the jolly pub quest (21+ event).
Find out more at: http://fmbpiratefest.com
5. Fort Myers Beach Christmas Parade
The Fort Myers Beach Christmas Boat Parade takes place in December. The event features 30 to 50 illuminated boats decorated with an array of animated Christmas scenes and filling the air with Christmas carols. The parade travels through the Back Bay and passes by establishments such as Bootleggers, Parrot Key, Matanzas on the Bay, Doc Ford’s and Nervous Nellies.
Find out more at: http://www.fortmyersbeach.org/the-greater-fort-myers-beach-area-chamber-of-commerce-27th-annual-christmas-boat-parade-will-light-up-the-beach-on-saturday-december-5th-2015/