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Enjoy Live Music, Art Vendors and Delicious Food at This Year's Shrimp Fest

March 04, 2019

If there’s anything we know how to cook up in Fort Myers, it’s shrimp. Thanks to the largest shrimp boat fleet in the country calling our town its home base, we’re no stranger to fresh, buttery shrimp cooked to perfection. This month, you can have a taste for yourself March 9-March 10 at the annual Fort Myers Beach Shrimp Fest! The largest two-day event on Estero Island comes back year after year to bigger crowds with even bigger appetites. Starting at 10 a.m. with a parade marching down Estero Boulevard, the festival will continue all afternoon long with live music, local art vendors, and, you guessed it, lots of delicious shrimp to dig into! Round up your friends and family and take advantage of the park and ride on Summerlin Square Drive for easy access via the trolley!