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Get Your Fill at the Annual Fort Myers Beach Lions Club Shrimp Festival

March 02, 2020

Here in Fort Myers, we’re known for our pink gulf shrimp, and we celebrate this local cuisine every year with two days of food, fun, and sun that just can’t be missed. Starting at 10 a.m. March 14-15, at Lynn Hall Memorial Park, take part in a local tradition filled with art vendors, live music, and all the shrimp you could possibly eat. With all this food, you’re going to need to bring your appetite—we’ll supply the drinks, food, and fun! On Saturday, the event kicks off with a Shrimp Festival Parade that starts at 10 a.m. sharp. Afterward, watch the Shrimp Festival Pageant crown this year’s Shrimp Queen. Bring friends, families, kids—even the pickiest of eaters won’t be able to say no to the culinary delights found at this annual event.