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The Fort Myers Beach Shrimp Festival

March 05, 2018

Joining us in March? You’ve come at the right time! The weekend of March 10 and 11 will bring the community together with the annual Fort Myers Beach Shrimp Festival. To welcome the spring weather—did it ever leave?—join the festivities for a cause that raises thousands of dollars for local educational and medical charities. The weekend’s events will include an art fair and food expo featuring artisanal arts and crafts, a kids shrimp run and adults’ 5k, a lively parade, and of course: lots of shrimp. Both locals and visitors alike can get in on the Fort Myers fun with shrimp eating contests and a good ol’ southern shrimp boil from the Fort Myers Beach Lions. But this festival isn’t just for foodies, with so many vendors and activities, this is one of the best ways to feel a part of the inviting, fun community here at Fort Myers Beach.