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Don’t miss the 3rd Annual Fort Myers Beach Do Wop Festival!

Date: January 11, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM3:00 PM
Event Description:Dance Contest at 11:00 AM !!!!!!! DJ Larry spinning tunes from the 50’s – People’s Choice Judges with trophy awards for best dancers and best era costumes at Noon. 50+ Arts and Crafts Vendors There will be great food and drinks from Skyes, Jonesez BBQ, Santini Fresh Market veggies and fruits – 50/50 raffle benefiting the Fort Myers Beach Friends of the Arts, Roxie will be on site! Come on down for a great Do Wop day at Santini.
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It’s time to hit the beach!

In November? Absolutely!! The average temperature in Fort Myers Beach in November is 81°F high/ 62°F low. Don’t miss the 27th Annual American Sand Sculpting Championships in Ft. Myers Beach, Florida. Watch sculptors from around the world use over 1,000 tons of sand to turn Ft. Myers Beach into a temporary art gallery. Come watch and participate in special events all week long as Master, Advanced Amateur and Amateur competitors battle it out for the number one spot.  All ages are invited to come and learn the tricks of the pros in daily workshops, use their newly acquired skills to compete against fellow audience members, get inspired, and make memories with young ones that will last for years.

Event Schedule

Fort Myers Beach Sand

Opening Day! / Make-A-Wish Day!
Friday November 22nd – Event open 10:00am to 5:00pm
A portion of the event proceeds will be donated to
the Southern Florida Make-A-Wish Foundation.
10:00AM Event Opens
10:00AM Master SOLO Competition
10:00AM Live and Background Music All Day
11:00AM Sand sculpting Demonstrations/Lessons
12:00PM Chain Saw Art with Rod Greene
1:00PM QUICK SAND
1:30PM Live Music with Nick Beauregard
2:00PM Sand sculpting Demonstrations/Lessons
2:30PM Live Music with Nick Beauregard
3:00PM Chain Saw Art with Rod Greene
4:00PM Live Music with Nick Beauregard
4:30PM QUICK SAND
5:00PM Event closes

Saturday November 23rd – Event open 10:00am to 5:00pm
10:00AM Event Opens
10:00AM Master SOLO Competition
10:00AM Live and Background Music All Day
11:00AM Sand sculpting Demonstrations/Lessons
12:00PM Chain Saw Art with Rod Greene
1:00PM QUICK SAND
1:30PM Live Music with Nick Beauregard
2:00PM Sand sculpting Demonstrations/Lessons
2:30PM Live Music with Nick Beauregard
3:00PM Chain Saw Art with Rod Greene
4:00PM Live Music with Nick Beauregard
4:30PM QUICK SAND
5:00PM Event closes

Sunday November 24th – Event open 10:00am to 5:00pm
9:00AM Amateur Registration
10:00AM Event Opens
10:00AM Master SOLO Competition
10:00AM Amateur Contest Begins
10:00AM Live and Background Music All Day
11:00AM Sand sculpting Demonstrations/Lessons
12:00PM Chain Saw Art with Rod Green
1:00PM Master SOLO Competition Ends
1:00PM Sand sculpting Demonstrations/Lessons
1:00PM Master and Amateur Judging
1:30PM Live Music with Nick Beauregard
2:00PM Amateur Contest Ends
2:00PM QUICK SAND
2:30PM Live Music with Nick Beauregard
3:00PM Chain Saw Art with Rod Green
4:00PM QUICK SAND “Championship Round”
4:30PM Awards Ceremony
5:00PM Event closes

Monday November 25th – Event open 10:00am to 5:00pm
10:00AM Event Opens
10:00AM-5:00PM Master Sculptors Exhibit Sculpting
10:00AM Live and Background Music All Day
11:00AM Sand sculpting Demonstrations/Lessons
12:00PM Chain Saw Art with Rod Green
1:00PM Sand sculpting Demonstrations/Lessons
1:30PM Live Music with Nick Beauregard
2:00PM QUICK SAND
2:30PM Live Music with Nick Beauregard
3:00PM Chain Saw Art with Rod Green
4:00PM Sand sculpting Demonstrations/Lessons
4:30PM Live Music with Nick Beauregard
5:00PM Event Closes

Tuesday November 26th – Event open 10:00am to 5:00pm
10:00AM Event Opens
10:00AM-1:00PM Master Sculptors Exhibit Sculpting
10:00AM Live and Background Music All Day
11:00AM Sand sculpting Demonstrations/Lessons
12:00PM Chain Saw Art with Rod Green
1:00PM Master DOUBLES Competition Begins
1:00PM Sand sculpting Demonstrations/Lessons
1:30PM Live Music with Nick Beauregard
2:00PM QUICK SAND
2:30PM Live Music with Nick Beauregard
3:00PM Chain Saw Art with Rod Green
4:00PM Sand sculpting Demonstrations/Lessons
4:30PM Live Music with Nick Beauregard
5:00PM Event Closes

Wednesday November 27th – Event open 10:00am to 5:00pm
10:00AM Event Opens
10:00AM-5:00PM Master Doubles Competition
10:00AM Live and Background Music All Day
11:00AM Sand sculpting Demonstrations/Lessons
12:00PM Chain Saw Art with Rod Green
1:00PM Sand sculpting Demonstrations/Lessons
1:30PM Live Music with Nick Beauregard
2:00PM QUICK SAND
2:30PM Live Music with Nick Beauregard
3:00PM Chain Saw Art with Rod Green
4:00PM Sand sculpting Demonstrations/Lessons
4:30PM Live Music with Nick Beauregard
5:00PM Event Closes

Thursday November 28th – Event open 10:00am to 5:00pm10:00AM Event Opens
10:00AM-5:00PM Master Doubles Competition
10:00AM Live and Background Music All Day
11:00AM Sand sculpting Demonstrations/Lessons
12:00PM Chain Saw Art with Rod Green
1:00PM Sand sculpting Demonstrations/Lessons
1:30PM Live Music with Nick Beauregard
2:00PM QUICK SAND
2:30PM Live Music with Nick Beauregard
3:00PM Chain Saw Art with Rod Green
4:00PM Sand sculpting Demonstrations/Lessons
4:30PM Live Music with Nick Beauregard
5:00PM Event Closes

Friday November 29th – Event open 10:00am to 5:00pm
10:00AM Event Opens
10:00AM Master DOUBLES Competition
10:00AM Florida State Championship (Advanced Amateur)
10:00AM Live and Background Music All Day
11:00AM Sand sculpting Demonstrations/Lessons
12:00PM Chain Saw Art with Rod Green
1:00PM QUICK SAND
1:30PM Live Music with Nick Beauregard
2:00PM Sand sculpting Demonstrations/Lessons
1:30PM Live Music with Nick Beauregard
3:00PM Chain Saw Art with Rod Green
4:00PM Live Music with Nick Beauregard
4:30PM QUICK SAND
5:00PM Event closes

Saturday November 30th – Event open 10:00am to 5:00pm
10:00AM Event Opens
10:00AM Master DOUBLES Competition
10:00AM Florida State Championship (Advanced Amateur)
10:00AM Live and Background Music All Day
11:00AM Sand sculpting Demonstrations/Lessons
12:00PM Chain Saw Art with Rod Green
1:00PM QUICK SAND
1:30PM Live Music with Nick Beauregard
2:00PM Sand sculpting Demonstrations/Lessons
2:30PM Live Music with Nick Beauregard
3:00PM Chain Saw Art with Rod Green
4:00PM Live Music with Nick Beauregard
4:30PM QUICK SAND
5:00PM Event closes

Sunday December 1st – Event open 10:00am to 5:00pm
10:00AM Event Opens
10:00AM Master DOUBLES Competition
10:00AM Florida State Championship (Advanced Amateur)
10:00AM Live and Background Music All Day
11:00AM Sand sculpting Demonstrations/Lessons
12:00PM Chain Saw Art with Rod Green
1:00PM Master DOUBLES Competition Ends
1:00PM Sand sculpting Demonstrations/Lessons
1:30PM Live Music with Nick Beauregard
2:00PM Florida State Championship (advanced Amateur) Ends
2:00PM Master and Florida State Championship Judging
2:00PM QUICK SAND
2:30PM Live Music with Nick Beauregard
3:00PM Chain Saw Art with Rod Green
4:00 PM QUICK SAND “Championship Round”
4:30PM Awards Ceremony
5:00PM Event closes

Don’t Miss the 26th Annual American Sandsculpting Championship

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photo credit: fmbsandsculpting.com

November 16-25, 2012

on the beach behind the Holiday Inn

This year we celebrate the 26th annual American Sand Sculpting Championships on Fort Myers Beach.

The American Championships is one of the longest running sand sculpting competitions in the

world and this year it will be the largest in the state of Florida.

Over 1000 tons of sand will be piled and sculpted in to unbelievable works of art.

More than any competition in Florida.

For the first time in its history the American Championships will host both singles and doubles divisions.

In all there will be 30 sand sculptures to view. Click here to view the site layout.

The event will be open daily from 10:00am to 5:00pm.

Tickets are just $5 for adults and children 5 and older, 4 and under are free.

Advance tickets are available at discounted prices Click here

There are lots of other activities on the beach during the event…click here to find out more

Location: Holiday Inn Fort Myers Beach, 6890 Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

 

Need a place to stay? Check out Cocoplum Beach House … walking distance from the event.

2nd Annual Key West Celebration and Poker Run – Sept. 8, 2012

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2nd Annual Key West Celebration and Poker Run

 

40 Arts and Crafts Vendors, Restaurants of Santini Marina Plaza serving amazing food and drink. Poker Run, Silent Auction, hourly raffles all to benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank. Optional admission – 1 item of non-perishable food. Join in this fun celebration! For more info, click here.

26th Annual American Sandsculpting Championship and Beach Festival 2012 Dates

Sandsculpting 2012 dates have officially been set. Be sure to put Nov. 16-25, 2012, on your calendar.You don’t want to miss this extraordinary time. Come for the Sand, bask in the Sun and enjoy the Fun!  So far, an amazing line-up of 16 talented World Championship caliber Master Sandsculptors have signed up to dazzle you with their artistic creations. The participating sculptors for this year are:

  • Bert Adams
  • Suzanne Altamare
  • Guy Oliver Deveau
  • Bill Dow
  • Karen Fralich
  • Justin Gordon
  • John Gowdy
  • Greg Grady
  • Andy Hancock
  • Carl Jara
  • Bill & Marianne Knight
  • Michel Lepire
  • Fred Mallett
  • “Amazin’ Walter” McDonald
  • Brett Stocker
  • Brian TurnboughImage

Need a place to stay during your visit? Check out Cocoplum Beach House, located walking distance from the festival. Check back here for more updated information.

Crowds line up for shrimp and … more shrimp!

Fort Myers Beach shrimp festival

Get your Pink Gulf Shrimp!

With its humble beginnings as the Blessing of the Shrimp Fleet over 50 years ago, the Ft. Myers Beach Shrimp Festival has become a world famous beach-front celebration of shrimp.  Every year since 1959, the Fort Myers Beach Lions have been boiling and serving delicious Gulf Pink Shrimp to lucky festival attendees! The secrets of perfectly cooked ‘peel and eat’ shrimp have been passed from boil-master to boil-master through the years, as well as the secret recipe for Lions delicious cocktail sauce.

It all starts, of course, with the finest shrimp the Gulf can offer. Delivered straight from the Fort Myers Beach Shrimp Boat Fleet, the Gulf Pink Shrimp is unsurpassed in flavor and versatility. Beach Lions serve over one thousand pounds of the fresh local sweet pink crustaceans every year, making the Shrimp Boil one of the main attractions of this 52nd annual festival.

Lions toil and boil for two days, from 10 until six, to bring the goodness of the Gulf directly to the savvy folks in the “Shrimp Line”. Following the two-hour beach parade Saturday morning the line forms for the best and freshest food that southwest Florida has to offer. One half pound of steaming shrimp is served on every plate, accompanied by sauce and slaw.

While they are there, Festival goers also take the opportunity to browse and buy from the 100 beach crafters and vendors who have made this event one of the best beach festivals in the South and a mecca for tens of thousands of visitors each year. On the way through the festival there’s usually some music to enjoy, a collectable Official Festival tee shirt, hat or tank top, an opportunity to watch the crowning of the next Shrimp Festival Queen, and a huge selection of other eating and entertainment opportunities.

What better way to spend a Saturday or Sunday afternoon than enjoying shrimp at the edge of the Gulf of Mexico and dipping your toes into the sparkling sea too?

Many people come both days just for the shrimp boil, which is testament to the goodness dished out by the Fort Myers Beach Lions. A better shrimp dinner cannot be found! While Bubba Gump may be able to cook shrimp in a variety of ways, the Fort Myers Beach Lions excel in the pureness of boiled shrimp. After all, this is the SHRIMP festival!

Fort Myers Beach Shrimp Festival

March 10-11, 2012

For daily schedule of events and more information click here.

Fort Myers Beach Lions serve up Shrimp Dinners

Want to jam like a native?

Visiting Fort Myers Beach and looking for a great opportunity to jam with local (and visiting) musicians? Don’t miss the Acoustic on the Beach jam sessions at the Beach Pub Wednesday nights. Beginning around 5 p.m. and ending around 9 p.m. every Wednesday, locals (and visitors, alike) are encouraged to bring their instruments and jam around a “portable” campfire on the beach, behind the pub. Local rocker Steve “the Lucky Dog” Lutke is the operator of the operation, and says it should be a fun time for all. There are no amps or electrical devices … just an acoustic session of chillin’ melodies in a natural setting. It’s a great way to catch the sunset, and let the mood lighten the air and create a little “escape” for just a few hours.

Venue: Beach Pub
Phone: 239 765 6102
Address: 1668 I Street, Fort Myers Beach, FL, 33931, United States
Ft. Myers Beach things to do

Campfire jam sessions on Fort Myers Beach