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.

Ten Great Reasons to Visit Fort Myers Beach, Florida

If you long for a vacation that consists of beaches, water sports, nature, history and culture, then Fort Myers Beach is just what you’re looking for.

Warm Climate

Fort Myers Beach enjoys a warm climate almost year round. The weather is mild with plenty of sunshine and cool breezes. Although January is typically the coolest month, the average high is 75°F, making Fort Myers Beach the perfect destination year round.

Enjoy the Beach

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that no trip to Fort Myers Beach would be complete without spending some time on the beach. Have a barbecue, go for a swim or just grab a good book and relax in the sand. The choice is yours!

Go Golfing

Florida is known for its wide variety of golf courses, and Lee County is no exception. With no cold season, the courses are open year round, but are less crowded in the warmer summer months of May to October. Nearby Fort Myers boasts many golf courses, but if you prefer, you don’t even have to leave Fort Myers Beach: The 18-hole “Bay Beach” course at the Fort Myers Beach Golf Club facility features 3,091 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 60.

Ride a Bike

With warm weather year round and a plethora of safe bike paths, local residents and visitors alike love to ride bikes in Fort Myers Beach. Rent a bike or bring your own and explore the many gems in and around Fort Myers Beach.

Go Birdwatching

Fort Myers Beach is a very popular tourist destination, but also provides excellent habitat for many species of birds throughout the area. Nearby Lovers Key State Park attracts American white pelicans, black-bellied plovers, rose-breasted grosbeaks and other colorful birds.

Go Fishing

Fort Myers Beach is well known for its plentiful fishing opportunities. This is the destination for a relaxing day on the water, whether you are a beginner who is new to fishing, or an experienced angler catching grouper, snapper, mackerel and cobia for dinner.

Try a New Watersport

If you’ve never tried Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) or kayaking, Fort Myers Beach is a great place to experience these for the first time. The calm Gulf waters and abundance of wildlife make this a must-do on your next trip to Fort Myers Beach.Cocoplum Beach House - things to do

Go Shopping

Come prepared for some great shopping. There are plenty of unique gift and souvenir shops in Fort Myers Beach, but if you’re looking to do some serious shopping, don’t miss nearby Tanger Outlet Mall and Miromar Factory Outlet Stores.

Spend a Night on the Town

After you’ve enjoyed the gorgeous sunset in Fort Myers Beach, the fun is far from over. Dozens of mouth-watering restaurants and thrilling bars and clubs make for an unforgettable evening in this city.

Great Accommodations

As a tourism destination, there are countless accommodation options in Fort Myers Beach. There are plenty of choices for every possible price range and budget. Whether you’re getting away for a romantic weekend or a family vacation, Fort Myers Beach has just what you’re looking for.

With these ten great reasons to visit Fort Myers Beach, Florida, what are you waiting for? Make Fort Myers Beach your next vacation destination. You’ll be glad you did!

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

It’s that time of year again!

Come on over and enjoy the Fort Myers Beach Farmers Fort Myers Beach Farmers MarketMarket.  Located under the Sky Bridge, the market operates November – April, rain or shine.

Come see the wide variety of goods available from our local vendors!

  • Fruits and Vegetables
  • Flowers
  • Seafood
  • Baked goods
  • Snack foods
  • Plants

Under the Sky Bridge between 2nd & 3rd Streets

Open Air / Seasonal / Free
Fridays, November – April
7:30 am – 11:30 am
Contact Ph: (239) 765-0202