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         Shrimp Festival Schedule

Saturday March 5

Ft. Myers Beach Lions Kids Shrimp Run 
Princess Andrea Miss Moss Marine,Princess Madison Miss Semmer Electric,Princess Logan Miss Holiday Water Sports award winner ribbon to a runner! about 75 Kids Raced

Saturday March 12

Ft. Myers Beach Lions 5k Shrimp Festival Run Register online 9am Saturday.  event operated by and for Cypress Lake High school Boosters 

Shrimp Festival Parade 
10am Saturday. This 1.5 mile long parade runs down the main street of town (Estero Blvd). The Matanzas bridge closes at 9am so arrive early! Call Lion Diane 239-454-0043239-454-0043 for info

24th Annual Shrimp Festival Food Fun & Crafts  Expo
More than 100 great Vendors hit the beach! on the beach
10am Saturday til 6pm for info Call Lion Ted 239-454-0043239-454-0043

Official Festival Tee Shirts Tank tops, caps and more on sale Festival Grounds  or buy online Saturday & Sun. all day til 6

World Famous Lions Shrimp Dinners! get dinner tickets in advance here. Save time in line here
On the beach and pavilion 10am Saturday til 5pm and Sunday 10 am til they’re all sold out. Shrimp provided by our local boats 

Crowning of the 58th Shrimp Festival Queen

1pm an old fashioned family event with scholarships and trophies awarded on the beach at the beach pavilion at the county park. Free. 


Sunday March 13

24th Annual Shrimp Festival Food Fun & Crafts  Expo More than 100 great vendors hit the beach! 10-5 pm on the beach for info Call Lion Ted 239-454-0043239-454-0043

Official Festival Tee Shirts, Tank tops, caps and more buy online
Sun.10am-til they are gone! at the Expo on the beach
World Famous Lions Shrimp Dinners
10am Sunday til they sell out! At the Beach Park 
 get dinner tickets in advance here. Save time in line here 

2nd Annual Lions Shrimp Festival World Shrimp Eating Championship!  1pm Festival Grounds

Shrimp Festival News Update!

Top 10 Things to Do at the 58th Ft. Myers Beach Lions Shrimp Festival


10. Watch the Parade – If you want to see best, find a spot South of the “Times Square” and before you get to the Lani Kai. That way you can enjoy the parade without walking too far to get to the Festival Grounds.

9, Cheer on our Parade Marshall Tracey Gore. She has run our Festival Queen Pageant for several years! A great volunteer.

8.  Explore the crafters expo- You will find many unique items for you or to gift. Be sure to ask for their business card in case you need to return of buy more!

7. At 1pm wander over behind the beach bath house and watch the Shrimp Festival Queen be crowned in a spectacular beach background setting! Hint – Also be sure and snap some great photos to show your friends what a fantastic beach we have!

6. Eat Florida’s best Shrimp cooked by Beach Lions for 58 years! Hint-smallest lines will be after 1:30 pm or hint-avoid the line and buy shrimp dinner tickets online. Be sure to enjoy our World Famous Shrimp Dinner cocktail sauce.

5. If you don’t eat shrimp you will find many selections to suit all tastes in our food court row.

4. After you eat, check out our Lions Festival Gear Tent and pick up a tee, tank, golf or spa shirt, a golf cap, or some coffee mugs all with Shrimp Festival logos. Hint-they make great useful souvenirs and the profits go to our Beach Lions Eye Sight saving programs and sholarships.

3. Take a chance on winning our Lions lotto tree full of tickets where you can win a million!

2. Be sure to bring you swimming gear so you take enjoy Ft. Myers Beach.  Changing rooms are in the Festival Grounds. You’ll be glad  you did.

1. Be sure to visit the Festival on Sunday and watch the Ft. Myers Beach Lions World Shrimp Eating Championship at 1pm just in front of the bathhouse. See a new record set!?!  Hint- cameras and videos will entertain your friends.

Finally Mark Your calendars for Lions Shrimp Festival 2017- March 11th and 12th!                

Thanks for reading our Festival News! We will be letting you know who won all our events and more news next time!

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