3/1, Kids Shrimp Run

Beach Access 25 Gulf Beach Road, Fort Myers Beach, FL, United States

The Kids Shrimp Run is a one mile run on the beach sand and will be run on the first Saturday in March. The race will begin and end at the beach access on Gulf Beach Road across from the old Topps Supermarket and ends at Connecticut Street beach access. Starting at 8am, each grade […]

3/3-3/9, Shrimp Crawl

The Fort Myers Beach LIONS Club is excited to announce the official Shrimp Festival 'Shrimp Crawl' taking place March 3rd - March 9th, 2025 on Fort Myers Beach. Because the Shrimp Festival is being held in a new location, we are limited to vendor spaces and unable to have our traditional shrimp boil. So, we […]

5K Run

Doc Fords 708 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL, United States

The festive 5k course takes you over the Matanzas Bridge twice while thousands of onlookers cheer runners on! The race starts at 9 am and precedes the ever-popular Shrimp Parade.


Estero Blvd. Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL, United States

The Fort Myers Beach Shrimp Festival parade is approximately 2-miles long and runs down the main street of town on Estero Blvd from the Beach Elementary school (parade loading zone) to the base of the Matanzas Bridge on the beach side. Parade entrants are automatically entered into our Shrimp Festival Parade competition and awarded trophies […]

Shrimp Eating Contest

The Whale 1249 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL, United States

The Fort Myers Beach Lions Club has announced the return of their most “fulfilling” addition to their world-famous annual event, the Annual Shrimp Festival Shrimp Eating Championship. The contest will feature up to 10 sponsored contestants who will compete to eat as many pounds of cooked and peeled Ft. Myers Beach Pink Gold Shrimp within […]

Shrimp Festival Closing Ceremony

Bayside Park 1131 First Street, Fort Myers Beach, FL, United States

Head down to Shrimp Festival home base at Bayside Park for the Shrimp Festival closing ceremony with LIVE MUSIC, 50/50 raffle drawings, silent auction winner announcements & more!