Shrimp Festival Event Schedule

The Fort Myers Beach Lions Club Shrimp Festival is put on by the local Lions Club each year and raises money to support Lions missions to serve their community of those in need. Below you will find shortcuts to each of the events that take place. Some events take place prior to Shrimp Festival weekend. The main festival takes place over a two-day period of the second, full weekend in March. Event locations vary. For details on any event, simply click on the ‘Read More’ text.

Pre-Festival Events

Shrimp Festival events taking place before Shrimp festival weekend.
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
3/2, Kids Shrimp Run
By Betty Rodriguez Read more
10:00 am
3/4-3/10, Shrimp Crawl
By Lion Shelby Read more

Shrimp Festival Weekend - Saturday

Shrimp Festival weekend events taking place on Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 am
5K Run
By Betty Rodriguez Read more
10:00 am
3/4-3/10, Shrimp Crawl
By Lion Shelby Read more
10:00 am
Arts & Crafts Fair
By Lion Diane Read more
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Parade
By Jeff Hauge Read more
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Queens Pageant
By Tracey Gore Read more

Shrimp Festival Weekend - Sunday

Shrimp Festival weekend events taking place on Sunday
10:00 am
3/4-3/10, Shrimp Crawl
By Lion Shelby Read more
10:00 am
Arts & Crafts Fair
By Lion Diane Read more
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Blessing of the Fleet
By Anna Erickson Read more
2:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Shrimp Eating Contest
By Lion Shelby Read more
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Shrimp Festival Closing Ceremony
By Ft. Myers Beach Lions Club Read more