Monday, February 25, 2019

61st Annual Fort Myers Beach Shrimp Festival

The Annual Fort Myers Beach Lions Club Shrimp Festival is just a little over a week away! Drawing thousands of visitors from almost every state and many countries, this event is one that puts a smile on everyone's face. Enjoy delicious "Pink Gold" shrimp dinners, as well as festivities including a parade, exhibition, Queens Pageant and the newly incorporated shrimp-eating contest! The best part is that all the proceeds go to providing those less fortunate with opportunities they would otherwise not have.

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2019 Shrimp Festival Schedule of Events

Head on over to Lynn Hall Memorial Park, the official festival grounds for the 2019 Shrimp Festival! Check out all of the exciting events taking place March 9-10, 2019 below:

  • 5K Run: 9-10 AM at Doc Fords 
    • The Shrimp Run 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. It will start and finish at Doc Fords, Fort Myers Beach. Runners and walkers are welcome. Registration is $25 and you can register online here.  
  • Art Fair & Food Expo: 10 AM - 6 PM at Lynn Hall Memorial Park
    • More than 100 great vendors hit the beach! Official festival shirts, caps and more also go on sale at the entrance of the festival grounds. 
  • Parade: 10 AM - 12 PM on Estero Blvd. 
    • This 2-mile long parade runs down the main street of town from the beach school to Lynn Hall Memorial Park and Festival Grounds on the beach. Parade goers can watch from the sides of the parade route and catch prizes that are thrown from the floats. 
  • Pink Gold Shrimp Boil: 10 AM - 6 PM at Lynn Hall Memorial Park 
    • Over 1,000 pounds of fresh, local pink gold shrimp are served every year, making the Shrimp Boil one of the main attractions of this annual event! 
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  • Queens Pageant: 1 - 2 PM at Lynn Hall Memorial Park 
    • Who will be crowned this year's Shrimp Festival Queen? Girls at 16-20 will appear in the parade and participate in various judging events. Trophies and prizes will be awarded for several different categories. 

  • Art Fair & Food Expo: 10 AM - 5 PM at Lynn Hall Memorial Park 
    • Head back over to the festival grounds to continue browsing all the vendors you might have missed on Saturday! 
  • Shrimp Eating Contest: 1 - 2 PM at Lynn Hall Memorial Park 
    • The 5th Annual Shrimp Festival Shrimp Eating Championship will be held on Sunday inside the expo grounds. The contest will feature up to 10 sponsored contestants who will compete to eat as many pounds of cooked and peeled Fort Myers Beach Pink Shrimp within 8 minutes!  

If you'll be staying with us the second weekend in March, you won't want to miss this great event! Join Sea Gypsy Vacation Rentals for the 2019 Fort Myers Beach Shrimp Festival. As always, we are here to make your vacation on Fort Myers Beach the best vacation yet! From recommending restaurants and activities, to providing a safe, clean place for you to stay, our Fort Myers Beach vacation rental company is dedicated to providing the best customer service possible. 

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