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Local Entertainment & Events
Get your name out there during one of the biggest events on Fort Myers Beach, the 11th Annual Fort Myers Beach Pirate Fest! Multiple sponsorship types are available and are open to both chamber members and non-members.
The Pirate Fest will run through Columbus Day weekend Oct 7-9th, 2016 and will have an estimated 10,000 attendees. The highest sponsorship level is the Captain’s or Title Sponsorship in which the festival will actually be named after your business! This sponsorship also includes a 10 by 10 space at the event for handing out your promotional materials, as well as inclusion in media ad buys, PR releases and much more!
Other sponsorship levels include the Quartermaster Sponsorship, the Pub Crawl Sponsorship and the Scavenger Hunt Sponsorship.
You can contact Georgia at Paradise Creative Group at 239-395-5878 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce will be hosting families and pirates from near and far during the 11th annual Fort Myers Beach Pirate Festival during Columbus Day weekend, October 7-9, 2016 on Old San Carlos Boulevard.
Named the #2 Pirate Festival in the Country by USA Today, this family friendly event attracts thousands of people that come to enjoy the pirate bazaar, themed live music and performances, exhilarating live ship battles, children’s activities and the jolly Pub Quest (21+ event). Pirates and landlubbers both young and old are sure to walk away with memories to treasure.
Adult entry is $5.00 (Ages 12+) with all proceeds going towards The Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce and its affiliated charities.
Event sponsors include: Code Rum; Lighthouse Resort Inn & Suites; Nervous Nellies; Old San Carlos Boulevard; Salty Sam’s Waterfront Adventures; Shipwreck Treasures & Motel; Smokin’ Oyster Brewery; Sunset Beach Tropical Grill; Yucatan Beach Stand
Visit www.fmbpiratefest.com for more information.
Mark your calendars for a Sand Celebration! The 30th Annual American Sand Sculpting Championship is returning to Fort Myers Beach November 18 through 27, 2016 with more sculptures and new things to do and see as part of the 30 year Anniversary of the event.
Master Sand Sculptors will return to Fort Myers Beach forming the largest sand sculpting event in the state plying their craft and showcasing their artistry in what USA Today and CNN Travel have named a must see and one of the 10 best sand sculpting competitions in the world.
Tourists and residents alike will have the unique opportunity to see a collection of some of the world’s very best sand sculptors craft amazing sand sculptures. Featuring sculptors from around the world, the singles will compete the first week, followed by the doubles the second week.
This year, the Sculptors represent 6 different countries and over 10 states. Collectively they hold over 400 competition medals (40 from this event) and many of them are World Champions. There will be sixteen Solo Master Sculptors, ten Doubles Master Sculptors (five teams). Guests are welcome to attend daily from 10 a.m – 5 p.m. November 18th through the 27th.
As part of the 30th Anniversary celebration and for the first time, guests will be able to purchase a VIP experience on the sand and enjoy an air conditioned area and beer garden with private restrooms. The Seminole Casino Hotel Paradise Pavilion will offer an open bar, all you can eat menu and TV’s showcasing all of the days sporting and holiday events. The limited number of tickets per day will ensure the Pavilion sells out. Advance Tickets to the VIP Pavilion will be day specific and cost $40/day and available online for purchase at www.bigcevents.com/events.
Admission is just $7 with children 4 and under are free. For more information, please visit http://www.FMBSandSculpting.com or the event’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SandSculptingFestival.
This year the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce will be coordinating all vendor involvement and volunteers. For details on participating in the event as a vendor, contact Ted Clifton at 239-848-6568 or email@example.com. To be a volunteer during the event, please contact Rhonda Murray 239-454-7500 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Businesses and organizations can also sponsor the event. For details email sponsorinfo@FMBsandsculpting.com.
LOCATION & TRANSPORTATION
The 30th Annual American Sand Sculpting Competition will once again be at the Wyndham Garden Hotel located at 6890 Estero Boulevard on Fort Myers Beach. Attendees are encouraged to arrive from the south in order to avoid traffic congestion. Event directors have coordinated a revolving bus system to transport attendees from the Lover’s Key parking area to the site.
LEE COUNTY VCB AND iHEARTMEDIA CONFIRM 60 SONGWRITERS FOR ISLAND HOPPER SONGWRITER FEST AND FIRST HEADLINER ARTISTfmbchamber : Fri, September 9, 2016 12:57 pm : Daily Update, Home, Play
The third annual Island Hopper Songwriter Fest now has 60 confirmed songwriters, bringing more talent, more free performances and more venues to music fans along the Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel in Southwest Florida.
The first major headliner for the 10-day festival is Maren Morris. The Nashville songwriter has soared to the top of the Billboard Country Albums chart with her debut album, HERO. Morris has joined Keith Urban’s ripCORD tour and will be performing her smash hit “My Church” at the Island Hopper Songwriter Fest on Fort Myers Beach,Oct. 2.
The free festival will take place on Southwest Florida’s most beautiful barrier islandsand offers a range of star-studded performances. The festival kicks off on CaptivaIsland, Sept. 23-25 and wraps up Sept. 30-Oct. 2 on Fort Myers Beach. Historic downtown Fort Myers will once again feature midweek performances. There will be a limited number of ticketed events for special performances.
The festival brings back fan favorites Bob DiPiero (“Southern Voice”) recorded by Tim McGraw, Even Stevens (“I love a Rainy Night”) recorded by Eddie Rabbit and Frank Myers (“I Swear”) recorded by John Michael Montgomery. New artists include Helen Darling (“Bring on the Rain”) recorded by Jo Dee Messina and Tim McGraw.
Also, 2016 brings uncommon songwriter experiences, including house parties, sunset cruises, pool parties, a dinner and wine pairing and a songwriting workshop.
The Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce 28th Annual Christmas Boat Parade Will Light Up the Beach on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016fmbchamber : Thu, September 1, 2016 6:08 pm : Daily Update, Home, Play
The Greater Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce Boat Parade will light up Fort Myers Beach on December 3rd, 2016 at Salty Sam’s Waterfront Adventures. The event is expected to feature 30 to 50 illuminated boats decorated with a dazzling array of animated Christmas scenes and filling the air with Christmas carols. The festive boats will navigate the intracoastal on a two hour journey as thousands of spectators gather at local waterfront restaurants, public areas, and private homes to watch the parade and celebrate the holiday season.
The vessels will assemble in front of the docks at Salty Sam’s Marina at 5:45 pm. At 6:00pm the boats will begin to leave Salty Sam’s Marina going past Parrot Key Caribbean Grill and Bootleggers Waterfront Barbeque heading northwest rounding the corner in front of Doc Fords and under the sky bridge. The Parade will travel in and out of the first two channels in Siesta Bay. Then they’ll take the Matanzas Pass channel towards Bowditch Point turning in front of the Pink Shell Resort, passing Nervous Nellies, and Matanzas Inn finishing back at Salty Sam’s Marina for the Winners Circle Party at Bootleggers Waterfront Barbeque.
Awards will go to the first places in the following categories:
- Small Power Boat – Most Creative
- Small Power Boat – Most Spirited Crew
- Large Power Boat – Most Creative
- Large Power Boat – Most Spirited Crew
- Sailboat – Most Creative
- Sailboat – Most Spirited Crew
- Corporate Sponsored – Most Creative
- Corporate Sponsored – Most Spirited Crew
- Judges Favorite
- People’s Choice
The cost to enter the parade is $25 per individual boat, and $50 per business boat. Sponsorships are available for $100.
People’s Choice award ballots for the People’s Choice Awards will be available at participating locations.
Salty Sam’s Marina is offering free overnight dockage to all participating boats with advance registration. Boats will be required to pay for electricity if needed. Salty Sam’s Marina is located at 2500 Main Street, Fort Myers Beach, Florida. For advance reservations please call 239-463-7333.
If you would like to participate in the boat parade registration please contact the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce at 239.454.7500. Registration forms are available at www.FMBBoatParade.com. If you would like more information on sponsorships, contact Rhonda at the Chamber Office.