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Local Entertainment & Events
Get ready to pound sand! The 29th Annual American Sand Sculpting Championship is returning to Fort Myers Beach November 20 through 29, 2015 with even more things to do and more sculptures to see!
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.
Big C Events, Pinchers, the Wyndham Garden Hotel on Fort Myers Beach and The Sand Lovers, all of which have been involved in other successful sand sculpting events including the World Championships of Sand Sculpting, will once again manage the event in coordination with the Greater Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce and various local charity benefactors.
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 and Advanced Amateur Florida State Championships. Also, at the entry, guests can take photos with the new 70’ x 20’ sculpted sand art feature to be created by a variety of artists.
Guests are welcome to attend daily November 20th through the 29th. Admission is just $5 with children 4 and under are free. For more information, please visit http://www.SandSculptingFMB.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.
Please get in touch with the restaurant directly for information on business hours. Restaurants in red will be serving a buffet.
The Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce 27th Annual Christmas Boat Parade Will Light Up the Beach on Saturday, December 5th, 2015fmbchamber : Tue, October 20, 2015 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 5th, 2015 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.