66th Annual Fort Myers Beach Lions Club Shrimp Festival

This event ended on March 10, 2024 10:00 am

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Lynn Hall Memorial Park
950 Estero Blvd. Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

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Let’s Hear It For Pink Gulf Shrimp!

Logo for the Fort Myers Beach Lions Club Shrimp Festival

Join the Fort Myers Beach Lion’s Club as they celebrate our local shrimp industry at our annual Shrimp Festival. There will be plenty of ‘pink gold’ or pink gulf shrimp that our area is famous for. Vendors, a parade and other activities are also part of the tradition.

Schedule of Events


  • 9AM-10AM – 5K Run
  • 10AM-12PM – Parade down Estero Blvd.(Be sure to be over the Matanzas Pass bridge by 9AM Saturday as it CLOSES from 9AM-12PM for the parade)
  • 10AM-6PM – Arts & Crafts Fair@ Bayside Park
  • 10AM-6PM – Shrimp Crawl at local restaurants
  • 1PM-2PM – Queens Pageant


  • 10AM – 2PM – Blessing of the Fleet & Pink Gold Shrimp Celebration
  • 10AM-5PM – Arts & Crafts Fair @ Bayside Park
  • 10AM-5PM – Shrimp Crawl at area restaurants
  • 2PM-3PM – Shrimp Eating Contest
Parking and Public Transportation

Click here for more information on parking options on beach.

You can also leave you car off island and take the trolley down to the Fort Myers Beach Shrimp Festival. LeeTran will also be running their free tram service to help you get around. Click here for more information on the trolley and tram.

Contact Information For Individual Events


Proceeds of Lions activities, such as the annual Fort Myers Beach Shrimp Festival weekend, help fund student scholarships and many more local needs. For information about joining the Lions call our membership chair, Lion John, at (239) 877-2400.

If you can not make it for any reason, you can still help the lions by making a tax-deductible, charitable donation to our club Paypal account here: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/fmblions

This event runs from March 9, 2024 10:00 am to March 10, 2024 10:00 am.