25th Annual Taste of the Beach

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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Salty Sam's Marina
2500 Main St. Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

Nervous Nellies Booth with staff at the Taste of the Beach.

Bring An Appetite For Fun To The Taste Of The Beach

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The 25th Annual Taste of the Beach will be held Sunday, May 2, 2021 at Salty Sam’s Marina. Restaurants will offer samples of their signature dishes available for purchase and compete for top Taste of the Beach Award honors in the categories of Best Appetizer, Best Beef Entree, Best Seafood Entree, Best Chicken Entree, Best Vegetarian/Vegan, Best Dessert, Best Decorated Booth, and People’s Choice. Gates open at 11:00 a.m. Food will be served until it runs out or at 4:00 p.m. The event will also include vendors, live music and our famous server competition.

Admission is $5 for adults and children over 12. Children under 12 are free. Food tickets will be $1.00 each, with a $5 average food serving price.

Food Vendor Application

Sign up here to be a food vendor.

Merchandise Vendor Application

We are also accepting merchandise vendors and exhibitors for this event. Get your application here.

COVID Policy

This is an outdoor event. Although there is not a mask mandate in Lee county, social distancing and masks will be encouraged. Restaurants and vendor tents will be spaced out in accordance with CDC recommended practices. Sanitizer stations will be located throughout the festival area.

Advance Purchase Options

Advance entry and ticket purchase is available. Save money and get into the event more quickly. Please see the options below.

Thanks To Our 2021 Sponsors


Logo for Salty Sam's Marina on Fort Myers Beach.

Logo for the Original Shrimp Dock.


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Logo for Snug Harbor Waterfront Restaurant.


Logo for the Fort Myers Beach Observer. Logo for Fred's Award World, awards specialist in Fort Myers, FL. Logo for Gavin's Ace Hardware in Fort Myers Florida.  Logo reads 'KW Keller Williams Realty'  Logo for Lee County Elections