March Events on Fort Myers Beach: 61st Annual Shrimp Festival

The Fort Myers Beach Shrimp Festival is back! Join our island community for two days as we celebrate everything that makes Fort Myers Beach great! Help raise funds for the local Lions Club. On March 14 & 15 this annual event returns for the 61st  year with an epic parade, Queens Pageant, shrimp eating contest, and a huge vendor village.

This 2-mile-long parade, starting at 10 am on March 14th, runs down the main street of town (Estero Blvd) from the Beach School to Lynn Hall Memorial Park (Festival Grounds) at the foot of the pier on the beach. Guests staying at our property can easily walk to the parade route to check out all the festivities. Enjoy the decorated floats, vehicles and more! Stuck up north? You can live stream the parade when it starts by visiting

After the parade, indulge in copious amounts of locally-caught shrimp on the beach and under the pavilion inside Lynn Hall Memorial Park from 10am Saturday until 5pm and Sunday 10am—until they’re all sold out. The Lions Shrimp Boil booth serves Pink Gold Shrimp provided by our local boats along alongside their famous cocktail sauce,

On the Saturday, March 14th, there will be an old-fashioned queen pageant  at 1pm to award scholarships and trophies to local princesses, ages 16-20, on the stairs of the beach pavilion inside Shrimp Festival arts & crafts expo grounds of Lynn Hall Memorial Park.

In addition to all of these great events, more than 100 vendors will hit the beach with plenty of locally made gifts and souvenirs from 10am-5pm on both Saturday and Sunday inside festival grounds at Lynn Hall Memorial Park on the beach. A sampling of art’s and craft’s vendors include: Stone Candles, Corn Hole Game, Metal Sculptures, Tie-Dye Clothing, Sun Catchers, Jewelry, Paintings, Railroad Spike Sculptures, Tiki Bar Signs, Fused Glass Art, Air Plant Gardens, Copper Art, Honey Based Skin Products, Hand Made Apparel, Wind Spinners & Jelly Fish Paperweights.

Our sister restaurant Yucatan Beach Stand is also celebrating during the festival. Join their team and Roar Offshore for their Parade After party at their iconic swing bar. Experience the Roar Offshore Racing Boat as well as live music with DJ Troy spinning right out of the boat. This event starts at 12pm and is located just steps from our property.

Our world famous Tiki Bar is offering the all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet and $2.00 Bloody Marys and Screwdrivers on both Saturday and Sunday from 8am-11am.

The Fort Myers Beach Festival raises tens of thousands of dollars for charities like the Florida Lions Eyebank, Baskin Palmer Eye Institute, Southeast Guide Dogs, large-print books for the local library, Little League and Florida Lions Camp.

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We are now accepting reservations for all guests, but still undergoing extensive clean up and repair around the hotel property.

We will require a one (1) night deposit at the time of booking, any cancellations must be three days prior to arrival to avoid forfeiture of the deposit.

We are still experiencing challenges with our WiFi service, due to this we cannot promise Internet or TV service.

We will ask you to sign an insurance release, if you choose not to sign this release, you will not be allowed to check in to our resort.

Our temporary office hours are 8 A.M. to 10 P.M. and the temporary office is located on the 2nd floor in room 508.

The available rooms are located on the 2nd and 3rd and 4th floors and our elevators are currently unavailable. You will have to navigate the stairs to access your room.

Parking is limited to one vehicle, we have no parking available for large trucks, trailers, boats or RVs.

Due to our resort being under renovations and repairs; generators, power washers and electric tools will be run early morning to late evening. Please be aware there will be noise throughout the day.

You must be over 23 years old to check in.Your credit card and ID must match the name on the reservation.

Our Yucatan Beach Stand is only steps away and is open daily from 11am to 9pm.

Our Tiki Bar is open 9am to Midnight Daily, serving great cold drinks, Live entertainment and a new ever changing menu from our grill.

The island still has no phone service, so to make reservations please click the Book Now Button below or contact us at To speak with an agent please call 239-356-7829 available 8 A.M. to 10 P.M. daily.