Local Events on Fort Myers Beach

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Join us all year long to enjoy local events located just steps from our property. Experience the culture, history, and unique entertainment opportunities on and around the beach. Discover all of the unique seasonal events in the area below, and plan your next getaway with the intention of enhancing your stay by attending a local celebration or festival.

Spring Events

Spring Training - March

Twins and Red Sox
Fort Myers has two major league teams that travel to the area for Spring Training.

Saint Patrick's Day - March

A paradise followed by beach wide parties. Indulge in the spirit of the holiday with food, drinks (of course), entertainment, and shopping!

Fort Myers Beach Shrimp Festival - March

Two days of festivities. This event includes boiling up 1,000 pounds of Florida sweet shrimp!

Fort Myers Beach Film Festival - April

Independent film fans and makers come from all over the world to exchange ideas, make new contacts, and enjoy films for five days and five nights.

Taste of the Beach - May

The annual Taste of the Beach event is a fun and popular food and skills competition of local restaurants.

Summer Events

Comic Book & Sci-Fi Convention - June

People come from all over to enjoy gaming, costume contests & more! The event takes place in mid June.

Independence Day - July

Week long, beach wide parties and celebrations with a spectacular fireworks show every 4th of July.

Minor League Baseball - August

Throughout the month the Miracle play in Fort Myers at Hammond Stadium.

Art Walk & Music Walk - August

The Art and Music Walk takes place in downtown Ft. Myers on the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month. The roads truly come alive during the monthly events.

Fall Events

Singer/Songwriter Fest - September

A 10-day music festival occurs in Southwest Florida. it has drawn some of country music’s greatest singer-songwriters from Nashville and nationwide.

Viva Fort Myers - September

This event is co-organized by Businesses Supporting Communities and Southwest Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in downtown Fort Myers.

Roy Hobbs Baseball - October

World Series baseball tournament play for ages 35 and up, this league’s tournament emphasizes competitive play and community service.

Offshore Boat Racing - October

Roar Offshore Powerboat Racing on Fort Myers Beach is a National Championship Race you can watch from pier or shore.

Sand Sculpture Event - November

The American Sand Sculpting Championship is a family-friendly festival. It’s the best sand sculpting event in Florida.

Winter Events

Christmas Boat Parade - December

Usually the first Saturday of December. The parade can be viewed from several locations on the back bay at dusk.

New Years Eve - December

Celebrate the New Year with music, dancing, food, drinks, beach wide parties, and amazing firework displays.

Seafood & Music Festival - January

Enjoy foods cooked fresh onsite with performances on stage by some of Florida’s top musical talents in downtown Fort Myers.

Arts & Crafts Show - January

Lovers Key Arts and Craft Show is a fun place to take the whole family. It starts mid month and lasts for two days.

SWFL Veg Fest - February

Come see how easy it is to find healthy plant-based foods in Southwest Florida. Find local sources of eco-friendly and cruelty-free products.

SWFL Wine & Food - February

This festival features the signature cuisine of extraordinary chefs and taste delicious wines from renowned vintners taking place all over SWFL.

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