There is always something happening on Fort Myers Beach! We’ve listed some of the most popular events below for your convenience. See what’s going on during your planned vacation time and then call our office at 239.463.4691 to make your reservations.
Fort Myers Beach Shrimp Festival
Two days of festivities includes The Blessing of the Shrimp Boat Fleet, a parade, 5K Run and Kid’s Run, crowning of the Shrimp Queen and the Lions Club cooking up hundreds of pounds of shrimp! www.fortmyersbeachshrimpfestival.com
Taste of the Beach
Annual exhibit by local restaurants showcasing some of their finest foods.
Fourth of July Fireworks
Shot from the Fishing Pier out over the Gulf of Mexico – Spectacular!
Annual Ft. Myers Beach Pirate Festival
Pirate Ship Battles, Scavenger & Treasure Hunts and Costume Contests along with food and drink and fun for all ages.
Fort Myers Beach Sand Sculpting Festival
Professionals and amateurs from around the world meet and compete. You won’t believe your eyes! www.sandfestival.com
Christmas Boat Parade
Enjoy the sights and sounds of this annual Lighted Parade. Excellent viewing along the Bay at Snug Harbor, Matanzas Inn, the bridge and Pink Shell Marina. The parades start at approximately 6pm every year.
Fort Myers Beach New Year’s Eve Celebration
Celebrate with music, dancing, food and drinks in our own Times Square followed by a fireworks display from the Fishing Pier at midnight.
Arts and Entertainments
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall and Gallery
8099 College Pkwy., Ft. Myers
Broadway musicals, prominent entertainers, dance performances and popular and classical musical concerts. Gallery features changing exhibits.
(239)489-4422 Box Office: (941)481-4849
Broadway Palm Dinner Theater
1380 Colonial Blvd., Ft. Myers
Enjoy three lavish buffets while enjoying a Broadway show featuring professional actors and musicians. Wednesday-Sunday matinee or evening shows.
The Big "M" Casino
Old San Carlos Blvd. Ft. Myers Beach
A Luxury Yacht You Can Bet On! Experience the newest in luxury gaming, dining and entertainment! Reservations and schedules: (239)765-PLAY
The Shell Factory
U.S. 41, 4 miles N. of Ft. Myers. Worlds largest collection of shell and coral, imported resort wear, jewelry, handmade leather goods, footwear, giftware and shell novelties. Open 7 days a week. Free Admission
Edison Home and Laboratory
2350 McGregor Blvd.
Thomas A. Edison's riverfront winter home including his laboratory, botanical gardens and a museum. Tours: 9a.m.-4p.m. Monday through Saturday; 12:30 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.
Koreshan State Historic Site
South U.S. 41, at Corkscrew Rd.
A nationally recognized historical site, the Koreshan Park was a Utopian community settled in the late 1800's. Enjoy RV and tent camping, canoeing and guided tours through the historical area. Picnic area, playground and nature trail.
Ford Winter Home
2350 McGregor Blvd.
The winter home of automobile industrialist Henry Ford was purchased in 1916 and recently restored to look the way it did when Ford and his wife, Clara, lived there.
Tours: 9a.m.-4p.m. Monday through Saturday; 12:30 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.
Northeast of the Southern tip of Ft. Myers Beach
Constructed from shells by ancient Calusa Indians 1,000 or more years ago. Accessible only by boat. A great place for archeologists. A pleasant place to picnic.
Ft. Myers Beach-17 acres of beautiful beaches with Gulf and Bay views. Picnic and Barbecue areas, plus a hiking path.(239)275-8726
Lynn Hall Memorial Park
Located next to the fishing pier on Fort Myers Beach. This Park offers modern bathhouses, picnic area, playground and metered parking. (239)338-3300
Lovers Key State Recreation Area Located between Ft. Myers Beach and Bonita Beach, Accessible by foot or by boat. A national survey of beaches ranked Lovers Key 6th in the Gulf Coast region. Tram open in April.
Fishing & Watersport
www.flyingfishandco.com Captain Sean Middleton (239) 590-6428
www.all-florida.com Paula Stuller (239) 992-4050
www.captainpats.com Captain Pats (239-246-4182)
www.fishthebeach.com Diana (239) 463 - 4166
www.seatrekfishing.com Sea Trek, Kenny (239) 765 - 7665
Babcock Wilderness Adventures
State Road 31
Take a 90 minute swamp buggy ride with a trained naturalist through the beautiful woods and deep still water of the Telegraph Cypress Swamp. See panthers, bison, alligators, exotic birds and much, much more. Reservations are required.
For schedules call: (941)489-3911
General Info call: (941)338-6367
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
Not a park. Not a Zoo. Corkscrew Swamp is an eco-system controlled by water and other forces of nature. The environment has been relatively untouched by humans and the National Audubon Society strives to maintain its pristine condition. Features the largest virgin bald cypress forest in America.
Open 7 days a week. Call: (239)657-3771
Everglades Day Safari
Departs from Sanibel and Ft. Myers Daily. Enjoy jungle cruise, airboat ride, nature walk or a 15 minute wildlife drive through the four realms of the Kingdom of the Everglades. Reservations must be made by the day before the Safari. No children under nine years of age.
J.N. Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge
5,030 acre wilderness preserve. Delightful nature trails, a five mile scenic drive and winding canoe trails show Florida wildlife in its natural habitat. Entrance Fee. Preserve closed on Friday.
State Rd. 80, 1.5 miles east of I-75
Lee County's winter home (Nov. - Mar.) for the West Indian Manatee. This 16 acre site is open year round, includes viewing area and lagoon, restrooms, picnic shelters, canoe launch to the Orange River, fishing cove with deck, and "eco-torium" with Manatee information and gift shop.
Manatee viewing update line: (239)694-3537
Park facility and program info: (239)432-2004
Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium
Visit Southwest Florida's number one attraction for those who want to explore the land and skies of the "Real Florida". Fun, educational things to do for the whole family.