Fort Myers Beach hosts a number of local events on an annual basis, the most popular ones for visitors are listed below. If you’d like to see more events, head on over to the chamber of commerce list of events, the Town’s events at the Bay Oaks Recreation Center or view the Visitors Bureau’s event list for events in nearby areas.

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Perpetual Events

Downtown Fort Myers plays host to Art Walk and Music Walk on a perpetual basis.


Polar Bear Jump – at the Holiday Inn on New Years Day. This is the 5th annual event. Previous years has attracted up to 200 attendees.

Mid Winter Luau – at Yucatan Beach Stand usually at the end of January. Contact them for dates. Usually includes music, vendors selling tropical themed items and fire performers. Free admission.


Sand Bash – Sand sculpting, music, kid’s activities, water slide and more.


Shrimp Festival


Taste of Fort Myers BeachTaste of Fort Myers Beach is an annual event held in May which allows visitors and locals to taste small portions of food from local restaurants. Also includes some fun events like the waiter/waitress competition and an arts & craft show.

Memorial Day BBQ at Bowditch Point Park – There are “events going on all weekend” at Bowditch Point Park they are offering a special Memorial Day BBQ Plate all weekend from Noon to 4pm Daily.

Fort Myers Beach Offshore Grand Prix Boat Races – details TBD.


Fathers’ Day Fishing Tournament at Bowditch Point Park – The first Annual Fathers’ Day Fishing Tournament starts on Saturday June 18th. Fishing licenses are not required this weekend, and there will be categories for beach fishing, stand-up-paddle-board fishing, and kayak fishing. Rental discounts for kayaks and stand-up-paddle-boards are available for tournament participants.

Kid’s 4th of July Fishing Tournament – Yes, it’s in June as it is held the weekend before the 4th of July on June 25th at Bonita Bill’s Waterfront Cafe, 704 Fishermans Wharf.


Fourth of July on the Beach There is usually a parade and fireworks on the 4th. The trolley usually runs till midnight on the 4th so you can take the trolley to and from the fireworks. Here’s some pictures of this year’s 4th of July parade.


Pirate Fest – Annual Pirate Fest is held on Columbus Day weekend near the bridge on Old San Carlos Boulevard


Sand Sculpting Festival – One of the most popular family events in Florida, the Sand Sculpting Championship attracts a crowd of around 50,000 attendees during the course of the 5-day event. Here are some pictures from the SandSculpting contest held this year.


Annual Holiday Boat Parade – details TBD