4th of July Fireworks 

Date:  July 4th
Time: 8:45 PM - 10:00 PM EDT
The annual fireworks display from the fishing pier on Fort Myers Beach!

The Matanzas Pass Bridge will be closed from 9:30pm to 11pm to oncoming traffic.  So you can get off the island but not on.

14th Annual Fort Myers Beach Film Festival

Date: April  2020

The Fort Myers Beach Film Festival is back for its 14th year, attracting independent film fans, filmmakers, and distributors to spend five fabulous days and nights on the Gulf beaches of Fort Myers Beach, Florida.

Local events & things to do

​​​​​​​Water Sports

Lovers Key Nautical Flea Market & Boat Show

Date: Jan 24,25 & 26th, 2020

Sponsored by the Friends of Lovers Key & the Rotary Club of Bonita Springs.  
The Nautical Flea Market & Boat Show will feature nautical exhibitors selling arts, crafts, clothing, fishing and cruising equipment and other items for the boating and Florida lifestyle, as well as boat dealers.


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New Years Eve & Birthday 

Date: December 31, 2019

Celebrate the birthday of the Town of Fort Myers Beach & New Year's Eve at Time Square. Festivities Live music will be played throughout the day.  Ball drop is at midnight followed by fireworks off of the pier. Be aware the bridge will be closed ONLY to oncoming traffic from 12:15am to 1:15 am during the fireworks.

25th Annual Taste of the Beach 

Date: May 3, 2020


Upcoming Events 

29th Annual Fort Myers Beach Christmas Boat Parade
Date: Dec 7th, 2019

Enjoy Christmas Spirit at the 31st Annual Fort Myers Beach Boat Parade. The parade will pass through Mantanzas Harbor and the first two canals of Siesta Isles.

The parade time is from 6:00 pm. to 8:00 pm. Route Map is available. Please email me for that.

33rd Annual American Sand Sculpting Championship

Date: Nov 22 - Dec 1, 2019

One of the biggest events of its kind in the United States! Nearly 50,000 attendees will pass through the gates over the course of 10 days making it the largest championship in the United States. Held on the beach behind The Wyndam Garden Hotel, 6890 Estero Blvd. , 10am -5pm daily

4th of July Parade & Patriotic Event
Date: July 4th

Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM 
Come enjoy the annual 4th of July Parade on Fort Myers Beach!  The parade will run along Estero Blvd. between School St. and the the Time Square area.  The Matanzas Pass bridge will be closed from approximately 9:30am to noon. The Parade starts at 10am.

13th Annual Pirate Festival

Date: TBD

Times Sqaure & Old San Carlos Blvd.

Named the #2 Pirate Festival in the Country by USA Today, this event attracts thousands of people to enjoy the pirate bazaar, live music & performances, exhilarating live ship battles, children’s activities and the jolly Pub Quest (21+ event).Times Square & Old San Carlos Blvd.


St. Patrick's Day Parade

Date: March 16, 2020

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held on March 16th beginning at 10:00 a.m. The route will be from Santini Marina Plaza North on Estero Blvd. to the Church of the Ascension. Estero Blvd. will be closed for approximately 1 hour starting at 9:45.

62nd Annual Fort Myers Beach Lions Club Shrimp Festival

Date: March 14-15, 2020

The Lion’s Club Fort Myers Beach Shrimp Festival is the largest two-day event on Estero Island from March 14-15, 2020! Come join the fun as Fort Myers Beach (the home of the largest shrimp boat fleet on the Gulf Coast of the United States) celebrates its shrimp industry.


Live Life South​​​​​​​​​west Florida

Paint the Beach Festival

Date: TBD

Artists from across the country come & experience all Fort Myers Beach has to offer and create paintings of & on our beautiful tropical islands! Public is invited to observe this challenging form of open air painting as artists compete all week long throughout Fort Myers Beach.