Lions Club 52nd Annual Shrimp Festival
If you're looking for something fun to do the weekend of March 13-14, 2010, this might be your festival. If you love beach time, fresh-cooked shrimp with a secret cocktail sauce, a parade, live music, perfect weather, and over one hundred vendors, you may just have found the festival of your dreams.
Opening with a parade, the 52nd annual Lions Club Shrimp Festival awards scholarships and cash to the winning participants from Lee County. The two-mile long parade runs down the main street of town on Estero Boulevard from the beach school to the County Park and festival grounds on the beach.
The festival begins at ten a.m. and ends at 6 p.m. on Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday. The Lions Club plans to serve over 1,000 pounds of delicious Gulf Pink Shrimp during the festival. Vendors sell a variety of food, drinks, arts & crafts, jewelry, tee shirts and hats, and basically anything the heart desires.
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Shrimp Festival — Best Beach Festival in the South
The Lions Club has its own secret recipe for the cocktail sauce that you can savor along with perfectly peeled and ready-to-eat local shrimp.
The secrets of the peel-and-eat shrimp have been passed down through the years. If you'd like to try your own shrimp boil, try this free recipe for boiled shrimp in beer: Tailgating Party Food Ideas.
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The Fort Myers Beach Shrimp Festival opens on Saturday, March 13, 2010 with the parade and crowning of the Fort Myers Shrimp Festival Queen. Scholarships and trophies will be awarded on the beach at the beach pavillion at city park from 1-2 p.m.
The world-famous Lions Shrimp dinner will be available on both Saturday and Sunday, as long as supplies last. Get there early and enjoy the variety of entertainment, music and long line of vendors on the beach.
On Sunday, March 14, 2010, the Shrimp Festival continues with more fresh shrimp dinners at the Beach County Park along with entertainment, musical groups, and plenty of time to enjoy what SW Florida is famous for; a taste of paradise.
The Shrimp Festival ends at 5 p.m. on Sunday, so make sure you get there in time to enjoy the food and fun! For more info: www.beachshrimpfestival.com