The 2011 Fort Myers Beach Shrimp Festival happens this weekend: March 12 & 13. It started off Saturday with a 5K Run followed by the 53rd Annual Shrimp festival parade. The parade route runs along Estero Blvd which is the north south drag for Fort Myers Beach. The parade started at 10 am and this year lasted untill 11:20. Seems like the parade gets bigger and better every year ! Local bands, civic and community groups, fire & EMS units, local buisinesses, Shrimp Queen contestants, motorized vihicles and just about anyone who wants to be part of a fun parade joins in ! One float handed out ice cold water to our visitors, some wore goofy costumes, everyone had a great time. Family friendly fun, great weather, smiling crowds. Fort Myers Beach - I love this place !!! The festival continues through Sunday with a great vendor area where you can enjoy all sorts of shrimp related food.
The 12 Shrimp Festival Queen contestants were crowd favorites. Doesn't every kid love a parade ! These two sisters had a blast !