2011 Fort Myers Beach Shrimp Festival

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Real Estate Agent with 16 Sunview Blvd

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.

Fort Myers Beach Shrimp Parade

Shrimp Queen contestant

The 12 Shrimp Festival Queen contestants were crowd favorites.  Doesn't every kid love a parade !  These two sisters had a blast !

Fort Myers Beach parade

Fort Myers Beach parade

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Fort Myers Beach Realtor

Comments (16)

Tom Waite
Thomas Waite Real Estate Broker - Cypress, CA
So Cal-Apartment Bldg Investments

Bill:

This is an excellent Localism blog.

You do a great service to your community by covering and advertising this Festival.

Tom

Mar 13, 2011 10:23 AM
William Johnson
Retired - La Jolla, CA
Retired Real Estate Professional

Hi Bill, That was a great post and loved the photos. That was an enormous amount of water. That would make a great contest to guess how many bottles are in there. 

Mar 13, 2011 03:55 PM
Bill Gillhespy
16 Sunview Blvd - Fort Myers Beach, FL
Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos

Hi Bill,  The Shrimp Festival is a very popular event and brings many psople to our island.

Hi William,  That is a great contect idea.  The weather was perfect but they sure did hand out a lot of those bottles.  Thanks for stopping by.

Mar 14, 2011 07:00 AM
Tim Peterson
Wisconsin Realtor Safety and Concealed Carry Classes - Madison, WI
Realtor Safety Training Classes

Hi Bill how cool but where are all the shrimp? love those-thanks

Mar 15, 2011 04:14 PM
Bill Gillhespy
16 Sunview Blvd - Fort Myers Beach, FL
Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos

Hi Tim,  I've covered the advantages of our " wild caught " shrimp many times but didn't include it in this post.  The festival is a great time and very family friendly. 

Mar 19, 2011 02:49 AM
Sheila Newton Team Anderson & Greenville SC
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - C. Dan Joyner - Anderson, SC
Selling the Upstate since 1989

I love the photos, especially the kids.. are they yours?

Mar 20, 2011 07:52 AM
Bill Gillhespy
16 Sunview Blvd - Fort Myers Beach, FL
Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos

Hi Sheila,  Thanks for the kind words !  Actually, the kids were just sitting next to our group and I thought the parents would appreciate a picture memory of the kids at the parade. 

Mar 20, 2011 08:12 AM
Jeff&Grace Safrin
F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate - Valparaiso, IN
SpousesSellingHousesTM

Looks like a great time was had by all Bill - thanks for sharing!

sincerely,

grace

Mar 21, 2011 06:15 AM
Bill Gillhespy
16 Sunview Blvd - Fort Myers Beach, FL
Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos

Hi Jeff & Grace,  It really is a fun time for our northern visitors and locals alike.  Just another tough day at the office for me !

Mar 21, 2011 10:45 AM
Joshua Zargari
MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating - Lynbrook, NY
MJ Decorators Workshop

Hi Bill, looks great.

Mar 22, 2011 08:19 AM
Steve Scheer
Realty Oasis - Metro Brokers - Highlands Ranch, CO
Highlands Ranch Real Estate - Denver Real Estate

I could not figure out at first what that large tub was.  Looks like a very fun event.

Mar 23, 2011 02:26 AM
Bill Gillhespy
16 Sunview Blvd - Fort Myers Beach, FL
Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos
Hi Steve, They liked the idea of handing out iced water to people watching the parade. It was fun and a big hit.
Mar 23, 2011 02:37 AM
Sandy Shores FL Realtor®, Melbourne Real Estate
M & M Realty of Brevard Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Brevard County Real Estate, Florida's Space Coast

Hi Bill, Shrimp festival??? Oh no, I missed it- I love shrimp. It looks like it was a great time for everyone!  Hope you had fun.

Mar 24, 2011 12:38 PM
Bill Gillhespy
16 Sunview Blvd - Fort Myers Beach, FL
Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos

Hi Sandy,  It was the 53 rd annual shrimp festival and draws a lot of visitors to our island.   Great weather, great crowds, great parade and lots of fun.  Thanks for stopping by and commenting !

Mar 25, 2011 06:18 AM
Bill Burchard
3B Realty: 951-347-3818, CA - Murrieta, CA
Broker, Realtor, Representing Buyers and Sellers

Good afternoon, Bill. Looks like it was a great event. And where else in the continental US can people wear bathing suits during the last days of winter... other than Florida?

Mar 25, 2011 06:27 AM
Bill Gillhespy
16 Sunview Blvd - Fort Myers Beach, FL
Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos

Hi Bill,   LOL  Well, I can tell you that during the " Spring Break " season the college kids barely have even that !  Great time had by all !

Mar 25, 2011 06:44 AM

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