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Fort Myers Beach Calendar of Events

April - 2014

Fort Myers Beach Film Festival


When: April 23 - 27, 2014
Where: Fort Myers Beach Film Festival Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
The eighth annual three-day festival will provide movie-goers the opportunity to see quality independent film and be a part of events designed to cultivate the spirit of visual creativity and harbor the talents of local and upcoming film makers. Festivities begin the day prior on April 22 with a filmmakers’ cruise the public is welcome to join.

Phone: 239-314-9234


SCCF's 3rd Annual Beer in the Bushes


When: April 26, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: SCCF 3333 San-Cap Road at Mile Marker 1 Sanibel
Come support SCCF at this annual craft beer tasting event including great beer, food and entertainment on and around SCCF's Nature Center and trails. This is a rain or shine event.

Phone: 239-472-2329


Island Jazz Concert


When: April 27, 2014 3:00 PM
Where: BIG ARTS Boler Garden 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel
Made up mostly of local residents, Island Jazz features some of the best jazz musicians in SW Florida who play styles of music from jazz standards and Dixieland to bop, pop and more at BIG ARTS Boler Garden. Beach chairs recommended.




Sanibel Island Farmer's Market


When: April 27 - 29, 2014 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Sanibel City Hall 800 Dunlop Road
Market organizers are happy to report that they have 30+ vendors participating this year. The expanded list of participants include baked goods, live plants, honey, pasta, cheese, sausages, fresh fish, fresh produce, organic veggies and many other good things that make a trip to the Sanibel Island Farmer's Market a delight. Jean and Betsy have worked hand in hand with the city to insure the Farmers Market remains true to its intent and offers high quality specialized items and caters to the needs of the community..




Boz Scaggs in Concert


When: April 30, 2014 7:30 PM
Where: Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall 8099 College Pkwy. Fort Myers, FL 33919
William Royce “Boz” Scaggs began a long and storied career in 1965 with the release of his first solo recording Boz. He quickly developed into an iconic singer-songwriter, cutting his teeth playing with Steve Miller on several highly successful projects and honing his rock and R&B chops working with the likes of the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section and Duane Allman. Scaggs hit it big in 1976 achieving multi-platinum success with Silk Degrees and continued on a lauded and multi-genre musical journey to the present day.

Phone: 239-481-4849


May - 2014

19th Annual Taste of the Beach


When: May 4, 2014 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Where: Old San Carlos Blvd. Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
The 19th Annual Taste of the Beach will be held Sunday May 4, 2014. More than 20 restaurants will participate along with live on-stage concerts. Restaurants will offer samples of their signature dishes available for purchase and compete for top Taste of the Beach Award honors in the categories of Best Appetizer, Best Desert, and four awards for Best Entrée.

Phone: 239-454-7500


Smoke on the Water Barbecue & Music Festival


When: May 10, 2014
Where: 2301 First Street Fort Myers, FL 33901
BBQ and Music Enthusiasts mark your calendars for this new competition on the Fort Myers Riverfront! Sanctioned by the Florida Bar-B-Que Association, watch cook teams from across the state and nation compete for the top prize.

Phone: 239-257-7238


Styx, Foreigner: The Soundtrack of Summer Tour


When: May 22, 2014 7:00 PM
Where: Germain Arena 11000 Everglades Pkwy. Estero, FL 33928
With guest Don Felder

Phone: 239-334-3309


Cookout - All-American Memorial Day Buffet


When: May 26, 2014 13:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Sundial Resort & Spa 1451 Middle Gulf Drive Sanibel Island
It's a pool-side, Memorial Day Cook-out at Sundial! Enjoy classic all-American favorites including burgers, brats, hot dogs, fried chicken, salads, and of course- ice pops for the kids!




July - 2014

4th of July Fireworks Cruise


When: July 4, 2014 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Where: Port Sanibel Marina 14341 Port Comfort Rd. Fort Myers, FL
Join us, Adventures In Paradise, on the Fireworks Cruise! We offer front row seats to view the Sanibel Island’s annual fireworks display, from the water! Complimentary soft drinks, bottle water, snacks, and feel free to B.Y.O.B.




September - 2014

Island Hopper Songwriter Fest


When: Sept 26 - Oct 6, 2014
Where: Captiva Island and Fort Myers Beach Various Locations
The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel co-host this inaugural event that runs over two weekends. The festival kicks off on Captiva Island Sept. 26-28 and concludes on Fort Myers Beach Oct. 3-6. The event will bring nationally acclaimed singer-songwriters to the area with dozens of shows playing simultaneously at different venues.

Phone: 239-338-3500


October - 2014

“Ding” Darling Days


When: Oct 19 - 25, 2014
Where: J. N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge 1 Wildlife Drive Sanibel Island, FL 33957
“Ding” Darling Days’ Family Fun Day on Sunday, Oct. 19, kicks off a week of eco-activities with all-free refuge tram tours, live wildlife presentations, hot dogs, kids crafts, and more. The Endangered Species & Wildlife life-size puppets presentation will highlight the day, featuring Heather Henson, daughter of the late Muppets creator Jim Henson. Birding, boating, tram, and kayaking tours fill the week with environmental activities for all ages.

Phone: 239-472-1100


November - 2014

Fort Myers Boat Show


When: Nov 14 - 17, 2014 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Where: Harborside Event Center and City of Fort Myers Yacht Basin Downtown Fort Myers Fort Myers, FL 33901
The show will feature boats of every type, marine products, and services for both enthusiasts and novices alike. Now in its 41st year, the show will include seminars on fishing, diving, and boat safety. Local guides will be on hand to answer questions and present instruction about fishing in Southwest Florida. Diving enthusiasts from the Caloosa Dive Club will speak on equipment, schools, resources, and hot dive spots.




28th Annual American Sandsculpting Championship and Beach Festival


When: Nov 21 - 30, 2014
Where: 6890 Estero Blvd. Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
Come join us on Fort Myers Beach for the 27th Annual American Sand Sculpting Championship and Beach Festival! This will be a fun-filled event that will include World Class Master Sand Sculptors, a State Championship contest, Amateur contest, Quick Sand Speed Sculpting, Sand Sculpting Demonstrations and Lessons, Chain Saw Art, Flying Colors, a kids activity area with bounce houses and slides, and more than 60 vendors.

Phone: 239-253-2206


December - 2014

26th Annual Fort Myers Beach Christmas Boat Parade


When: Dec 6, 2014
Where: 2500 Main St. Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
Come enjoy some Christmas spirit at the Annual Fort Myers Beach Christmas Boat Parade! Last year we had nearly 30 boats participating and this year promises to be even more exciting.

Phone: 239-454-7500