Lovers Key Resort Staff Picks

For the very best of local attractions and Fort Myers Beach events, check out our monthly Staff Picks blog. We’ll provide you with in-the-know advice on getting the most out of your upcoming getaway to Lovers Key Resort.

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Kick Off Spring at the Fort Myers Crab & Music Festival

There’s nothing our city loves quite as much as seafood, and the Fort Myers Crab & Music Festival will offer up some of the best! Held in the River District in downtown Fort Myers, this three-day fest is kicking off April 10-12 with rich dishes, live performances, and shopping with local vendors. This not-to-be-missed event features fresh-caught crab, lobster, shrimp, and more all cooked fresh on-site—so you better bring your appetite! Enjoy the ocean’s bounty while sipping on libations and craft-made cocktails, and listening to live music from some of the greatest local bands including a The Verge, Free Fallin’, a Tom Petty tribute band, and Carly Jo Jackson from “America’s Got Talent.” Then, shop the marketplace for arts and crafts, gourmet food items, and specialty products. This festival is sure to be a favorite, and whether you’re craving crab or you’ll all about the shrimp, everyone’s sure to find something to love.

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Celebrate the Fort Myers Beach Shrimp Harvest

Don’t miss Fort Myers Beach’s favorite event of the year! Drawing thousands of visitors from across the world, the renowned Lions Club Shrimp Festival arrives at Lynn Hall Memorial Park each spring with delicious shrimp dinners, a one-of-a-kind parade, the classic Queens Pageant, incredible local vendors, and more.

Aside from all of the signature events, from the 5k run to the shrimp-eating contest, the Fort Myers Beach Lions Club Shrimp Festival also features its own Art Fair & Food Expo. Over 100 incredible vendors will hit the beach, offering great local cuisine and a variety of arts and crafts, including handmade jewelry, tiki bar signs, fused art glass, air plant gardens, metal sculptures, and more.

Taking place from March 14th to March 15th of 2020, this exciting weekend festival can't be missed! We look forward to seeing you there and celebrating all things shrimp with you.