Shrimp Festival Accepting Vendor Applications


Do not delay if you want to be part of the biggest event of every year on Fort Myers Beach. The 2022 Fort Myers Beach Lions Club Shrimp Festival will be held March 12 and 13 in Lynn Hall Park. The Lions Club is now accepting applications for vendors.

Click HERE for an application. Setup is Friday, March 11th. This is an Arts & Crafts rain or shine event that takes place at Lynn Hall Park in Fort Myers Beach as part of the overall Shrimp Festival program of events. Once completed and submitted you will see a confirmation of a successful submission. Note that the submission process requires at least 3 photos of your setup/arts & crafts items. Vendor spaces will start to be allotted January 1st, 2022, and so you can expect to hear from us soon after that.

Volunteers are always needed for this massively successful and fun event. To volunteer GO HERE or HERE.

If you have any questions call Bernard at 317-627-4025 or  e-mail

The first Shrimp Festival was held in 1959. Prior to that an event called “Beach Day” was held on the Sunday after the Edison Festival of Light Parade in Fort Myers in mid-February. St Raphael’s Episcopal Church sponsored the Blessing of the Shrimp Fleet which was held on the Beach Pier, and sold shrimp rolls in the county park on the Beach.

The Fort Myers Beach Lions Club Shrimp Festival is now the major event of the year for Fort Myers Beach. The local Lions Club heads the individual events of the festival such as the parade, exhibition, Queens Pageant and the newly incorporated shrimp-eating contest! Drawing thousands of visitors from almost every state and many countries, the Lions Club Shrimp Festival is an event that locals count on year after year to put a smile on their faces, delicious “Pink Gold” shrimp dinners in their bellies and all the while, funds what serves to provide those less fortunate with opportunities they would otherwise not have.