March 14 – 15th, 2009
This Lion’s Club sponsored family island event includes a parade, 5k Run, Miss Shrimp Festival Pageant, Live Music and lots of great food featuring —–SHRIMP!!
Estero Blvd., North from Seagrape Plaza and the Matanzas Skybridge will be closed from 9:00 a.m. The bridge is usually closed till noon and there will be long line-ups of traffic coming onto the island all weekend.
Guests departing on the 14th should consider leaving early or by the South route through Bonita Beach. Parking in the area of Seagrape Plaza and the Library is very congested due to the marshaling of the floats. You can try parking at Junkanoos and walking up. The Island Pancake House is a great place for breakfast.
All guests arriving on the 14th are strongly advised to come onto the island from the south through Bonita. There is a large Publix grocery store at US 41 and Bonita Beach Road.