Although this North Fort Myers agricultural and horticultural happening starts in late February, some of the fair’s best offerings are scheduled for the closing days, March 1-4, 2012, when winning entries in all categories are announced. No doubt, flora and fauna fans will have lots of exhibits and demonstrations to view. Favorite fair foods, midway rides, concerts and games of skill and chance will satisfy the appetite and provide entertaining hours for visitors of all ages.
This event on the nearby islands of Sanibel and Captiva also begins in February but concludes on March 4, 2012. Fans of former homes of small sea creatures flock to the various venues to celebrate these attractive treasures. The Sanibel Shell Fair & Show at the Community House, scheduled for March 1 - March 3, 2012, is always a big hit. And since the entire community really gets into the shell spirit, local businesses’ special offerings like a kids coloring contest, unique shellabration dinner and dessert options and even a beachy micro brew at The Great White Grill will please all who attend.
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This annual celebration of everything Irish is scheduled for March 3 - 5, 2012, in nearby Cape Coral. Expect to be entertained with live music and exciting dance. There will be lots of Irish wares on display, with many for sale. And it’s no Blarney that the special foods and drinks that will be available will put everyone in a happy, pre-St. Patrick’s Day mood.
Since everybody loves a parade, why not have one to celebrate the sweet gifts of the Gulf - shrimp? On March 3, 4, 10 and 11, 2012, people from around southwest Florida will gather to sing the praises of this prized
crustacean. Some planned activities include the Festival Princess Ball, crafts expo and a kids run. A perennial favorite of this charity event, hosted by the Fort Myers Lions Club, is the delicious shrimp dinner that is not to be missed.
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Expect to see lots of antique and collectible car aficionados from throughout southwest Florida at this March 3, 2012 Estero event at the Koreshan State Historic Site. Beautifully maintained and restored automobiles made before 1970 will be on display in an architecturally rich and attractive setting from 10 am until 4 pm.
Those who enjoy the classics will love this annual event that is scheduled for Tuesday and Saturday evenings, March 2 - 27, 2012, on nearby Sanibel Island. Acclaimed musicians from around the world will delight festival audiences with their performances of beloved masterpieces by Beethoven, Brahms, Debussy, Mozart,
Mendelssohn and many other legends of the concert hall.
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Each month, hundreds of art lovers come Downtown on the first Friday evening to take a self-guided tour of museums, art galleries, retail shops and community centers to celebrate creative works in all media. A free trolley service transports participants along the route. At 10 pm, those interested in extending the pleasant evening gather with artists and other art lovers at a favorite nightspot, Spirits of Bacchus, for some drinks, snacks and interesting conversation.
Best bets for warm March weather activities in Fort Myers Beach -
A haven for golfers of all abilities, March is the perfect time to hit the greens. From sunup until sundown, the mild temperature and soft sea breezes are ideal for walking any of the well-designed and beautifully landscaped courses.
Tennis players and bikers can spend hours doing what they love and not break a sweat. Nature lovers and hikers have lots of coastal trails and marshy areas that are teeming with wildlife to explore.
Sailors, fisherman and anyone who loves being out on the water will find March weather to be very accommodating.
The warmer sea and air temperatures make for favorable conditions for enjoying water sports. Parasailing, wave running, snorkeling and just taking a dip and then stretching out on the beach to catch some rays are great ways to spend a March day in Fort Myers Beach.
Since many colleges have their spring break in March, it would be wise to book accommodations well in advance. A light jacket for the occasional cool evening and a favorite baseball cap will prove to be very useful. This gear would definitely serve you well if attendance at a Boston Red Sox spring training game at their new stadium, JetBlue Park, in Fort Myers, if March is an important part of your vacation plan.
Interested in visting Fort Myers Beach in April? See our April Fort Myers Beach weather report and our list of Fort Myers Beach activities and events in April
|When traveling to the Fort Myers area consider staying in a private vacation rental. They are usually much more spacious than a hotel room and a fraction of the cost.
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