St. Patrick’s Day: all Irish on Fort Myers Beach!
Of course, we are! Like everywhere else! But unlike everywhere else we have the most beautiful beach in all of Florida on which to be Irish!
The 19th Annual Fort Myers Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade rolls off promptly at 9:45 a.m. along Estero Boulevard. Check out our collection of Parade photos on our Facebook page!
Parade entrants will gather in the parking lot of Santini Marina Plaza between 8:15-9:15 AM and the parade will begin promptly at 9:45, marching north on Estero Boulevard one mile to Church of The Ascension parking lot.
Traffic will be stopped on Estero Boulevard between 9:30 and 11:00 AM with assistance from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office. Residents and visitors should plan ahead if they need to leave the island that morning.
The parade will include color guards, civic, business and neighborhood groups, floats and marching bands.
If you’re among our guests and want to take photos and videos of the parade, please hashtag #SunPalaceFL and tag us directly to our Instagram & Twitter accounts: @SunPalaceFL. We’re here on Facebook! And here on Pinterest!
Even Ponce de Leon is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day! The Spaniard credited with being the first European to visit (and name) Florida is believed to have first visited our island in 1513, setting an example for its nearly two million annual visitors today. Legend has it he later, in 1521, suffered what would become his fatal arrow wound just off our beach.
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