Last week, the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce announced that the 12th Annual Fort Myers Beach Pirate Festival scheduled for Oct 6-8, 2017 will be held, however, it will have a Modified Format and Schedule.
“Because of the continuing effect of Hurricane Irma on the businesses and residents of Ft Myers Beach and all of Florida, and due to the outpouring of support we received from a previous cancellation announcement, we feel it is in everyone’s best interest to hold the 2017 Pirate Fest with a modified schedule.” said Jacki Liszak, President of the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce. Liszak added, “The focus of our island right now is getting our business and residential life back to normal and we are working with limited resources. We feel that with a modified schedule and format, our Pirate Fest Weekend will still bring much needed stress relief and normalcy to our residents and guests while allowing our businesses to rebound from the Hurricane’s financial impact.”
The event will go on; however, there will a number of elements that we will not be able to provide this year. In addition, the event will be spaced out along Old San Carlos and there will be NO admission fee!
The 2018 event is full steam ahead and currently scheduled for October 5-7, 2018. Pirate Festival Entertainment and Vendor Coordination Belinda Hadcock is happy that there will still be an event, “There’s always a silver lining,” said Hadcock, “and we’re going to take advantage of this year’s event changes to bring an even bigger and better Pirate Fest to Fort Myers Beach next year!”