December 8th – 10th

Downtown Fort Myers Blues Festival

Coming December 8-10, 2023! The Fort Myers Blues & BBQ Festival is a unique 3 day music and food festival experience combining the love of Blues & Rock music talent, delicious BBQ & other food, beer & full liquor bars at the scenic waterfront of the Caloosahatchee River in downtown Fort Myers. There’s plenty to do with a loaded festival marketplace showcasing fine cigars, jewelry, artistic treasures for you, your home, yard and office. Admission is free!

The Fort Myers Blues & BBQ Festival begins Friday, December 8th with hours 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and continues Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the River District of downtown Fort Myers. Attendees will enjoy a multitude of areas to rest and relax at either high-top bar tables, under the festival’s large beer garden tent or near the music. Bring your dog pal, as the festival grounds are pet-friendly.

Where is the River District? The River District, a.k.a. downtown Fort Myers, is the heart of the city and ranks as the top destination packed full of charm! Travelers can find it between Edison Bridge and Caloosahatchee Bridge.

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Driving Directions

GPS Address: 1400 Hendry Street, Fort Myers Florida 33901

FROM HWY 41 Southbound

  • Proceed south across the Caloosahatchee Bridge
  • Take the first exit for First Street
  • Proceed east on First Street approximately 4 blocks to Hendry Street
  • Turn left and proceed north on Hendry Street to the show site

FROM Southbound N. Tamiami Trail

  • Go south across the Edison Bridge
  • Proceed south to First Street
  • Turn right on First Street
  • Proceed to Hendry Street
  • Turn right on Hendry Street and proceed north to the show site

FROM Southbound I-75

  • Go south across the Caloosahatchee River
  • Take the first exit (Hwy 80 aka: Palm Beach Blvd.)
  • Go right and merge onto Hwy 80 and proceed southwest to downtown Fort Myers
  • Hwy 80 (aka: Palm Beach Blvd) becomes First Street
  • Proceed to Hendry Street
  • Turn right on Hendry Street and proceed north to the show site
Parking Information

See the parking map to the right. Click on the map to enlarge.

You can also explore Parking Options at:

https://www.myriverdistrict.com/p/about/parking-in-the-river-district

and Trolley Options at:

https://www.leegov.com/leetran/Documents/Schedules/Downtown_trolley_English.pdf

Dates & Times

  • Friday, 4:00 pm
    – 10:00 pm
  • Saturday, 11:00 am
    – 10:00 pm
  • Sunday, 11:00 am
    – 6:00 pm

Admission

Free

Location

Entertainment Directory

The entertainment schedule for this festival has not yet been confirmed. Check back soon for updated information as it becomes available.

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