The 18th annual Town of Fort Myers Beach Saint Patrick’s Day Parade will be held on Thursday March 17th, Saint Patrick’s Day. There will be no changes to the parade as it has been held in the past. Parade entrants will gather in the parking lot of Santini Marina Plaza between 8:30-9:00 AM and the parade will begin promptly at 10:00 AM marching north on Estero Boulevard one mile to Church of The Ascension parking lot. The parade lasts for approximately one hour and will conclude at 11:00 AM. Traffic will be stopped on Estero Boulevard between 9:45 and 11:00 AM with assistance from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office so residents and visitors should plan ahead if they need to leave the island that morning. The parade will consist of color guards, civic, business and neighborhood groups, floats and musical bands. Those who wish to enter the parade should contact the Parade Chairman Ray Murphy at 239-591-8803 or email@example.com, for more information regarding registration and entry fees.