Fort Myers Beach Pirate Fest postponed
FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. - The popular Pirate Festival held annually on Fort Myers Beach is in trouble.
The festival's website announced that the 7th annual event has been postponed. It was scheduled to be held October 5th, 6th and 7th over the Columbus Day weekend.
The promoters posted the following on their website:
Every event has its obstacles, some more than others. The obstacles encountered by this pirate fest over the past few years have been quite challenging to say the very least. We have endured each and every one of them and have produced the most successful pirate festival the area has ever seen. The pirate fest has brought substantial revenue to Fort Myers Beach businesses each year and put smiles on the faces of many of the area's residents and visitors.
This year, due to obstacles both new and old, we feel it is in the best interest of all parties, both those investing their time and money and those paying patronage; that we postpone the event to ensure that we are able to provide the best show possible to our sponsors, vendors and patrons.
We apologize for any inconveniences, but we firmly believe that something worth doing is something worth doing right.
The Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce tells FOX 4 News that a group of local businesses are working together to see if they can save the event.
Watch FOX 4 News at 6 for the latest on their efforts.