Gecko Crawl 2017

10th Annual GeckoCrawl – Pub Crawl

Saturday, August 12, 2017
From 4:00 pm-9:00 pm
Gulfport Historic Waterfront
Beach Blvd. S.
Gulfport 33707

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The tenth annual Gecko Crawl will help usher in “Gecko Season” in Gulfport with an opportunity to sample drinks at six locations, a poker run, and a festive after party in Gulfport’s colorful Waterfront District.

The Crawl will be held Saturday, August 12th from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., with the after party beginning at 9 p.m.

Gecko Crawlers will be able to enjoy a free beverage at these participating bars and restaurants:

  • O’Maddys Bar and Grill
  • Mangia Gourmet
  • Neptune Grille
  • Isabelles at the Historic Peninsula Inn
  • Salty’s Gulfport
  • Manatees on the Bay

All are located within easy walking distance along Beach and Shore Boulevards.

Crawlers may start at any participating location and continue their Crawl in any order.

A Poker Game of Five Card Stud will add to the evening’s festivities.

Crawlers will be dealt a free card at each location when they pick up their drink token. One additional card may be purchased for $5 at Boca Bay Grille when checking in at the end of the Run.

A high-energy after party will be held at Isabelles at the Historic Peninsula Inn  beginning at 9 p.m.

Poker Run participants must check in their hands with Crawl Ambassadors at the party by 9:30, and winners will be announced at 10 p.m. Participants for Poker Run prizes must be present to win.

There will be three Poker Game Winners: Best Poker Hand, Worst Poker Hand and a Drawing chosen from all entries, regardless of their poker score.


Tickets are available in advance for $20 each at the Gulfport Welcome Center, 3101 Beach Blvd S.  or Gulfport Beach Bazaar 3115 Beach Blvd S. in Gulfport as of July 4th.

Tickets are limited to 250 participants and advanced purchase is encouraged, as this event does sell out. If tickets remain on the day of the Crawl, they will be sold for $25 each, at the Welcome Center or Beach Bazaar until sold out.

For more information, contact:

Barbara Banno at

Additional information on any of Gulfport’s Gecko related festivities may be found at or

A Gecko Art Show and Reception on August 4th, the Gecko Ball on August 26th and the GeckoFest street festival on September 2nd round out the slate of late summer Gecko fun, celebrating Gulfport’s favorite reptile!

A portion of the proceeds from all Gecko events are donated each year to local charities.

All Gecko events are sponsored by the non-profit Gulfport Merchants Association.