GeckoFest 2014 – “Roaring Geckos”


Saturday, August 30, 2014
From 10 am-10:00 pm
3129 Beach Blvd., Gulfport 33707


GeckoFest 2014 Flyer

GULFPORT, FL: The 14th Annual Geckofest will take over Gulfport’s scenic waterfront village on Saturday, August 30th, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. along Beach Boulevard. 

Break out your best “Charleston” dance moves! Roaring Geckos” will be the theme of this year’s event.

The “Roaring Geckos” theme will evoke the Roaring Twenties.

Expect to experience costumes celebrating flappers, hair bobs, Charlie Chaplin, The Great Gatsby, Guys and Dolls, the Jazz Age, Louis Armstrong, Rudolph Valentino, Art Deco and many other touchstones of the 1920s era.

This quirky family friendly street festival has become one of Tampa Bay’s most anticipated annual celebrations. 

Combining the artistic energy of Gulfport with the colorful flair of Mardi Gras, Geckofest includes live music on two main stages, over 200 art, craft and food vendors, children’s activities, street performers and costumed characters.

A costume contest and parade, a thrilling fire and acrobatics show, and the famous street dance round out a fun-filled day for the whole family.

There is no admission charge for any of the day’s festivities.

Geckofest is hosted by the Gulfport Merchants Association and is sponsored by the following supporters:

  • The City of Gulfport
  • Bright House Networks
  • Tampa Bay Times
  • tbt*
  • Cox Media (The Eagle 107.3 & wduv 105.5)
  • Yelp
  • Nestle/Zephyrhills
  • Resort Property Promotions
  • Beachlife
  • WMNF
  • Paradise News
  • The Gabber
  • The Lazy Pirate

A portion of proceeds from all three Gecko events will once again benefit local non-profit groups, as well as the commission of a public art installation.

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