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Each year, Gulfport, Florida celebrates the end of summer with its largest festival of the year, dedicated to the town’s unofficial mascot and favorite reptile. The festival has grown to become one of Tampa Bay’s most anticipated events of the year.

GeckoFest

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Saturday, September 2, 2017
From 10:00 am-10:00 pm
Gulfport Historic Waterfront
Beach Blvd. S.
Gulfport 33707

 

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Gecko Ball

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Saturday, August 26, 2017
From 6:00 pm-11:00 pm
Gulfport Casino Ballroom
5500 Shore Blvd.
Gulfport 33707

SOLD OUT EVENT

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GeckoCrawl

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

SOLD OUT EVENT

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GeckoFest Poster

Calling all flower children, hippies and tree huggers!

Flock to Gulfport’s waterfront and bring your buds for a day of peace, art and music! Gulfport invites you to the 17th Annual Geckofest, presented by Eyeglass World, celebrating the end of summer with its largest festival of the year, honoring this waterfront village’s unofficial mascot and favorite reptile, the Gecko!

Drag out those bell-bottoms from the back of your closet and get groovy at “Geckostock”. Celebrating the 1969 Woodstock Festival and featuring a host of hippie-themed festivities.

Geckofest will feature themed live music, vendors, strolling and stationary street performers, a quirky walking parade, colorful costume contests, and the ever-popular end-of-the-day dueling street dances that wrap up this light-hearted send-off to summer. It’s going to be far-out and outta sight, man!

Additional “Gecko-World” activities include; A Gecko Art Show and Reception on Friday, August 4 th , a Gecko Bar Crawl on Saturday, August 12 th the Gecko Ball on August 26 th .

Parking and Admission to Geckofest is complimentary and the event is pet and family-friendly. For more information, please visit www.Facebook.com/GeckoFest or call 727-322- 5217.

The Gulfport Trolley also offers visitors an opportunity to park in off-site locations for transportation to and from their vehicle and the festival site at no charge. Gulfport GetGO’s 5 passenger electric vehicle, will also be available to pick up residents or visitors & deliver them to their desired destination with no parking worries!

Gulfport’s Geckofest Volunteers Needed

-For Immediate Release-June 11, 2016 Believe it or not, Gecko Season will soon be upon us and we need to start planning!  As usual, an event as awesome as Geckofest cannot succeed without great volunteers. This year, Geckofest is September 3th. This year we need to fill roughly 90 volunteer positions including: Barricade Set-Up/Security Vendor Set-Up VIP Area Host  Pouring …

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Gecko Ball Tickets Go On Sale July 4th

June 6, 2016: For Immediate Release Contact: John Haugen; (727) 623-0524; jhaugen@hudsonmkt.com GULFPORT, FLORIDA: Tickets for the Eighth Annual Gecko Ball will be available beginning July 4th. The Ball will be celebrated with a theme of “20,000 Geckos Under the Sea!” on Saturday, August 27th, 2016. Plan now for the event known as Gulfport’s party of the year! The party …

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Call to Artists Announced for Creation of Geckos

April 12, 2016: For Immediate Release Contact: Jessica Sager; 727-608-0070; Jessica.Sager@live.com. GULFPORT, FLORIDA: Organizers of Gulfport’s 8th Annual Gecko Ball have announced a call to artists for the creation of their interpretation of a gecko. The live auction of artist-created geckos has become a much-anticipated tradition during each Gecko Ball. Seven artists will be chosen to create geckos for the …

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