• 14th Annual GeckoFest - August 30, 2014

  • The GeckoFest Parade is a popular feature of GeckoFest

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

gecko ball 2017

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

pub crawl

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!

GeckoFest Offers a Day of Entertainment on Stages and Streets

Gulfport’s 14th Annual Geckofest will bring entertainment to streets and stages during a daylong spectacle on Saturday, August 30th.

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GeckoFest Volunteers Needed

Dozens of volunteer opportunities are still available for GeckoFest this year on Saturday, August 30th. Positions are available for all ages and abilities from teens to seniors, whether you like to organize or sell, are active and energetic, need to sit down, are shy or a social butterfly, like a steady or a fast pace.

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Gecko Pub Crawl Kicks Off “Gecko Season” in Gulfport

The seventh annual Gecko Pub Crawl will be the first of three events that herald the opening of “Gecko Season” in Gulfport.

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