• 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

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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!

“Roaring Geckos” Tickets Go On Sale July 4th

Tickets for Gecko Ball are $35 per person and will go on sale at 9 a.m. on Friday, July 4th at the Gulfport Beach Bazaar’s “Bazaar Box Office,” 3115 Beach Boulevard South.

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GECKOFEST Deadline: Vendor Applications Due JUNE 30

DEADLINE FOR LOWEST PRICE: Postmark or Apply online by June 30, 2014

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How Gecko Gabella got her Sea Legs Landing her in Weird and Wonderful Gulfport, Florida

by Rose Marie-Seawall Arr, me hearty, how can me tell a pirate adventure of woe and wonder without shedding a salty tear for me dear mumsey, who keeps me close to ‘er heart when ill will is gurglin’ around me. It is ‘er who wishes me into this world, and it is ‘er who saves me from it. For on …

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