• 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

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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!

Gecko Legend Two

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The Legend of the Gecko by Susan Masztak Once upon a time a baby gecko was abandoned in the forest in the North. After some time had passed and she had grown, she realized that she wasn’t like all the other animals. She was just as pretty, just as athletic, with four legs and a tail, and maybe her toes …

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Gecko Legend Three

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How the Gecko Became the Goddess of Gulfport by Renee Proulx A long, long time ago, before there was a Gulfport, a giant sea turtle sailed up to the coast of what is now Florida. The sea turtle sailed? Yes, it did. It had been swimming up from the South Seas and took on a passenger-a giant, Kawekaweau (ca-wec-a-wow) gecko. …

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GeckoFest 2014

GECKOFEST 14th ANNIVERSARY!!! Saturday, August 30, 2014 From 10 am-10:00 pm 3129 Beach Blvd., Gulfport 33707 TIME TO GET YOUR GECKO ON!

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