Make a memorable souvenir at Zen Glass Studio.
Feast your way through four days of one of the largest seafood fests in the US!
Go diving at the region's majestic artificial reef system.
Take a photo tour of Dunedin to see its pubs and restaurants, Honeymoon Island and cool art galleries.
Know where to go to get your Grouper Sandwich on!
Stroll St. Pete's Saturday Morning Market, the largest weekly fresh market in the Southeast U.S.
Explore the quirkiness of Gulfport at the annual Geckfoest over Labor Day Weekend. Browse great art, listen to live music and check out some street performers from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. along Beach Blvd.
Sharing News from the organizers of Gecko Ball. THE VOTES ARE IN! WE HAVE A WINNER! Organizers of Gulfport’s annual Gecko Ball have announced the results of public voting for the theme of the 2017 Gecko Ball: “Geckostock!” The Ninth Annual Gecko Ball will be held next year on Saturday, August 26th at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom
The Gecko Ball is one of four whimsical, celebratory Gecko-themed events in late summer each year, beginning with the Art Gecko Show and Gecko Crawl, and ending with GeckoFest, Gulfport’s largest annual free street festival held on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend. 17th annual Geckofest Street Festival - 9/2/17 - 10am to 10pm.
The voters’ choice won by a small margin over the second place contending theme, “Gecko Con.” The other 2017 theme up for consideration, “Cirque du Gecko,” came in third.
“Geckostock!” will be a celebration of the 1969 Woodstock Festival, as well as hippies and the “Peace and Love” generation. The theme will lend itself to a host of 1960s and hippie-themed festivities, including decorations, music, dancing, food and drink, a bevy of silent auction items, the popular live auction of art geckos, coronation of a new Gecko Queen and much more.
Ball-goers are always encouraged to arrive in costumes inspired by the theme. A costume contest at the Ball encourages a healthy competition. Each year, the Gecko Ball theme also lends itself to costumes that participants of GECKOFEST will flaunt during the festival’s own walking parade and costume contest the following week.
The Gecko Ball has become known as Gulfport’s party of the year! Tickets to the Ball will go on sale July 4, 2017 and it is known to sell out every year. To receive updates, including ticket sales announcements, visit and “like” the Facebook page for Gecko Ball at www.facebook.com/geckoball.
For more information, please contact John Haugen at JHaugen@GulfportMA.com or (727) 623-0524. All Gecko events are sponsored by the non-profit Gulfport Merchants Association and a portion of proceeds from events are dedicated each year to community charities.Discover Gulfport on the web! Go to VisitGulfportFlorida.com.
17th annual GECKOFEST Street Festival - Saturday Sept. 2, 2017 vendor, sponsor and performer online application is here! http://www.sikpromotions.com/applicants/summer/geckofest
SAVE THE DATE! The 17th annual GECKOFEST Street Festival is scheduled for Sept. 2, 2017! More details to follow!
SIK Promotions, Inc and the Gulfport Merchants Association would like to thank you for your participation in our 16th Annual Geckofest Street Festival - Sat. Sept 3, 2016 Gulfport, Florida 10am to 10pm Hurricane Hermine brought many difficulties but our community remained undeterred. We appreciate that you came out in spite of the weather conditions, and are very thankful that the rain stopped and that we were able to continue on with the day as planned.
Thank you to the following SPONSORS, your support helps make the event fabulous! City of Gulfport Florida & their Amazing Staff, Rainbow411 & GSHRadio.com / Gay Safe Haven Radio, The Gabber Newspaper, ProSuzy List, Tobacco Free Florida, Key West Express, Pet Supermarket, StayWell, Great Bay Distributors, Tampa Bay Rowdies, Tampa Bay Times, tbt* Newspaper, Yelp, WhereWillWeGoTonight.com, MarineMax St. Petersburg, MORTV, Bay News 9, Paradise News, The Vacation Shoppe, Local Gulfport Merchants Association Business Members: Gulfport Beach Bazaar, Smokin' J's Real Texas BBQ, Stella's and Reef Dog Gifts and Grooming.
Thank you VENDORS! Your presence is the framework that the rest of the event builds on. What a great and diverse group we had this year. There was something for everyone, and the most of you had an excellent day in spite of the wet start. SAVE THE DATE! Mark your calendars now for the 17th Annual Geckofest on Saturday, September 2, 2017. We will post the link for next year when it becomes available.
Thank you to the entertainers, you are the hallmark of this quirky end of Summer Celebration. All of you were fabulous and we appreciate the sense of community among you!
Many, many thanks to the City of Gulfport Florida. Your support staff is top-notch, always helpful and accommodating, and we appreciate all of their hard work on site before, during and after the event. This year it was especially challenging and we do not exaggerate when we say that this event could not have happened without you!
And a very special thank you to the 70+ VOLUNTEERS!!!. Our events are a success because of dedicated volunteers. You kept the wheels turning and you all are so very much appreciated!
GECKOFEST is preceded each year by the Gecko Art Show, Gecko Crawl and Gecko Ball. All events are hosted by the non-profit Gulfport Merchants Association. A portion of proceeds from all Gecko events benefits local charities each year. This year’s charitable recipients include the Gulfport Historical Society and First Florida Frontiers.. With our gratitude, Suzie & Susan SIK Promotions, Inc. www.visitgulfportflorida.com .
The 16th Annual Geckofest Street Festival - Sat. Sept 3, 2016 Gulfport, Florida 10am to 10pm presented by the Gulfport Merchants Association, Produced and Promoted by SIK Promotions, Inc. Picture Credit - Eagle Finegan - 2016 Official Geckofest Festival photographer. Vendor & Sponsor Booths, Local Businesses, Stage & Street Entertainment, Attendees,Costume Contest, Waking Parade, Street Dance...and more to come. Feel free to tag yourself!
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