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.
Gulfport’s 18th annual GeckoFest promises a full day of free family-friendly fun on Saturday, September 1ST from 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. The streets of the waterfront village will be filled with live music on two stages, hundreds of food, art and craft vendors, kids’ activities, and up close and personal street performances by a bevy of acrobats, magicians, daredevils, dancers, aerialists, escape artists, fire eaters, balloon artists and costumed characters. GeckoFest is located along Beach and Shore Boulevards in the heart of Gulfport. The theme for this year’s festival is “GeckoCon” – A celebration of superheroes, villains, cult characters, imaginary locations and more from comics, books, movies, tv shows, animé and other media in pop culture genres akin to the world of popular Comic Con conventions around the world.
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!
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!