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GECKOFEST - Aug 30, 2014

GULFPORT, FL: The 14th Annual Geckofest will take over Gulfport’s scenic waterfront village on Saturday, August 30th, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. along Beach and Shore Boulevards.  Break out your best “Charleston” dance moves!  “Roaring Geckos” will be the theme of this year’s event.  The “Roaring Geckos” theme will evoke the Roaring Twenties. Expect to experience costumes celebrating flappers, hair bobs, Charlie Chaplin, The Great Gatsby, Guys and Dolls, the Jazz Age, Louis Armstrong, Rudolph Valentino, Art Deco and many other touchstones of the 1920s era.  This quirky family friendly street festival has become one of Tampa Bay’s most anticipated annual celebrations.  Combining the artistic energy of Gulfport with the colorful flair of Mardi Gras, Geckofest includes live music on two main stages, over 200 art, craft and food vendors, children’s activities, street performers and costumed characters.  A costume contest and parade, a thrilling fire and acrobatics show, and the famous street dance round out a fun-filled day for the whole family.  There is no admission charge for any of the day’s festivities.

Geckofest is hosted by the Gulfport Merchants Association and is sponsored by the following supporters: The City of Gulfport, Bright House Networks, Tampa Bay Times, tbt*, Cox Media (The Eagle 107.3 & wduv 105.5), GEICO, Yelp, WMNF, Nestle/Zephyrhills, Resort Property Promotions, Beachlife and The Lazy Pirate. A portion of proceeds from all three Gecko events will once again benefit a local non-profit group, as well as the commission of a public art installation.  3129 Beach Blvd. S., Gulfport, FL 33707. For More information, follow us on Facebook, visit us at or call 727-322-5217


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