Time: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Date: Saturday, September 1, 2012
Location: City of Gulfport
Cost: FREE admission
Info: (727) 322-5217; Gulfport GeckoFest Website
Gulfport’s whimsical send off to summer takes place on Labor Day Weekend. Strolling street characters, stage musicians, performing artists and merchants with all types of weird and wonderful wares will come together to captivate young and old alike throughout the waterfront district.
— Roving characters will roam the streets interacting with visitors along with the o-fish-al Gecko Goddess and the Gecko Court
— Live musical entertainment will take place on two main stages from 12-10 p.m.
— A Kids Zone, provided by Spotlight Amusements, will take up one full city block
— Walking Parade featuring the whimsical, colorful, wacky, noisy and costumed (audience participation is encouraged. Registration is not required, just join in anywhere along the parade route!)
— Costume contests will take place following the parade (categories will include: best “Hooray for Geckowood!” themed costume, best decorated hat and best overall, for both children and adults. Prizes include trophies created by local artist Owen Patch.)
City of Gulfport
On Beach Boulevard South
Gulfport, FL 33707
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