Press Releases

29 Jun 2017

A special performance of the one-man show, “Keith Haring: Radiant Child” will be staged in Gulfport on Thursday, June 29th at the Catherine Hickman Theater (5501 27th Avenue South) at 7:30 p.m.

22 Jun 2017

A free “lunch and learn” program will feature video footage of theatrical performances depicting the challenges facing the alarming number of LGBTQ youth displaced from their homes in Pinellas County.

Gulfport GetGO is an all-volunteer transportation service operated and administered by the 501c3 Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center Foundation. Initial funding for the two 6-person low speed vehicles was made possible through tax deductible donations and a matching grant from the Foundation.

26 Aug 2017

Tickets for the Ninth Annual Gecko Ball will be available beginning July 4th. The Ball will be celebrated with a theme of “Geckostock!” on Saturday, August 26th, 2017. Plan now for the event known as Gulfport’s party of the year!

8 Jun 2017

The LGBTQ Resource Center at Gulfport Public Library is proud to continue its monthly LGBTQ Film Series on Thursday, June 8th with an iconic 1983 film in the lesbian genre. This month’s film will also feature guest speaker Rob McCabe.

1 Jun 2017

A group art exhibit from June 1st through June 30th will help celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month, featuring the work of 13 visual artists living and/or working in Gulfport.

1 Jun 2017

Throughout June, LGBTQ Pride Month will be celebrated by a full slate of programs sponsored by the LGBTQ Resource Center of the Gulfport Public Library.

29 Jun 2017

A special performance of the one-man show, “Keith Haring: Radiant Child” will be staged in Gulfport on Thursday, June 29th at the Catherine Hickman Theater (5501 27th Avenue South) at 7 p.m. Actor Chad Jacobs portrays famed gay artist Keith Haring.

5 May 2017

This Friday’s featured artist is water-colorist, Kathleen Wilke. Kathleen started out painting in oils and switched to water media, working mostly in watercolor.

11 May 2017

The LGBTQ Resource Center at Gulfport Public Library is proud to continue its monthly LGBTQ Film Series on Thursday, May 11th with a recent Oscar-winning drama portraying the coming of age of an African American man in urban Miami.

8 Apr 2017

Gulfport City Limits, LLC. is proud to present the first in a series of annual Latin Music Festivals, “Latin Music by the Bay” on April 8, 2017.

14 Apr 2017

Whimsy will be in the air for the 23rd time this year, as the annual Springfest Garden Art & Faerie Festival is on its way again. Hosted on 7.5 acres of green grass, with tall trees and beautiful flowers aplenty, this yearly tapestry of colors is sure to impress.

6 Apr 2017

Kathleen Robbins will speak and take questions from audience members during a program on Thursday, April 6. The event begins at 7pm at the Gulfport Public Library (5501 28th Avenue South).

13 Apr 2017

The LGBTQ Resource Center at Gulfport Public Library is proud to continue its monthly LGBTQ Film Series on Thursday, April 13th with a comedy about bisexual Iranian-American woman.

31 Mar 2017

After four books and countless magazine columns, award-winning author and humorist Fay Jacobs is touring with a hilarious and moving oral memoir. The reading, titled Aging Gracelessly: 50 Shades of Fay is based on Jacobs’ four published memoirs.

8 Apr 2017

Gulfport City Limits, LLC. Is proud to present the first in a series of annual Latin Music Festivals, “Latin Music by the Bay” on April 8, 2017.

18 Mar 2017

On the third Saturday of each month, you can visit Beach Boulevard in Gulfport for the fun and fantastic Gulfport Art & Gallery Walk! The event features art from several different perspectives.

3 Mar 2017

On the first Friday of each month, you can visit Beach Boulevard in Gulfport for the fun and fantastic Gulfport Art & Gallery Walk! The event features art from several different perspectives.

25 Feb 2017

Gulfport’s Get Rescued is leashed up and ready for its 13th annual event on Saturday, February 25, 2017. This event has grown faster than your favorite Big Red Dog, with over 45 rescue groups participating and more than 1000 pets ready to find their “fur-ever” homes with you

9 Mar 2017

The LGBTQ Resource Center at Gulfport Public Library is proud to continue its monthly LGBTQ Film Series on Thursday, March 9th with a documentary exploring the historic women’s music movement.

3 Feb 2017

Meet our Adopt-An-Artist, C.J. Cona, sponsored by Mangia Gourmet! C.J. is not only a fabulous artist, but teaches others how to hone their skills as well.

25 Feb 2017

The animals are going to claim the streets of downtown Gulfport as their own for three big events. As part of the 13th Annual Gulfport’s Get Rescued event, these wonderful showcases are a must-see for any animal lover.

1 Feb 2017

The first ever Gulfport Fringe Art and Culture month will encompass a rich four weeks of events in February, including visual arts, theater, poetry, music, dance, film and more. The diverse slate of activities, a mix of long-standing events and those newly developed for Fringe

9 Feb 2017

The LGBTQ Resource Center at Gulfport Public Library is proud to continue its monthly LGBTQ Film Series on Thursday, February 9th with a poignant documentary examining the final year in the life of transsexual man in the rural south.

18 Feb 2017

The Second Annual Gulfport Masters Fine Arts Festival will take place on Saturday and Sunday, February 18th and 19th from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on both days. The Festival will again be held in Gulfport’s waterfront Veteran’s Park (5350 31st Avenue South).

25 Feb 2017

The 13th Annual Gulfport’s Get Rescued, the animal rescue festival and fundraiser, is preparing for its event to take place on Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 10am to 6pm. We have lots of volunteer positions to fill, including barricade set-up/security, vendor set-up, donation monitor, and other event duties.

14 Jan 2017

The 20th Annual Treasure Island Sport Kite Competition and Festival returns to Florida in 2017 for your enjoyment! Taking place on Treasure Island Beach, Florida behind the host hotel, the Thunderbird Beach Resort.

12 Jan 2017

The LGBTQ Resource Center at Gulfport Public Library is proud to continue its new monthly LGBTQ Film Series with a classic and popular documentary on Thursday, January 12th. This is a free gathering to enjoy a film on the second Thursday of each month.

5 Aug 2016

The Gulfport Merchants Association (GMA) has announced its selection of recipients for 2017 Community Support Grants. Two organizations were chosen to receive grants that will be funded by a portion of proceeds from the GMA’s slate of “Gecko Events” in late summer of 2017:

29 Dec 2016

The Gulfport Merchants Association (GMA) has announced the appointment of four new members to its Board of Directors. Their appointments to the Board are for two-year terms to commence as of January 2017. The GMA extends its thanks and congratulations to these members of the Merchants community for their willingness to serve.

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