Press Releases

3 Dec 2016

Consider an artful, local and exciting alternative to “Black Friday” for holiday gift buying. Shoppers and art lovers can find something for almost everyone on their list, and themselves, during “The Art of Giving,” an open studio event set for Saturday and Sunday, December 3rd and 4th from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day.

12 Oct 2016

Members of the Board of Directors of the Gulfport Merchants Association (GMA) recently presented checks in the amount of $2,000 each to representatives of two local non-profit organizations, First Florida Frontiers and the Gulfport Historical Society.

11 Oct 2016

Organizers of Gulfport’s annual Gecko Ball have announced the results of public voting for the theme of the 2017 Gecko Ball: “Geckostock!”

10 Oct 2016

The Gulfport Merchants Association (GMA) has announced a call for applicants for its 2017 community support grant program.

10 Oct 2016

Due to a forecast of inclement weather on Monday, October 3rd, the first-ever Gulfport Chefs Table event has been postponed until the following Monday, October 10th , 6pm until 10pm. All details regarding the event are unchanged except the date.

19 Sep 2016

The LGBTQ Resource Center at Gulfport Public Library is proud to initiate its new monthly LGBTQ Film Series on Thursday October 13th.

12 Sep 2016

Organizers of Gulfport’s annual Gecko Ball are encouraging the public to vote now on the theme of next year’s event. Saturday, August 26, 2017 will be the date of the Ninth Annual Gecko Ball, building on the tradition of this ever-popular event.

30 Aug 2016

We survived another summer (although it’s not any cooler in September) and while other markets close for the summer, Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market is open year round. We have fewer vendors and smaller crowds, but we’re not just a market – We are a community.

10 Aug 2016

Gulfport’s 16th annual GeckoFest promises a full day of free family-friendly fun on Saturday, September 3rd 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.

10 Aug 2016

GULFPORT, FLORIDA: Reservations are now being accepted for the first-ever Gulfport Chefs Table, an outdoor fine-dining experience set for Monday, October 3rd (Rain date Monday, October 10th), 6pm until 10pm.

30 Jun 2016

The geckos will be visualized and created according to each artist’s individual concept. All seven geckos can be seen for the first time at the Second Annual Gecko Artists’ Show during an opening reception on Friday, August 5th at the Catherine Hickman Theater (5501 27th Avenue South) from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

25 Jun 2016

All are located within easy walking distance along Beach and Shore Boulevards. Crawlers may start at any participating location and continue their Crawl in any order.

11 Jun 2016

Believe it or not, Gecko Season will soon be upon us and we need to start planning! As usual, an event as awesome as Geckofest cannot succeed without great volunteers. This year, Geckofest is September 3th.

7 Jun 2016

Gulfport, FL: Visit Gulfport Florida on Saturday, June 18, for Gulfport’s third Saturday Art & Gallery Walk, where you’ll likely find the perfect present and dining option for Dad! Find your Gulfport shopping and dining maps at and chart your course to the downtown waterfront!

6 Jun 2016

The Ball will be celebrated with a theme of “20,000 Geckos Under the Sea!” on Saturday, August 27th, 2016. Plan now for the event known as Gulfport’s party of the year!

12 Apr 2016

Organizers of Gulfport’s 8th Annual Gecko Ball have announced a call to artists for the creation of their interpretation of a gecko. The live auction of artist-created geckos has become a much-anticipated tradition during each Gecko Ball.

4 Nov 2016

The Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market will be changing to summer hours starting with the May 3rd market. Through September, the summer hours will be 9am-2pm. The Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market is one of the few markets that remains open all summer.

9 Apr 2016

The Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce will host its 22nd Annual Springfest Garden Art & Faerie Festival along the green and tree-covered expanse of Gulfport’s 7.5 acre Clymer Park, on April 9-10, 2016. The Garden Art & Faerie themed festival will transform the park

2 Feb 2016

The Gulfport Merchants Association (GMA) has announced a call for applicants for its 2016/2017 community support grant program. Local non-profit organizations that target or include Gulfport in their activities are invited to apply.

20 Mar 2016

Attention all Gulfport residents and businesses – don’t miss your chance to claim the “2016 Best Chili in Gulfport” championship title. Registration fees are slashed to $25 per entry for locals and former IAC chili cookoff contestants until February 29.

19 Jan 2016

A special event will offer animal lovers an evening of fun to support non-profit animal rescue groups. Tails at Twilight will take place on Saturday, February 27th from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the historic Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Boulevard South.

18 Jan 2016

The first ever two-day Gulfport Masters Fine Arts Festival will take place on Saturday and Sunday, February 20th and 21st, 2016 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on both days. The festival will be held in Gulfport’s waterfront Veteran’s Park (5350 31st Avenue South).

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