19th Annual GeckoFest in Gulfport

Explore the quirkiness of Gulfport at the 19th annual GeckoFest over Labor Day Weekend with a big day of fun on Saturday, August 31. Browse great art, listen to live music and check out some street performers from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. along Beach Blvd. This year’s GeckoFest theme is “Knights of the Round Table.” In the legend, the Knights are an order in the service of Arthur, tasked with ensuring the peace of the Kingdom and sometimes also charged with leading the quest for the Holy Grail. The Round Table at which they met was created to have no head or foot, representing the equality of the members. This year’s theme was chosen by popular vote.

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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.

The annual GeckoFest in Gulfport is a full day of free family-friendly fun that runs from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The event is located along Beach and Shore Boulevards in the heart of Gulfport.

Parking for GeckoFest is free. Free shuttles also offer visitors an opportunity to park in off-site locations for transportation to and from their vehicles and the festival site. For more information on GeckoF16est, directions and parking, visit www.Facebook.com/GeckoFest. The event offers a fun-filled opportunity to explore quirky Gulfport, a wonderful slice of “old Florida” on one of its most colorful days of the year.

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