18th Annual GECKOFEST (GeckoCon!)



GECKOFEST – Gulfport’s End of Summer Celebration

Gulfport invites you to the 18th Annual Geckofest, celebrating the end of summer with its largest festival of the year, honoring this waterfront village’s unofficial mascot and favorite reptile, the Gecko!

This year’s theme, chosen by public voting on the Gecko Ball Facebook page, is “Gecko Con”! “Gecko Con” will be a celebration of superheroes, villains, cult characters, imaginary locations and more from comics, books, movies, tv shows, animé and other media in pop culture genres akin to the world of popular Comic Con conventions around the world.  The Gecko Con theme offers inspiration for a wide array of costumes, as well as music, dancing, food and drink.  Festival-goers are always encouraged to arrive in costume.

Additional “Gecko-World” activities include; A Gecko Art Show and Reception on Friday, August 3rd, a Gecko Bar Crawl on Saturday, August 11th and the Gecko Ball on August 25th.

Parking and admission to Geckofest is complimentary and the event is pet and family-friendly.  This is a great event in Destination Tampa Bay!

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