Sat Sep 2, 10:00 AM - Sat Sep 2, 10:00 PM

3101 Beach Boulevard South

3101 Beach Boulevard South, Gulfport, Fl 33707

Community: Gulfport


Around The World in 80 Geckos!

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The 22nd Annual Geckofest arrives on September 2nd, celebrating the end of summer with its largest festival of the year and honoring this waterfront village's unofficial mascot, the Gecko! This year's theme, chosen by public voting, is "Around The World in 80 Geckos"!

The festival is excited to announce the addition of the Forever Florida Stage and welcomes back the beloved Blueberry Patch Stage. The line-up for 2023 artists includes 12 hours of live bands and dozens of street theater performances.

Geckofest tradition is known to include professional strolling and stationary street theater performers, who bring ooohs!!! and ahhhs!!! to Beach Blvd. S. Volunteers are often invited to step right up and participate in a magic trick, stunt or some other wacky act. You'll want to have your selfie stick on hand to capture the moments that'll will make you laugh, gasp and applaud.

Festivalgoers, local businesses and community groups are always encouraged to arrive in costume and join in the wacky walking parade at 6:00 PM.

Purchases from GeckoFest vendors, as well as Gulfport's own shops, galleries and restaurants support local, home-grown small businesses, so please come on "buy" and support small business!

Parking and admission to Geckofest is complimentary and the event is pet and family-friendly.


Artists: The Shakes Society (Interactive brass horn rock/dance band), Solar Flair Band (Rock band featuring diverse abilities), Cosmic Riot (Acrobatic Dance), Laura Jaye's Strong and Amazing Show (Aerial Stunt Show), World Stage Dancers (Breakdancers), West Coast Mutineers (Roaming Pirates), Emerald Adventurers (Roaming Steampunk), Lucian Fuller Show (Juggler/unicycle), Gaby Rosa (Fire Dancer), Nerdy Noah Show (Comedy Variety Show), Maggi Soluna (Stilt Walker), Charlie Morris Band (Americana and Blues), Keith and Frank's Farewell Tour (60's and 70's Folk), John Frinzi (folk, pop and country with laid-back beachy vibe), Lee Cole and The Wranglers (kickin' country with a rockabilly edge), Taylor Jansen Trio (Variety Band), Siri Chalfont (Ukulele), Gulfport Gecko Amalgamated Marching Band

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