Gulfport’s 18th annual GeckoFest promises a full day of free family-friendly fun. 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. GeckoFest is located along Beach and Shore Boulevards in the heart of Gulfport.
The theme for this year’s festival is “GeckoCon” – 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.
Entertainers will make you laugh, gasp and applaud. Step right up and participate in a magic trick. Witness extreme stunts happening just a few feet away. Tie up an escape artist and watch him maneuver out of his bonds. Pose for photos with your favorite characters. Take home your own free, fanciful balloon creation. Jugglers, magicians, acrobats, face painters, dancers and aerialists will be on hand throughout the festival area. Favorite costumed characters will be roving the village ready to pose for your photos.
Parking for GeckoFest is free. Location: 3101 Beach Blvd. So., Gulfport, Florida 33707