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Gulfport and Madeira Beach provide free fun for the entire family all summer long. There are 5 cool festivals you don’t want to miss.

Gulfport, FL

Geckofest - August 31

Because it’s summer and the memories are just waiting to happen.

Gulfport Art Walk takes place on the first Friday and third Saturday of every month all year long, from 6-10:00 pm. Meet and purchase the works of talented independent artisans, craftsmen, authors and entertainers, stretched over a half-mile up and down scenic Beach Boulevard. Live musicians appear at venues throughout the waterfront district. There is no admission charge for this pet and family-friendly event. 3129 Beach Blvd. S., Gulfport, FL 33707. For More information, follow us on Facebook.

Gulfport’s annual 4th of July Celebration will offer an entire day of flag-waving fun for all ages on Thursday, July 4th, including kid’s activities, live music, food and craft vendors, a parade, and a world-class fireworks display. All activities and entertainment take place between 8:00 AM and 10:00 PM in Gulfport’s scenic Waterfront District near 3129 Beach Blvd. S., Gulfport, FL 33707. There is no admission charge for any of the day’s festivities. For more information or to enter the parade, please contact Justin Shea at 727-893-1118 or email jshea(at)mygulfport(dot)us.

Monthly Madness on Mad Beach and BIKERSCAP present the Mad Beach Bike Fest…Because we care. Madeira Beach revs up for its inaugural Mad Beach Bike Fest on Sunday, August 18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. along Madeira Way. Bike enthusiasts will be showing off their classic, antique, new and customized motorcycles from all eras. Food vendors will be on hand and others offering bike-related gear. Peruse the local restaurants and shops of the Madeira Way district during the show. Proceeds will benefit BIKERSCAP, a 501(c)3 organization, who provide much needed complete home computer systems through recycling older used systems to disadvantaged children. Activities will include chance drawings, a bikini bike wash and 10 class people’s choice awards. There is no admission charge for this biker-friendly event. The Mad Beach Bike Fest is another “Monthly Madness on Mad Beach” event produced by SIK Promotions. For more information follow us on Facebook.

The 13th Annual Geckofest will take over Gulfport’s scenic waterfront village on Saturday, August 31st, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. along Beach and Shore Boulevards. This quirky family friendly street festival has become one of Tampa Bay’s most anticipated annual celebrations. Combining the artistic energy of Gulfport with the colorful flair of Mardi Gras, Geckofest includes live music on three stages, over 200 art, craft and food vendors, children’s activities, street performers and costumed characters. A costume contest and parade, a thrilling fire and acrobatics show, and the famous street dance round out a fun-filled day for the whole family. There is no admission charge for any of the day’s festivities. Don’t Forget! There are two Geckofest Fun-raisers: Gecko Pub Crawl on August 10 and the Gecko Ball “Gecko Night Fever” on August 24. Geckofest is produced by SIK Promotions and presented by Gulfport Merchants Association. 3129 Beach Blvd. S., Gulfport, FL 33707. For More information, follow us on Facebook or visit us at http://www.GulfportMA.com.

The International Food Festival on Madeira Beach is the tastiest ethnic food festival in the Pinellas County area and will be serving fine foods to our friends on Saturday, September 14 (10:00 AM-7:00 PM) & Sunday, September 15 (10:00 AM – 6:00 PM). The wonderful cuisine of many cultures is prepared by chefs who have a love for cooking and great pride in their heritage. This is culinary art at its best, where visitors can sample different entrees, mouth-watering desserts and exotic beverages from around the world. There's something to please even the pickiest palate. Shoppers will be tempted by individual vendors selling handcrafted items, unique clothing, music, and an array of fine arts and crafts. The International Food Festival is another “Monthly Madness on Mad Beach” event produced by SIK Promotions.15004 Madeira Way, Madeira Beach, FL 33708. For more information follow us on Facebook.

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