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    • Gateway to the Gulf Newsletter, City of Gulfport, August 1, 2022, Boca Ciega Bay, FL

      Gulfport Marina includes dry boat storage, ship store, bathroom, public boat ramp, parking, fueling stations, lighted range markers and guest docking facility.

      Gulfport Municipal Marina, A CRUISERS NET SPONSOR, and the City of Gulfport always have a full calendar of events for all ages. Located in the heart of downtown, the marina and harbor, found on the northern shores of Boca Ciega Bay, are easily accessible from the Western Florida ICW, just north of Tampa Bay.

      Weekly news & updates
      August 1, 2022 | City of Gulfport, FL – Gateway to the Gulf Newsletter
      Upcoming Events

      See what’s happening this month.

      Gulfport Community Update

      Read the current community news.

      Senior Center E-news

      Click here to see what’s happening next.

      Library Calendar of Events

      Upcoming activities at the Gulfport Library.

      Michael J. Yakes Recreation Center

      Click here to see all classes and activities.

      Historic Casino Weekly Dance Events

      Click here to see the Casino’s weekly dance schedule.

      Saturday, August 27th, 6 – 11 p.m.

      Gulfport Casino Ballroom

      5500 Shore Blvd. S.

      Tickets and info
      This Weeks Events & Meetings
      Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market

      Tuesday, August 2nd | 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

      Downtown Waterfront District, Beach Blvd. S.

      Join us weekly at our open-air fresh market for the region’s freshest produce, arts & crafts from local creators and a fresh array of locally sourced botanicals along the shops and restaurants of scenic Beach Boulevard. 

      More info
      Carol Baker and Paul dancing
      Weekly dance info
      Ballroom Dance Lessons w/ Carol Baker

      Tuesday, August 2nd 

      Noon – 1 p.m. Beginner Rumba

      1 – 2 p.m. Intermediate Rumba

      2 – 3 p.m. Ballroom Dancing

      Gulfport Casino Ballroom

      5500 Shore Blvd. S.

      $10 admission

      Call 727-798-3660

      City Council Meeting (In-Person & Zoom)

      Tuesday, August 2nd | 6 p.m.


      City Hall, 2401 53rd St. S. | 727-893-1012

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      Argentine Tango Dance & Lesson

      w/ Kathleen & Steve Prucher

      Tuesday, August 2nd  | 6:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.

      Gulfport Casino Ballroom

      5500 Shore Blvd. S.

      $10 admission

      Call 727-742-3368

      Weekly dance info
      City of Gulfport Police patch. Picture of a sun with a gateway.
      Virtual Neighborhood Watch Meeting

      Every Wednesday | 1:30 p.m.

      Broadcasting “on Facebook” Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. Check on updates for your area and learn about recent incidents related to vehicle, residential burglaries, BOLO’s and stolen vehicles. For more information, please contact Mr. Jim Wright Volunteer Coordinator at 727-893-1022 or



      Swing Dance & Lesson w/ Swing Time

      Wednesday, August 3rd

      Lesson 7 – 8 p.m. | Dancing 8 – 11 p.m.

      Gulfport Casino Ballroom

      5500 Shore Blvd. S.

      $10 admission

      Weekly dance info
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      Latin Night at the Gulfport Casino

      Thursday, August 4th | 7 – 11 p.m.

      Gulfport Casino Ballroom

      5500 Shore Blvd. S.

      $10 admission

      Call 727-254-6563

      Weekly dance info
      First Friday Art Walk flyer. Picture of art.
      More info
      First Friday Art Walk

      Friday, August 5th | 5 – 9 p.m.

      Downtown Waterfront District

      Beach Blvd. S.

      Come join us with free live music up and down the street. Follow the flags for artist clusters, displaying paintings, jewelry, glass, mixed media sculpture and more. First Friday Art Walk is a juried event that welcomes emerging and professional artists in all media to engage in our arts loving community.

      2022 Art Gecko Show

      Friday, August 5th | 6 – 8 p.m.

      Catherine Hickman Theater, 5501 27th Ave. S.

      This year’s show will feature selections from the participating artists’ regular body of work in a variety of media. Gecko’s are encouraged though! After the reception their chosen live auction pieces will be moved out of the theater and on display throughout the city. The reception is free and open to the public and will include a cash bar.

      Upcoming Events & Meetings
      Board of Adjustment Meeting

      Wednesday, August 10th | 6 p.m.

      City Hall, 2401 53rd St. S. | 727-893-1012


      Gulfport Casino Ballroom

      5500 Shore Blvd. S.

      $10 admission


      Disco Party w/ Swing Time

      Friday, August 12th

      Lesson 7 – 8 p.m. | Dancing 8 – midnight

      The Disco Party returns to the Gulfport Casino! Dance 8 p.m. – midnight to those funky disco grooves and beats. Arrive early for a Dance Lesson 7 – 8 p.m., where you can learn the Hustle and other Disco-era dances. Get ready for the Soul Train! Just $10 includes everything. The Disco Party happens the second Friday of every month. 

      Tickets and info
      2022 Gecko Crawl

      Saturday, August 13th | 4 – 9 p.m.

      The annual Gecko Crawl will help usher in “Gecko Season” in Gulfport with an opportunity to sample drinks at various locations, a poker run, and a festive after party in Gulfport’s colorful Waterfront District at The Tiki Bar & Grill at 9 p.m.

      Gecko Crawl participating locations are – Caddy’s, Gulfport Brewery, Neptune Grill,  The North End Taphouse, O’Maddy’s, and The Tiki Bar & Grill will be this year’s host of the after-party and there will be live music. Gecko Crawlers will be able to enjoy a free beverage at participating locations, all are located within walking distance.

      More info
      Ask a City Councilor at the Third Tuesday Fresh Market

      Tuesday, August 16th | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

      Gulfport Merchant Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center,

      3101 Beach Boulevard South

      Gulfport City Council will be hosting an opportunity, every third Tuesday of the month, for residents to get to know their Councilmember, ask questions, and provide comment.

      For more information, please call City of Gulfport Councilmember, Ward 1 Representative, April Thanos at (727) 826-7138.

      City Council Meeting (In-Person & Zoom)

      Tuesday, August 16th | 6 p.m.

      City Hall, 2401 53rd St. S. | 727-893-1012

      More info
      Third Saturday Indie Faire

      Saturday, August 20th | 5 – 9 p.m.

      Downtown Waterfront District

      Beach Blvd. S.

      Welcome to Third Saturday Indie Faire! The Indie Faire features high quality local art and contemporary crafts from across a wide range of mediums, as well as jewelry and locally sourced botanicals in an outdoor and socially distanced manner along scenic Beach Boulevard in downtown Gulfport.

      Carol Baker and Paul dancing
      Weekly dance info
      Ballroom Dance Night at the Casino Ballroom

      Sunday, August 21st | 6 – 9:30 p.m.

      Gulfport Casino Ballroom, 5500 Shore Blvd. S.

      Teacher: Carol Baker | 727-798-3660

      $10 admission

      Lesson: 6 – 7 pm: Carol Baker

      Dancing 7 – 9:30 pm, to the fabulous music of Daniel Fugazzotto

      Bring a friend, they will have a ball!

      More info
      USA Ballroom Dance at Historic Casino

      Monday, August 22nd | 7 – 10 p.m.

      Gulfport Casino Ballroom

      5500 Shore Blvd. S.

      Gulfport, Florida 33707

      Admission: $7 Members, $10 Non-members

      Lesson: 7:15 – 7:45 Gina Santamaria

      Show: 8:30 Gina & Aladdin

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      Weekly dance info
      Fourth Friday Singles Dance w/ Carol Baker

      Friday, August 26th | 6 – 10 p.m.

      Gulfport Casino Ballroom, 5500 Shore Blvd. S.

      Teacher: Carol Baker | 727-798-3660

      $10 admission

      Lesson: 6:15 – 6:45 pm: Carol Baker

      Dancing 7 – 10 pm

      Tickets and info
      2022 Gecko Ball

      Saturday, August 27th | 6 – 11 p.m.

      Gulfport Casino Ballroom, 5500 Shore Blvd. S.

      The Gecko Ball is one of Gulfport’s most popular events, featuring music, dancing, a costume contest, silent and live auctions, the Gecko Queen coronation, and a cash bar.

      Guests are highly encouraged to dress in Game Night or Gecko themed costumes, or a combination of both! For more information and updates on the Gecko Ball, go to and “like” the Gecko Ball Facebook page: Contact Brittney Summer for details by email to

      Downtown Waterfront District

      Beach Blvd. S.

      22nd Annual Gecko Fest

      Saturday, September 3rd | 6 – 11 p.m.

      Gulfport invites you to the 22nd 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 “Game Night”! The 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.

      Parking and admission to Geckofest is complimentary and the event is pet and family-friendly. For general information, please visit or call 727-322-5217.

      Catherine Hickman Theater

      5501 27th Ave. S.

      Tickets and Info
      Elvis in Gulfport Showcase

      Saturday, September 24th | 7 – 8:30 p.m.

      With the release of the huge new biopic, “Elvis”, the world is ‘Elvis Crazy’ all over again. So there is no better time to celebrate the music, the Magic, and the memory of Elvis with this ELVIS in Gulfport Showcase. All for a wonderful cause: Unity of Gulfport. Enjoy the voice of award winning Elvis Tribute Artist Fred Wolf, Jay Miah and More honoring the Music, the Magic and the Memory of ELVIS PRESLEY in Gulfport!

      Community Outreach
      Latest Beach Water Quality Sampling Data

      See the latest report here.

      Public Cameras

      Check out our live streaming cameras here, to see what you are missing.

      Gulfport Charter & Code of Ordinances

      Online access is provided at the following link.

      Utility & Marina Bill Payment

      View and pay Utility & Marina Billing accounts online here.

      Know Your Zone

      Pinellas County 2022 hurricane evacuation zones can be found here.

      All Hazards Preparedness Guide

      Read the Pinellas County All Hazards Preparedness Guide here. Located at all City Facilities.

      Alert Pinellas

      Sign-up and receive emergency alerts via text message on your cell phone.


      Hurricane Season is upon us.

      The Atlantic Basin Hurricane season ends November 30.

      Get informed and be prepared!

      Gulfport Hurricane Center
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      FSI Connect

      Real-Time Help for Families is a Call or Click Away

      727-888-HELP (727-888-4357)

      FSI is a prevention initiative focusing on providing families the right service, at the right time. The initiative provides support and wrap-around services to meet the family’s basic needs and helps to empower and educate them to become self-sufficient, and anchored within our community.

      Learn more

      Veterans Park, 5350 31st Ave S.

      More info

      Veterans Park Memorial Ribbon Campaign

      The Gulfport Senior Center Foundation will be installing a memorial ribbon in the Gulfport Veterans Park as a fundraiser to support programs and services of the Senior Center.

      The meandering ribbon of engraved bricks will connect the sidewalk to the flagpole base at the beautiful waterfront park. The public is invited to purchase a brick to honor or memorialize a friend or family member, veteran or non-veteran. Engraved bricks will be a permanent part of the Gulfport Veterans Memorial Park.


      Lift Station No.2 Installation and Improvements 


      The City of Gulfport continues to invest in new infrastructure to move wastewater more efficiently through the system, minimize the potential for wet weather overflows and protect the environment. The Lift Station No.2 Force Main Installation and Improvement Project involves designing, permitting and updating the lift station in the Municipal Marina area. It also includes a new underground pipeline to connect both City of Gulfport lift stations to the City of St. Petersburg system for treatment and disposal. Beginning Monday, February 28, 2022, construction will occur at Lift Station No.2 site and along the pipeline route. There will be temporary construction impacts, including:


      • Temporary street closure at 29th Ave. S. and Miriam St. S.
      • Motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists should use caution when traveling near construction and follow all detour and lane closure signs.

      For more information, please contact the City of Gulfport Public Works Department at (727) 893-1085. 

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      Duke Energy is working hard in our community to improve reliability, reduce outages, strengthen the power grid against severe weather and prepare our system to serve our growing area by upgrading electrical infrastructure in Gulfport.

      As part of this commitment, they are conducting a major grid improvement project in the City of Gulfport and surrounding areas.

      Learn more

      Duke Energy Crews are performing tree trimming in the City of Gulfport as part of their vegetation management program. Trees and vegetation are part of Florida’s natural landscape and also one of the leading causes of power outages. Trees that are close to power lines must be trimmed or cut down by qualified crews to ensure reliable electric service.

      Customers who have questions or concerns about right-of-way or vegetation maintenance can contact a Duke Energy Progress customer service representative by calling 800-452-2777. 

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      The City of Gulfport Private Waterline and Sewer Lateral Replacement Assistance Program offers financial reimbursement after the replacement of a deteriorated residential waterline or sewer lateral. City Utilities residential water or sewer customers are eligible for a rebate of 50% up to $3,500.00 after the purchase, installation, and inspection of failing waterlines or sewer lateral between the home connection and the city connection.

      Reassurance Telephone Program flyer. Picture of person on phone.

      The City of Gulfport Senior Center’s Telephone Reassurance Program is a free service for Gulfport Residents 50 years of age or older. Volunteers provide daily phone calls to registered members and provide comfort, security, and peace of mind to members and families.


      Registration is simple and free. If you or someone you know could benefit from this service during this difficult time, please call (727) 893-2237 and register today.

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      GEMS door-to-door transportation has provided independence & freedom to elderly and disabled residents of Gulfport for over 40 years.


      Any Gulfport residents 55 & older or residents with a disability can take advantage of GEMS door to door service for a yearly membership of $70 plus $2 per ride. For more information, call 893-2242.

      Call 2 recycle. Leading the charge in recycling.

      The Gulfport Public Works Department located at the 49th Street Neighborhood Center (1617 49th St. S.) is an official collection site for rechargeable batteries!

      For more information, please call 727-893-1089 or visit

      Gulfport Library Open to the Public. Regular hours with limited service. Hands with books.

      If you have questions, please contact library staff at (727) 893-1073 or (727) 893-1074. Hours are, Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. & Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

      Gulfport Public Library is open with normal business hours. We are committed to the health and well-being of the citizens we serve. The Gulfport Library is open with limited services to the public, observing best practices for the safety of both citizens and staff.

      If you continue to self-isolate and require library services: The Gulfport Public Library has a number of free services patrons can utilize to checkout eBooks, audiobooks, magazines,  or learn a learn a language.

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      The City App for iOS and Android mobile devices, allows residents to connect more conveniently with City government to report issues and request non-emergency services. For more information, please email or call 727-893-1118. 

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      Gulfport Municipal Marina

      The City of Gulfport Mooring Field is the ideal destination for the traveling sailor. With options to stay for a day, week, or month, we’re conveniently located in the heart of downtown. Our engineered moorings offer a variety of amenities for transient boaters wishing to anchor out in the bay.

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