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    • Gateway to the Gulf Newsletter, City of Gulfport, FL, January 10, 2022, Boca Ciega Bay

      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. 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.

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      Weekly news & updates
      January 10, 2022 | City of Gulfport, FL – Gateway to the Gulf Newsletter
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      Upcoming Events

      See what’s happening this month.

      City Manager Report

      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.

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      All City Facilities Closed

      Monday, January 17, 2022

      in Observance of the

      Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday!

      (Marina will be open)

      This Weeks Events & Meetings
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      Senior Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting

      Tuesday, January 11th | 8 a.m. | AGENDA

      Senior Center, 5501 27th Ave. S. | 727-893-1012

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      Downtown Waterfront District

      Beach Blvd. S.

      Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market

      Tuesday, January 11th | 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

      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
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      Ballroom Dance Lessons w/ Carol Baker

      Tuesday, January 11th | Noon – 1 p.m. Beginner Rumba |

      1 – 2 p.m. Intermediate Bolero | 2 – 3 p.m. Dancing

      Gulfport Casino Ballroom

      5500 Shore Blvd. S.

      $10 admission

      Call 727-798-3660

      Weekly dance info
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      Argentine Tango Dance & Lesson

      w/ Kathleen & Steve Prucher

      Tuesday, January 11th | 6:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.

      Gulfport Casino Ballroom

      5500 Shore Blvd. S.

      $10 admission

      Call 727-742-3368

      Weekly dance info
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      For more information, please contact Mr. Jim Wright Volunteer Coordinator at



      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.

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      Board of Adjustment Meeting

      Wednesday, January 12th | 6 p.m. | AGENDA

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



      Swing Dance & Lesson w/ Swing Time

      Wednesday, January 12th

      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, January 13th | 7 – 11 p.m.

      Gulfport Casino Ballroom

      5500 Shore Blvd. S.

      $10 admission

      Call 727-254-6563

      Weekly dance info
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      Gulfport Community Players Present: Gilligan’s Island, The Musical

      January 13 – 16 & January 20 – 23 | Monday – Friday, 8 p.m. | Saturday 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. | Sunday 2 p.m.

      Catherine Hickman Theater, 5501 27th Ave. S.

      A family-friendly musical version of the ever-popular and iconic 60s TV show. It’s a fun, wacky, and entertaining musical with 19 original songs. Join Gilligan, the Skipper too, The Millionaire, and his wife, The Movie Star, The Professor, and Maryann, here on Gilligan’s Isle. 


      Gulfport Casino Ballroom

      5500 Shore Blvd. S.

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      Soul Night at the Gulfport Casino

      Friday, January 14th | 7 p.m. – midnight

      Second Friday of Every Month

      Doors Open 6:45pm | $10 Admission

      This month is a special Disco Party edition of Soul Night at the Gulfport Casino. Dance 8 p.m. – midnight to those funky disco grooves and beats. Arrive early for a Hustle Lesson 7 – 8 p.m. Get ready for the Soul Train!

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      Third Saturday Indie Faire

      Saturday, January 15th | 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.

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      Ballroom Dance Night with Carol Baker & Daniel Fugazzotto

      Sunday, January 16th | 6 p.m. Foxtrot Lesson |

      7 – 9:30 p.m. Ballroom Dancing

      Gulfport Casino Ballroom, 5500 Shore Blvd. S.

      Light snacks and a show!

      $10 admission

      Call 727-798-3660

      Weekly dance info
      Upcoming Events & Meetings
      Gateway to the Gulf. City Seal

      Ask a City Councilor Event at the

      Third Tuesday Fresh Market

      Tuesday, January 18th | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

      Gulfport Welcome Center, 3101 Beach Blvd. S.

      Gulfport Vice Mayor, Ward 1 Representative, April Thanos will be hosting an “Ask a City Councilor” event, 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 Vice Mayor, Ward 1 Representative, April Thanos at (727) 826-7138.

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      City Council Meeting (In Person & Zoom)

      Community Redevelopment Agency (Immediately following)

      Tuesday, January 18th | 6 p.m.

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

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      City of Gulfport Celebration of Arbor Day

      Friday, January 21st | 3:45 p.m.

      Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. S.

      (near the outside beach playground)

      Join the City of Gulfport as we celebrate trees and their importance to the environment during the Annual Arbor Day Celebration. Children from the School Year Child Care Program will read excerpts and the Gulfport Teen Council will serve refreshments. Free Live Oak and Crape Myrtle seedlings will be available to guests while supplies last. Call 893-1118 for more information.

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      Gulfport MIND BODY SPIRIT Expo

      Saturday, January 22nd | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

      Gulfport Casino Ballroom, 5500 Shore Blvd. S.

      Refresh and be well Gulfport! This is a FREE event exploring mindfulness, happiness and healthy balance! 50+ psychics and 20+ vendors, creating the leading metaphysical, natural health & holistic connections.

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      CANCELLED Contra Dance with Tampa Friends of Old Time Dance

      Sunday, January 23rd | 3:30 – 7 p.m.

      Gulfport Casino Ballroom

      5500 Shore Blvd. S.

      $10 admission

      Call 727-823-2725

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      Members $7

      Non-members $10

      USA DANCE Presents Ballroom dancing

      Monday, January 24th | 7 – 10 p.m.

      Gulfport Casino Ballroom, 5500 Shore Blvd. S.

      USA Dance provides dance opportunities for local citizens by organizing affordable social dances, dance lessons and dance workshops.  The goal of the Suncoast chapter is to serve the USA Dance mission which is to increase the quality and quantity of ballroom dancing in America.

      Contact Nancy Welch at, for more information.


      Gulfport Casino Ballroom

      5500 Shore Blvd. S.

      Sock Hop with the Legendary Impacs

      Friday, January 28th | 7 p.m.

      Step back in time as you dance to the sounds of the 50s and 60s with the legendary Impacs.

      Tickets, in advance, are $15 each and available at the Gulfport Casino Box office, 5500 Shore Blvd S. or the Downtown Beach Bazaar at 3115 Beach Blvd. S.

      The fun begins the night of the show with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. and live music starting at 7 p.m. Admission at the door, the night of the show, is $20 per person. For more information, please call the Gulfport Casino Ballroom at (727) 893-1070.

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      Gulfport Lions Club Foundation

      Rock the 70’s Dance Party

      Saturday, January 29th | 7 – 11 p.m.

      Gulfport Casino Ballroom, 5500 Shore Blvd. S.

      Join us for the first of what is sure to be an annual event! Cocktails, appetizers, and disco dancing on the south’s greatest dance floor!


      Gulfport Lions Club Foundation is hosting this event to support the Boca Ciega High School Scholarship Fund. Come and enjoy a night of boogying with your friends and neighbors!

      Tickets are $25 each or $30 for VIP which sits closest to the dance floor. We will have a silent auction, professional DJ, and maybe even a 70’s costume contest!

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      The Rat Pack: Together Again

      Sunday, January 30th | 2 p.m.

      Catherine Hickman Theater, 5501 28th Ave. S.

      This production takes you on a musical journey featuring the greatest hits from the legendary Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. Treat yourself to Sinatra classics including Come Fly with Me, My Way, and New York, New York. Dino’s great songs like Everybody Loves Somebody and That’s Amore and Sammy’s dynamic Mr. Bojangles and Candy Man! These guys not only sing like their heroes, they resemble them on stage too! Don’t miss this exciting afternoon with Frank, Dean, and Sammy!

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      First Friday Art Walk

      Friday, February 4th | 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.

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      So Classic Car Show 2022

      Saturday, February 5th | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

      Trolley Market Square

      4901 Tangerine Ave. s.

      Check out cars from the past during the 49th Street Business Association So Classic Car Show at Trolley Market Square. FREE admission.

      Visit for more information.

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      Gulfport Fine Arts Festival

      Saturday & Sunday, February 12 -13 | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

      Veteran’s Park, 5350 31st Ave. S.

      Celebrate art, near and far, at the Gulfport Fine Arts Festival, set against the idyllic backdrop of Boca Ciega Bay in Gulfport Florida. Meet local and nationally known artists and add to your collection.

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      17th Annual Gulfport Get Rescued

      Saturday, February 26 | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

      Downtown Waterfront District, Beach Blvd.. S.

      Animal lovers, get ready, this FREE admission event has evolved from a handful of animal rescue groups into a popular, festive event representing rescue groups from throughout the region, and is one of the largest animal rescue events in the state. Visit for information. 

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      2022 Pink Flamingo Home Tour

      Saturday, March 5th | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

      2901 Miriam St. S.

      The 2022 Pink Flamingo Home Tour takes you through Gulfport’s Marina District. This popular seaside town boasts homes from all schools of design, including bungalows, roebuck kit homes, Florida mid-century ranch, colonial, and craftsman cottages. Our homes are as individual as we are!

      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.

      Covid-19 updates and information
      Private Waterline & Private Lateral Replacement Assistance Program….learn more
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      The City of Gulfport is excited to launch the Community Composting Bin Program to encourage waste reduction and create a more sustainable Gulfport. Composting is easy to do and has numerous benefits including reduced greenhouse gas emissions, improved soil health, and reduced fertilizer use. By placing food scraps and other organic materials in your compost bin, you can easily create rich soil to use in your yard or garden.

      For questions regarding compost bin delivery, contact the City of Gulfport Public Works Department at or 727-893-1089.

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      Help for Families with Children

      For families with children, finding and accessing the right services can be a challenge. That’s why the Family Services Initiative was created: to provide real-time help for struggling Pinellas families.

      Trained professionals work in partnership with families to help overcome their challenges. Plus, resources are available for basic need items like food, kids’ beds/bedding, transportation, and rent/utility assistance. Four agencies are at the core of the initiative: 2-1-1 Tampa Bay CaresGulf Coast Jewish Family and Community ServicesPersonal Enrichment through Mental Health Services (PEMHS), and the Juvenile Welfare Board. In addition, multiple community partners access and contribute to the system.

      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

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      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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      Coming Soon!

      Veterans Park Memorial Pavers

      Available Now to Support

      the Gulfport Senior Center Foundation

      More info
      Wood Ibis Park Bird Sign.

      Wood Ibis Park is a 4-acre park located along 58th St. S. at approximately 28th Ave. S. The most distinguishing feature of the park is the lake. With native aquatic plantings and a fountain to keep the water aerated, the park has become a favorite location for small bunnies, wading birds and a variety of ducks.

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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.

      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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