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    • Gateway to the Gulf Newsletter, City of Gulfport, FL, Nov 8, 2021, 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
      November 8, 2021 | City of Gulfport, FL – Gateway to the Gulf Newsletter
      City of Gulfport Logo. Gateway to the Gulf.
      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.


      City Hall Offices Closed

      Thursday, November 11, 2021

      in Observance of

      Veterans Day

      This Weeks Events & Meetings
      COVID 19 Booster Shot (Pfizer)

      Monday, November 8th | 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

      Must call (727) 893-5657 to reserve your appointment time. The Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center actively seeks to support the independence and increased quality of life of its participants by encouraging involvement in programs and activities that promote health, welfare, safety and dignity.

      Get Fresh every Tuesday. Gulfport Fresh Market. Picture of fish and produce.

      Downtown Waterfront District

      Beach Blvd. S.

      Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market

      Tuesday, November 9th | 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
      Carol Baker and Paul dancing
      Ballroom Dance Lessons w/ Carol Baker

      Tuesday, November 9th | Noon – 3 p.m.

      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, November 9th | 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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      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

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      Board of Adjustment Meeting (In Person)

      Wednesday, November 10th | 6 p.m.

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

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      Town Hall Noise Ordinance Meeting

      Wednesday, November 10th | 7 p.m.

      Gulfport Public Library, 5501 28th Ave. S.

      Circle of Friends Meeting Room

      City Councilmember Paul Ray will be hosting a Town Hall meeting on the City of Gulfport Noise Ordinance. This meeting is open to all Gulfport residents with the understanding that the stated purpose is to allow open communication between the Businesses offering live entertainment and residents who live within hearing range of the amplification in hopes of coming to a positive agreement going forward.



      Swing Dance & Lesson w/ Swing Time

      Wednesday, November 10th

      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, November 11th | 7 – 11 p.m.

      Gulfport Casino Ballroom

      5500 Shore Blvd. S.

      $10 admission

      Call 727-254-6563

      Weekly dance info
      Rock the Bay Fishing Tournament
      More info
      Rock the Bay Inshore Fishing Tournament

      Captains Party: Thursday., November 11th 5 – 9 p.m.

      Fishing: Saturday, November 13th, 6:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

      Weigh-in & Awards: November 13th, 2 – 7 pm

      Gulfport Marina, 4630 29th Ave. S.

      Reeling in a Fun Veterans Day Weekend!

      Free and Open to the Public!


      Gulfport Casino Ballroom

      5500 Shore Blvd. S.

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      Soul Night Returns to the Gulfport Casino

      Friday, November 12th | 7 p.m. – midnight

      Second Friday of Every Month

      Doors Open 6:45pm | $10 Admission

      Dance to the best in Funk, Soul, Disco, Motown, Rhythm & Blues, with an exciting mix of retro and modern dance music, great for a variety of partner dances (Hustle, Swing, West-Coast, Blues, Cha Cha, Shag, Fusion, etc.), plus group, line, and freestyle dancing too! Arrive early for a Hustle Dance Lesson 7 – 8 p.m.

      Recreational Boating Safety Course

      Saturday, November 13th | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

      Coast Guard Auxillary 7-16, 3120 Mariam St. S.

      This Class is being offered by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary of Gulfport and includes instruction, materials, classroom discussion and qualifies for the Florida Boating I.D. Card to be issued.  To register or for more information, contact Marty Richardson at 630-674-5352 or via email

      New Horizons Band of Gulfport FREE Concert

      Sunday, November 14th | 2 p.m.

      Clymer Park

      Gulfport Blvd. S. and Beach Blvd. S. to 26th Ave. S.

      Enjoy an afternoon of swingin’ jazz tunes and ballads by Gulfport’s own New Horizons Jazz Band!

      Stand-up Comedy Casting Call

      Sunday – Tuesday, November 14 – 16 | 6:45 p.m.

      Friday & Saturday, November 26 – 27 | 6:45 p.m.

      Gulfport Casino Ballroom, 5500 Shore Blvd. S.

      Jokey TV is hosting a stand-up comedy television special at the Gulfport Casino and they need YOU as the audience

      Upcoming Events & Meetings
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      Ask a City Councilor Event at the

      Third Tuesday Fresh Market

      Tuesday, November 16th | 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)

      Tuesday, November 16th | 6 p.m.

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

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      Mobile Food Pantry

      Thursday, November 18th | 3 – 5 p.m.

      Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. S.

      FREE pre-packaged box of groceries while supplies last.


      For more information, please call 727-443-4031 ext. 506 or email

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      In Recognition of FRAUD Awareness Week – FREE Onsite Shredding Services & Medication Collection

      Friday, November 19th | 9 – 11 a.m.

      Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Ave. S.

      Please limit 5 boxes or bags per vehicle. No metal clips or binders. This is a drive-through event, so for your safety, remain in your vehicle.

      Gulfport Permit Free City Wide Yard Sale. Saturday November 20 2021. Rain date Sunday November 21. Picture of fence in yard with flowers grass, bees, bird and yard sign.
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      Gulfport Permit FREE City-Wide Yard Sale

      Saturday, November 20th | Dawn – Dusk

      City of Gulfport, FL, Residents Only

      It’s time to clear out the clutter and sign up for permit free City of Gulfport City-Wide Yard Sale. Do not miss this tremendous opportunity to have your Gulfport address on the brochure and google maps for added visibility. 

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      Boat Passenger Class

      Saturday, November 20th | 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

      Gulfport Public Library, 5501 28th Ave. S.

      Ever wonder what you should do if the operator of your boat unexpectedly becomes incapacitated or falls overboard? How do you call for help, stop the boat? If so, this class is for you. The Class is FREE and offered by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla in Gulfport. Just contact Marty Richardson at 630-674-5352 or to register or get more information.

      Indie Faire flyer. Picture of artwork and someone singing.
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      Third Saturday Indie Faire

      Saturday, November 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. 

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      Members $7

      Non-members $10

      USA DANCE Presents Ballroom dancing

      Monday, November 22nd | 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.

      More info
      Swing Time Pre-Thanksgiving Bash

      Wednesday, November 24th | 7 p.m. – Midnight

      Lesson 7 – 8 p.m. | Live music & dancing 8 – midnight

      Admission $12

      With Thanksgiving on Thursday, the weekend starts Wednesday night, when Swing Time hosts a special evening of live music and swing dancing!  Wednesday, November 24th, 2021, join in celebration at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night for Swing Time’s Pre-Thanksgiving Bash!

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      Gulfport Lions Club – Feeding Tampa Bay

      Mobile Food Program

      Thursday, November 30th | 4:30 – 6 p.m.

      Gulfport Lions Club

      4630 Tifton Drive S.

      For additional updated assistance, text FTBFYI to 855-530-3663 or visit

      First Friday Art Walk flyer. Picture of art.
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      First Friday Art Walk

      Friday, December 3rd | 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.

      36th Annual BCYC Lighted Holiday Boat Parade

      Saturday, December 11th | 6 p.m.

      Each year, BCYC members and members of the general public come together to spread holiday joy by decking the hulls and heading out on Boca Ciega Bay to parade the BCYC way!

      See the parade from Osgood Point all the way to Isla del Sol!

      More info
      Cocktails and Candy canes – Third Saturday Indie Faire Holiday Event!

      Saturday, December 18th | 1 – 9 p.m.

      Downtown Waterfront District, Beach Blvd. S.

      Come and celebrate the Holiday Season at a special Third Saturday Indie Faire! You’ll find a night market brimming with art, jewelry, plants, crafts, and other locally crafted finds. Along with vendors, you can catch live music and a special visit from Santa!

      Community Outreach

      Sign up for emergency notification services here.

      Pinellas County Emergency Management

      Prepare yourself and your family here.

      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
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      Attention Gulfport Businesses!!

      Visit to register your business today!

      The Gulfport Rebound incentive program will provide vouchers for Gulfport residents to be used at participating businesses that have been negatively impacted by COVID‐19. Participating businesses will collect Gulfport Rebound vouchers as payment for goods and services through the duration of the program. A business can apply to redeem these vouchers with the City of Gulfport at any time from December 10, 2021 through February 1, 2022.

      Applications for eligible businesses are being accepted now and the acceptance period will close on November 24, 2021.

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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

      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.

      Gulfport Veterans Park. Picture of grass, trees, flowers and sign.

      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.

      Learn more
      Catch a ride with GEMS. Picture of van.

      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.

      The Gulfport Public Library (5501 28th Ave. S.) is open with limited service. Check out all the virtual events they have to offer on their Facebook page at,

      For more information, please call 727-893-1074.

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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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