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    • Gateway to the Gulf Newsletter from the City of Gulfport, Fl, September 13, 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.

      Arial view picture of Downtown Gulfport. Gulfport Casino and water.
      Weekly news & updates
      September 13, 2021 | 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.

      Covid-19 updates and information
      Get your family, organization or business in on the fun and sign-up NOW for the Veterans Day Parade !
      This Weeks Events & Meetings
      Gateway to the Gulf. City Seal
      Senior Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting

      Tuesday, September 14th | 8 a.m. | (AGENDA)

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

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

      Tuesday, September 14th | 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. 

      Carol Baker and Paul dancing
      Ballroom Dance Lessons w/ Carol Baker

      Tuesday, September 14th | Noon – 3 p.m.

      Gulfport Casino Ballroom

      5500 Shore Blvd. S.

      $10 admission

      Call 727-798-3660

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      Argentine Tango Dance & Lesson

      w/ Kathleen & Steve Prucher

      Tuesday, September 14th | 6:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.

      Gulfport Casino Ballroom

      5500 Shore Blvd. S.

      $10 admission

      Call 727-742-3368

      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 Night flyer

      Swing Dance & Lesson w/ Swing Time

      Wednesday, September 15th

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

      Gulfport Casino Ballroom

      5500 Shore Blvd. S.

      $10 admission

      Mobile Food Pantry Flyer. Picture of groceries.
      Mobile Food Pantry

      Thursday, September 16th | 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


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      Latin Night at the Gulfport Casino

      Thursday, September 16th | 6:30 – 11 p.m.

      Gulfport Casino Ballroom

      5500 Shore Blvd. S.

      $10 admission

      Call 727-254-6563

      Friday Movie Night. Popcorn
      Florida Summer Cinema Series

      Friday, September 17th | 8 p.m.

      Gulfport History Museum, 5301 28th Ave. S.

      Pack a picnic, bring chairs, and join us for the screening on the back lawn. This event is free and open to the public.

      For this months movie information, please visit

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

      Saturday, September 18th | 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. 

      Upcoming Events & Meetings
      Gateway to the Gulf. City Seal
      City Council Meeting (In Person & Zoom)

      Final Millage Rate/Budget Hearings & Regular

      Monday, September 20th | 6 p.m.

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

      Seniors food pantry flyer. Picture of people smiling.
      It’s a Seniors Food Pantry

      Tuesday, September 21st | 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

      Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Ave. S.

      Come get your complimentary food before supplies run out!

      For questions or more information, please contact 727-776-5053 or 727-900-4285.

      Gateway to the Gulf. City Seal
      Ask a City Councilor Event at the

      Third Tuesday Fresh Market

      Tuesday, September 21st | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

      Gulfport Welcome Center, 3101 Beach Blvd. S.

      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 Vice Mayor, Ward 1 Representative, April Thanos at (727) 826-7138.

      Feeding Tampa Bay flyer. Picture of produce.
      Gulfport Lions Club – Feeding Tampa Bay

      Fourth Thursday Mobile Food Program

      Thursday, September 23rd | 4:30 – 6 p.m.

      Gulfport Lions Club

      4630 Tifton Drive S.

      For more information on Feeding Tampa Bay and how you can help, please visit

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      Fourth Saturday Fresh Market

      Saturday, September 25th | 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

      Gulfport Waterfront District

      Beach Blvd. S.

      Come see all of your favorite vendors from the Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market and catch all the fresh faces this 4th Saturday!

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      Picture of two women


      SAGES Theater Presents a Live Performance of Denying Gravity

      Saturday, September 25th | 2 p.m.

      Catherine Hickman Theater, 5501 27th Ave. S.

      This hour-long show, performed by talented senior actors, addresses the importance of preventing falls to save lives.

      Goody bags for the audience and chance to win a gift card drawing after the show. Special appearance by your Fire Rescue Heroes.

      These shows are brought to the community FREE by SAGES Theater, St. Petersburg Fire Rescue, Pinellas Regional 911, the City of Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center, and Gulfport Fire Rescue.

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

      Friday, October 1st | 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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      First Friday Pop-up Dance Party

      Friday, October 1st | 7 – 10 p.m.

      Gulfport Casino Ballroom, 5500 Shore Blvd. S.

      $10 admission

      Head to the Historic Gulfport Casino Ballroom for live music and cold drinks every first Friday of the month.

      Junk Drop Flyer. Picture of truck with pumpkins and fall leaves.
      What to Bring
      City of Gulfport Junk Drop

      Saturday, October 9th | 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

      49th Street Neighborhood Center

      1617 49th St. S.

      We ask that residents please stay in your vehicle and that all items are placed in an easily accessible location; the backseat, trunk, truck bed, or trailer.

      For questions or more information, please contact 727-893-1089.

      Mobile Food Pantry Flyer. Picture of groceries.
      Mobile Food Pantry

      Thursday, October 21st | 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

      Gulfport's Art in the Yard. Community Art Sale. Picture of house on street.
      Gulfport’s Art in the Yard – Community Art Sale

      Saturday, November 6th | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

      It’s time to showcase original art created by you in Gulfport’s Art in the Yard Sale, Saturday, November 6 (rain date, Sunday, November 7). You can have your art sale at your Gulfport residence.

      For more information or to sign-up, please visit

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      Printable sign-up form
      2021 Heroes Weekend

      Sunday, November 7th | 11 a.m. – Parade

      Downtown Waterfront District | Beach Blvd. | Gulfport Beach

      Whether you served in the military or serve on the volleyball court, join in the City of Gulfport and VetSports Heroes Weekend on Saturday & Sunday, November 6 – 7. It’s a great way for the community to participate in Veteran’s Day while giving back to local Veterans. 

      To sign up to participate in the parade or for more information, please visit

      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.
      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. 

      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.

      Pinellas County Hurricane Preparedness Guide. Picture of hurricane.

      COVID-19 Shots

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      205 Dr. M.L.K. Jr St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

      (727) 824-6900

      DOH-Pinellas Vaccine Info
      Business Clinic Request Form

      To make getting the COVID-19 vaccine more convenient, the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County (DOH-Pinellas) has scheduled a vaccination clinic at the City of Gulfport Historic Casino on Saturday, September 18 from 9am-12pm.

      Vaccines remain the single most effective protection against the virus and vaccines are provided at no cost. Those vaccinated at the Casino will receive a food voucher, good at any grocery store. Anyone 12 and older can receive the Pfizer vaccine. The event is open to the public without appointments required. This is a walk up clinic, no appointment is necessary. The DOH-Pinellas Public Information Office reminds everyone, that if they can’t make the event at the Casino, residents can go to any commercial pharmacy to get the vaccine at their convenience.

      If you haven’t been vaccinated yet, search, text your ZIP code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233 to find locations near you.

      If your business would like to set up a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at your location, complete the request and DOH-Pinellas staff will contact you.


      City of Gulfport

      Utilities Customer Service Department:


      2401 53rd Street South

      Gulfport, FL 33707

      Mon. – Fri.

      8 a.m. – 4:40 p.m.

      Online Billing Login

      Effective October 1, 2021, City of Gulfport utility customers will no longer be charged a convenience fee of $3.25 when paying their utility bill online or in person at Gulfport City Hall with a Debit/Credit card. Credit/Debit card payments may be made in person, by phone, or online (Please note, a $3.25 convenience fee applies for paying with a Credit/Debit card over the phone).

      The easy-to-use payment portal provides customers with quick access to their account to view bills, check their balance, make payments and enroll in paperless billing. Need help navigating the online utility bill payment system? Click on the Video below.


      Rental assistance program expands eligibility, streamlines application processing

      Federal funds are available to help residents avoid evictions, pay utility bills

      View press release here

      The New Horizons Band of Gulfport wants you! We will begin our fall session on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at Chase Park, 5313 27th Avenue S, Gulfport, FL 33707. This session concludes in December with a holiday concert at the Catherine Hickman Theater. The charge for the session is $25

      View press release here
      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

      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.

      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.

      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.

      Gulfport on the go. City App Slide. Picture of hand with phone. Casino Ballroom with water and dock.

      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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      City of Gulfport Florida | 2401 53rd Street SouthGulfport, FL 33707

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