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Aquamania Returns to Gulfport

Posted By LocalShops1, Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Where: Gulfport Beach Waterfront, 5730 Shore Blvd. S., Gulfport
When: 10 am to 5 pm Saturday, June 7
Free admission, free parking, & free trolley rides

Come kick off the summer and chill out on Boca Ciega Bay for the third annual Aquamnia Festival, an interactive day of family fun. Festivities include entertainment (DJ Daniel will be spinning tunes from 10 am to 1:30 pm, followed by the Double M Band from 1:30 to 5 pm, both in Pavillion #6), artisans, craftsmen, vendors, beer/wine, kid’s area, water themed games rides and contests. Beer and wine will be available for sale from noon to 5 pm outside the Gulfport Casino.

And there's more! Advance registrations accepted at the Gulfport Beach Bazaar, or you may sign up on site, unless otherwise noted

Gulfport Beach Golf
10 am-3 pm on Gulfport Beach. Pre-register for $10 and you get your score card (with discounts from each business) and your golf club (a stick with a crushed can) and whiffle ball. You have 18 uniquely designed holes on the beach for the course by the individual business. Grand prize is 2 Rays tickets. 

Rubber Duck Contest and Race
3 pm off Gulfport Beach. Pre-register for $5/duck. Dress up your duck and win a prize for originality, or race the duck (dressed or naked) from the Bay to the Beach and win a prize. 

Stand Up Paddleboard Race
3:30 pm off Gulfport Beach. Bring your own paddleboard or rent one from Kayak Nature Adventures. For $5 entry fee you will race your fellow SUP contestants and win a prize.

Kayak Race
4 pm off Gulfport Beach. Bring your own kayak or rent one  from Kayak Nature Adventures. For $5 entry fee you will race your fellow Kayak contestants and win a prize.

Recycle Regatta
5 pm. Pre-register for $25 you and your team are registered for the prestigious Gulfport Recycle Regatta Award for display at your choice of location for one year. 

Kids Activities
10 am-3 pm Free crafts by FAB Fiber Gulfport behind the recreation center; free water slide rides and free beach-themed toys.

Dunk Tank
10 am-3 pm. You get two throws for $1 to dunk local celebrities including Gulfport Mayor Sam Henderson, Gulfport Merchants Association Lori Rosso, and Gabber Newspaper reporter Cathy Salustri.

For more information and updates, check out Aquamania's page or Gulfport News & Views on Facebook.

AquaMania 2014 is hosted by the Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce & City of Gulfport. Sponsors include the Gulfport Beach Bazaar, Sea Breeze Manor Bed and Breakfast Inn, The Gabber Newspaper, Gulfport Merchant's Association, Soup2Nuts Virtual Assistance Social Media Marketing and Kayak Nature Adventures. Entertainment provided by DOUBLEMBAND and DJ Daniel.

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