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Vote for Gulfport’s 2015 Gecko Ball Theme!

Posted By LocalShops1, Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Voting is now under way on the theme for next year's Gecko Ball in Gulfport. The event , in its seventh year, will take place Aug. 29, 2015, at the Gulfport Casino. 


Past themes have included “Geckos in Wonderland” (with an Alice in Wonderland twist), “The Lizard of Oz” (evoking all things Oz), “Hooray for Geckowood!” (Hollywood glamour), "Gecko Night Fever" (1970s/Disco), and “Roaring Geckos,” the 1920s/Gatsby era theme this year. Each theme inspires its own array of costumes, décor, food and music for the Gecko Ball, and also leads to a separate costume theme for Gecko Fest itself.


Four themes have been selected for final voting by the public for 2015:


“Gecko Gras” (A celebration of Mardi Gras and Carnivale)


“Rocky Horror Gecko Show” (A celebration of the campy cult film classic)


“Gecko Grease” (A celebration of the 1950s, “Grease,” sock hops, etc.)


“Cirque de Gecko” (A celebration of cirque and circus)


Voting will continue through Nov. 14, 2014.  To vote, go to the Facebook page for “Gecko Ball” at and “LIKE” one of the four themes or email your choice to  The winning theme will be announced at in late November. One vote per person, please.

For information contact Daniel Hodge at (727) 366-4086 or



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