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Gulfport Party Takes on Mardi Gras Theme

Posted By LocalShops1, Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The seventh annual Gecko Ball will be celebrated with a “Gecko Gras” theme on Saturday, Aug. 29, at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom.


"Mardi Gras will be the order of the evening, including its festivities and pageantry, high energy dancing, New Orleans-style music, food and more," writes Daniel Hodge of the Gulfport Merchants Association, which puts on the event.  "Expect to experience over-the-top revelry and costumes, including outrageous headdresses, glitter, a rainbow of make-up, wigs, feathers, masks, beads and baubles, kings and queens, clowns, jesters, geckos and a host of other fantasy-inspired creatures.  


"The Gulfport Casino Ballroom will be transformed with a kaleidoscope of colorful décor. Ball-goers are encouraged to develop costumes relating to Mardi Gras, or geckos, or a creative combination of the two!"


The Gecko Ball, a sell-out event every year, also features costume contests, silent auctions, appetizers and tapas, drink specials an music by the Jammin’ Jambalaya Band.  To receive updates on Gecko Ball, including ticket sales announcements, visit and “like” the Facebook page for Gecko Ball at


The Gecko Ball is one of a trio of Gulfport’s end-of-summer Gecko-centric events. Watch for more details about the Gecko Pub Crawl (Saturday, August 8) and the Gecko Fest street festival (Saturday, September 5).  Visit the website for all Gecko events at For more information, please contact Daniel Hodge at (727) 366-4086 or email


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