The ninth annual Gecko Crawl, which helps kick off “Gecko Season” in Gulfport, takes place 4-9 pm Saturday, Aug 13, 2016. The crawl features drink samples at six locations, a poker run and an after-party beginning at 9 pm.
Gecko Crawlers will be able to enjoy a free beverage at these participating bars and restaurants, all within easy walking distance along Beach and Shore boulevards. Crawlers may start at any of these locations, and continue the crawl in any order.
- Boca Bay Grille
- Mangia Gourmet
- Neptune Grille
- Peninsula Inn
- Manatees on the Bay
At each stop, when they pick up their drink, crawlers will also receive a card for a Poker Game of Five Card Stud. Cards must be turned in by 9:30 pm at Boca Bay Grille, where the after-party takes place. Winners will be announced at 10 pm, and muyst be present to win.
There will be three winners:
- Best Poker Hand winner gets dinner and lodging at Sirata Beach Resort
- Worst Poker Hand winner gets a Corona Beach Cruiser bicycle
- Winner of drawing chosen from all entries, regardless of poker score, gets lodging at Loews Don Cesar on St. Pete Beach.
Tickets are available in advance for $20 each at the Gulfport Welcome Center, 3101 Beach Blvd S. in Gulfport, starting July 4. Tickets are limited to 250 participants and advanced purchase is encouraged. If tickets remain on the day of the crawl, they will be sold for $25 each, at the Welcome Center
For more information, call Biff Lagan at (305) 923-1803 or the Gulfport Welcome Center at (727) 344-3711. Additional information on any of Gulfport’s Gecko related festivities may be found at geckofest.com or visitgulfportflorida.com. All Gecko events are sponsored by the non-profit Gulfport Merchants Association.