Gulfport Florida is still a relatively undiscovered gem on Boca Ciega Bay. Picture old oaks draped in Spanish moss, brick-paved streets, small colorful cottages, and light shimmering on the Bay. Although still a sleepy beach town, but it’s gaining interest for its culinary and arts scene, and for its colorful ambiance. The downtown area has a few art galleries, as well as the Catherine A. Hickman Theater, a small performing arts center. There are no chain stores, no parking meters – just Old Florida charm.
It has a vibrant art community, a fishing pier, Clam Bayou Nature Park, the Great Florida Birding Trail and an historic Casino on the waterfront that hosts events and dancing almost every night of the week.
Gulfport Florida is in Pinellas County, on Boca Ciega Bay. It’s south and west of St. Petersburg and east of South Pasadena. Gulfport has a population of nearly 12,500 residents.
Did you know?
In 2011 Gulfport was named a finalist by Rand McNally for best food town in the U.S.
Local Special Events
Gulfport Florida hosts annual community events. These events that create opportunities for its community to interact, celebrate, and enrich residents’ and visitors’ lives. Gulfport has an active community calendar. Activities include community Spring Festival, Geckofest, drum circles, swing dance night at the Gulfport Casino, a New Year’s Eve Gala, a Nautical Flea Market, swap meets, art receptions, a monthly artwalk, community play dates, 4th of July Fireworks, Monster Mash Bash, city-wide yard sales, family movie days, Annual Chef’s Table Charity Event, an annual veteran’s celebration weekend, weekly fresh market and a holiday tree lighting.
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