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Gulfport

  • Events

  • Kid-friendly

  • Restaurants

  • Bars

  • Movie theaters

Events:

  • Shine St. Petersburg Mural Festival

    Editor's pick

    This festival running through Sept. 12 will showcase nearly a dozen large-scale murals around the arts districts of St. Peterburg by internationally renowned and local artists, including the French graffiti crew 123Klan and St. Petersburg native Michael Vasquez, whose work is included in an exhibit at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. The festival is part of SPF 15, a new celebration of the arts in St. Petersburg running Sept. 11-27.

    Price:Free.

    Edge District: 11th Street and Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, 33701

  • Gecko Fest

    Editor's pick

    This whimsical family street festival and "Zyde-Geck-O" second line parade with a "Gecko Gras" theme celebrates Labor Day weekend and the end of summer. Street party guests include musicians, acrobats, aerialists, break dancers, escape artists, magicians, jugglers and fire performers. Dance to live music on two stages. Costumes are strongly encouraged.

    Price:Free.

    Gulfport: Beach Boulevard, Gulfport, 33707

  • Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market

    With live music, vegetables and fruit, baked goods, herbs, teas, plants and crafts.

    Price:Free.

    Gulfport: Beach Boulevard, Gulfport, 33707

  • Clothing Swap

    Bring up to five used garments to exchange for vouchers to use on garments brought in by other participants. Vouchers may be purchased for $3 each. Takes place in the courtyard next to the Peninsula Inn. Extra clothing and proceeds benefit CASA (Community Action Stops Abuse).

    Price:Free with items to swap, $3 without

    Art Village Courtyard: 29th Avenue S and Beach Boulevard S, Gulfport, 33707

  • About Boating Safely

    This safe boating course meets the requirements for a Florida boater safety ID card.  Students may keep all books and handout materials.  Upon completion of the course and exam, students receive an 8x10 certificate, a wallet card, and a "Bobber Card" issued by FWC.

    Price:$40.

    Coast Guard Auxiliary Gulfport: 3120 Miriam St. S., Gulfport, 33711

Restaurants:

  • Backfin Blue Cafe


    Cuisine: American casual, Seafood casual
    Features: Children's menu, Kid-friendly, Outdoor seating

    Gulfport: 2913 Beach Blvd. S, Gulfport, 33701

    Come to the little house under the oaks. Sit on the screen porch or inside. The best of the old favorites (meat loaf, crab cake, prime rib and fish) are served warmly and simply. Harold…

  • Peg's Cantina & Brew Pub


    Cuisine: Casual Dining, Mexican, Pizza, Pub
    Features: Import specialist, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood, Outdoor seating, tbt* Top Bar

    Gulfport: 3038 Beach Blvd. S, Gulfport, 33707

    Notice first the crazy-fabulous beer list: an array of Belgian ales and lambics, as well as all those American microbrews with the adolescent names (Butthead bock, anyone?). During the week,…

  • Pia's Trattoria


    Cuisine: Italian
    Features: Outdoor seating

    Gulfport: 3054 Beach Blvd. S, Gulfport, 33707

    This is the kind of sweetly earnest restaurant that you'd like to think unfurls fully realized from the ground, good basic ingredients and a healthy inoculation of Italian culinary know-how…

  • Six Tables Restaurant


    Cuisine: American upscale, Fine dining

    Gulfport: 2937 Beach Blvd. S, Gulfport, 33701

  • Tangelo's


    Cuisine: Caribbean, Spanish/Cuban
    Features: Outdoor seating

    Gulfport: 3121 Beach Blvd. S, Gulfport, 33701

    No one puts more color and spice in a sandwich, soup bowl or pitcher of iced tea. Funky, chunky eating from thick turkey sandwiches to fork-ready gazpacho plus black beans and Cuban…

Bars:

  • Peg's Cantina & Brew Pub


    Cuisine: Casual Dining, Mexican, Pizza, Pub
    Features: Import specialist, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood, Outdoor seating, tbt* Top Bar

    Gulfport: 3038 Beach Blvd. S, Gulfport, 33707

    Notice first the crazy-fabulous beer list: an array of Belgian ales and lambics, as well as all those American microbrews with the adolescent names (Butthead bock, anyone?). During the week,…

  • O'Maddy's


    Cuisine: American casual
    Features: Beach/Waterfront, Beloved dive, Big-screen TVs, College crowd, Karaoke, Live music, Outdoor seating, Pool tables, tbt* Top Bar

    Gulfport: 5405 Shore Blvd., Gulfport, 33707

    This full-liquor bar has tasty sandwiches with a kitschy, nautical interior and large wooden deck that overlooks the water. There's karaoke at night and that's where you'll find Eckerd,…

  • Salty's Gulfport Bar


    Features: Beach/Waterfront, Happy hour, Live music, Outdoor seating

    Gulfport: 5413 Shore Blvd. S, Gulfport, 33701

    The vibe: a bright and colorful beach bar on the Gulfport waterfront.Hours: 1 p.m.-1 a.m. Mon.-Thur., noon-2 a.m. Fri.-Sat., noon-11 a.m. Sun.Read a review here.…

  • Gulfport on the Rocks


    Features: Beach/Waterfront, Beloved dive, Darts, Jazz/Blues, Live music, Pool tables

    Gulfport: 5413 Shore Blvd. S, Gulfport, 33701

    Waterfront but not beachy, it's just across from Williams Pier and Boca Ciega Bay. The thick fog of smoke inside is shorthand for "no food served here." You're ordering shots. Don't argue…

Attractions:

  • Gulfport


    Features: Beach/Waterfront

    Gulfport: Beach Boulevard, Gulfport, 33707

    This small beach community is nestled between St. Petersburg and Boca Ciega Bay. Beach Boulevard is the main drag, packed with shops, restaurants and galleries. It also takes you to the…

  • Gulfport: 5501 28th Ave. S, Gulfport, 33701

  • Chase Park and Dog Park


    Features: Dog park, Dog-friendly

    Gulfport: 54th Street S and 28th Avenue, Gulfport, 33707

    The Chase Park Dog Park is comprised of two 800-by-200-foot parks for the separation of dogs according to size. It features drinking fountains, benches, agility equipment and scooper…

  • Clam Bayou Nature Park


    Features: Canoe/kayak trails, City parks, Hiking trails

    Gulfport: Miriam Street, Gulfport, 33707

    Enjoy a stroll through nature and wildlife at this park in Gulfport. It's also home to ten acres of nature preserve, views of the Clam Bayou and Boca Ciega Bay, and a canoe and kayak launch.…

  • Gulfport: 5501 27th Ave. S, Gulfport, 33701