August Recurring Events
August Special Events
Great St Pete Cupcake ContestHeld at the Morean Arts Center. 420 22nd St South in the Warehouse Arts District. Sample and get some ideas of your own, and help St Petersburg choose the Peoples Choice! Your sweet tooth will thank you.
Pet Pal Pub CrawlOrganized by the Pet Pal Animal Shelter in St Pete, this pub crawl benefits you and animals in need. Raffle tickets available, Doggie Biscuit Bars at every stop and drink specials.
Art Gecko Show Opening Reception – GulfportArtists create larger-than-life geckos in the theme of the current year’s GeckoFest. In 2018 the theme was Geckocon, so geckos were to reflect the artists’ interpretation of superheroes, villains, cult characters, imaginary locations and more, from comics, books, movies, etc. After the opening reception the geckos are moved to preview locations in venues throughout Gulfport’s Waterfront District. The geckos eventually go up for auction at the Gecko Ball.
GeckoFest is Gulfport’s wacky answer to the end of summer. As noted previously, Gecko’s are Gulfport’s unofficial mascot and definitely the town’s favorite reptile.
GeckoFest takes place in Gulfport’s Waterfront District and is family friendly. There’s food, live music, kids’ activities, street performance artists and a parade.
It might occur to you that a festival named after a gecko might have a colorful backstory and you’d be right. You can read the short history of how the festival got its start, or you can read the O-FISH-al GECKO legends!
(The date for GeckoFest moves between August and September each year, but the Gecko-related events that lead up to GeckoFest are almost always in August.)
10 am to 10 pm. The Gulfport Trolley and Gulfport’s GetGO offers transportation options so you can attend without worrying about where to park.
- If you think sea turtles have challenges, know that of the 12 million eggs a single scallop releases, only one may survive to adulthood.
- Tiny blue eyes along the outer rim of the shell detect movement and serve as an early warning system for scallops.
- Although clams may live 40 years, the average life span of a bay scallop is 12-18 months.
- An adult scallop can pump as much as 14.7 liters of water per hour by funneling water across open pathways on its gill covers.
This event features a roster of comic industry professionals, as well as related celebrities. Exhibitors reflect a wide variety of interests – comic books, toys, games, Star Wars, manga, artwork, clothing, magazines, and, of course, comic books.
2019 dates are August 2-4, 2019. The event is family-friendly and FREE for children. Tampa Convention Center; 333 S Franklin St, Tampa