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Plenty of 'Aqua', Lots of 'Mania' at First Annual Aquamania

Despite the wet weather, people of all ages spent some of their Saturday at the first annual Aquamania in Gulfport. Check out our photos from the event and be sure to upload your own to this post! We want to see how everyone celebrated despite the rainy w

There was no lack of "aqua" at Gulfport's first annual Aquamania on Saturday! Although the wet weather continued throughout the day, those who came out enjoyed plenty of activities for everyone in the family. People enjoyed a water propelled jetpack demonstration, a couple of fun races, children's play area including games, rides and salt watercolor area. One of the crowd pleasers of the day included the dunk tank which featured several "local celebrities," including Gulfport Patch Editor Cherlene Willis!

Be sure to check out our photos from the event and upload your own!

Lori Rosso June 24, 2012 at 11:07 AM
Thank you to all of the people who braved the wet to attend Aquamania. Those who did seem to have had a great time. Thank you to all my volunteers who smilingly went through the rigors of the day you guys are the bestest!
CJ June 24, 2012 at 07:30 PM
I enjoyed the band, ''Joel and Dakota''.
Lori Rosso July 09, 2012 at 01:04 PM
A big wet Aquamaniac thank you! The first annual Aquamania went a little soggy but it was great fun had by all. Thank you to the Trade Winds Resort for kicking off the day with the JetLev demonstration. The Wrenchers started us off with scene setting surf music. The Mayor kicked off the Dunk Tank and the Kayak race went off without a hitch. We kept up the excitement through the rain drops with Joel and Dakota and the The Bawdy Boys, For Love or Money and CRAIC band then finally called it quits with the monumental trash talk recycle regatta race between Stella’s and O’Maddy’s. Due to the weather conditions I cracked midway through the race and told the racers to take the first buoy but of course I couldn’t be heard by Stella’s who continued out to the far buoy and officially won the race. Great effort put into these boats and lots of fun had by all. Thank you to the City of Gulfport employees who always come through no matter what the conditions. An especially thank you to the Volunteers who hauled, slogged, and kept a smile on your face. Thank you Sandy Duffy for being our volunteer coordinator and Suzie King for arranging our vendors. Thank you to the ‘dunkees’ for being great sports.
Lori Rosso July 09, 2012 at 01:05 PM
Thank you to the many generous sponsors without whom this event could not have happened. City of Gulfport Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce The Gulfport Merchant’s Association The Tampa Bay Times The Gabber 007 Computers Art of Massage C Dawg charters Gulfport Café House of Renee Originals Kayak Nature Adventures. La Cote Basque Local Shops1 Neptune Grill Off the Rack Olympus Printing O’Maddy’s Bar and Grill Peg’s Cantina and Brew Pub Perfect 10 Nail Salon Pia’s Trattoria Pirahna Graphics Red Hot Tiki Sea Breeze Manor B&B SIK Promotions Smokin J’s Bar-B-Q Stella’s Deli Wilson’s Book World Yummy’s

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