Sunday, December 9, 2012
Check out our photos of the annual Holiday Hoopla in downtown Gulfport! Did you take photos with Santa? Upload them here!
Children decorated ornaments, Santa visited with families and local musicians entertained guests at the annual Holiday Hoopla in downtown Gulfport on Saturday. Check out our photos from the event! Please, share yours too by uploading them on this photo gallery!
Saturday, December 8, 2012
What are you doing this weekend? Better check out our list before heading out the door!
Holiday Hoopla: The annual Holiday Hoopla is today from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. in downtown Gulfport. It's free admission, free parking and there will be free entertainment by the Gulfport Casino and Art Village Courtyard. Support small business by shopping local! The Gulfport Merchants association presents the annual Holiday Hoopla! A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit Operation Santa and Gulfport families in need. Christmas Collecto-Rama: Come out to the first ever "Christmas Collecto-Rama...A Santa-Comes-to-the-South Holiday Antique Show" in Gulfport at the Catherine Hickman Theater from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission is $5. Exhibitors will fill the lobby of the theater, selling everything from vintage Christmas ornaments, décor …
Friday, December 7, 2012
We have a busy Saturday ahead of us including the annual Holiday Hoopla, Christmas Collecto-Rama and Boca Ciega Yacht Club Christmas Boat Parade. Here's what you need to know about all three family friendly events.
Saturday Dec. 8 will be packed full of holiday goodness for the entire family. Holiday Hoopla Support small business by shopping local! The Gulfport Merchants association presents the annual Holiday Hoopla! A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit Operation Santa and Gulfport families in need. Come out and find unique gifts from local shops, vendors and artists. The event will also feature holiday characters, live music, glass blowing, children's games and a visit from the big man himself - Santa! Learn more about the all day event in our post, "Holiday Hoopla Coming Soon." Christmas Collecto-Rama The "Christmas Collecto-Rama...A Santa-Comes-to-the-South Holiday Antique Show" is the Sunshine State's only show of exclusively …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Mark your calendars for the following Christmas and holiday events in Gulfport!
Happy Holidays from Gulfport Patch! From the annual Holiday Hoopla festival to the traditional lighting of the City of Gulfport Christmas Tree, there's a lot going on in December. Here's what we have so far! City of Gulfport's Tree Lighting Ceremony Bundle up for an evening of festive music by the Gulfport Recreation division, and join the Mayor, Council and Yvonne Johnson in caroling, a true Gulfport tradition. There will be refreshments and festive cheer as the Mayor lights the tree for another holiday season. He will be looking for a few helpers this year, so kids get ready. This is a free admission event and all are welcome! There just may be a visit from the big man in red himself to listen to your little ones Holiday wishes. Holiday …
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Stop by the Gulfport Merchants Association's annual Holiday Hoopla on Saturday, Dec. 8 to find one-of-a-kind decor, handmade gifts, homemade treats and more!
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Mark your calendars for the annual Holiday Hoopla on Saturday, Dec. 8 in Gulfport!
Are you planning to shop local this holiday season? Stop by the Gulfport Merchants Association's annual Holiday Hoopla on Saturday, Dec. 8 to find one-of-a-kind decor, handmade gifts, homemade treats and more! A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Gulfport Police Department's Operation Santa toy drive and Gulfport families in need. Holiday Hoopla is a celebration of arts, crafts, foods, live music and roving holiday characters set in a waterfront atmosphere amid bright, twinkling, colorful lights. Stroll the decorated streets filled with talented exhibitors and unique shops and galleries. All of your holiday shopping can be done in one place! Visitors will be enchanted by a variety of festive and fun holiday-themed …
Monday, December 12, 2011
The third annual Holiday Hoopla lured shoppers, vendors, entertainers and Santa to downtown Gulfport. Check out our photos from the event. Did you take any photos? Share them with us!
The Gulfport Merchants Association lured friends, families and neighbors to downtown Gulfport on Saturday, Dec. 10 for the third annual Holiday Hoopla celebration.
Saturday, December 10, 2011
The third annual Holiday Hoopla will feature shops, arts, crafts, music, caroling and . . . Santa! Beach Boulevard will be packed with exhibits, vendors, entertainment and holiday cheer.
Holiday Hoopla "Get Your Holiday Cheer in Gear!" at the Gulfport Merchants Association's third annual Holiday Hoopla in downtown Gulfport on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Stick around for the annual Boca Ciega Yacht Club Lightend Christmas Boat Parade starting at 6 p.m. at the Gulfport Municipal Marina. Come and enjoy a half-mile of shopping, food, fun and holiday splendor. Shop on Beach Boulevard There will be 200 exhibitors and shops. The festival will provide shoppers with one-of-a-kind gifts that cannot be found anywhere else, and all of your holiday shopping can be done in one place. Shopping Tourists to Visit St. Pete, Gulfport Yelp and LocalShops1.com have partnered to offer a free bus trip to shoppers across the Howard …
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Suzanne King has become the go-to person to organize events in the Tampa Bay area and beyond.
Suzanne King volunteered to help organize a local festival years ago and now finds herself doing it as a full-time gig as SIK Promotions, Inc. Event organization is something many think they can do and want to take part in but when it comes time for everyone to be where they're supposed to be on the big day it takes an experienced organizer to make it happen. She has made it happen for more than a decade and works from home, riding a constant wave of emails and phone calls each week in preparation for the next event. She began by helping set up a festival in John's Pass Village and gradually moved on to organizing festivals while maintaining a full-time job in the restaurant industry. Through word-of-mouth she eventually started getting …