Upcoming events

    • 02/06/2023
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Gulfport History Museum, 5301 28th Ave. S., Gulfport, FL 33707


    Join us along with ABC Action News and Friends of Strays for a Meet 'n Greet with our furry, friendly candidates. All are welcome to join the fun. We will have coffee, refreshments and snacks for the candidates and their owners. If you haven't voted yet this will be the purrr-fect time to choose a candidate that shares in your goals and expectations of the next chief pet executive officer of Gulfport! We will also be posting the latest polls. 

    More about Pet Mayor:  Gulfport Historical Society is teamed up with Friends of Strays, Pinellas County’s oldest no-kill shelter, to extend a tradition that recognizes the extraordinary purr-tential of our wonderful pets: the Gulfport Pet Mayor election.

    Voting opened on January 27. Fans are supporting their candidates by voting (as often as they like) online, at the Gulfport History Museum, and at select locations across town – each vote costs $1. Anyone can vote - you don’t have to be a Gulfport resident!

    We’ll announce the winners at Gulfport’s Get Rescued on Feb. 25. All proceeds benefit the Gulfport Historical Society, which runs the Gulfport History Museum and the Gulfport Arts Center, and Friends of Strays, a wonderful no-kill shelter that works to ensure animal companionship is accessible to all through adoption, advocacy, and services. 

    Coming Soon - be sure to stop in!!!

    Gulfport Arts Center

    'Show Us Your Pets Art Exhibit'

    Opening Reception

    FEB. 18 at 6 p.m.

    2726 54th St. S., Gulfport

    (between the two dog parks)

    • 02/16/2023
    • 5:00 PM
    • Gulfport History Museum (5301 28th Avenue S, Gulfport, FL 33707)


    Just when you thought Valentine's Day was over - keep the love in the air and enjoy a night out with spaghetti, meatballs and Italian bread prepared by one of Gulfport's favorite restaurants, followed by an outdoor viewing of A Farewell to Arms.

    - Dinner will be served from 5-7 p.m.

    - Movie will follow at dusk (7ish)

    - $15 per person *

    A Farewell to Arms is a 1932 American pre-Code romance drama directed by Frank Borzage and starring Helen Hayes and Gary Cooper. Based on the 1929 semi-autobiographical novel by Ernest Hemingway. The film is about a tragic romantic love affair between an American ambulance driver and an English nurse in Italy during WWI. The film received Academy Awards for Best Cinematography and Best Sound, and was nominated for Best Picture and Art Direction. 

    * Proceeds to support the Gulfport Historical Society which runs the Gulfport History Museum and the Gulfport Arts Center.

    • 02/18/2023
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Gulfport History Museum, 5301 28th Ave. S., Gulfport
    • 24


    EVERY THIRD SATURDAY OF THE MONTH!  Join the Gulfport Historical Society as they take a stroll through history in Gulfport. The tour examines the creation of this small seaside hamlet; the tour guides — all Gulfport locals with a penchant for history and storytelling — share the town's history and stories with the group. The tour starts at the Gulfport History Museum where you can take a peek at some of their historic photos.

    Tour is free for Gulfport Historical Society members. All others pay $15 per person. We have a water cooler at the museum; please bring your refillable bottle to fill up before the tour.

    These tours sell out, so advance ticket purchase is highly suggested. Members should pre-register to ensure they have a spot. We don't love turning people away, but when the group gets too large it's hard for everyone to hear our tour guides.

    Please note: While it's optional, our tour guides do appreciate tips. 

    • 02/18/2023
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Gulfport Arts Center, 2726 54th St. S., Gulfport, FL 33707


    Show Us Your Pet

    The Gulfport Arts Center, a non-profit community art organization, presents our 2nd exhibit at our new arts center. 

    The show will feature 2D and 3D fine art in three age groups depicting their favorite felines, canines or any other critters they call family! And what better place than the pet-loving city of Gulfport? You may even run into some of our favorite Gulfport Pet Mayor 2023 Candidates. We look forward to seeing you there - between the two dog parks for a night of fun for the entire family! All awards will be presented during the opening reception. We'll also have a People's Choice Award, so please come by and enjoy the show and cast your vote!

    This is a free event, but registration is highly recommended. 

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