Come celebrate Gulfport, a former Florida fishing village turned funky seaside town, with an catered dinner, live Florida music, and dancing under an almost-full moon on the grounds of the Gulfport History Museum. As cool October breezes drift through the star-studded evening, the Gulfport Historical Society will offer a simple yet elegant dinner catered by local restaurants, Florida- themed music, and dancing under the stars.
Gulfport Under the Stars marks the Society's first annual fundraising event. After a cocktail hour with hors d'œuvres created for the Society’s guests by the awe-inspiring chef at T and Me, guests will feast on a dinner, a tantalizing marriage of the gastronomic artistry of Pia's Trattoria and O'Maddy's. Guests also get priority bidding on the winning photograph in the Gulfport Through Your Eyes photo contest and exhibition. Mayor Sam Henderson will introduce Gulfport's newly crowned Mullet King, a seasoned mullet fisherman. The Mullet King and the recently crowned Gecko Queen, Faun Weaver, will have the first dance. Dancing to the music of The Florida Boys, Pete Gallagher, and T.C. Carr, as well as a silent auction will round out the evening.
All proceeds support the Gulfport Historical Society’s mission of celebrating Gulfport’s colorful history and preserving today for tomorrow. The October 12 event starts at 6 p.m.; dress is Florida Formal (your best flip flops and Hawaiian or Guayabera shirt). Beer and wine available for a donation.
Buy your tickets at Gulfport's Beach Bazaar. This is a limited seating engagement; please buy your tickets now. For more information, please e-mail DreamsFloat@me.com.