Nothing marks the start of Gecko Season like the annual GeckoCrawl, in its 12th year for 2019.
What in the (gecko) world is GeckoCrawl? Well, it's like a poker run, Gulfport style. For $25 you get a ticket that allows you to sample drinks along at different restaurants and bars along Gulfport's waterfront, and that drinking route is also a poker run route (we play five card stud.) When you get a drink, you get a playing card. By the end of GeckoCrawl, you'll have enough cards to (hopefully) make a royal flush. Or, you know, a pair of twos.
After you drink all the drinks and get all the cards, you head to the party to see if you have the best hand, and if you want, you can buy an extra card for five bucks when you check in at the party. Best hand wins a prize, but again, folks, this is Gulfport style and so we have a prize for the worst hand, too. And, because we're the coolest town in Tampa Bay, we also draw a random winner from all the entries.
We sell 250 tickets, and they go on sale July 4th.
Tickets cost $25. Don't drink but want to play? Your ticket only costs $10. Plus, if you buy a full-drink ticket for $25, you can buy a poker-only ticket for $5.