Looking for something different & fun to do on a Saturday afternoon - then Join PTB for a stroll in the "suburbs" of funky and artsy Gulfport! The tour will look at this small town on Boca Ceiga Bay and its collection of historic commercial and residential structures.
Over the decades, dreams were typically much bigger than reality for the small town of Gulfport, starting when it was known as Disston city, named for Hamilton Disston. Disston became the country's largest landowner after bailing out Florida by purchasing four million acres from the state for one million dollars in 1881. Gulfport was also the home of Alvah Roebuck who partnered with Richard Sears to create the famous store named after them. A Sears "kit" home will be seen on the tour as well as other Roebuck homes.
Come a bit early and take a peak inside at the Gulfport Historical Museum where the tour starts or stay a bit after the tour and tryout some of Gulfport's fun "watering holes!"
Reservations recommended as tour size is limited.
The bicycle offers a great way to see more of the 'Burg than one typically can take in with a walking tour. We are confident you will enjoy this bicycle tour that will be a fun, leisurely ride with numerous stops taking a closer look at some of the 'Burg's special neighborhoods & buildings. Riders will get a chance to experience & learn about several of the city's historic districts, including the Northshore and Historic Uptown National Register historic districts, and some of the city's newly designated local landmark districts within the Historic Old Northeast.
This tour will start at 4 pm to avoid the heat earlier in the day. We suggest you bring along a water bottle and a few dollars so you can purchase an ice cream cone at a stop along the route!
Preserve the 'Burg has partnered with Coast Bike Share to offer this tour. The tour price includes use of a Coast bicycle and a one month Coast membership for those using a Coast bicycle, entitling you to daily use of one of their bicycles during the membership month! Or you can bring your own bicycle. Helmets required.
The best small event on the waterfront! Each movie evening starts with live music at 7 pm followed by the movie on the big screen at dusk. The fun takes place in North Straub Park, between 4th Ave. & 5th Ave. NE at Beach Dr. Movies in the Park are Free!
Come early to enjoy live music before the movie and to get your favorite spot! Bring along a picnic or purchase food from one of the 'Burg's best food vendors who will be set up on-site. A limited number of folding chairs will be available, but better yet, bring a blanket or low seat!
Bicycling to movies is a fun way to arrive and now you can do so using a Coast Bike Share bicycle (a bike station is located across the street from Movies in the Park). For those on their own bike, free bicycle valet parking will be provided by Coast Bike Share.
May 3 - Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) – Spencer Tracey’s last film. Also starring Sidney Poitier & Katharine Hepburn. Music by Dead Set - Florida.
Bicycling to movies is a fun way to arrive and now you can do so using a Coast Bike Share bicycle (a bike station is located across the street from Movies in the Park). For those on their own bike, free bicycle valet parking will be provided by Coast Bike Share
May 10 - My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002) PG – A love story that will keep you laughing! Music by Cottondale Swamp.
The best small event on the waterfront! Each movie evening starts with live music at 7 pm followed by the movie on the big screen at dusk. The fun takes place in N. Straub Park, between 4th Ave. & 5th Ave. NE at Beach Dr. Movies in the Park are Free!
May 17 -Father of the Bride (1991) PG – A fun night with Steve Martin, Martin Short & Diane Keaton on the screen! Music by Talk to Mark.
May 24 -Back to the Future (1985) PG – Time travel at its best, starring Michael J. Fox and Lea Thompson. Music by Sunset Bridge Band.
May 31 - Batman (1989) PG –Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson & Kim Basinger – A must see movie evening! Music by The Sad Clowns with Geri-X, Jeremy Thomas & Jason Frilot.