Rediscover Gulfport at our 16th Annual Pink Flamingo Tour of Gardens
GULFPORT, FL — The past year of pandemic distancing has been hard on everyone, but perhaps has hit Gulfportians harder than most. The tiny community of fun-loving, artistic, recovering hippies likes nothing better than inviting the world to enjoy its fun, artistic, hip events. So having to retreat to our separate worlds has made us all a little blue.
But it’s almost spring again, and the haven by the bay joyously invites the world back to rediscover Gulfport during the 16th annual Pink Flamingo Tour of Gardens on Saturday, March 6, 11am – 5pm.
In a twist on the annual home tour, this year we’re throwing a Covid-ready, all-outdoor event. Visitors will have the opportunity to see everything from an under-construction rain garden to a manicured backyard art gallery to meditation spaces, edible landscapes, and chickens, chickens, chickens.
Feel free to go at your own pace, seeing properties in any order. Unfortunately, we will not be able to provide transportation, so we ask visitors to bike, scoot, or carpool. The tour skims Gulfport’s waterfront district, so there will be plenty of time to take a lunch break or shop in our historic downtown.
Tickets are $10 in advance at Gulfport Beach Bazaar or pinkflamingohometour.com, $15 at the door. Registration will take place at the Gulfport Rec Center, 5730 Shore Blvd., where you’ll receive a map and wristband.
To assure social distancing, ticket sales will be limited. And sorry, no pets allowed.
The Pink Flamingo Tour of Gardens is a fundraiser for the Gulfport Merchants Chamber. Like all Chamber-sponsored events, the tour adheres to Gulfport STRONG, a heightened safety awareness campaign that assures CDC protocols including masking, social distancing, and hand sanitizing are met or exceeded.
To learn more about this year’s tour see pinkflamingohometour.com and facebook.com/events/2721732918080387 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.