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City of Gulfport - Leisure Services Department
Special Events

The Special Events division is responsible for the activities that are not typically mainstream recreational activities. Events that are hosted by the Special Events Division include: the Annual Boo Bash event; Easter Egg Hunts; Back to School Health and Wellness Fair; 4th of July Fireworks Display; Senior Summer BBQ; Summer Jamboree, etc. The division also works with the Gulfport Family Events Committee to host the Cinema by the Shore or movie nights in Jones Park that occur every third Friday of every month from April through August each year.

Event Hosting

If you are interested in hosting an event in Jones Park or in one of our City of Gulfport public parks, please contact our Special Events staff at 228-868-5881 or email lsevents@gulfport-ms.gov to get more information on the special event permit application process, rental prices, and check date availability.


Barksdale Pavilion Leo Seal Educational Plaza
Amphitheater Area with Flanking Pavilions Harbor Market Pavilion


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