The 9th Annual Gecko Ball will have a theme of "Geckostock!," transporting ball-goers into a psychadelic era through decor and scenery to celebrate the hippie culture and legendary 1969 Woodstock Festival. Expect to experience over-the-top revelry and costumes, from hippies to rock stars to other 60s cultural and political touchstones. Attendees are encouraged to develop costumes relating to hippies, Woodstock and the 1960s, or to geckos or any creative combination! "Geckostock" will be held at the historic waterfront Gulfport Casino Ballroom (5500 Shore Boulevard South) from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m. Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased at the Gulfport Welcome Center, Gulfport Beach Bazaar or online at VisitGulfportFlorida.com. For more information and updates on the Gecko Ball, go to and "like" the Gecko Ball Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/GeckoBall.