Quirky Gulfport, Florida is the perfect place for Florida fun...and the Floridiana Festival is sure to simply please the heck out of you! The historic Casino Ballroom will be filled with 35 exhibitor booths of vintage Floridiana and old tropical collectibles.
Free valuations of vintage Florida art will be offered to attendees, so bring along those old landscape, sea scenes, and other old Florida paintings for a complimentary valuation.
Plus, many of the Florida Highwaymen artists will be participating (James Gibson, Issac Knight, Willie Reagan, Robert Lewis, and Roy McLendon)...
Meet Florida authors Larry Roberts, Ken Breslauer & Wayne Ayers
If you enjoy our extravaganza events at the St. Petersburg Coliseum and our smaller shows at Sunken Gardens, you'll love the Floridiana Festival!
All of our exhibitors highlight old Florida souvenirs and memorabilia, with everything from roadside attraction kitsch to the hand-tinted Florida landscapes of Barnhill and Harris. Enjoy a nostalgic trip back in time, browsing a beautiful selection of vintage, collectible Floridiana, including old Florida books, ephemera and postcards; flamingo and alligator souvenirs; tinted photographs from Barnhill and Harris, and other old Florida art; vintage Florida license plates and roadside signs; kitschy roadside attraction souvenirs; fruit crate and cigar box labels; rattan and other tropical decor, & much more!
In addition to the lectures, vintage Florida tourism flicks will be shown, featuring a Florida of yesterday, with real alligator wrestling, Weeki Wachee mermaids, Florida orange grove harvesting, bathing beauties galore...everything you've ever heard about old Florida!
Admission $6.00; $3.00 children under 2 yrs.
The 2008 Floridiana Festival is co-sponsored by the City of Gulfport's Chamber of Commerce.
Click on the Chamber's logo above for a direct link to their website. The Chamber is a great source for information about Gulfport, including businesses, events, real estate, and more.
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