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Gulfport is located in Harrison County on the Gulf of Mexico. It lies near Biloxi along Highway 90.

William H. Hardy and Joseph T. Jones were Gulfport's founding fathers. Hardy wanted to create a port town and a railroad to tap many acres of pine in southern Mississippi. Financial woes prevented him from completing his railroad. Jones invested several million dollars toward its completion. In 1898, Gulfport was incorporated. The harbor was completed in 1902 and became a working seaport.

Today, Gulfport is a residential community with a downtown mercantile center and a diversified economy. The city, with a population of 71,127 residents, is among the fastest growing in the state, thanks in part to recent gaming attractions. It has nearly seven miles of man-made beach on the Gulf, along which are several historic home sites. The city is the home of the annual "Worlds Largest Fishing Rodeo."

Gulfport is part of the Biloxi-Gulfport-Pascagoula, Mississippi metro area.

Gulfport Music Festival |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Chimneys Restaurant | Sugar Mill Island Restaurant |
Gambling Copa Casino | Columbia Garden Park Hospital |
Public Libraries Harrison County Library System |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Alamo Plaza Hotel Courts (Gulfport) | Best Western - Beach View Inn | Grand Canyon Gulfport & The Oasis Resort | Grand Casino Biloxi & The Bayview Resort | Hampton Inn of Gulfport |
Residential and Commercial Real Estate LATTER & BLUM Realtors |
Sports and Sporting Events 9-Ball Fishing Charters |
Transportation Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport |

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Pensacola Crawfish Festival Pensacola FL May4-6 The festival is one of the largest crawfish boils in the state and is always held in downtown Pensacola on the beautiful waterfront of Bartram Park. The Pensacola Crawfish Festival brought a little of the Louisiana bayou right here to Pensacola Bay.
Gulfport Music Festival Gulfport MS May10-11 Huge weekend music festival featuring headliner entertainment, food booths, and more!
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Best of the Bayou Festival Houma LA September29-30 Taking place in Historic Downtown Houma, the festival features Cajun and French food, music, weddings, crafts, pirogue racing, antiques, and more.