History

From its inception in the 1990s, the Pink Flamingo Tour of Homes has become an annual ritual that always takes place the first Saturday in March. Loyal visitors, and our advertisers and sponsors, have made it the Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce’s most successful fundraiser.

Each year we seek out the best homes to represent our wonderful City. We look for a mixture of homes to highlight the eclectic nature of Gulfport. Homes may be selected because they are very small, very large, very colorful, absolutely gorgeous, original, newly renovated, or just “out there.” Homeowners consider it an honor to be invited to participate on the tour.

To keep the tour short enough (typically two to four hours) for walkers and bikers, the tour is arranged geographically, focusing on one area of the City each year. Free trolley and bus service along the route is provided as well.

Visitors may visit the homes in any order and go at their own pace. Everyone receives a tour book containing a map of the homes along with scheduled trolley stops. Some of our advertisers offer “specials” for the day, so be sure to check out the ads in the tour book.
We could not do this tour without the help of our long-term sponsors. A big thank-you to the City of Gulfport, the Gabber, Tropical Focus Photography and Olympus Printing!