The Gulfport Merchants Association will present its ninth annual “Gecko Crawl” on Aug. 13 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. The pub crawl includes one free drink at each location, a poker run and an after-party at Boca Bay Grille (with live music and award ceremony). Only 250 crawl tickets will be sold. Tickets are $20 per person in advance, or $25 on the day of the event. To purchase a ticket, visit the Gulfport Welcome Center, 3101 Beach Blvd.