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UPDATE: John Gidding event moved to Thursday, July 20

MANATEE COUNTY, FL (July 17, 2023) – Keep Manatee Beautiful announced today that it is moving its event to see John Gidding, the host of HGTV’s Curb Appeal: The Block, to Thursday, July 20. Tickets are available for free at

HGTV's John Gidding

Born in Istanbul, Gidding attended American schools in Turkey and Switzerland before entering Yale University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in architectural design. An enthusiastic art and math student, he also earned a master’s degree in architectural design from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. He got his start as a fashion model and worked the runways for Armani and Gucci.

Gidding hosted the popular HGTV shows Curb Appeal, Curb Appeal, the Block, Curb Appeal Xtreme, Designed to Sell, appeared on Trading Spaces and is a frequent guest on Rachel Ray. He also stars in the popular YouTube show, In the Room.


Keep Manatee Beautiful is a nonprofit organization that inspires community involvement through its commitment to making Manatee County a cleaner and more beautiful environment. Established in Spring 1991 as an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful and Keep Florida Beautiful, Keep Manatee Beautiful has developed networks of volunteers who help provide grassroots solutions to littering, recycling, illegal dumping, beautification and solid waste disposal. More than 10,000 volunteers help Keep Manatee Beautiful achieve its mission by engaging in litter cleanups, outdoor beautification projects, and tree plantings. Consider lending a hand with our many volunteer projects and events.


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