Tarpon Springs Wine Walk

Tarpon Springs Wine Walk

Tarpon Springs Wine Walk is Saturday, May 11, 2019  from 4 pm to 8 pm on the Sponge Docks and 4 pm to 9 pm downtown. What could be better than a stroll through downtown and/or the Sponge Docks with a glass of wine.

Tarpon Springs Wine Walk

 

Tarpon Springs Wine Walk

Wine Walk starts at Wine On The Docks, 828 Dodecanese Blvd. Or at One Amazing Find, 106 E. Tarpon Ave (Next to Mere’s parking lot). 

Tickets are $20.00 advance; $25 on day of event (if available). Tickets include:

  • 25 Wine Tastings
  • Souvenir Wine Glass
  • Appetizers
  • A shuttle Sponge Docks – downtown
  • Dozens of Locations to enjoy.

You can purchase tickets at Wine on the Docks, 828 Dodecanese Blvd; One Amazing Find, 106 E. Tarpon Avenue, or their website here

Future Wine Walks are  July 20th, Sept 21st, Nov 30th.

For further information, you can call 727-543-1593.

You all know where to find Dodecanese Blvd., right?

It’s off Alternate 19 in the heart of Tarpon Springs; downtown is just a shuttle ride away. Probably more parking available downtown but we always like to take our chances on the Sponge Docks area. Funny thing is, we always find a spot. There is a FREE shuttle that will move you around town during the event (between Downtown and The Sponge Docks).

This information brought to you by me, Toni Weidman of Sailwinds Realty.  Please call the number above or go to their website if you have questions. 

Check out Beckett Bridge in Tarpon Springs.

And  The Sponge Docks

If you need a Professional Petsitter while you walk the Wine Walk, call Trinity Pet Sitters LLC.  Insured pet sitters. 

 

Toni Weidman, GRI
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Tarpon Springs Wine Walk

Tarpon Springs Fine Arts Festival 2019

Tarpon Springs Fine Arts Festival 2019.  I love this time of year, all the really good things happen now like the Tarpon Springs Fine Arts Festival on Spring Bayou on March 9 and 10, 2019. 

This is the best Fine Arts Show and always has tons of people. It’s along the water at Spring Bayou and you will love the trees, the view and the art.

 Tarpon Springs Fine Arts Festival - 2018

Tarpon Springs Fine Arts Festival - 2017Pictures by Toni from 2016 Festival

Tarpon Springs Fine Arts Festival 2019

According to the Tarpon Springs Chamber “This is one of the premier Fine Arts Festivals in the Southeast. The 45th Annual Tarpon Springs Fine Arts Festival will be held on Saturday, March 9,  9am-5pm and Sunday, March 10, 10am-5pm. More than 200 juried, artists under the trees and along the bayou. There will be live entertainment both days of the event. Food & drinks will be available for purchase.”

We go every year and wouldn’t miss it.. The art exhibited is always so amazing and so beautiful. And it’s such a gorgeous spot to spend some time in the spring weather. .

“The featured artist is a local artist that is well-known and respected in the community. 

Details: Parking, Admission

Parking can be a problem so there are free shuttles and parking including wheelchair accessible. The shuttles will be running every 15 minutes from Tarpon Tower at 905 E. Martin Luther King Drive, Tarpon Springs. FL 34689. 

Admission is $5.00 with no charge for children under 12 or active duty military.

If you need to GPS it, the address is 100 Beekman Lane, Tarpon Springs 34689. It is at Craig Park on Spring Bayou.

Tarpon Springs Fine Arts Festival - 2018Tarpon Springs Fine Art Festival will take place rain or shine. Pets and coolers not allowed. The boat ramp and parking lot at Craig Park will be closed.

Finally, contact info 727-937-5109 or check the Facebook page here.

Take a look at Brooker Creek Preserve in Pinellas County.

And, Craig Park in Tarpon Springs

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Tarpon Springs Diving For The Cross

Tarpon Springs Diving For The Cross on Epiphany Sunday, January 6, 2019 to celebrate Epiphany.  The following is a history given by Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral at 36 N Pinellas Ave Tarpon Springs, FL 34689. 727-937-3540. You can access the website here.

Tarpon Springs Diving For The Cross 

Tarpon Springs Diving For The Cross 2017
Courtesy of Tampa Bay Times

History of Epiphany

The Orthodox Christian celebrates Epiphany on January 6th of each year, in remembrance of the baptism of Jesus Christ in the Jordan River 2000 years ago. Following tradition, the Greek community established January 6th of each year be celebrated with the sanctification of the waters; and immersion of the cross in the Spring bayou on “Cross Day” or “Epiphany”.

The first observance of Epiphany in Tarpon Springs was in 1903 in an Episcopal church attended by few people. In the next few years, as the news spread throughout the US and Canada, devoted Greeks and Americans made the pilgrimage from the nation and Canada to take part in the celebration of Epiphany and its three-day festivities.

Tarpon Springs Diving For The Cross 

A golden cross is thrown into the water, at the same moment, the young men  dive into the waters. They swim, wrestle, and churn the waters in search of the cross. The throwing of the cross symbolizes casting of the bread of truth upon the troubled world.

Furthermore, the diver who retrieves the cross kneels before the Archbishop  while handing him the golden cross. At this time, the Archbishop blesses the young man and congratulates him.

Finally, whoever retrieves the cross, it is said that he will have good fortune and divine beneficence. Upon return to the church, the divers stand at the altar, while the retriever receives special blessings. 

The procession to Spring Bayou for the Dive starts at 12:15pm. (noon). 

This information courtesy of Toni Weidman. If you have further questions, direct them to Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church at the phone number/website above.

Take a look at Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks

Looking for a Professional Pet Sitter? One who is insured and bonded? Take a look at Trinity Pet Sitters LLC. We come to your home to feed, walk, and take care of your pet when you can’t be there. And we run Trinity Pets Yappy Hour at Varsity Club Trinity. The 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6pm. Bring your dog with you and help our local Rescue organizations.

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Tarpon Springs Diving For The Cross

Snow Place Like Tarpon Springs

Snow Place Like Tarpon Springs 2018

Well, this year sure went by fast and here we are again at Snow Place Like Tarpon Springs which is Friday (yes, this Friday) December 7, 2018. from 5 pm to 10 pm. The Tree Lighting Ceremony is at 6 pm.  Event here.

Snow Place Like Tarpon SpringsPicture courtesy the Merchants Association

Snow Place Like Tarpon Springs 2018

All this takes place on historic Tarpon Avenue in downtown Tarpon Springs.  And, it’s free to attend. 

Included in Snow Place Like Tarpon Springs 2016:
Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6 pm
Carriage Ride and Hay ride
Photo Opportunities with Inflatable Characters & Contest Snow Play area with 20 tons of blown snow
DJ and Christmas Music
Christmas Movie (Elf) sponsored by Unbehagan Advisers
Tarpon Springs Middle School Jazz Band and Tarpon Springs High School Choral Group
Visit with Santa
Write and Mail your Letter to Santa
Illuminated Boat Parade at Spring Bayou (approximately 8:15pm)
Balloon Artist
Many food and retail vendors (for purchase)
Performances by Just Dance, Fusion Dance, All American Youth and the Plato Academy Cloggers

•Children’s Christmas Activities by the Tarpon Springs Recreation Division including an inflatable slide and obstacle course.

Wow, that’s quite a list!

Live Music, Holiday shopping in the lovely stores downtown and the Arts and Crafts vendors, Holiday dancers, falling snow and a snow play area. What more could you ask for?

Snow Place Like Tarpon Springs 2016Picture by Toni taken 3 years ago.

Who To Contact If You Need More Info

You can contact the organizers by email here.   
Or call 727-943-1140.       Website here.

This is always a fun event; everyone loves the snow (at least, a little bit of it 🙂 ). So be sure to come, the kids will have a fantastic time.

Finally, this information brought to you by Toni Weidman of Sailwinds Realty and Trinity Pet Sitters LLC.  Please contact the organizers at the sites above for more information.

Have you been to our  Trinity Pets Yappy Hour yet?  We meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month except July, August and December at Varsity Club on Little Road in New Port Richey, FL. Info here.

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Sunset Beach Concert Series Tarpon Springs

Sunset Beach Concert Series Tarpon Springs for  June 7 is the first Thursday through November. It’s always a fun event. What could be better than listening to live music on the beach under the stars. 

The Tarpon Springs Recreation Division, Ferman Automotive Group & Florida Hospital North Pinellas present an evening with The Trop Rock Junkies on Thursday, June 7th at Sunset Beach from 7-9 pm. Enjoy a night under the stars while listening to tropical rock and beach music. The Sunset Beach Music Series will be held February through November on the first Thursday of the month. 

Sunset Beach Concert Series Tarpon Springs

Sunset Beach Concert Series Tarpon Springs

The event is free. Overflow parking and shuttle will be at Tarpon Springs High School. Shuttle runs from 6-9 pm. Refreshments will be available to purchase. Pets and alcohol are prohibited. Sunset Beach located at 1800 Gulf Rd. For more information, visit TSRDonline.com or call (727)942-5628.

Sunset Beach is south of Fred Howard Beach at 1800 Gulf Road, Tarpon Springs.  Straightest route is to take Meres Blvd. to So. Florida Ave to Gulf Road. 

This is one of the prettiest beaches in the area. Bring water, pest spray and chairs. View a earlier post about Sunset Beach.

Need a Pet Sitter while you visit Sunset Beach?
Call
Trinity Pet Sitters LLC at 727-359-9518.

We host and sponsor Trinity Pets Yappy Hour at Varsity Club Trinity. Bring your dog and help support a local Rescue organization. Read more here. 

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Toni Weidman, GRI
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Sailwinds Realty
727-237-0083

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Sunset Beach Concert Series Tarpon Springs

Tarpon Springs Fine Arts Festival

Tarpon Springs Fine Arts Festival for the 42nd time is this weekend, April 9th (9 am-5 pm) and 10th (10 am to 5 pm). Make plans now to enjoy this fabulous event. View the 2017 update here.

Tarpon Springs Fine Arts Festival

Tarpon Springs Fine Arts Festival

As always, it is held at Craig Park on Spring Bayou (note: this used to be known as Art On The Bayou). This is at the west end of Tarpon Avenue. Without a doubt, Spring Bayou is one of the prettiest spots to enjoy this juried Fine Arts Show. It costs $5.00 to get in; under 12 and active duty are free (bring proof of service).  No pets or coolers are allowed.

The show features over 200 artists, great food and refreshments, entertainment, and commemorative T-shirts and posters. I get my poster every year, designed by one of the artists in the show who is usually there and will sign it for you.

Parking at the Tarpon Springs Fine Arts Festival

In addition, there’s free parking and shuttles at Tarpon Tower, 905 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Tarpon Springs. GPS is 100 Beekman Lane, Tarpon Springs. And, you can also try to find a parking spot on the streets surrounding the Bayou. Note the use of the word “try”.    🙂 

For more information,  call  727-937-6109 or visit the Tarpon Springs Chamber of Commerce website.

And, you should wear sunscreen, maybe a hat (I always wear a big straw hat), sunglasses (the reflection of the bayou can really get you), and drink plenty of water. Lastly, it will be crowded so pack your patience too and just relax and enjoy the Fine Arts shuffle. 😎 

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This local event information brought to you by  Toni Weidman- Sailwinds Realty.  Again, contact the Tarpon Springs Chamber for further information. See you there!

Toni Weidman
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Sailwinds Realty
727-237-0083

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Tarpon Springs Fine Arts Festival

Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks

Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks; a place you would love to visit, I’m sorry you weren’t there a couple of weeks back; it was a great day to go. 

It was Art and Crafts Day on the Sponge Docks, and there were lots of great things to look at as we strolled the main road, Dodecanese Blvd. It was 80 degrees with a fantastic breeze that almost blew the vendors wares off their tables. It was also cloudy (dark, heavy clouds) but that helped to keep us from getting crispy. No rain ever showed its face.

In Fact, the Sponge Docks has lots of shops and restaurants. And the Greek food is yummy. And, the seafood is great. The water views are fantastic and the water birds are fun to watch. 

Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks.

Take a look at those sponges. Many varieties are found there.

Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks

For example, A different variety: these are pure white but look yellow in photo.

Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks

Surprisingly, a sea weed covered bicycle. (By the Bicycle Flower Man)

Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks Weidman

Tarpon Springs, FL is a great place to visit anytime. We love it all year round.

To clarify Tarpon Springs is north of Clearwater and south of New Port Richey.  Of course, it’s on the Gulf of Mexico, west of Tampa.

You might enjoy visiting Trinity Yappy Hour with your dog. We support local animal rescue groups; a different one each month at Fiddlers Green Irish Pub & Cafe in Trinity. We have raffles, 50/50 and lots of good fun. It’s outside on the patio.

Call if you get the notion to move to Tarpon Springs, Florida. Search homes for sale, Click here

Toni Weidman
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727-237-0083
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Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks

Autos For Autism – AACA Richey Region

Autos For Autism 2016 Tarpon Springs FL presented by AACA-Richey Region (our car club) is holding its annual Autos For Autism Classic Car Show. As usual, it will be held in historic Tarpon Springs in the downtown shopping area. 

***Autos for Autism will not be held in 2017. Update: The City of Tarpon Springs will no longer allow car shows in Tarpon Springs. We will be looking for a new venue and will update you when that happens. 

Autos for Autism

Autos For Autism 2016

March 12 is the big day, all cars and trucks are welcome. This is a judged show under AACA rules and the 82 trophies are gorgeous. The event is free to the public. Those registering cars will pay the $15 if you register ahead but goes up to $20 on the day of the show which starts at 8 am to noon.  The show continues till 4 pm. 

Proceeds go to benefit autism programs at Longleaf Elementary.  

If you’re in need of a Professional Pet Sitter to come to your home and walk, play with, and feed your pets, call Trinity Pet Sitters LLC.  We sponsor Trinity Pets Yappy Hour at Varsity Club Trinity. More Info here.


The Antique Automobile Club of America, is the largest and oldest car enthusiast club in the World. A national non-profit organization founded in 1935 and dedicated to the preservation, maintenance, and restoration of antique automobiles. 

Richey Region of the AACA is a 501c non profit organization. Established in 1975, we are a family oriented club that holds regular monthly meetings. We organize member functions, take part in community events, and hold an annual charity car show. Our annual car show Autos for Autism has raised over $18,000 since 2012 for Autism charities.

My husband and I are  sponsors of Autos for Autism along with these other fine folks:

Toni Weidman- Homes For Sale, Doran & Beam Personal Injury Law, Debora A. Diaz, Family Law, Farrell Roofing, Meares Plumbing, Harrington Insurance Agency, Behavioral Mom, Summit Brokerage Services, Feola’s Service Center, Beyond Bones Chiropractic, Johnnie’s Tap House & Grill, Vein & Vascular Institute, and Denim Quiche.

A Bit of Background

Autos For Autism has been held in downtown Tarpon Springs for the past four years.  We have vendors who sell their products, sponsors will be there also to greet visitors. There will be music  by Denim Quiche, and our DJ Dave Christianson of our club. Lots of food vendors and all those lovely antique stores and restaurants on Tarpon Avenue to visit. Lots of giveaways and door prizes.

If you have any questions about Autos for Autism, just send me a comment or message. I don’t handle registration so please click on the registration form above.

You might like to view our 2017 Cruise In At Fiddlers Green here

Toni Weidman
Broker-associate
727-237-0083


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Diving For The Cross 2016 Tarpon Springs FL

Diving For The Cross 2016 Tarpon Springs FL. The Epiphany 110th Dive in Tarpon Springs FL will take place  at Spring Bayou in Tarpon Springs, FL. 20,000 plus people are expected to attend. This year’s date is  Wednesday, Jan 6, 2016. (Epiphany is always Jan 6). Please see my 2017 post here.

Diving For The Cross 2016 Tarpon Springs FL

Diving For The Cross 2016 Tarpon Springs FL

Expect road closures beginning at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday January 6th, 2016 for the Epiphany Celebration, detours will be till approximately 2:30 p.m. Local young men dive into the waters of Spring Bayou to get the white cross thrown in by Archbishop Demetrius, primate of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, who will be presiding over the dive. Diving for the cross represents Christ’s baptism and the dove represents the Holy Spirit.

Epiphany 2016 Tarpon Springs FL. Expect road closures beginning at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday January 6th, 2016 for the Epiphany Celebration, detours will be till approximately 2:30 p.m.

The schedule is as follows:
Orthrus – 8:00am
Archierarchical Liturgy – 9:30am
Greater Blessing of Waters (Cathedral) – 11:30am
Procession to Spring Bayou – 12:15pm
Blessing of the Bayou and Casting of the Cross – 1:00pm

To read more about the history of  Epiphany in Tarpon Springs FL click here.

The young man who retrieves the cross is said to have good luck for the year ahead.

You might enjoy Tarpons Springs Art Festival here.

Toni Weidman GRI
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Sailwinds Realty, Trinity FL
727-237-0083

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Snow Place Like Tarpon Springs 2015

Snow Place Like Tarpon Springs is here!

This is the 4th year for Snow Place Like Tarpon Springs and we are looking forward to it. The event is always shiny and bright and full of Christmas spirit. We’ve gone since it started and enjoy it every year.  

Snow Place Like Tarpon Springs 2015

 

Snow Place Like Tarpon Springs 2015

Returns to Historic Tarpon Avenue December 4, 2015  4 – 9 pm. The biggest Christmas event in north Pinellas is absolutely FREE and gets bigger and better every year!

This year’s event features: (according to their Facebook page)
• Carriage Rides by St. Petersburg Carriages
• Hayride by Cock-A-Doodle-Doo
• Snow Play area by Metro Ice
• DJ and Christmas Music
• Christmas Movie (Frozen – The Sing Along Edition) sponsored by Unbehagan Advisors
• Performances by Tarpon Springs Middle School Jazz Band
• Visit with Santa
• Write and Mail your Letter to Santa
• Children’s Chistmas Activities by the Tarpon Springs Recreation Division
• Photo Opportunities with the Snow Queen, Snow Princess and a Happy Snowman (Times vary between 4-8pm)
• Performances by Tarpon Springs High School Choral Department
• Illuminated Boat Parade at Spring Bayou (8:15/8:30pm)
• Balloon Artist
• Face Painting by Honey Bunch Face Painting (for purchase)
• Many food and retail vendors (for purchase)
• Performances by Just Dance, Dance Evolutions, Temple Goddess Dance & Yoga and the Plato Academy Cloggers

Don’t miss out on this seasonal event.
This local event information brought to you as a courtesy by  Toni Weidman.  Contact the event organizers for further information. Contact Email : snow@ctsfl.us
Event Information Line: 727-943-1140
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Have you been over Beckett Bridge lately? Know it’s history?
Visit the historic Sponge Docks.

Toni Weidman
Broker-associate
Sailwinds Realty
Trinity, FL. 34655
727-237-0083

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Snow Place Like Tarpon Springs 2015