Tarpon Springs HippieFest 2016

Tarpon Springs HippieFest 2016 is Saturday,  August 13 from 2 pm to 10 pm.

Hippie Fest- Tarpon Springs 8/15/15


Everyone knows that Tarpon Springs is the place to be; especially the characteristic Sponge Docks. 

Tarpon Springs HippieFest 2016 Schedule

  • VW Bug Show and Contest
  • Hippie Costume Contest
  • Hula Hoop Contest
  • Food and Beer Trucks
  • Vendors
  • Free Parking at the Shuttle. 2:30-10:30 pm.
  • Entertainment 6 pm to 10 pm. The Defendants.

To be sure, this is one of the most popular events held at the Sponge Docks.

History of the Sponge Docks

To begin with, let’s talk about how the Sponge Docks came to be.
First, in 1887 the railroad service to New York began and created a boom for Tarpon Springs. The gorgeous Victorian Mansions you see around the Bayous were built by wealthy people who came to visit and fell in love with the area. In due time, they helped establish churches, schools, businesses, and hotels (so that more wealthy tourists could visit and fall in love).

Secondly, Lots of Sponges grew in the waters around Tarpon Springs; a huge sponge industry developed when the Greek divers came. At the same time, the Greek families opened shops and restaurants, pastry shops and markets.

Lastly, what is a sponge; well, according to Wikipedia they are:

Animals of the phylum Porifera. They are multicellular organisms that have bodies full of pores and channels allowing water to circulate through them, consisting of jelly-like mesohyl sandwiched between two thin layers of cells. Wikipedia 

The district hosts monthly festivals and events including the Fine Art Festival, Seafood Festival, Night In The Islands, Snow Place Like Tarpon Avenue and an Antique Car Show. Click here to find more information on Tarpon Springs events! If you haven’t been to Snow Place, you must make time to go. I’ll post more info on it soon.

To find the Tarpon Springs Chamber of Commerce, visit here.

This local event is brought to you by Toni Weidman. Please contact the organizers for any further information.

Do you work long shifts? Need a pet sitter to let your dog out and play with him/her? Call Trinity Pet Sitters LLC

Visit a post about the Sponge Docks. Click here.

Toni Weidman, GRI
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Tarpon Springs HippieFest 2016

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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Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks