Tarpon Springs Hippie Fest 2019

Tarpon Springs Hippie Fest 2019 is Saturday, Aug. 10th at the Sponge Docks.

It’s  time once again to head down Dodecanese Blvd. Time to dust off your old VW van with all the hippie signs on it, time to grow out your hair (if you still have some), shake out your tie-dye shirts and wear your bell bottoms, and let out all your hippie self. Tarpon Springs will be hippie town from 2 pm to  10 pm.

Tarpon Springs Hippie Fest 2019

The free shuttle will run from 3:00 – 10:30 pm from Dog/Splash Park, 508 Live Oak St., Tarpon Springs. Free parking.

Entertainment Scheduled

Umbra Luna – 2-3pm, 3:30-4:30 pm.
Shevonne & The Force  5-6pm, 6:30-7:30 pm.
Black Honkeys 8-10 pm.

Fun Things To Do At Hippie Fest

VW Bug Show & Contest – Hippie Costume Contest -Hula Hoop Contest -Live Music -Food & Beer -Vendors

Tarpon Springs is a fun place to be especially on the Sponge Docks even if it’s not Hippie Fest. Hippie Fest is just one of the many fun things offered by the Tarpon Springs Chamber of Commerce and the Tarpon Springs Merchants Association. The Tarpon Springs Merchants Association brings us Hippie Fest each year. There’s always some fun thing happening whether it’s Arts & Craft Fairs, Greek Fiestas, or lots of interesting Festivals. And there are some great restaurants on offer too including Greek and seafood.

For Vendor info call Reggie at 727-543-1593
VW info call Carol at 845-661-5518
Hippie Fest Flyer

How Did We Get Sponge Docks?

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.

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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. 


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Tarpon Springs Wine Walk

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.

Toni Weidman, GRI
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Snow Place Like Tarpon Springs 2018

Fireworks New Port Richey And Beyond 2018

Fireworks New Port Richey And Beyond 2018 (around the area). There’s always many to choose from and this page does not allow for posting all of them so here’s a few of the highlights.

Fireworks New Port Richey And Beyond 2018

This picture taken at Epcot in Disney World by Toni Weidman

Fireworks New Port Richey And Beyond 2018

Sparklebration at the Pasco County Fairgrounds in Dade City is July 4th is a large fireworks show. Admission is $6.00 (kids 12 & under are free); parking is $5.00.  Gates open at 4 pm. All kinds of kid activities including: pony rides, face painting, balloons, bounce houses, watermelon eating contest, and lots more. No alcohol, pets, coolers, or personal fireworks allowed. Fireworks at 9:15 pm; weather permitting. Bring chairs, blankets. Cash only at ticket gates; no credit cards accepted! The website is here.

Main Street Blast is earlier than most others happening on June 29 & 30 at Sims Park in downtown New Port Richey. Read my post about it here for schedule details and car show info.

Clearwater Celebrates America: July 4th: The city’s annual Independence Day celebration features children’s activities, food, live music by the Coachman Park Pops Orchestra and a fireworks display between 9 and 9:30 p.m. Free. Coachman Park, 301 Drew St., Clearwater. (727) 562-4700. 4-9:30 p.m. July 4.

Tarpon Springs Annual July 4th Picnic

The City of Tarpon Springs is hosting its annual 4th of July community picnic; followed by fireworks after sunset. FREE food, music and fun! Craig Park, just off Tarpon Avenue at Springs Boulevard.  When: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. It is free. Be sure to bring chairs and towels, sunscreen. 

Wait, There’s More……

Tarpon Springs Fourth of July Fireworks: The fireworks will be launched from Sunset Beach, City of Tarpon Springs says the best viewing spot is Howard Park. They’re set to go off to go off at approximately 8:30 p.m and it’s free. Fred Howard Park, 1700 Sunset Drive, Tarpon Springs. (727) 938-3711. 7:30-8:30 p.m. July 4 . Parking is free after 6 p.m but limited.,the park’s gates will close when capacity is reached. Alcohol is not permitted in the park. Sunset Beach north end and boat launch will be closed throughout the day. South side of the beach and causeway will close at 2 p.m.

Hernando County

Fire Cracker Smash’em Up: Brooksville Fourth of July: Hernando County literally smashes up things for the holiday with a demolition derby (7 p.m.), live music and fireworks. $10, $5 ages 4-12, 3 and younger free (demolition derby). $5 parking. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville, (352) 796-4552. 4 p.m. July 4 .

Florida Aquarium has extended hours until 9:30 p.m on July 4, to view fireworks, family entertainment and all-American themed dinner options for purchase. Included with admission: $24.95, $22.95 seniors, $19.95 ages 3-12, 2 and younger free. Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa. (813) 273-4000. 

Compiled Courtesy of Tampa Bay Times, Sparklebration, Main Street New Port Richey. and City of Tarpon Springs.

Read How To Keep Your Pets Safe On The Fourth.

Need a Pet Sitter while you vacation or work all day? Call Trinity Pet Sitters LLC at 727-359-9518.

Wishing you a happy and healthy Fourth of July from our family to yours.

Toni Weidman, GRI
Sailwinds Realty

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Fireworks New Port Richey And Beyond 2018