Tarpon Springs HippieFest 2016 is Saturday, August 13 from 2 pm to 10 pm.
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
- 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 of Florida Luxury Realty. Please contact the organizers for any further information.
Visit my other post about the docks. Click here.
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Tarpon Springs HippieFest 2016