All the locals will tell you that the Sponge Docks, are the pride and joy of Tarpon Springs. For thirty years strong, the Annual Sponge Docks Seafood Festival has been bringing delicious seafood, craft vendors and live music all weekend long. This year, the 31st annual event returns November 9-11, 2018. It's a can't-miss weekend event of food, music and fun for all ages!
For newcomers, the event takes place along Dodecanese Boulevard. Admission is FREE. Also, the parking is free at the at Dog Splash Park at 508 Live Oak Street.
There is nothing you should be worried about if you aren’t a big seafood fan. The event will provide plenty of delicious choices of food, including non-seafood items, gyros, souvlaki, baklava, and some of the best Greek restaurants. The most important thing to enjoy is the world famous sponge docks.
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If you think it’s only going to be food at this festival, then you are wrong! This year, Sponge Docks Seafood Festival, specifically selected artisans, craftsmen, and other vendors will show and sell their wares. It's a perfect spot to get an early start on your holiday shopping.
Open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Friday 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Arts and Craft Vendors
Nautical and food-related arts and crafts, fishing apparel, kitchen and cooking items and lots of specialty items perfect for unique gifts!
Live Music All Weekend!
Last but not least, how can we forget the music? On Friday, November 9th, Joel & Dakota will perform at 12:00 pm; Smoobe at 3:00 pm; Razin’ Jane at 6:00 pm.
On Saturday, November 10th, AJ & The Geezer will be playing at 10:00 am; Bishop Avenue Duo at 12:30 pm; Paul Anthony Band at 3:00 pm; The Foundation at 6:00 pm.
On Sunday, November 11st, Steve Borst will be on the stage at 11:00 am; I Heart Cats Band at 2:00 pm.
It's a fun weekend for everyone at the Annual Sponge Docks Seafood Festival. It's a can't-miss annual event that is full of food, music, and fun for all ages!
Later on this year check out the 28th Annual Thanksgiving Art and Craft Festival in Tarpon Springs!
The outdoor showcase has been a holiday favorite for more than 25 years, and has always been held during Thanksgiving weekend on Small Business Saturday.