Tarpon Springs Local Customs

  • Epiphany Memorial at St Nicolas Church
    Epiphany Memorial at St Nicolas Church
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    Tarpon Springs Farmer's Market
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    Epiphany City

    by atufft Written Jun 1, 2011

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    Epiphany Memorial at St Nicolas Church

    Reportedly the largest Greek Orthodox festival in the western hemisphere, the Tarpon Springs Epiphany celebration in January has become something of a tourist attraction. The ceremonies begin with a church service at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox church in Tarpon Springs, then there's a procession to the spring for a blessing of the waters. This blessing includes throwing a cross into the water which is then retrieved by young swimmers. The swimmer who retrieves it is said to be blessed for a year. There's a bronze statue memorializing this event outside the church.

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    Sponge docks is the place...

    by Tolik Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Sponge docks is the place which most of the people visit first. It’s only a quarter mile north of the historic district. Here you can eat, shop, take cruises to the Gulf of Mexico, or go deep-sea fishing. Besides numerous shops and restaurants, there are 2 museums here. Coral Sea Aquarium maybe a good place to visit with kids (Dodecanese Boulevard). A scuba diver feeds sharks at 11:30, 1, 2:30, and 4 PM. In my opinion Florida Aquarium in Tampa is much better.
    Open daily 10 to 5. Admission fee $4.75 for adults, $4 seniors, $2.75 for kids 3 to 11.
    Spongeorama – Admission is free. You can buy a sponge here (but most likely you’ve bought it already on the docks) and watch video about sponge diving (very old and boring). Open 10 to 5.

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    Tarpon Springs Farmer's Market

    by atufft Updated Jun 2, 2011

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    Tarpon Springs Farmer's Market

    Every Sunday, from January through May, there's a farmers market at the Meres Municipal Plaza on Tarpon Ave, near downtown. Vendors sell locally grown fruits, vegetables, condiments, and crafts.

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