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Event Promotes Shop Local

Posted by Jeff Stolbom in Amusement, Craft Beer, Dining, Downtown District, Events, Florida, Food, Shopping, Tarpon Springs, Things To Do, Wine | 0 comments

Join the Tarpon Springs Merchants Association on the first Friday of every month for our First Friday Event!

The event is held in the Downtown District of Tarpon Springs on E. Tarpon Avenue, Hibiscus Street and Safford from 6pm-10pm on the first Friday of every month (excluding January and December). There will be live music, vendors, food concessions, beer, wine and a different theme each month.

May 6th, 2016 is Latin Night!

Love handmade? We have 100 vendors selling everything from soaps…

handmade event

handmade accessory event

handcrafted food…

handcrafted food event

 kettle corn, wood work…you name it! All handmade by our community’s talented artisans and artists.

The Tarpon Springs Merchants Association supports the “Shop Local” initiative.
There are many people who supplement their income by vending at festivals and markets like ours. For some, it is a hobby that they hope will one day be a full-time venture. Your support and encouragement can help launch the business of their dreams. Before you click the ‘Buy It Now” button online, why not see what our local community has to offer? All of our downtown businesses support and carry local art, jewelry, accessories, and many other items. If we don’t make a concerted effort to support local, it won’t be long before all we have is big box discount stores. How boring would that be?

Many of the local boutiques and galleries have extended hours on the evening of the event. This is a great way to discover the eclectic art galleries, antique stores, boutiques, home decor, furniture & gift stores that Downtown Tarpon Springs has to offer.

eclectic boutiques and galleries event

Prefer to dine in?
The downtown district has award-winning burgers and craft beer at our taverns, breweries and sports bars…

award winning burgers event

Fine dining, from Modern American to Greek…

modern American dining event


European style bistro event

Craft pizza…

craft pizza event


fresh baked goods event

with mouth-watering pie…

homemade pie event

and strong coffee : )

photo-by Drew Coffman
ring the kids and enjoy Replay Amusement Museum which houses the largest collection of classic arcade and pinball machines in the Southeast!

Concerned about parking?
No worries!
Park in the Splash Park parking lot at 508 Live Oak Street and we will bus you to the event.
The bus will run from 5pm-10:30pm.

If you are interested in being a vendor
please email and an application will be emailed to you.
A 10’x10′ booth space is only $20, (additional fee of $15 for electric).
This is a great way to promote your business or product and direct people to your Etsy or online store.

We hope to see you at this fun monthly event!

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