MLK Jr. Parade, Art Festival and Live Performances in Tarpon Springs
The holiday weekend offers an array of activities to enjoy.
In the mood for some local entertainment? Look no further than the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center. Directed by George Hook, Murder at the Howard Johnson's will be performed throughout the weekend. The show starts at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday. For tickets and more information, visit the Cultural Center online.
The city's 18th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade will begin at 11 a.m. on the corner of Tarpon Avenue and Ring Street. According to the city, the route will continue down Tarpon to Pinellas Avenue, where it will then head south on Pinellas to MLK Drive. From there, the parade will proceed east on MLK to Disston Avenue, and from there to Harrison Street at Dorsett Park. City officials say that after the parade, a family friendly event including food, music and activities will take place at Dorsett Park until 4 p.m.
From 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., the Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks Arts and Crafts Show will be popping at one of the city's most famed strips, Dodecanese Boulevard. Made-in-the-U.S.A. products will be showcased from more than 85 of the nation's tops artists and crafters at the event. Admission is free and paid parking is available where marked. The event takes place through Monday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.).
World renowned pianist, Grigorios Zamparas will take the stage at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $24 ($20 for members and students). Click here for more information on Zamparas and for ticketing information.
Relax and have a Sunday-Funday at the Tarpon Sunday Market from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Organizers are preparing for a successful season and are stocking up with amazing vendors, delicious food and enjoyable music.
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