2024 Festival Exhibitors

February 17th, 2024 - Edgewater Park, Dunedin

DJ and Live Music Schedule:

A big shout out to our musical sponsors, Jesse Ray Stout, Elizabeth Glushko, and Multiplayer Agency's Paul Cook.  Thank you for sharing our vision.  We hope your generosity is returned to you in spades.


10am - 5pm: Multiplayer Agency

12:00 - 12:45pm  Elizabeth Glushko

3pm - 5pm: Jesse Ray Stout


Interactive, educational, and hands-on activities:

  • Clearwater Marine Aquarium - Interactive games and activities that show how small changes can make a big difference for our oceans.  Unlock the power to make a positive impact on our planet!  
  • The Florida Aquarium - Hands-on activity and biofacts related to sea turtles and coral. Information about the sea turtle rehabilitation program.
  • Tampa Bay Watch -  Make your own vertical oyster garden (VOG) to take home with you!  Learn about animals who inhabit our estuary.Experiential drawing activity "I Notice, I Wonder, It Reminds me of" with creatures native to Tampa Bay
  • Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium - Exploration Stations - a marine science-themed display table with real biofacts (e.g. shark jaw, turtle shell, etc.) to see and touch and interactive activities relating to ocean research and conservation.
    University of Tampa Roots and Shoots Hope Spot Committee - Shell identification activities
  • Tarpon Springs Aquarium and Animal Sanctuary - get up close and personal with a live native animal show featuring reptiles and other local animals
  • Southern Alliance for Clean Energy - Test Drive a Tesla!  EV Ride and Drive in a Tesla Model 3
  • Dunedin Public Library Library - Make your own crafts and participate in activities like hula hoops, giant lego building, bean bag toss, and more!
  • US Coast Guard Auxillary, Flotilla 11-10 America's Waterway Watch, Boat Safety, Enviormental Protection
  • Rosebud Continuum - USF Professor Dr. TH Culhane explains how you can turn food waste into energy and fertilizer right in your own backyard with microbes and anaerobic digestion.  
  • Zoo Tampa - Manatee rescue truck and and rehabilitation display!
  • St. Petersburg College Environmental Club - children's activities, rock painting, etc
  • City of Dunedin - Educational booth showcasing the City's sustainability programs
  • Pinellas Chapter Florida Native Plant Society - Promotion and protection of Florida native plants and native plant communities.
  • Keep Pinellas Beautiful - educational displays and demos focusing on the dangers of plastic litter & microplastics, with hands-on educational activities. Emphasis on using alternatives to single-use plastics. 
  • Water Warrior Alliance - Artivism TBD 
  • Tampa Bay Raptor Rescue - Live educational Bird of Prey Exhibit - Global Raptors - Join us to see local birds up close!
  • Yhali - Local Dunedin artist, muralist and caricature artist offering live community painting
  • Friends of the Hammock of Dunedin, Inc. - Visit all the booths in the passport program and return to our booth to plant your seeds and enter the drawing for a prize!
  • Carlos Cardenas Marine Artist - Marine wildlife artist offering adult and kids art painting activity
  • WK Preservation Group Inc - dedicated to the preservation of natural lands in Pinellas County and beyond. We are focused on providing education to our community about the importance of natural lands, as well as raising funds to support the perpetual protection of as-yet undeveloped parcels (what we call "slices of paradise").
  • Roots & Shoots, Jane Goodall Institute USA - Providing supplies/instruction for children to plant zinnia seeds (seeds, soil, biodegradable pots)
  • Wildscape Productions - dedicated to conserving and protecting our planet through powerful storytelling, engaging and digestible media content, and community connection involvement. We strive to inspire individuals to connect with nature, get involved with conservation organizations, and advocate for sustainable practices.
  • Local Tiki Rides - We pick you up for FREE (even from home) and drive you to Dunedin destinations.
    Visit the Tiki Stop at the festival.
  • Florida Right to Clean Water - state wide citizens' pettion to amend the Florida Constitution by placing the Right To Clean Water on the 2024 ballot.



  • JP's Art World - Repurposed Glass Art and Wood
  • Two Sisters - Recycled Windchimes
  • Florida Ecobags - based in South Pasadena, is a renowned brand dedicated to sustainability and artistic expression. We create stunning crossbodies and totes using locally sourced recycled sails and marine canvas. Florida Ecobags LLC combines art and sustainability, offering products that make a positive impact on the planet.
  • Beach Life Kava Bar - Organic fruit smoothies, cold pressed watermelon juice, fresh squeezed lemonade, botanical teas, and coffee
  • Übee Nutrition - Dunedin small business.  Handmade dietary supplements with no additives, fillers, or flow agents. Eco friendly bags.
  • Author Kip Koelsch - Marine conservation themed thrillers and ocean-related science fiction books.
  • Aquasol International - Showcasing state-of-the-art aquaponics technology combines aquaculture and hydroponics to create a closed-loop system that produces healthy, fresh food without the use of harmful chemicals or pesticides.
  • Auburn Supply Group - Compostable and sustainable food, beverage and facility supplies for all take out, festivals, concessions, health care and businesses using disposables looking to eliminate waste and minimize your carbon footprint.
  • Carlos Cardenas Marine Artist - Marine wildlife artist
  • Evergreen Plant Experience - Plant shop
  • Corvobianco Pizza - Pizza food truck
  • Blue-Green Connections - Florida Gulf Coast Hope Spot educational material, Hope Spot water bottles, mugs, t-shirts, etc.
  • Sugar Shack Wood Design - wood surf, beach, fish and Nautical art made from reclaimed wood.
  • Craftsealady Crochet & Soaps   - Handmade Crochet beanies, scarves, ear warmers and detergent free ocean themed soaps
  • Finchwork Art - Pet Portraits, Wildlife painting and prints
  • Kit McFadden Designs - sparkly jewelry displayed in bowls of sand and shells. Seabirds and sea life paintings on canvas, bisque and various surfaces.
  • Seasoned Green - Vegan food with Caribbean and southern twist
  • Ksplitz Artisan Ice Cream - Food truck with handmade, all natural Ice cream
  • Fin Pin Shop - Enamel pins and stickers with an ocean conservation theme
  • Creations in Stone by Roger - Hand cut semi precious mounted in recycled silver
  • Auburn Supply Group - Compostable and sustainable food, beverage and facility supplies for all take out, festivals, concessions, health care and businesses using disposables looking to eliminate waste and minimize your carbon footprint.
  • Carlos Cardenas Marine Artist - Marine wildlife artist and live painting
  • Blue-Green Connections - Florida Gulf Coast Hope Spot educational material, Hope Spot water bottles, mugs, t-shirts, etc.
  • Makanalanis Hawaiian Fusion - Food truck - Hawaiian Fusion Food truck.we are Eco friendly, gluten free and vegan friendly Serving traditional Hawaiian plate lunch, boba smoohies and milk teas see our complete menu at Makanalanis.com
  • J&J Art - Local Handmade Pottery. Both functional (plates, platters, bowls, etc.) and nonfunctional (whimsical sea creatures, frogs, etc.)
  • Sweet Water Education Events Training - children's books on the environment, make science bracelets using recycled juice box straws and upcycle jackets and bags.
  • Craftsealady Crochet & Soaps   - Original Design Hats/Scarves/Ear Warmers and Detergent Free Sea Themed Soaps
  • Corvo Bianco - Food Truck - Pizza
  • Pella Windows and Doors - Hurricane Replacement Windows
  • Mac's Sports Scuba & Swim - scuba lessons, swim lessons, ecology courses
  • KnowBe4 - KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, is used by more than 65,000 organizations around the globe. Founded by IT and data security specialist Stu Sjouwerman, KnowBe4 helps organizations address the human element of security by raising awareness about ransomware, CEO fraud and other social engineering tactics through a new-school approach to awareness training on security.  KnowBe4 has its headquarters in Clearwater, boasts a robust sustainability program, and is proud of its community partnerships with Keep Pinellas Beautiful, the City of Clearwater, and Blue-Green Connections, among others.
  • Heart in the Wild - Jewelry made from re-purposed and up-cycled materials including fishing line removed directly from or prevented from entering our FL waterways, local shells, FL sharks teeth, and Hillsborough River Glass. 10% of profits are donated to ocean conservation non-profit organizations.
  • Rosebud Continuum Eco-Science Center/Patel College of Global Sustainability - Homebiogas, Sustainability interventions and education
  • Living Roots Eco Design - Florida native plants, organic veggies and herbs and eco friendly gardening supplies. Houseplants
  • BSA Girls Troop 10 - Selling popcorn
  • Foutaz LLC - Bohemian clothing
  • Easy Grow Solutions - We specialize in providing automated vertical hydroponic systems for homes and commercial areas. our systems use only 3 gallons of water per day to grow 80 plants in a 3' x 12' area versus traditional gardening which would require 5x the land space and 100x the water.
  • Fine Art Photographer - Fine art photography featuring seascapes, marine and wildlife presented on premium metal
  • Earth Alchemy - locally grown and sourced plants, edible and medicinal herbs, herbal products and ethically sourced, gorgeous healing crystals.
  • BackyardPalms - Canvas paintings and home goods inspired by Florida nature.
  • Solar Hybrid Electric, LLC - Solar and electric

Student Entrepreneurs

  • Sunset Henna - Natural henna body art designs
  • Students from San Jose Elementary School - Student created jewelry and button pins for sale and student projects from the "Florida Gulf Coast Hope Spot Seagrass Meadows" booklet on display
  • St. Paul School Students - Bake sale
  • Junkrat Art - Folk art made from recycled materials - repurposed canvas, old poster-board and cardboard, or wood, metal scraps, cutlery and upcycled old clothes.
  • Raprager Family Foundation - Handmade soy candles to benefit the Monarch Butterfly "Candles for Caterpillars" and the propagation of native milkweed in our community.
  • Emma's Fun Creations - I sell crochet plushies like unicorns and dinosaurs. I also sell macrame crystals.

Eat and Drink Local!  Taste of Dunedin 3-5pm

Guided Activities - Open to all - Join the fun!


2024 Speakers and Activities Schedule

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Second Zero Waste Festival!

The 2023 Hope Spot Festival was the first Renüable Certified Zero Waste Festival in all of western Florida!  Thanks to coordinated effort of vendors, exhibitors,  sponsors, University of Tampa Roots and Shoots club, Suncoast Composting by Renüable, the City of Dunedin, Auburn Supply, our premier sponsor KnowBe4, and all the conscientious attendees, we were able to upcycle over 97% of the festival's waste! 


And, thanks to partnership with Keep Pinellas Beautiful and over 50 volunteers, the additional waste recovered from the shoreline cleanup and prevented from entering our local waters increased the Festival Net Waste Diversion Impact to over 300%. 

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Many thanks to our Sponsors who make these events possible!

Premier Sponsors - $5000+


 Gold Sponsors - $1000+


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 Silver Sponsors - $500+

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 Eat Drink Local Sponsors &

Community Supporters

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