Hope Spot Festival 2024

Florida Gulf Coast Hope Spot Festival

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February 17th, 2024

Edgewater Park, Dunedin FL

10am - 5pm



Join us at Edgewater Park in downtown Dunedin to celebrate the Florida Gulf Coast Hope Spot! Ocean exhibitors will be highlighting our special waters during this eco-friendly event alongside exhibitors and vendors offering food, drinks, live music, hands-on activities and educational experiences. 


We are striving for another Zero Waste Event!  We are proud to announce that all exhibitors and vendors are helping us acheive this goal.  And, you can too!  By dining or shopping at the Florida Gulf Coast Hope Spot Festival, attendees are supporting local, sustainable businesses and a shared mission to minimize waste and eliminate unnecessary plastics from our oceans and our planet.  Remember to bring your reusable water bottle!  

Get Involved!

Check out Exhibitors & Activities!

See the full list of exhibitors, eco-vendors, student entrepreneurs, hands-on activities, musicians, Eat Drink Local  participants, and speakers!

From Tesla Test Drive to Yoga and line-dancing, there's something for everyone!

Participate in a Waterfront Cleanup 

Join Blue-Green Connections and Keep Pinellas Beautiful for a 9am waterfront cleanup before the festivities that ends at the Hope Spot Festival!  Come back for Yoga at 10am for those interested. Keep our Hope Spot healthy!

Eat & Drink Local

Get your tickets now!  Includes food, dessert, beer, sangria and tropical drink samples donated by local businesses. Take home a commemorative Hope Spot Silipint featuring Dunedin's water tower's "Sylvia the Turtle" by Tom Stovall. Less than 40 tickets left!


Help us make this event flow seamlessly! Sign up to help with registration, organizing activities, vendor assistance, etc. High school student volunteers can earn Bright Future Scholarship hours!

Hope Spot Gala

Learn more about your Florida Gulf Coast Hope Spot on Sunday, February 18th,  over a delectable dinner at the Fenway Hotel Caladesi Ballroom with captivating speakers from local marine-focused organization, live music, and entertainment!

Silent Auction

Silent Auction is NOW LIVE!  Additional items will be added between now and February 18th as new items arrive.  Some items may be available at "Buy Now" prices, so check back periodically!

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Our Supporters

This is just the beginning!  Collaboration with supporting organizations and research institutions will continue to grow.  We are fortunate to have a long list of supporters for the Florida Gulf Coast Hope Spot, many of whom are already involved in conservation, restoration, and education activities.  Blue-Green Connections will coordinate brainstorming and information sharing sessions and facilitate the implementation of similar activities up and down the Florida Gulf Coast.  Many thanks to all of these supporters!