Hope Spot Festival 2023

Florida Gulf Coast Hope Spot Festival

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February 11th, 2023

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. 


Also featuring:

9:00 - 11:00am - Waterfront Cleanup by foot or kayak

10:00 - 3:00pm - DJ MultiPlayer Agency on the mic

12:30 - 2:00pm - Music by Wendy Barmore

2:00 - 2:30pm  - Haute Trash - Eco-Friendly Wearable Art/Costume Contest. Prizes available!

3:00 - 5:00pm - Eat Drink Local

3:00 - 5:00pm - Music by Jesse Ray Stout


We are proud to announce that our food and craft will be using compostable, recyclable and reusable supplies.  All nonrecyclable waste will be upcycled into compost, liquid fertilizer, and renewable energy!  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.  You can help make this Dunedin's first Zero Waste event!

Get Involved!

Check out the Exhibitors!

See the list of Exhibitors, Vendors, Student Entrepreneurs, Hands-on Activities, Musicians, and Eat Drink Local Restaurant, Brewery and Bar participants!  There's something for everyone!

Scheduled Speakers & Activities

Participate in yoga, dance and other guided movements, get up close and personal with live native animals or hear your favorite speaker talk about the Florida Gulf Coast Hope Spot, turning waste into energy, permaculture, and more!

Eat & Drink Local Tickets

Get your tickets now!  Includes food, desserts, beer, wine and tropical drink samples donated by local businesses. Take home a commemorative Hope Spot mug featuring "Sylvia the Turtle" from Dunedin's water tower artist, Tom Stovall.  Only 100 tickets available!


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!

Participate in a Shoreline Cleanup

Join us on a waterfront cleanup before the festivities that ends at the Hope Spot Festival!  Join us on foot or by kayak (limited number of kayaks available)

Become a Sponsor

Our sponsors make our events possible! Many of our supporters are involved in conservation, restoration, and education activities.

Become a Vendor/Exhibitor

We are at capacity with 70+ vendors and are no longer accepting applicants.  Thanks for your interest. Please check back next year!

Our Sponsors

Many thanks to our Sponsors who make these events possible!

Premier Sponsor - $5000+




Gold Sponsors - $1000+


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Silver Sponsors - $500+


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Bronze Sponsors - $100+



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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!