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.  Check out the 2023 exhibitors, activities, and awards here,


We are proud to announce that our food and craft will be using compostable and reusable supplies.  All food waste and compostable material 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.

Get Involved!

Become an Exhibitor

Are you an ocean focused organization or an eco-friendly exhibitor that has a product, activity, or educational experience? If so, apply for a booth today!

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 soon!  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!

Become a Student Entrepreneur

Are you a K-12 student with an entrepreneurial spirit?  Do you have a passion and product to sell?  Apply for a booth today!

Participate in a Shoreline Cleanup

Join us on a waterfront cleanup before the festivities that ends at the Hope Spot Festival!

Become a Sponsor

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

Sign up to Volunteer!

All the rewarding opportunities to volunteer at the Hope Spot Festival will be coming soon. If you're interested, sign up now and we'll contact you for specifics. High school student volunteers can earn Bright Future Scholarship hours!



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!