If you go... Which you should it will be enjoyable
About 25,000 to 30,000 people are expected to converge on Tarpon Springs for its 108th Epiphany celebration.
For more information, visit St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral's website at www.epiphanycity.org or call (727) 937-3540. The following times are approximate:
Sunday: Blessing of the Fleet
Around noon, visiting bishop, Metropolitan Nikitas Lulias, blesses the fishermen, their vessels, the water and wishes safe and prosperous journeys. The event happens at the Sponge Docks, on Dodecanese Boulevard. Both commercial fishermen and recreational boaters participate.
Monday 6 th: Epiphany
Parts of Tarpon Avenue and Alt. U.S. 19 will be closed from about 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
8 a.m.: Orthos and Divine Liturgy, St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 36 N Pinellas Ave. If you plan to enter the church, arrive early and dress appropriately in long slacks and long-sleeved shirts.
Noon: Blessing of the waters12:30 p.m.:
Traditional litany procession to Spring Bayou
1 p.m.: Dove release and then the Cross dive
Glendi will be at:
@ Spanos-Pappas Community Center / Theofilos Hall
1:30 to 6 p.m.: Glendi Festival - Fun
with live music and dancing at
@ Spanos-Pappas Community Center / Theofilos Hall ,
348 Pinellas Ave.
Tarpon Springs, FL
Free admission, with food, beverages, Greek pastries and assorted bookstore items for sale.