We had left the Sponge Docks shopping and attractions area and were headed towards one of the Tarpon Springs beaches. We wanted to see the sun set over the Gulf. We ended up at Sunset Beach and much to our surprise and delight we spotted signs for a free concert on the beach that evening.
When we first pulled up a nice lady stopped us and she thought we were one of the food vendors there to set up! Once she realized we were not the food truck she politely directed us to the other parking areas.
I spoke with Craig Dolan, the Superintendent of the Tarpon Springs Department of Recreation. The free concert series will be on the first Thursday of the month from February through November, with bonfires in February, March, October and November. I told Craig that we were happy to have discovered this neat free beach concert event.
The Sunset Beach is just beautiful. The covered stage was perfect for live music, and everyone of the many folks there enjoyed the music, the bonfire and the available refreshments.
The sunset was stunning: one of those cloudless events that brought a beautiful orange hue to the entire skyline. It was pretty windy, but folks just bundled up, brought their own chairs, and enjoyed The 75 South Band. Free marshmallows and sticks were also provided for everyone who wanted a toasted marshmallow.