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Florida Heritage Travel, September 2019 -Safety Harbor
August 29, 2019
September 2019 News and Events
SAFETY HARBOR, FLORIDA: WHERE THE HEALING WATERS FLOW
Safety Harbor is on the far northwestern shore of Tampa Bay. Although surrounded by heavily populated Pinellas County, it is a tranquil spot far away from the noise and hectic life of its urban neighbor.
The small town of 17,000 people is the home of the historic Espiritu Santo Springs. This "spring of the Holy Spirit" was given its name in 1539 by the Spanish conquistador Hernando de Soto. In the early 1900s water from the spring was bottled and sold around the country.
The little town was incorporated in 1917 and the famous Safety Harbor Resort and Spa was opened nine years later. It was built over the springs and is still a popular resort. The site was designated a Historical Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior in 1964.
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Click to learn about new book coming out in October 2019.
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September is still hot and humid down here in Florida. August was hotter than usual, and we've had very little cool weather. We run our air conditioners all the time. Many of our snowbirds are smart enough to still be up north, so the lines are shorter at the restaurants.
HERE ARE SOME INTERESTING FLORIDA EVENTS FOR SEPTEMBER:
FLORIDA WINERIES. Check the Florida winery nearest you. Many of them have wonderful weekend events that include music and wine tastings. Our site has information on 27 wineries scattered across the state. We plan to add even more when we have time to visit them.
FLORIDA TOURIST ATTRACTIONS. We have an extensive list of Florida Tourist Attractions. Some of them are well known; other are a wonderful step back into Old Florida.
FLORIDA FESTIVALS. There are several outside events this time of year. Among these are outdoor art festivals and folk and bluegrass music festivals.
BEST BEACHES IN FLORIDA. Almost anything you decide to do in Florida can be enhanced by spending some quality time at a great beach, and best beaches in Florida will guide you in the right direction.
FLORIDA MUSEUMS. Many Florida art and historical museums have scheduled events. Click on the links to find out what is going on.
FLORIDA THEATER. This is an active time for plays and musical events in our many Florida theaters.. Check the links to find out what might be interesting to you.
FLORIDA AUTHORS. Any time is a good time to read a book by a Florida author. Our most visited author pages are those of Randy Wayne White, the creator of adventurous marine biologist Doc Ford, Tim Dorsey and his unlikely protagonist, serial killer Serge Storms, and Robert N. Macomber, and his historical novels featuring Captain Peter Wake of the U.S. Navy.
Here is a useful link that will tell you what is going on this month virtually everywhere in Florida.
Information on the towns and places hosting these events, or near them, including lodging, can be found at Florida Towns.
A few events are cancelled on very short notice. I do my best to ensure that our information is correct and current, but I recommend you call before leaving for the event to make sure it's still on.
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