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Labor Day Weekend Festivals in Greater Tampa!

by Tammy Waugh

Labor Day Weekend is Here!! Celebrate the unofficial end of summer in the Tampa area! There are fantastic festivals planned all weekend long. Find great family fun throughout the greater metropolitan region. With live music, amazing food, great activities, and more, this will be a long weekend you will never forget!


Celebrate Oldsmar!

Dates: Friday, September 1st & Saturday, September 2nd

Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Friday & Saturday)

Location: R.E. Olds Park (107 Shore Drive West, Oldsmar)

Cost: FREE admission!

Head to the top of the bay for the 22nd annual Celebrate Oldsmar! The weekend is filled with family fun. Enjoy great live music, carnival rides and games, bounce house, children’s craft table, pony rides, and more! Dine on delicious grub from food trucks, including Fonzi's Roamin' Empire - Pizza, Kona Ice Tampa Bay, Marty's Dog House, and St. Pete Taco Lady. Do not miss the spectacular fireworks display at 9:30 pm on Saturday.

Music Lineup



Date: Saturday, September 2nd

Time: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

Location: Beach Boulevard (Gulfport)

Cost: FREE admission!

Come to Gulfport’s waterfront for their end of summer celebration. The 17th annual festival celebrates peace, art, and music! Enjoy fantastic live music during “Geckostock”. Check out all the incredible vendors, street performers, walking parade, costume contest, and so much more!

Music Lineup

Summer of Rum Festival  

Date: Saturday, September 2nd

Time: Noon - 11:00 pm

Location: Curtis Hixon Park (600 North Ashley Drive, Tampa)

Cost: $20 per person (General Admission) | Purchase tickets HERE!

Treat yourself to deliciously refreshing rum cocktails while listening to live music by regional and national performers. With games, fireworks, and more, this is a Labor Day weekend festival you do not want to skip!

Music Lineup


Crab & Music Festival

Date: Saturday, September 2nd

Time: Noon - 10:00 pm

Location: Albert Whitted Park (480 Bayshore Drive Southeast, St. Petersburg)

Cost: $20 per person | Purchase tickets HERE!

Don’t miss St. Pete's 2nd Annual Crab And Music Festival! There is something for the whole family. Enjoy amazing live performances, delicious food, fun children’s games and activities, and so much more! Watch the FSU vs. Alabama game on the “Big Screen”.

Live Entertainment Lineup

The Sper Group wishes everyone a very Happy & Safe Labor Day Weekend!

Best Places to Live in Florida 2017

by Tammy Waugh

Where are the best places to live in Florida according to Area Vibes for 2017?  The Tampa area dominates the list!  Tampa provides a warm, temperate climate with spectacular access to waterfront activities, major sports teams, Five star shopping and restaurants, excellent schools and so much more!

Looking at affordability, schools, crime rates, healthcare and more, Area Vibes has put together their list of 25 Best places to live!  Click on each link below to see homes for sale in that specific area.

1. Culbreath, Tampa Florida

2. Palma Ceia, Tampa Florida

3. Harbor Oaks, Clearwater, Florida

4. Parkland Estates, Tampa Florida

5. Harbour Island, Tampa Florida

8. Sunset Park, Tampa Florida

9. Harbor Woods Village, Clearwater, Florida

12. Rainbow Farms North, Clearwater, Florida

13. Rainbow Farms South, Clearwater, Florida

14. Swann Estates, Tampa Florida

21. Bayshore Beautiful, Tampa Florida

22. Channelside, Tampa Florida

For additional information on these neighborhoods, and to schedule your private showing, contact Tammy Waugh at The Sper Group!

Great Tips for Moving with your Pets

by Tammy Waugh

You've found your dream home, now comes the task of making the preparations for your big move.  Moving is very stressful on all individuals, but equally as stressful on your furry friends! Calm the anxiety and make your move a smooth one with these tips:

1. Talk with your Vet- make sure to make one last appointment with your veterinarian to follow-up on any vaccinations needed, re-checks on health issues and to gather all your records for transfer to your new location.

2. Name & Address Tags- It's important to make sure your pets have updated tags showing name and your new address.  That way if they should accidentally get away from you, you can be notified when they are found.

3. Create an overnight bag- If you've moved before you realize that it takes some time to organize yourself in your new home.  This is especially true for your pets. Make sure you create a separate overnight bag that includes; food, water, treats, their favorite toy and a bed to sleep on.  This way you won't be digging through boxes to find what they need.

4. Transport Pets in your own vehicle- whenever possible.  Pets need the security of having 'you' by their side during the move.  Changing locations is stressful enough, but making them ride with another person or transporting them separately, can cause many health and emotional issues for them.

5. Get them acclimated to their new home.  If possible, take your pets to your new home prior to the move so they have some time to 'sniff' around and get used to their new surroundings.  If this isn't possible, take time the day of the move to let them scope out the house before your furniture and belongings are brought in.

For more Home Selling, Buying and Moving Tips, visit our website!  Need recommendations for Pet Services in your new area, give The Sper Group a call.

It's Back to School for Tampa Area Students!

by Tammy Waugh

The wonderful days of summer are coming to a close and a new school year will begin for Tampa FL area students. Adjusting to the new school days can be difficult for kids; especially waking up at 6:30 am! Add in managing the school day with lovingly prepacked lunches, activities, school work and household chores...can be daunting.  Here are a few tips to help students and parents start adjusting to their new school-year schedules.


  • Start practicing the school wake up and bedtime schedules now, before the year begins.
  • Establish your rules for the school year;  homework hours, friend get-togethers, computer time allowed and more.
  • Create a family calendar for activities, school events and family obligations.  Color code for multiple children.
  • Purchase all your school supplies and clothing necessary for the start of the year.
  • Organize bedrooms, clothing and study areas.
  • Visit the school and meet your childrens teachers.  This reduces stress for both parents and kids.
  • Plan out your lunch schedules in advance and shop accordingly.
  • Define your expectations for the school year to eliminate surprises and added stress for all.


The Sper Group wishes all students a wonderful & successful school year!

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