The annual Chasco Fiesta started in 1922 in New Port Richey, Florida as a weekend fundraiser for the local library. Now it stretches from Thursday, March 24 - to Sunday, April 2. The celebration takes place on the banks of the Pithlachascotee River in downtown New Port Richey and includes a Native American Festival and Pow Wow; a carnival, the Coronation Ball to choose King Pithla and Queen Chasco, some of the other highlights include:
Sand Soldiers of America Street Parade on Saturday, March 26 starting at 1pm. There's the Gulfside Corvette Club Chasco Car, Truck and Bike Show - Sunday, March 27 8am-3pm. the World-famous Sertoma Beef BBQ, Thursday March 24-Sunday, March 27 at Sims Park. Arts and Crafts Village and Flea Market - Saturday-Sunday, March 26, 27. The Chasco Bowling Tournament - LaneGlo Bowl South, Tuesday, March 29, 6:30pm. Chicken BBQ Friday April 1- Saturday, April 2 at Sims Park. Golf Tournament - Fox Hollow Golf Club Friday April 1. Shotgun start at 1:30pm. The Boat Parade will be on Saturday, April 2 beginning at approx. 1pm. The Chasco Children’s Pageant is Saturday, April 2 at Homewood Suites, Port Richey. There will be live musical performances in Sims Park every night; most are free. To see the times and locations of the events go to theChasco Fiesta website Or go to the West Pasco Chamber of Commerce site and check under the tab: Chamber Events for Chasco Fiesta.
The Chasco Fiesta is the main fund-raiser for many of the non-profit, charitable organizations in West Pasco, and gives everyone a chance to celebrate the uniqueness that is New Port Richey, Florida.
If you haven’t been before, be sure to check out the website and plan a visit during some of these fun events.