Chasco Fiesta, one of Pasco County’s largest events, is slated to take place March 24-April 1 in and around the West Pasco area. Its purpose for 90 years has been to present a community-minded event for the entire family and help local nonprofits raise money.
Chasco Fiesta got its beginning in 1922 as a fundraiser for the local library in New Port Richey, and over the past ninety years has transitioned into more than just a local fundraiser. It has become a catalyst to some of the biggest fundraisers for multiple not-for-profit organizations in Pasco County and has a reach and impact throughout the entire Tampa Bay area. It’s also free and open to the public.
One of Pasco County’s main events is the annual Chasco Fiesta street parade that will begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 25. The McWilliams & Son, Inc. Chasco Fiesta Street Parade starts at Gulf Drive and Grand Boulevard in New Port Richey and winds its way through downtown ending at US 19. It’s one of the most colorful, fun-filled parades in the Tampa Bay area with tens of thousands of spectators attending every year.
The weekend of March 24-26 is West Pasco Sertoma Club’s prize- winning BBQ held in newly renovated Sims Park. The Chasco Fiesta Carnival will be open all week with different genera of music each night.
On Sunday, March 26, the Gulfside Corvette Club’s Car, Truck & Bike Show will be held around Orange Lake.
For more information contact Dan Sullivan at the Greater Pasco Chamber of Commerce at (727) 992-1491 x 101, or Geoff Kranich at Chasco Fiesta at (727) 842-6055 and check the website at www.chascofiesta.com.
Chasco Fiesta at a Glance:
The 2017 Chasco Fiesta will be held March 24th through April 1st in and around historic downtown New Port Richey. Chasco Fiesta offers nine days of activities and nine nights of entertainment (most of them free), including: Christian, Rock and Roll, Classic Rock, Bluegrass, Blues, Oldies, and Country. For a complete list, visit our website at www.chascofiesta.com or call (727) 842-6055.