Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Chasco Fiesta kicks off tonight in Sims Park

NEW PORT RICHEY — Chasco Fiesta kicks off tonight with nine days of festival fare at Sims Park, including nightly live music, carnival rides and food vendors.

The celebration begins with the Native American Pow Wow and Festival, featuring three days of dancing and educational shows about American Indian cultures. Grand entries of dancers will be at 7 tonight; 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday; and 1 p.m. Sunday, with the announcement of winners at 5 p.m. Sunday. Native American vendors will open at 5 p.m. today and 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, selling authentic arts and crafts.

The festival runs through March 31 with the carnival midway (5 to 11 p.m. both Fridays; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. both Saturdays; 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday; and 5 to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday); a flea market and arts and crafts village (this Saturday and Sunday); children's activities; a car, truck and bike show (8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday); the huge street parade (1 p.m. Saturday); the boat parade (1 p.m. March 31) and the coronation of Queen Chasco and King Pithla — all to raise money for dozens of local nonprofits.

Chasco Fiesta kicks off tonight in Sims Park 03/22/12 [Last modified: Thursday, March 22, 2012 6:17pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Forecast: Soggy, yet hot, workweek ahead across Tampa Bay

    Weather

    A soggy workweek is ahead across Tampa Bay as decent chances for scattered storms remain consistent over the next several days.

    Tampa Bay's 7 day forecast. [WTSP]
  2. Travel ban, Kennedy retirement speculation the focus as Supreme Court prepares for break

    Courts

    WASHINGTON — Before taking their long summer break, the Supreme Court justices are poised to act on the Trump administration's travel ban and a separation of church and state dispute involving a Missouri church playground.

    Justice Anthony Kennedy, shown in 2007, has given no public sign that he would step down this year and give President Donald Trump his second high court pick in the first months of his administration. Kennedy's departure would allow conservatives to take firm control of the court. [Associated Press]
  3. Florida education news: Guns, charter schools, drug education and more

    Blogs

    HOSTILE WORK PLACE: A legal review determines that while a University of South Florida technology center former director might have been boorish and hostile, …

  4. Fire crews battle blaze at apartment complex near Seminole Heights

    Fire

    Fire crews are battling a blaze that broke out early Monday morning at an apartment complex near Seminole Heights, according to Tampa Fire Rescue.

  5. PolitiFact Florida: Claim that 5.7 million noncitizens voted is wrong

    State Roundup

    President Donald Trump's unfounded allegations that millions voted illegally in 2016 is back in the news, with his supporters pointing to a new analysis that claims millions of undocumented immigrants voted in 2008.

    Instances of noncitizens voting have been reported, but evidence points to a small number among millions of votes cast.