Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Chasco Fiesta Street Parade just part of the fun

New Port Richey parks and recreation superintendent John Fussell, center, and maintenance worker Bill Griffin, left, get a float with the likeness of the Hacienda Hotel ready for today’s Chasco Fiesta Street Parade. The parade begins at 1 p.m. at Grand Boulevard and Gulf Drive.

DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times

New Port Richey parks and recreation superintendent John Fussell, center, and maintenance worker Bill Griffin, left, get a float with the likeness of the Hacienda Hotel ready for today’s Chasco Fiesta Street Parade. The parade begins at 1 p.m. at Grand Boulevard and Gulf Drive.

NEW PORT RICHEY — The Chasco Fiesta Street Parade will wind through downtown today, delighting thousands of spectators with elaborate floats and goodies for the crowds.

The parade begins at 1 p.m. at Grand Boulevard and Gulf Drive, winding its way up toward Main Street.

But the parade isn't the only activity planned this weekend.

The Native American Pow Wow and Festival continues from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday in Sims Park.

Attendees can also enjoy carnival rides from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. today and 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, as well as evenings next week.

The flea market and arts and crafts village will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in the parking lot at Circle Boulevard and Central Avenue.

Festivalgoers have a full lineup of live music this weekend, too, with the Rock 'n' Roll Tribute in the Park running from 1 to 11 p.m. today, and Classic Rock running from 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

To learn more

Chasco Fiesta runs through April 13. For information, visit chascofiesta.com.

Chasco Fiesta Street Parade just part of the fun 04/05/13 [Last modified: Friday, April 5, 2013 8:08pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Rep. Wilson accuses White House chief of staff of 'character assassination,' calls for apology

    Nation

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Frederica S. Wilson, D-Fla., on Sunday called White House chief of staff John F. Kelly "a puppet of the president" and said he should apologize for having made false claims about her while defending President Donald Trump's military condolence calls.

    Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., talks to reporters, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz) FLAD103
  2. Metal engine cover piece breaks off jet, falls from sky in Clearwater

    Accidents

    CLEARWATER — A piece of metal broke off a jet leaving St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport Sunday morning, but the aircraft turned around and landed safely about 8:40 a.m., according to investigators.

  3. AP Top 25: USF stays ahead of UCF, but just barely

    Blogs

    USF remains ahead of UCF in the latest AP Top 25 poll - but just barely.

    Quinton Flowers and USF dropped one spot to No. 17 in the latest rankings.
  4. Lightning Strikes! podcast: Breaking down the Bolts' record start

    Blogs

    In this episode of our Lightning Strikes! podcast, we break down the Lightning's record 7-1-1 start. Why are Nikita Kucherov and Steven Stamkos clicking so well? Why Mikhail Sergachev is likely here …

    Why are Steven Stamkos, pictured, and Nikita Kucherov clicking so well?
  5. Girl's fatal fall aboard cruise ship in Miami raises concerns over safety

    Transportation

    A child's fatal fall aboard a cruise ship a week ago appears to be an unusual accident, but it still may raise concerns about safety for potential passengers traveling with children.

    Friends and family mourn Zion Smith, the 8-year-old girl who fell to her death aboard a Carnival cruise in Miami this weekend. [Image from Facebook]