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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.

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