Things to Do in Pasco and Hernando Counties starting May 18

Published May 14 2018


Woofstock: Bring your leashed dog to this festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 19 at Land O’ Lakes Heritage Park, 5401 Land O’ Lakes Blvd. With live music, children activities, reduced price vaccinations and microchipping, vendors and food trucks. Admission is $5 for adults and youth 10 and older, with the money to benefit sick and injured animals at the Pasco Animal Services. Call (813) 929-1212.

Orange Blossom Jamboree: The annual four-day music and art festival continues through May 20 at the Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, south of Spring Lake, on the Hernando/Pasco border. Well-behaved pets on a leash and coolers welcome. Food and beer available for purchase. Rain or shine. Cash-only for tickets purchased at the gate. A four-day pass is $99, three-day pass $89 (May 18-20), day pass for May 20 $30 (at gate only) and two-day pass (May 19 and 20) $80; primitive camping available. Call (954) 769-1692.

Recover Revolution Music Festival: Next 24 Recover Ministry and the Recovery Epicenter will host this event from 1 to 9 p.m. May 19 on the Trinity College campus, 2430 Welbilt Blvd., Trinity. Held as part of National Prevention Week, festivities include musical entertainment, food trucks, inspirational speakers and a resource fair. Admission is free. Call (844) 843-8624.

Harvest Moon Sunflower Maze: The 5-acre sunflower maze features more than 3 miles of twists and turns along with a 70-foot jumping pillow, cow train ride, mineshaft plunge, Wizzer spin and petting farm. Runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through May 27 at Harvest Moon Farm, 15990 Stur St., Masaryktown. Admission is $11.95, 2 and younger free. Call (727) 326-3256.

Sweetfields Farm Sunflower Maze: Featuring the sunflower maze, farm activities, animals, hay rides and freshly harvested crops from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through May 27, as well as on Memorial Day (May 28), at Sweetfields Farm, 17250 Benes Roush Road, Masaryktown. Admission is $9.50, $5 for ages 3-11, free for ages 2 and younger (plus tax). No pets allowed. Visit

Brooksville Main Street Bike Rally and Cruise-In: The event will be from noon to 4 p.m. May 20 along Main Street in downtown Brooksville. With food, beer, live entertainment, classic cars and motorcycles, and vendors. Call (727) 422-3360.

Night in the Islands: A re-creation of the Greek Islands with Greek dancing, music and dining at area restaurants will be from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks, 20 Dodecanese Blvd., Tarpon Springs. Free Greek dance lessons from 6 to 7 p.m. Call (727) 937-1130.


Discover the Preserve: The annual event that celebrates "National Kids to Parks Day" will be 9 to 11 a.m. May 19 at James E. Grey Preserve, 6938 Plathe Road, New Port Richey. Includes a variety of activities, from a scavenger hunt and nature walk to healthy snacks and giveaways. Wear sunscreen and appropriate footwear. No pets allowed. Hosted by the City of New Port Richey Parks and Recreation Department Youth Advisory Board. Free. Call (727) 494-6544.

Florida State Fraternal Order of Eagles Youth Fair: Geared for youth ages 5-15, and their parents/guardians, this free event will be from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 19 at SunWest Park, 17362 Old Dixie Highway, Hudson. Includes amusement rides, a 100-foot water slide, rock climbing wall and other activities. Hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, bottled water and soft drinks will be served at no cost from noon to 4 p.m., while supplies last. Call (727) 858-6384.

Family Movie Night: Bring the family for a screening of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows at 8:30 p.m. May 19 at Sims Park, 5547 Main St., New Port Richey. Chairs or blankets welcome. Light concessions available. Free. Call (727) 841-4560.


Stargazing in the Park: Join the Pasco Astronomers group from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. May 19 at J.B. Starkey Wilderness Park, 10500 Wilderness Park Blvd., New Port Richey. The club will provide telescopes for viewing or bring your own. Free. Call (727) 255-3083.


Broadway Spectacular: Students will perform a variety of Broadway songs at 2 p.m. May 20 at Springstead Theatre, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-5113. Tickets are $10.

Tin Pan Alley Productions presents Jacob Hunt and Friends: The musician will perform at 4 p.m. May 20 at the Columbian Event Center, 5850 K of C Drive, Port Richey. Hunt will sing music from Michael Buble and beyond — from Johnny Cash to Bobby Darin. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. with dinner at 3 p.m. Doors open for "show only" at 3:30 p.m. A full cash bar is available. Tickets are $29 for dinner and show, $17 show only. Call (727) 457-4899, 597-0948.

On stage

An Evening with Dreamhouse Theatre: The show, featuring American Idol contestants Zach D’Onofrio and Kyah Robinson, along with the Dreamhouse cast, will be presented at 8 p.m. May 19 and 3 p.m. May 20 at Dreamhouse Theatre, 1840 Oak Grove Blvd., Lutz. There will be powerhouse vocals from a variety of musical genres. Tickets are $12. Call (813) 997-7146.

Menopause the Musical: The musical comedy wraps up this weekend, with matinees and evening performances through May 20 at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. The show follows four women shopping for lingerie, who sing songs about forgetfulness, mood swings, chocolate cravings, wrinkles and hot flashes. Song lyrics parody popular songs, with numbers such as Stayin’ Awake and Puff, My God I’m Draggin. Dinner and show, $55.50, plus tax and tip. Show only, group and youth tickets available. Call (727) 863-7949 or online at

Art events

PHSC Summer Art Show Opening Reception: The annual summer exhibit opens with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. May 23 at the Pasco-Hernando State College Rao Musunuru, M.D., Art Gallery, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. The exhibit runs through Aug. 10 and features the artwork of PHSC faculty and staff members. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Call (727) 816-3231.

Reflections: This is a collection of local artists’ works and craft items on display now through Sept. 27 at the West Pasco Art Guild, 6296 Jefferson St., New Port Richey. The gallery is open 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays, and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Visit

‘Oil & Water’ exhibit: Works by artists Suzanne Natzke and Lisa Owens are on display through May 19 at the Pasco Fine Arts Center, 4145 Fairford Drive, New Port Richey. Owens is an oil painter, trained in classical methods, and her works stem from the high Renaissance, Baroque and Neoclassical periods. Natzke’s works include watercolor, acrylic watermedia and collage to develop expressionistic and abstract shapes. Admission is free. Call (727) 845-7322.


Hernando Symphony Orchestra: The orchestra is auditioning musicians for the 2018-19 season. Musicians (any instrument) wishing to audition can email to [email protected] for further information.