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Chasco Fiesta

Get ready, New Port Richey – chasco fiesta™ is nearly here!

The 2016 Chasco Fiesta™ presented by Kemp, Ruge and Green Law Group stands ready to excite and delight you with 9 days of family fun!

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Rick Derringer Returns to Rhythm & Blues Masters Concert

There’s nothing like the blues. The music is magic from the very first note and you just can’t stop moving. The blues fill your soul the way no other music can and on Thur., April 7, you have the opportunity to enjoy historic blues master Rick Derringer and rising star Julie Black for free at the Chasco Fiesta™ Rhythm & Blues Masters Concert in Sims Park…

Parmalee Headlines Chasco Fiesta™ Country  Concert

On Saturday April 9, it truly is All About the Music as the Chasco Fiesta™ welcomes Parmalee to the Sims Park stage. Parmalee is the first country group since the Band Perry to earn three consecutive top ten hits from a debut album. Parmalee members Matt and Scott Thomas grew up near Greenville, NC watching their father front a popular southern rock blues band; their cousin Barry Knox played drums for the church choir…

Remember Key Largo? Bertie Higgins is Back!

On Friday April 8, Sims Park comes alive with music that spans the generations and remains popular and nostalgic regardless of age. Bertie Higgins’ sound is steeped in the tropics of his home state and the influence of friends Jimmy Buffet, Gordon Lightfoot and Cat Stevens. Born and raised in Tarpon Springs, Higgins’ career has taken him all over the world touring beside the Rolling Stones, Beach Boys, Roy Orbison, Dave Clark Five and many more of music’s greats…

Music Makes a Parade – Boats Make It Even More Fun

On Sat., April 9, at 1 p.m., the Pithlachascotee River will be filled with color and music as the Chasco Fiesta launches its 94th Boat Parade. The Chasco Fiesta™ Boat Parade is the oldest boat parade in the state of Florida. This year, the parade fully embraces the 2016 theme – It’s About the Music – as dozens of beautifully decorated boats cruise the river with music of all genres wafting across their wake. Look for King Pithla and Queen Chasco in their crown boat, as well as some NFL celebrities as the Pithlachascotee comes alive with excitement!


Strike up the band – the award winning, official Paris Island Marine Corp Band. On Sat., April 2, the United States Marine Band will lead the Chasco Fiesta™ Street Parade through the streets of downtown New Port Richey. What better way to celebrate It’s About the Music! The parade begins at Grand Boulevard and Gulf Drive, and kicks off promptly at 1 p.m. In the past more than 100,000 people have lined the streets along the route and this year even more are expected to come because of the Marine Band…

Start Your Engines

Here they come. On Sun., April 3rd a delightful procession of vintage, tricked-out, modern, unusual and unique vehicles will roll into Orange Lake Park. This is an event for the whole family: a way to experience these amazing machines and the pride and attention to detail that has gone into the restoration of vintage vehicles and re-creation of some of the more modern ones with custom paint jobs and other modifications…

The driving forces behind Chasco Fiesta™ are the volunteers who help to make the various events happen.  Many local non-profit groups benefit either directly or indirectly from the visitors who come to New Port Richey and the surrounding area during the festival.  In 2015, the non-profits raised over $200,000 to help support their organizations.

Some of the groups set up food booths as a fund-raiser and some participate directly with a specific event to raise funds and awareness.  There are also those who perform their community service by organizing & running an event.  However they participate, it is because of their energy and enthusiasm that Chasco Fiesta™ has grown from a hometown fair into a regional festival.

The mission of the Chasco Fiesta™ Steering Committee is to continue planning and implementing quality events, so that these groups have an opportunity to raise funds.

Groups that participate and/or benefit from the Chasco Fiesta™ include:


  • Anclote High School JROTC
  • Boy Scouts of West Central Florida
  • Bridge of Hope Tabernacle
  • Gulf High School Athletics
  • Gulf High School Band
  • Gulf Shores Sertoma
  • Gulfside Corvette Club
  • Holiday Rotary
  • Impact Point Apostolic Church



  • J.W. Mitchell Marching Mustangs Band
  • Junior Service League
  • K-9 Partners for Patriots
  • Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind
  • One Blood
  • Pasco Mental Health Foundation
  • Ridgewood High School Band
  • Rotary Club of New Port Richey
  • Sertoma Speech & Hearing Foundation



  • Soncoast Pentecostal Church
  • Special Olympics of Pasco County
  • Stand Down
  • The Sanctuary, An Apostolic Church
  • Trinity Odessa Chamber of Commerce
  • Upper Room Apostolic Church
  • WPCC Young Professionals Group
  • West Pasco Chamber of Commerce
  • West Pasco Sertoma