Things To Do In New Port Richey

Upcoming Events

Eddie Money at Chasco Fiesta

Sat, Apr 6, 7 PM
Ruth Eckerd Hall on the Road presents Eddie Money with special guest Greg Billings Band at the Chasco Fiesta 2019 at Sims Park in downtown New Port Richey on Saturday, April 6 at 7 pm. For the first time in the fiesta’s history, tickets for reserved seating will be sold. Presented along the banks of the beautiful Pithlachascotee River, the Chasco Fiesta is one of the longest-running and known events in Pasco County. For the first time in their history, Chasco Fiesta organizers have formed a partnership with Ruth Eckerd Hall on the Road to acquire unprecedented artists for the event.

Cotee River Seafest

Fri, Apr 26 – Sun, Apr 28
20th Annual Cotee River Seafest & Blues Festival April 26, 27 and 28, 2019 Friday 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm Saturday 10:00 am to 11:00 pm Sunday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Craft Beer and Wine Festival

May 18 – Sun 5 - 8
Come out and join us for our Craft Beer and Wine Festival on Saturday, May 18th from 5-8 p.m.! This will be a great opportunity to enjoy a nice day by the river and to sample local food and drink. Each ticket is considered a $25 dollar donation and it will be held rain or shine.

Top Attractions

Chasco Fiesta
Founded in 1922, two years before New Port Richey was incorporated, the Chasco Fiesta (chascofiesta.com) is a cultural festival and fundraising event that benefits local charities while celebrating the area's rich Native American heritage. The festival takes place in spring, usually over two successive weekends in late March. Highlights include a decorated boat parade on the Pithlachascotee River, an authentic tribal pow wow and amusement park thrill rides on a carnival midway. Competitive sporting events, including bowling, golf and softball, are also a part of the festivities.

Richey Suncoast Theatre
For a bit of arts and culture while in town, head to the Richey Suncoast Theatre (richeysuncoasttheatre.com). This historic structure opened as a movie house in 1926 and was originally known as the Meighan Theatre, named after Thomas Meighan, a silent film star of the era who built a winter home in New Port Richey. In the modern age, the theater is home to a community theater group that stages productions on weekend nights, as well as Sunday matinee performances, and also hosts occasional music concerts.

Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park
Even though it's part of the heavily populated Tampa-St. Pete metro area, New Port Richey still retains a surprising amount of undisturbed nature worthy of exploration. The 8,300-acre Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park (portal.pascocountyfl.net) is a protected watershed and park area where visitors can hike, bike, go bird watching on an Audubon Society-designated trail and camp overnight. Trek through a variety of forested and wetland coastal habitats on 13 miles of hiking trails or on 6.5 miles of paved trails open to bikers and roller bladers that connects to the Suncoast Parkway Bike Trail.

Green Key Beach
The New Port Richey area doesn't have long stretches of beach or wave action like the panhandle section of the state, so don't expect to find a Jimmy Buffett-esque beach combing experience. You can still find a small, uncrowded patch of sand on the Gulf at Green Key Beach. Green Key Beach is part of Robert K. Rees Memorial Park, New Port Richey's only public beach. Here you can comb a short stretch of sand, swim, fish and stroll the boardwalk. Bring a picnic lunch, because this is a park area without concessions.


Dining


Christo's Family Restaurant
3136 Little Rd · (727) 376-4082

FlameStone Grill Trinity
10900 State Rd. 54 · (727) 282-1000


Johnny Grits
5749 Main St, New Port Richey, FL 34652
(727) 835-7663

Thai Bistro
6236 Grand Blvd
New Port Richey
(727) 846-8366

Fitzgerald's Irish Tavern
5811 Nebraska Ave, New Port Richey, FL 34652
(727) 816-9092

Zen Forrest
8809 Mitchell Blvd
New Port Richey
(727) 372-1663

Anthony's Italian Restaurant
5328 Little Rd
New Port Richey
(727) 372-3800

Zim Zari
3230 Little Rd
Trinity
(727) 375-9755


Susie's Too Family

(727) 376-9534
8010 Old County Road 54
New Port Richey

Rocky's Philly Cheese Steak
(727) 372-7118
7286 State Road 54
New Port Richey

Rossi Ristorante Italiano
(727) 376-4010
7254 State Road 54
New Port Richey

Catches Waterfront Grille
Varied selection of seafood dishes including house specials in a breezy hangout with a tiki bar
7811 Bayview St, Port Richey, FL 34668

Central Park Family Restaurant
Classic diner fare, from pancakes to hamburgers, served in this unassuming eatery with a retro vibe.
7657 FL-54, New Port Richey, FL 34653



Shopping

Shops at Wiregrass 
SR 56, Wesley Chapel
An open-air, "Main Street" style retail and entertainment destination. Macy's, Dillard's and more than 100 specialty stores.


The Grove
SR 54, Wesley Chapel 
National retailers and movie theater with restaurant and full bar. Ross, Michael's and Bed, Bath & Beyond and more.


Downtown Dade City 
More than 50 antique shops, unique boutiques and restaurants in a historic downtown square with old Florida charm.


Downtown New Port Richey
With the scenic Cotee River running through the downtown, New Port Richey is a special place to stroll, shop and dine.



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