Things To Do In New Port Richey

Upcoming Events

Cotee River Christmas Boat Parade

Dec. 1, 2018 6 PM – 8 PM
The 19th annual Cotee River Christmas Parade will be Saturday December 1st, beginning at 6 pm from the Port Richey waterfront and ending at Sims Park in New Port Richey. Boats of all kinds, decorated with strings of lights and holiday flare will glide along the Cotee River from Miller’s Bayou in Port Richey’s Waterfront to Sims Park in Downtown New Port Richey. The parade will begin at approximately 6pm in the Port Richey Waterfront. There are many great places to view the parade along the river. If you wish to participate send an email to;

Dunedin Holiday Boat Parade & Tree Lighting

Dec. 1, 2018
Ring in the holidays during Dunedin's annual waterfront celebration as boats parade through Dunedin at approximately 7 pm. Enjoy holiday music and s'mores while waiting for Santa to arrive by boat and lead the countdown in the lighting of the City's Christmas tree. The event is free and takes place at Dunedin Marina / Edgewater Park.

Annual Tarpon Springs Boat Parade

Dec. 7, 2018
Vessels will proceed down the Anclote River and into the bayous where Santa will give out treats. Your best bet for viewing these holiday decorated vessels is from Craig Park/Spring Bayou. The event is free and boats are expected to enter Spring Bayou around 8 p.m.

WPCC 42nd Annual Holiday Street Parade

Dec. 8, 2018
West Pasco Chamber of Commerce along with Rotary Club of Holiday are proud to announce the 42nd Annual Holiday Street Parade in downtown New Port Richey. The Parade will be held on Saturday, December 8, 2018 starting at 6:00 pm. **Road closures begin at 5:00 p.m. Watch for more details to come!

Pet Pictures with Santa

Dec. 8, 2018 3 PM – 5 PM
Dear SPCA Friends - Join us for our Christmas fundraiser! Have your pet take a picture with Santa or have your pet make a pawprint craft.

Safety Harbor Holiday Parade

Dec. 15, 2018
Head over to Main Street in Safety Harbor for amazing floats, old fashioned cars & a visit from Santa himself! The free fun starts at 1 p.m.

Deck Your Cart- Christmas Light Caravan

Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 6:30 PM
Last golf cart run was a lot of fun... this one will be a night ride, and a little longer. Deck your cart with boughs of holly, garland, mistletoe... whatever revs your battery powered engine... Just make sure you light it up! We'll start off at Sip and follow a mapped route through and around the downtown. Let's get the word out! It should be a spectacle to enjoy! After we head back, all can enjoy what our great little downtown has to offer, with an added boost of Christmas spirit!

Stargazing at Starkey

Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Jay B Starkey Wilderness Park
The popular Stargazing event is back and will be taking place on at Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park, 10500 Wilderness Park Blvd., New Port Richey, 34655. This event is organized by our friends from the Pasco Astronomers Club. Telescopes will be provided to see many deep sky objects. The rain date for this event is Saturday, January 26, 2018.

Chasco Fiesta Parade

Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 11 AM – 2 PM
Main Street New Port Richey
Second largest parade in our area (behind Gasparilla). Welcome back Rounders to the Chasco Fiesta Parade in New Port Richey.

Top Attractions

Chasco Fiesta
Founded in 1922, two years before New Port Richey was incorporated, the Chasco Fiesta ( 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 ( 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 ( 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.


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
(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


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.

Gulf View Square
US 19, Port Richey
Dillard's, Sears, plus additional specialty stores and food court.

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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