Things To Do In New Port Richey

Upcoming Events

10/2 9a-3p: St. Joe Fall Festival @ Sacred Heart Church, 32145 Saint Joe Rd, Dade City

10/2 12p-4p: Dade City Cruise In @ Downtown Dade City

10/2 9a-11a: Rise & Shine Car Meet @ Parks Ford of Wesley Chapel, 28739 Florida 54

10/8 7p-10p: Brooks & Dunn Concert @ Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, 4802 US HWY 301 N, Tampa 33610

10/9 9a-5p: Scarecrow Festival @ Pioneer Florida Museum, 15602 Pioneer Museum Road, Dade City

10/9-10/24 10a-5p (weekends only): Fox Squirrel Corn Maze @ 3002 Charlie Taylor Road N, Plant City 33565

10/9-10/10 8a-5p: Slamfest Car & Truck Show @ Florida State Fairgrounds 4800 US HWY 301 N, Tampa

10/9 4p-8p: Krateoberfest Beer Festival @ The Grove 6015 Wesley Chapel Blvd 33543

10/9 7:30p-10p: KISS Concert @ Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, 4802 US HWY 301 N, Tampa 33610

10/10 7p-10p: Zac Brown Band Concert @ Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, 4802 US HWY 301 N, Tampa 33610

10/11 7:30p-10p: Alice Cooper Concert @ Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, 4802 US HWY 301 N, Tampa 33610

10/16 @ 8p: Tom Petty 70th Birthday Bash @ Skippers Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Rd. Tampa

10/16 12p-9p: 10th Annual Paulie Palooza Music Festival @ Main Street Zephyrhills

10/16 3p-6:30p: Plant City Strawberry Classic Cruise-In @ 102 N Palmer St, Plant City

10/16 4p-7p: Fall Painting Class @ the Plant City Community Garden, 2001 E Cherry St

10/16 11a-5p: Tampa Family Fest @ SEC West, 4800 US HWY 301 N, Tampa 33610

10/16-10/17 9a-5p: Florida Gun Show @ Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa

10/17 10a-4p: Car & Truck Show @ The Shops at Wiregrass, 28211 Paseo Dr. Wesley Chapel

10/23 10a-3p: 12th Annual; Harvest Festival @ Main Street Zephyrhills

10/23 10a-3p: Monarch Butterfly Festival @ Hibiscus Park, 7th Street across from the Dade City Garden Club

10/23 8a-3p: Fall Garden Extravaganza @ Munn Park, 201 E Main St., Lakeland

10/28-10/31: Zephyrhills Classic Car Auction & Auto Event @ 3738 Gall Blvd, Zephyrhills

10/30 9a-2p: Mustang Madness Car Show @ Parks Ford of Wesley Chapel, 28739 FL 54

10/30 7:30p-10p: Jason Aldean Concert @ Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, 4802 US HWY 301 N, Tampa 33610

10/31 4:30p-6:30p: Barn-O-Ween @ 1710 W State Road 60, Plant City 33567

Every Friday 9a-10a: Yoga Flow @ the Herrmann Building 11857 Curley Rd, San Antonio

Every Monday 7p-9p: Dart Tournament @ 15924 US Hwy 301 N, Dade City

Every Tuesday 7p-9p: Pool Tournament @ 15924 US Hwy 301 N, Dade City

Every Tuesday 9a-12p: Bingo @ St. Joseph’s Parrish 38750 5th Ave, Zephyrhills

Every Wednesday 7p-9p: Trivia @ Dade City Brew House 14323 7th St. Dade City

Every Thursday 7:30p-11:30p: Ladies Night & Karaoke @ Dade City’s Tap House & Spirits

Every Thursday 1:30p-4p: Mega Pantry Drive thru Grocery Pickup @ John S> Burkes Memorial Park, 13220 Gene Nelson Blvd, Dade City

Every Friday 10a-11a: Jazzercise for seniors @ 37931 Heather Plaza Dade City

Every Friday 4:30p-6:30p: VFW Friday Night Dinners @ 12735 VFW Rd. Dade City

Every Saturday 10a-3p: Nickel Bingo @ 15924 US Hwy 301 N, Dade City

Every Sunday 11:30a-5p: Bar Bingo @ 15924 US Hwy 301 N, Dade City

Every 1st & 3rd Saturday 10a-2p: Fresh Market @ Wiregrass 28211 Paseo Dr., Suite 100 Wesley Chapel


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

Anthony's Italian
Restaurant
Italian restaurant
8809 Mitchell Blvd


Caposey's Whole Works Restaurant
American
5250 Green Key Rd
Housemade, locally sourced American diner fare is served morning to night in bovine-themed digs.


Catches Waterfront Grille
Seafood
7811 Bayview St
Varied selection of seafood dishes including house specials in a breezy hangout with a tiki bar.


Hooters
American
5336 Treadway Dr
Sports bar & grill chain famous for hot wings served by scantily clad waitresses.


Christina's Restaurant
Diner
5821 Main St
Comfort food · Outdoor seating · Small plates


Thai Bistro
Thai
5414 Main St
Classic Thai favorites offered in an ornate setting with traditional Asian decor.


Johnny Grits
Southern
5749 Main St
Casual locally owned restaurant offering shrimp 'n' grits, fried chicken & other Southern classics.


Joey's New York Pizza & Italian Restaurant
Pizza
5205 US-19
Eatery offering NYC-style pies, pasta dishes & Italian entrees in a casual dining room.


Pam's Country Restaurant
Family-friendly
6602 Ridge Rd
Comfort food · Outdoor seating · Small plates


Grandma Sally's
American
5330 Grand Blvd
Comfort food · Small plates · Quick bite


Gill Dawg
Canoe & kayak tour agency
5419 Treadway Dr #1


Fitzgerald's Irish Tavern
Irish
5811 Nebraska Ave
Lively Irish tavern offering patio seating & an eclectic menu of pub grub & traditional favorites.


Whiskey River On The Water
Grill
5245 Limestone Dr
Down-home site offering classic American pub grub & TVs for sports fans in an airy, riverside setup.


Harold Seltzer's Steakhouse
Steak
9409 US-19
Local chophouse chain serving aged prime rib, seafood & cocktails in a stylish setting.


The Local Fresh Grill of Pasco
Restaurant
5729 Richey Dr
Comfort food · Small plates · Quick bite


Kazu's Sushi
Restaurant
5706 Main St
Closed ⋅ Opens 4PM
Classic Japanese dishes alongside sushi rolls & sashimi platters in a relaxed setting with a patio.


The Fish Guy
Seafood
4114 Grand Blvd
Down-home market & cafe offering a variety of fried fish platters, chowders & local seafood.


Famous Sal's Pizza New Port Richey
Pizza
6516 Massachusetts Ave
Comfort food · Small plates · Quick bite


Joey's New York Pizza & Italian Restaurant
Pizza
9830 Little Rd
Eatery offering NYC-style pies, pasta dishes & Italian entrees in a casual dining room.


Whiskey Joe's Port Richey
Grill
7835 Bayview St
Happy hour food · Late-night food · Happy hour drinks


Rum River Bar & Grille
Grill
7811 Bayview St
Tiki-themed bar offering a seafood-focused American menu along with live music on weekends.



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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