Things To Do In New Port Richey

Upcoming Events

Water Lantern Festival Spring Hill

October 4 9:00PM
Voted #1 Best Cultural Festival by USA TODAY! Water Lantern Festival is a floating lantern event that is all about connections. Magical nights in cities across the U.S. include food, games, activities, vendors, music and the beauty of thousands of lanterns adorned with letters of love, hope and dreams reflected upon the water. As the sun begins to set on the evening sky, Water Lantern Festival begins to shine with the launch of the lanterns onto the water as we Light The Water together. Watch your unique lantern drift out into the water as it joins other lanterns carrying hope, love, happiness, healing, peace, and connection. It’s a night that you’ll never forget. Tickets are selling fast. Visit www.WaterLanternFestival.com for more details.

Cottee River Bike Fest

October 11 - October 13
Live Music All Days, Poker Run, Bike Shows, Contests, Vendors, Food, Beer and Lots More! Event is in downtown business district and Sims Park. Streets are motorcycle traffic only.

Fall Festival

October 31 - November 3 6:00PM
Our Lady Queen of Peace
5340 High Street New Port Richey
Big rides, Kiddie rides, All u can ride only $20 per day. Proceeds benfit community. Kid costume contest on Oct. 31 @8pm. Kids under 13 accompanied by an adult may win all u can ride prize. Music, fair food, empanadas and vendors.

Sponge Docks Seafood Festival

November 8th - November 10th
Sponge Docks Seafood Festival will showcases products like Fishing, Nautical Theme, Fine Art, Fine Crafts, Seafood etc.

Free Concert Tina Turner Tribute

November 9th 7-8PM
The ultimate Tina Turner Tribute with lights and back up dancers! This will be one of the most amazing concerts yet! Plan on making Dinner reservations before the concert starts at 7:00 P.M. and stopping downtown for drinks or dessert Event is in downtown business district and Sims Park. Streets are motorcycle traffic only.

Taste of Tarpon 2019

November 14th 5:30-8:30PM
Sample dishes from Tarpon Springs finest restaurants!

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

Whiskey Joe's Port Richey
7835 Bayview St

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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