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Calendar Of Events

      See www.visitpasco.net for exact dates or contact the Office of Tourism at 1.800.842.1873 or tourism@pascocountyfl.net.

January

  • Kumquat Festival, Downtown (Dade City) – Celebrate the smallest fruit in the citrus trees in the streets of downtown Dade City.
    (Last Saturday in January) 352.567.3769 kumquatfestival.org
  • Fort Dade Mountain Man Rendezvous
    Held at the Withlacoochee River Park in Dade City. See authentic Indian villages and the work of blacksmiths, candle makers and leatherworkers. (Last Weekend in January) 352.567.0264

February

  • Pasco County Fair
    Pasco County Fairgrounds (Dade City) –
    This fair features arts and crafts, pageants, favorite foods, live entertainment and, of course, the midway. 352.567.6678 www.pascocountyfair.com
  • Farm Fest & Quilt Show &
    Annual Dade City Horse Pulling Championship

    Featuring fine, interesting quilts and a variety of other handmade textiles. In addition, this annual horse pulling championship features the best horse-pulling champions from around the country. 352.567.0262 www.pioneerfloridamuseum.org
  • Music & Motorcycles (Zephyrhills)
    Ride over to this motorcycle event for live music and family fun. Downtown Zephyrhills.
    813.780.1414
    www.mainstreetzephyrhills.org

March

  • Little Everglades Steeplechase (Dade City) This elegant outing combines the thundering beauty of America’s finest horses with family
    oriented infield activities, including Jack Russell Terrier races. 352.521.3661 www.littleevergladessteeplechase.org
  • Celtic Festival & Highland Games
    Zephyr Park (Zephyrhills)
    This annual event features a sanctioned pipe and drum competition, heavy athletics, Scottish and Irish Highland dancing. 813.991.6060 zephyrhillscelticfestival.com
  • Chasco Fiesta (New Port Richey)
    Every Spring celebrate Pasco County’s early history with parades, pageantry, a carnival and nationally known entertainment. 727.842.7651 www.chascofiesta.com
  • Chasco Challenge/Rally to Remember
    (New Port Richey) Competitive run-walk-bike event to raise funds for Alzheimer's Family Organization.
    727-848-8888.
    www.alzheimersfamily.org
  • Pioneer Florida Museum
    Train Show

    An exciting collection of model trains and railroad memorabilia. Pioneer Florida Museum & Village Dade City. 352.567.0262 www.pioneerfloridamuseum.org
  • Spring Antique Faire
    One of the best antiquing destinations in the state. Downtown Dade City. 352.518.9299
    www.dcantiquefaire.com

April

  • Orange Blossom Special
    BBQ & Outdoor Expo

    Professional BBQ teams compete for prizes. Outdoor Expo showcases outdoor activities in Florida. East Pasco Habitat for Humanity, Dade City. 352.567.1444
    www.ephabitat.org

May

  • Cotee River Seafood
    Festival & Boat Show

    A boat show and
    seafood festival combined with a two-day blues concert in the park, arts and crafts and something for everyone in the family. (Always Mother’s Day weekend) Downtown New Port Richey. 727.842.8066
    www.mainstreetnpr.com

June/July

  • Southern Region Figure & Speed Skating Championships
    Spinnations, Port Richey. Top skaters compete for a spot in the national championships. 305-271-7003.
    www.soregskate.com
  • Main Street Blast
    Entertainment, food, family fun and fireworks salute America’s birthday. Downtown New Port Richey.
    727.842.8066
    www.mainstreetnpr.com
  • Old Fashioned July 4th Picnic
    Games, entertainment, music, balloon, sculptures, food and drink. Trilby Manor Park, Trilby. 352.206.0444
    www.trilbyfl.com/oldtca.htm
  • Sparklebration
    A July Fourth Festival & Fireworks Celebration with
    continuous live entertainment. Pasco County Fairgrounds, Dade City. 352.567.6678 www.pascocountyfair.com/sparklebration.htm
  • Hudson Americana Music Fest
    Local musicians, crafts, food, drink and large fireworks display. Proceeds to benefit The Angelus. The Angelus, Hudson. 727.856.1775
    www.theangelus.com

August

  • Faces of Courage Triathlon
    Land O' Lakes Recreation Complex.
    Run, bike and swim to raise funds for cancer research and treatment.
    813-385-9249
    www.athleteswhocare.org
  • A Night in the Tropics
    Reminiscent of a Key West Sunset Celebration this street party features a “cruise-in” of custom cars, street performers, music and a smorgasbord of food and drink. Downtown New Port Richey. 727.842.8066 www.mainstreetnpr.com

September

  • Pioneer Florida Days
    Pioneer Florida Museum & Village
    (Dade City, Labor Day Weekend)
    Experience early Florida history
    through Civil War reenactments, children’s activities and authentic craft
    demonstrations. 352.567.0262 www.pioneerfloridamuseum.org
  • Fall Antique Faire
    Quality vendors, from country primitive to fine antiques, plus music and food to celebrate the cooler fall Florida weather. Downtown Dade City. 352.567.0284
    www.dcantiquefaire.com
  • Founder’s Day Celebration
    A fun filled event featuring a carnival,
    arts and crafts and historic activities. Downtown New Port Richey.
    727.842.8066
    www.mainstreetnpr.com
  • Trilby Fall Festival
    Games, music and entertainment at this Fall event hosted by the Greater Trilby Community Association in Downtown Trilby. 352.206.0444
    www.trilbyfl.com/oldtca.htm

October

  • Longleaf Triathlon
    (Longleaf Town Center) Sanctioned by
    USA Triathlons, Olympic-distance course as well as kids event.
    727-847-2424.
    www.longleaftriathlon.com
  • Rattlesnake Festival
    (downtown San Antonio Third weekend in October) Professional snake handlers demonstrate their knowledge of one of the world’s most feared inhabitants at this annual event.
    352.588­.4444 www.rattlesnakefestival.com
  • Scarecrow Festival
    Fall festival with live music, scarecrows
    and a farmers market in Downtown Dade City. 352.567.0284
    www.dadecitymainstreet.org
  • Cotee River October Bike Fest
    Motorcycle enthusisasts will enjoy this day of music, bike shows, a benefit ride and more. Downtown New Port Richey. 727.842.7651
    www.coteeriverbikefest.com

November

  • Bug Jam
    (In Dade City) This event features more than 500 vintage and new Volkswagens along with VW collectibles, games, a swap meet, live entertainment and more. (Always second Sunday in November)
    352.567.6678
    www.pascobugjam.com
  • Hudson Seafest Festival
    (In Port Richey) Sample Florida's
    finest seafood, including grouper and alligator, while enjoying the carnival, arts and crafts show and other family fun.
    727.236.3854
    www.hudsonseafest.com
  • Riverhawk Music Festival
    (In Dade City) 863.984.8445
    www.riverhawkmusic.com
  • Fall Auto Fest
    (In Zephyrhills)
    813.258.6726
    www.zephyrhillsfestivals.com

December

  • Magical Night Christmas Parade
    This festive night parade features nearly 100 lighted floats, marching bands and Santa. Downtown Dade City.
    352.567.3769
    www.dadecitychamber.org
  • Country Christmas Stroll
    (Downtown Dade City) This event has beautifully decorated storefront windows, street displays, holiday lights, live entertainment and children’s activities.
    352.567.0284
    www.dadecitymainstreet.org
  • Country Christmas Open House
    Celebrate the holidays with old fashioned activities like cane grinding and syrup making. Pioneer Florida Museum & Village, Dade City.
    352.562.0262 www.pioneerfloridamuseum.org
  • Annual Main Street Holidays Festival & Parade
    Enjoy the downtown carnival, arts and crafts, Christams Card Lane, Santa’s Workshop,light parade and the Riverlights Boat Parade. Downtown New Port Richey. 727.842.7651
    www.mainstreetnpr.com
  • West Pasco Chamber of Commerce Annual Christmas Street Parade
    This colorful evening parade travels along Grand Boulevard and Main street. Downtown New Port Richey.
    727.842.7651
    www.westpasco.com
  • Church Street Christmas
    Stroll a historic brick street with beautifully
    decorated homes, hundreds of lighted luminarias, strolling carolers, choral singers, hot cocoa and more. Historic Church Avenue Dade City.
    www.churchstreetchristmas.com