Calendar Of Events

2nd Sunday January through April
Pioneer Craft Day
352-567-0262
Pioneer Florida Museum, Dade City. Skilled artisans demonstrate pioneer techniques for quilting, spinning, weaving, woodworking, basket making and more. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors over 55, $2 for students, and free for those five and under.

Jan.-Feb. - Exhibition
A Glimpse of China
727-845-7322
Pasco Fine Arts Council, Holiday. This celebration of Chinese culture and arts features the work of Chinese artist Erwin Yang and includes workshops and other events.

Jan.-June - Exhibition
Upstairs Gallery
727-845-7322
Pasco Fine Arts Council, Holiday. These mini exhibitions feature the works of local artists.
A new exhibition will be featured each month.

Jan. 22
Zephyrhills Kiwanis Club Senior Citizens’ Day Parade
813-782-1913 Downtown Zephyrhills. Enjoy this parade and some great food. Free for parade spectators.

Jan. 24 - 29
Business Development Week
727-842-7651
West Pasco area. This weeklong event includes seminars, workshops, and exhibitions at various venues through the west Pasco area. For more details, contact the West Pasco Chamber of Commerce.

Jan. 28 - 30
5th Annual Fort Dade Mountain Man Rendezvous
352-583-3388
Withlacoochee River Park, Dade City.
Admission: $2 for adults and free to those under 12. In this celebration, tribal descendants recreate authentic Indian villages and pioneer players construct pre-1840 encampments displaying the work of blacksmiths, candle makers, leather workers, furriers, and more. Food and entertainment are provided.

Jan 29
3rd Annual Kumquat Festival
352-567-3769
Downtown Dade City. This festival features a kumquat cooking contest, arts and crafts, live music, and a farmer’s market. Highlights of the festival include an antique car show, country dinner theatre, children’s section, Indian display, and wagon rides.

Jan. 29
The Monkey King
727-816-3241 727-847-5313
Pasco-Hernando Community College Performing Arts Center, New Port Richey. Admission: $10, $12, and $14. A troupe of talented Chinese acrobats perform at this event. Based on a 400 year-old novel, the show recounts a Buddhist monk’s journey from China to India and back in search of the Sutra (the Buddhist Holy Book.) Masks, puppetry, and dance enhance the Chinese acrobatics.

Feb. 5 - 6
Annual Quilt & Antique Show and Sale
352-567-0262
Pioneer Florida Museum, Dade City. Admission: $5. This show features old and new handmade quilts and a variety of pioneer antiques for display and sale.

Feb. 5 - 6
Sew Many Quilts
2000 727-376-4126
Veterans Memorial Complex, Hudson. This 6th biennial NQA-judged show features over 300 quilts, Hoffman Challenge, a silent auction, fashion shows, demonstrations, a boutique, Merchants Mall, door prizes, and a café.

Feb. 12
Bill and Susan Goodman
727-816-3241 727-847-5313
Pasco-Hernando Community College Performing Arts Center, New Port Richey. Admission: $10, $12, and $14. This concert features the songs of legendary stars ranging from Al Jolson, Glenn Miller, Sophie Tucker, and Kate Smith to Willie Nelson and Dolly Parton. This husband-and-wife team has pleased audiences throughout Florida with their unique blend of voices, instruments, costumes, and humor.

Feb. 22 - 27
53rd Annual Pasco County Fair 352-567-6678
Pasco County Fairgrounds, S. R. 52, Dade City. Admission: $4 adults, $2 children, free to those under six. This youth-oriented agricultural fair includes pageants, contests, exhibits, livestock shows, daily entertainment, a midway, food and crafts.

Feb. 24 - 27
26th Annual Auto & Antique Winter Fest
813-920-7206 813-782-0835
Festival Park, Zephyrhills. Admission: $8; free to children; multi-day discount passes. Highlighted by a 300-collector car auction, this event hosts a 3,000-vendor automotive and antique swap meet, antique auto dirt racing, a Flywheel exhibition, and live music.

Feb. 26 - 27
19th Calusa Wood Carvers Show & Sale
727-848-8721
New Port Richey Recreation Complex. Admission: $1. This show hosts master carvers and tool and wood vendors from across the country. Visitors can register their vote to select the best carving of the show and admission donation enters each visitor in a contest to win a donated woodcarving.

March - April
Exhibition: Art Beat 2000
727-845-7322
Pasco Fine Arts Council, Holiday - This exhibition features the art of the best and brightest Pasco high school students.

March 2 - 5
Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce Spring Festival
813-994-8534 727-849-3733
Oakley Blvd, Wesley Chapel. Take Exit 58 on I-75 and follow the signs. This festival features a midway, food, arts and crafts, and more.

March 4
Pasco County March for Parks Celebration
727-834-3247
J. B. Starkey Wilderness Park, New Port Richey. An all-day event with entertaining and educational contests, programs, exhibits, and demonstrations - each revolving around the importance of parks and the benefits they provide.

March 4 - 5
Great American Trader Days
813-884-1936
Central Florida Creek Tribal Grounds, Lacoochee (U.S. 301 & Withlacoochee River) Admission: $5 adults; $2 children; free to scouts, military, and law enforcement personnel. Bring your jug and fiddle, and join the other buckskinners, mountain men, Civil War re-enactors, and American Indians at this 3rd annual shindig. This event features authentic regalia and lodging, tomahawk and knife throwing competitions, old style bow and arrow displays, and the skillet throw.

March 5
Little Everglades Point-to-Point Race
352-567-0262
Little Everglades Ranch, Dade City. Admission: TBA. Sponsored by the South Creek Foxhounds, a local English Hunt group, the Point-to-Point is one segment of the historic Steeplechase event - the first of its kind held in Florida. Spend a Sunday afternoon in the country watching athletic thoroughbreds compete at speeds reaching 30 mph. The race can be viewed from many vantage points, including the Patron Rail Tailgating spaces or the Corporate Rail Entertainment Tents.

March 10 - 11
Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce Business Expo
813-996-5522
Community Center, Land O’ Lakes. This business expo is sponsored by the chamber to showcase products and services offered by local Pasco and Hillsborough businesses. Numerous booths will offer information, samples, and free promotional items.

March 11
Taste of the Town
813-996-5522
Community Center, Land O’ Lakes. Admission charged. Come and sample food from many local restaurants at this event, which is held during the Business Expo 2000.

March 11
Zephyrhills Founder’s Day
813-780-1414
Downtown Zephyrhills. This event features a parade, food, arts and crafts, entertainment, and a business expo.

March 11 - 12
11th Annual Will McClean Music Festival
352-489-3766
Sertoma Youth Ranch, I-75 exit 60 between Dade City and Brooksville. Admission: $15 for the weekend. Florida musicians, poets, and storytellers converge for this weekend of non-stop entertainment. Workshops provide attendees with tips on songwriting, banjo, guitar, dulcimer, autoharp and harmonica. Arts and crafts, children’s activities, camping, and great food round out the weekend. Reservations are recommended for campers.

March 16 - 26
78th Annual Chasco Fiesta
727-842-7651
Downtown New Port Richey. This 10-day event commemorates the romantic legend intertwining the lives of the Calusa Indians and Spanish colonists. Highlights of the 23 event fiesta are the street and boat parades, a Native American Festival, music every night, and a live concert featuring nationally-known country recording artists. Arts and crafts, a flea market, and plenty of food guarantee fun and entertainment along the banks of the Pithlachascotee River.

March 18
Broadway Legends 727-816-3241 727-847-5313
Pasco-Hernando Community College Performing Arts Center, New Port Richey. Admission: $10, $12, and $14. Vocalists, dancers, and musicians combine to spotlight Broadway giants such as Lerner and Lowe, Rogers and Hammerstein, Jerry Herman, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, and Stephen Sondheim.

March 25
Maurice and Me with Tony Sandler 727-816-3241 727-847-5313
Pasco-Hernando Community College Performing Arts Center, New Port Richey. Admission: $10, $12, and $14. In this captivating one-man show, the talented Tony Sandler relives the colorful and extraordinary life and music of one of the world’s greatest entertainers - Maurice Chevalier. Vive la France!

April 1 - 9
Pre-Easter Skydiving Boogie & 80-Way Meet
800-404-9399
Skydive City, Zephyrhills. Hundreds of skydivers compete for prizes and fun during the weeklong event. The 80-way sequential dives is a definite crowd-pleaser.

April 7 - 9
11th Annual Odessa Rodeo & Festival 727-865-6677
Starkey Rancy, Odessa. Admission: $12 for adults, $10 for children under 12. A professional Rodeo Cowboys’ Association sanctioned rodeo featuring daily competitions, live country and western concerts and dancing, a flea market, and a carnival.

April 15
The Great Florida Cleanup 352-5700
This is a countywide cleanup that enlists hundreds of volunteers who dedicate time on this day to clean up Pasco County. Keep Pasco Beautiful sponsors the event.

April 15 - 23
Annual Easter Skydiving Boogie
800-404-9399
Skydive City, Zephyrhills. Hundreds of skydivers compete for prizes, fun, and the admiration of the crowd. A great event for spectators!

April 21
Jellybean Jamboree
727-861-3033
Veterans Memorial Park, Hudson. This event include fun-filled activities and games for families, including pony rides, arts and crafts, moonwalks, carnival games, refreshments, and a special appearance by the Easter Bunny.

April 21
graphicEaster Bunny Bash
813-929-1220
Land O’ Lakes Recreation Complex. Children 10 and under are invited to join the Easter Bunny for lunch and will receive a picture of themselves with the Easter Bunny. Many exciting holiday activities are planned for this event.

April 22
Jellybean Jamboree
352-521-4166 800-368-2411 x 1260
John S. Burks Memorial Park, Dade City. Children 12 and under will have fun at this event, creating a Bunny Bonnet, participating in the coloring contest, and guessing how many in the Jellybean Guess Contest. Prizes will be awarded, and refreshments are provided.

April 22
Jellybean Jamboree
813-929-1229
Land O’ Lakes Community Center. For children 12 and under, this popular event features an Easter Egg Hunt, coloring contest, carnival games, and a visit with the Easter Bunny.

April 28 - 30
GRAPHICAnnual Spring Bluegrass Festival 352-754-3082
Sertoma Youth Ranch, I-75 exit 60 between Dade City and Brooksville. Admission: call for ticket information. A bluegrass music festival benefiting the Sertoma Youth Ranch. Reservations are recommended for campers.

May - June
Visual Arts Exhibition
727-845-7322
Pasco Fine Arts Council, Holiday. This exhibition spotlights the works of noted regional artists.

May 6
Children’s Summer Program Fund Raiser 727-845-7322
Pasco Fine Arts Council, Holiday. Admission: TBA. This event includes annual fundraising efforts for the summer program for needy children.

May 6
Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament 813-996-5522
For more information on the time, location, and fees, call the Chamber.

May 12 - 14
9th Annual Mother’s Day Pow-wow
352-583-3388
Withlacoochee River Park, Dade City. Admission: $2, free to those 12 and under. This Native American gathering showcases authentic dress, replica villages, and dance circles. Visitors can experience Native American culture through song, dance, and arts and crafts.

May 19
Zephyrhills Annual Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament
813-782-1913
This event promises a full day of golfing fun. There is a fee for participants. Call the Chamber for time and location.

June 10 (Rain date: June 11)
9th Annual Anclote Kid’s Fishing Tournament
727-834-3285
Anclote Gulf Park Pier, Holiday. This free tournament includes prizes awarded in three categories. Refreshments are provided.

July 4
Sparklebration
352-567-3769
Pasco County Fairgrounds, S. R. 52, Dade City. 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. This celebration includes fireworks, food, and children’s activities.

July 22
Christmas in July
352-567-0284
Downtown Dade City. This event features wagon rides, delicious food, stores decorated with Christmas themes, and great shopping.\Sept. 1 - 3

Labor Day
Bluegrass Festival
352-754-3082
Sertoma Youth Ranch, I-75 exit 60 between Dade City and Brooksville. Admission: call for ticket information. A wide variety of bluegrass music, arts and crafts displays, children’s activities, camping, and great food round out this weekend-long celebration. Reservations are suggested for campers.

Sept. 4
26th Annual Pioneer Florida Day
352-567-0262
Pioneer Florida Museum, Dade City. Admission: $5 adults; $4 seniors 55 and over; $2 students; free to those five and under. This Labor Day festival features a Florida Cracker cow camp and chuck wagon, along with pioneer and British re-enactment camps. The event includes children’s activities, antique cars, tractors and engines, an arts and crafts show, and authentic craft demonstrations.

Sept. 16
The Great Coastal Cleanup
352-521-5700
Sponsored by Keep Pasco Beautiful. This event brings together volunteers from all over the county who remove trash and debris from Pasco’s beaches.

Oct. 7 - 8
6th Annual Flapjack Festival Arts & Crafts Show
813-996-5522
Land O’ Lakes Recreation Complex. This is a two-day indoor and outdoor arts and crafts show.

Oct. 8
Run for the Flapjacks
813-996-5522
Land O’ Lakes Recreation Complex. Join us for a 5K run or the one-mile walk.

Oct. 21- 22
34th Annual Rattlesnake Festival
352-588-4444 352-588-3398
Downtown San Antonio. Two full days of activities, including arts and crafts, antique cars and food add to the excitement of this snake and wildlife show.

Oct. 21
Halloween Monster Mash
352-567-0284
Downtown Dade City. Sponsored by Downtown Dade City Main Street, this event features games, food, a costume context, and entertainment - fun for the young - and young at heart.

Oct. 21
Central Pasco Chamber Miss Land O’ Lakes Pageant
813-949-4696
Pineview Middle School, Land O’ Lakes. This pageant is open to ladies aged 16 to 24 who live within the service area of the Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce.

Oct. 22
Central Pasco Chamber Little Mr. & Miss Flapjack Pageant 813-996-5522
Pineview Middle School, Land O’ Lakes. Held in conjunction with the Land O’ Lakes Flapjack Festival, this pageant is open to boys and girls between six months and nine years of age.

Oct. 22
Central Pasco Chamber Junior Miss Flapjack Pageant
813-996-5522
Pineview Middle School, Land O’Lakes. This pageant is open to girls aged 10 to 12, and is held in conjunction with the annual Flapjack Festival.

Oct. 22
Central Pasco Chamber Junior Miss Land O’ Lakes Pageant
813-996-5522
Pineview Middle School, Land O’ Lakes. This pageant open to girls aged 13 to 15.

Nov. 3 - 4
5th Annual Zephyrhills Air and Car Show
813-782-1913
Zephyrhills Municipal Airport. Admission: free on Nov. 3rd; on Nov. 4th admission will be charged. At this show, antique aircraft and automobiles provide amusement for the visitors, while high-speed aerobatic stunts and world-class skydiving provide exciting entertainment.

Nov. 3 - 5
24th Annual Flapjack Festival
813-996-5522
Community Center, Land O’ Lakes. This event welcomes visitors with a free flapjack breakfast. A midway, arts and crafts, business booth, and live entertainment make this event fun for the whole family.

Nov. 4
Zephyrhills Air & Car Show, 5K Run & 1-Mile Fun Run 813-782-1913
Zephyrhills Train Depot. Fee for participants.

Nov. 4 - 5
25th Annual Richey Region Antique Car Show
727-868-2025
Orange Lake, New Port Richey. Dates are tentative - call for exact dates. This show features a swap meet, flea market, arts and crafts, and a village fashion show.

Nov. 10 - 12
26th Annual Hudson Seafest
727-847-8887
Hudson Area. Great seafood is just a part of this growing "must do" tradition where attendees can sample exotic foods like alligator. A carnival and other activities will be available at this event.

Nov. 12
12th Annual Florida Bug Jam
813-996-6306
Pasco County Fair Grounds, S. R. 52, Dade City. Admission: call for details. This automobile show features nearly 400 Volkswagen automobiles built between 1949 and 2000. Collectibles, games, a swap meet, live entertainment, and a memorabilia auction round out the event.

Nov. 16 - 19
16th Annual Auto & Antique Fall Fest
813-920-7206 813-782-0835
Festival Park, Zephyrhills. Admission: call for details. Highlighted by a 3000-vendor automotive and antique swap meet, this event hosts a 300-collector car auction, antique auto dirt racing, a flywheel exhibition, and live music.

Nov. 18 - 26
Thanksgiving Skydiving Boogie and Competition
800-404-9399
Skydive City, Zephyrhills. Enjoy the view as hundreds of skydivers from around the world spend their holiday in the sky.

Nov. 23 - 26
Annual Thanksgiving Bluegrass Festival
352-754-3082
Sertoma Youth Ranch, I-75 exit 60 between Dade City and Brooksville. Admission: call for ticket information. A full weekend of bluegrass music, camping, children’s activities, arts and crafts, and great food. Reservations suggested for campers.

Dec. 1
Magical Night Christmas Parade
352-567-3769
Downtown Dade City. Dade City is filled with the spirit of the holidays this evening, with marching banks and colorful lighted floats on display.

Dec. 2 - 9
20th Annual Downtown New Port Richey Holiday Festival and Parade
727-842-7651
Sims Park and downtown New Port Richey. A downtown carnival, Christmas Card Lane, Santa’s workshops, and lighted evening parade make this an annual favorite.

Dec. 2
Country Christmas Stroll
352-567-3769
Downtown Dade City. Stores are decorated for the season and remain open during the evening offering free Christmas treats and cider. Carolers dressed in period costumes and horse-drawn carriage rides also make this a special occasion.

Dec. 3
Pioneer Florida Museum Christmas Open House
352-567-0262
Dade City. This free open house is a thank you to the public for their support. Free entertainment and refreshments are available. Catch the spirit of the holidays surrounded by Florida’s past.

Dec. 9
Carols on Main Stree
t 813-780-1414
Downtown Zephyrhills. During this event, the town is filled with Christmas caroling fun for the entire family. There is also a special visit from Santa.

Dec. 21 - 23
Church Street Christmas
352-567-3265
Downtown Dade City. The historic district celebrates the season with Church Street lined with luminaries and life-sized Christmas cards. There’s also a manger scene and beautifully decorated homes. Christmas programs and music are featured at this event.

23 - Jan. 7
Annual Christmas Skydive Boogie
800-404-9399
Skydive City, Zephyrhills. This annual event features organized skydive formations, competitions, musical performances, and more.

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