Category Archives: Special Events

Cotee River Seafest

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APRIL 21, 22 & 23, 2017

Friday 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Saturday 10:00 am to 11:00 pm

Sunday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm



Boat Show Saturday & Sunday 10:00am – 6:00pm

arts n crafts

Arts & Crafts Saturday & Sunday 10:00am – 6:00pm


                      Pirate Magician of St. Augustine                                     Two performances daily

miss daisy

‘Miss Daisy’ Boat Rides on the Cotee River            Saturday & Sunday $5.00 for 30-45 minute boat tour


Live music all day with Concert in evening


art show
“Only Natural” Art show, West Pasco Art Guild    Peace Hall 10:00 am to 6:00 pm   Saturday & Sunday

Pasco Camera Exchange 13th annual Photo contest Award ceremony Saturday 3:00 pm at Main Stage           All contest entrees on display both days

3rd annual DUCKtona 500 Duck Race 4:00 pm from Main Street bridge.  Results and awards immediately following the end of the race.

             Friday Musical Entertainment:              (Times subject to change)

5:00 – 6:30        SPF 40                                                                           7:00 – 8:30       Barefoot Bob & The Hope
9:00 – 10:30   Sean Chambers

Saturday Musical Entertainment:

           LIVE MUSIC ALL DAY – and it’s FREE!

12:00 -1:00  Franc Robert
1:00 – 2:30  Troy Youngblood & The Soulfish
3:00 – 4:30  Tampa Music Machine with Nitro
5:00 – 6:30  Sarasota Slim w/guests LC Williams & The Driver
7:00 – 8:30    Albert Castiglia
9:00 – 10:30   Eric Gales

      Sunday Musical Entertainment:

1:00 – 2:00  Bear & Franc Robert                                                       2:30 – 4:00   Betty Fox
4:30  –  6:00  Selwyn Birchwood

Arts and crafts – we have an excellent selection of items to browse and shop for from prepared food items, to adorable puppy hats and sunglasses, hand crafted sculptures, jewelry and kitschy clothes. Prices range from $5 to $500

Food vendors are a fabulous collection of seafood favorites including Grouper sandwiches, crab cakes and Crawfish Etouffe as well as a few landlubber treats including festival “must have” corndogs, shaved ice and funnel cake!

Activities and Games for kids including bounce houses, slides and other interactive bounce houses. Games run an average of $5.

The Boat Show features all new boats – ranging from sport fishing boats and flats boats to pleasure cruisers and pontoons. Visitors are invited to climb aboard the vessels docked on dry land. The estimated of total value of boats & personal water craft that will be on display is over $500,000!

                 Thank you to all of our sponsors!                                                   







KIAFest Main Street Blast

Downtown New Port Richey

2017 KIAfest June 30 & July 1

What is more fun than Apple Pie and Ice Cream, Fireworks and 4th of July???    Main Street’s annual Independence Day celebration KIAFest Main Street Blast returning to Sims Park in 2017.

We will be back in the new renovated Sims Park in Downtown New Port Richey to bring you a grand salute to America’s Independence Day celebrated in true hometown style!     

Bring the whole family down to the 18th Annual Friendly KIAFEST Main Street Blast and enjoy classic rock music, food & beverages, Beer Garden, Military Vehicles on display, kids’ games and much more.

Great thanks to the friendly folks at Friendly KIA we can host  two days of FREE concerts including the talents of the ever popular we have scheduled!

Get a group together and enter to win the Trolley Pull!  1st and 2nd place teams will win prizes!

Finish off the fun on Saturday with a fabulous fireworks display cosponsored by Friendly KIA and Greg Henry Restoration over Orange Lake (weather/conditions permitting) but get there early, more than 25,000 people enjoyed New Port Richey’s fireworks display last year!

This event received “Honor Award for Best Event Main Street Event” by Florida’s Secretary of State and was named one of the “Top 20 Events in the Southeast” by Southeast Tourism magazine.  

  • Sunset Corvette and Classic Car Club Cruise-In Flyer
  • Friendly KIA Trolley pull


KIAfest opens at 5 pm Friday until 11 pm and then on Saturday from noon to 11 pm. Live music on the main stage in Sims Park, arts and crafters, classic car cruise-in, KIA trolley pull and lots of fun and games!


5:00                     Event Opens/National Anthem

 Music starts at 5 PM

              5-6:30      SPF40                              
              7-8:30     Twinkle  Rock-Soul Radio 
              9-10:30  Black Honkeys

Main Stage Sims Park  – SATURDAY

12:00 Noon – Event opens, music and announcements

Food Vendors, Beer Garden, Arts and Crafts, Kid’s Games, Commercial Vendor Exhibits
Food Court, Crafters, Commercial Vendors

Music starts at 1 PM

          1:00         LIVE MUSIC BEGINS
          3-4:30.   Music of Santana/ Eric Anderson Band
          5-6:30    Barefoot Bob & the Hope
          7-8:30.   Natural Wonder (Stevie Wonder)
          9-10:30 Never Stop Believin (Journey)

 11:00 –  4th Annual friendly KIA Trolley Pull
Grand Boulevard between Bank and the MNO Center 11am-1pm  Grand Prize $500!!       Saturday Team Registrations  at 10:30am
1:30 announcement of Trolley Pull Winners                                                            

** Schedule of events is accurate at time of publication but is subject to change


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