Chasco Fiesta Boat Parade

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on February 13, 2020

Hosted By The Rotary Club Of New Port Richey
Presented By – Covanta Pasco

Chasco Fiesta Boat Parade

$1,000 GRAND PRIZE – Best Overall Boat
Theme: Yellow Submarine by Gulf High Alumni 1924-1967+

The New Port Richey Rotary Club seeks entries for the 2019 2020 annual Chasco Fiesta Boat Parade taking place on Saturday, April 4, 2020.  The parade begins at Hooters on Miller’s Bayou in Port Richey at 1 p.m. It meanders south on the Cotee River arriving at Sims Park around 1:45 p.m. Boat entries include businesses, schools, nonprofits, organizations, individuals or families.  

Each year the judged boats are decorated according to a specific theme. The parade’s theme for 2020 is “Roarin’ 20’s – Past & Present!” Chairing this year’s Chasco Boat Parade is New Port Richey Rotary member, Blaise Simon.

An annual boat parade is a fun event and a time-honored tradition of the Chasco Fiesta presented by the Rotary Club of New Port Richey. It is also the oldest annual boat parade in Florida. Ten cash prizes ranging from $200 to $1,000 will be given to winners at a Rotary awards luncheon at the Spartan Manor on April 22.

 Judging is based on theme, spirit, originality, and use of decorations.

Categories judged include:

$1,000 Grand Prize – Best Overall Boat

Profit/Business Category: 1st Place ($500), 2nd Place ($300), and 3rd Place: ($200)

Non-Profit/Schools Category: 1st Place ($500), 2nd Place ($300), and 3rd Place: ($200)

Private/Family/Individual/Group: 1st Place ($500), 2nd Place ($300), and 3rd Place: ($200)

For entry information contact Amanda at Blackjack Media Group at or call 727-859-6540.


The New Port Richey Rotary Club was established in 1959 and meets every Wednesday for lunch at noon at the Spartan Manor in New Port Richey. The club has organized the annual Chasco Fiesta Boat Parade for 25 years. Derek Pontlitz Pontlitz is the current president of the club for 2019-2020.
Rotary International is an organization of business and professional persons united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.



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