Category Archives: Festivals & Events

Florida Loquat Festival 4/8 to feature a variety of Loquat Trees

Ecology Florida and Friendship Farms & Fare, with the support of the City of New Port Richey, will host the fourth annual Florida Loquat Festival on Saturday, April 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Frances Avenue Park (6156 Louisiana Avenue, 34653) in New Port Richey. The festival is a learning and sharing event … Continue reading Florida Loquat Festival 4/8 to feature a variety of Loquat Trees

The Taste, a redesigned Food Challenge and Craft Beer Event 4/8

There is Adele, Bono, Cher, and now there is the Taste. This event was known for ten years as the Taste of Inverness, and now in its 11th year organizers simply call it the Taste. The name change reflects the new feel of this signature event. First, The Taste is now a qualifier for the … Continue reading The Taste, a redesigned Food Challenge and Craft Beer Event 4/8

Chasco Fiesta coming to New Port Richey March 24-April 1

Chasco Fiesta, one of Pasco County’s largest events, is slated to take place March 24-April 1 in and around the West Pasco area. Its purpose for 90 years has been to present a community-minded event for the entire family and help local nonprofits raise money. Chasco Fiesta got its beginning in 1922 as a fundraiser … Continue reading Chasco Fiesta coming to New Port Richey March 24-April 1

Annual Chasco Boat Parade Registration Open

The New Port Richey Rotary Club seeks entries for the 2017 annual Chasco Fiesta Boat Parade on Saturday, April 1.  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, … Continue reading Annual Chasco Boat Parade Registration Open

30th Annual Strawberry Festival – Floral City Style

Florida’s Nature Coast is home to the sweetest strawberry festival in the world. Not too big name entertainment, no carnival rides, no huge crowds – just lots of delicious, locally grown strawberries in a beautiful park with a lot of home-spun fun right off US Highway 41 in Floral Park. This weekend, March 4-5, is … Continue reading 30th Annual Strawberry Festival – Floral City Style

Experience ‘Art in the Park’ March 11-12

The Hernando County Fine Arts Council is excited to present its very popular “Art in the Park” for the 33rd year on Saturday, March 11, from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday, March 12, from 10 am to 4 pm at Tom Varn Park in downtown Brooksville – and you’re invited! This celebration of … Continue reading Experience ‘Art in the Park’ March 11-12

Poetry Reading at 4th Annual Florida Loquat Festival 4/8

The Florida Loquat Festival is seeking one-page poetry and prose submissions for a reading at the event, held at Frances Avenue Park in New Port Richey, Florida, April 8, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. We welcome all styles and forms as long as loquats are the subject or central image. Submissions are not restricted to … Continue reading Poetry Reading at 4th Annual Florida Loquat Festival 4/8

Fort Cooper Days to Reenact Second Seminole War Battle 3/11-12

The sound of musket volleys and the smell of gunpowder will greet visitors to Fort Cooper State Park, 3100 S. Old Floral City Road in Inverness as we celebrate Fort Cooper Days on March 11 and 12. Experience Florida’s history…the April 1836 skirmishes of the Second Seminole War on the shores of Lake Holathlikaha. Watch … Continue reading Fort Cooper Days to Reenact Second Seminole War Battle 3/11-12

Brooksville Library 5k and Kids Fun Run 3/11

In partnership with the YMCA of the Suncoast, the Hernando County Public Library System is hosting the Third Annual Brooksville Library 5K and Kids Fun Run on Saturday, March 11 beginning at 8 a.m. at the Main Library in downtown Brooksville. This run benefits the Friends of the Library of Hernando County and the YMCA … Continue reading Brooksville Library 5k and Kids Fun Run 3/11

Winner of Will McLean Song Contest to Perform at Ranch Days

Mean Mary, who will be playing at the upcoming Little Everglades Ranch Days, held February 11-12, won the state Best Florida Song Contest. She and others will also be performing at the Will McLean Festival held March 10,11, and 12 in Dade City at Sertoma Youth Ranch. The winner of the 2017 Will McLean Best New … Continue reading Winner of Will McLean Song Contest to Perform at Ranch Days

Florida Loquat Festival to be held 4/8 in NPR

Ecology Florida and Friendship Farms & Fare, with the support of the City of New Port Richey, will host the fourth annual Florida Loquat Festival on Saturday, April 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Frances Avenue Park, 6156 Louisiana Avenue, in New Port Richey. The festival is a learning and sharing event expanding … Continue reading Florida Loquat Festival to be held 4/8 in NPR

Exceptional Entertainment in a Natural Setting Feb. 11-12

Free Admission • $10 Parking • Buses and RV’s $25 Come out and experience The Little Everglades Ranch at our first Ranch Days event.  All shows, musical entertainment, and activities at the Lil Buckaroo Coral are free. Cost of guided tours, rides, art, crafts, food and beverages will vary per vendor. Event patrons can enjoy … Continue reading Exceptional Entertainment in a Natural Setting Feb. 11-12

Arts & Crafts Show at the Wildlife Park 2/4

The Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection’s Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park will host a Wildlife Park Arts and Crafts Show and Sale on Saturday, February 4, 2017 from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm. The exhibit will be in the park’s main entrance and Visitor Center located on US 19 in Homosassa Springs. Visitors … Continue reading Arts & Crafts Show at the Wildlife Park 2/4

Join the Celebration: Brooksville Native American Festival

Learn to build fire the primitive way. Listen to traditional Native American  music. Watch ancient traditional Polynesian dancers. Visit an actual teepee. Shop for authentic handmade native arts and crafts and much more! The Fourth Annual Brooksville Native American Festival is on the horizon, taking place at beautiful Florida Classic Park on February 4 and … Continue reading Join the Celebration: Brooksville Native American Festival

Dade City Pageant Kicks off Kumquat Festival Events Today

The Kumquat Festival Pageant is today, Sunday, Jan 8 at the Dade City Garden Club and costs $3 (that pays for the program).  At 1pm, registration begins for contestants, and the Pageant begins at 2pm. Who will represent Dade City’s Largest Event for 2017? Contestants ages 2 to 18 will judged on poise, personality, communication … Continue reading Dade City Pageant Kicks off Kumquat Festival Events Today

Children’s Fair, Special Speaker to Mark MLK Day at Saint Leo

The community is invited to Saint Leo University’s celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 16. The day’s celebration will begin with a children’s fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Student Activities Green between Kirk Hall and the Student Activities Building. Saint Leo’s student organizations will host fun activities … Continue reading Children’s Fair, Special Speaker to Mark MLK Day at Saint Leo

Family Fun Delights at the 2017 Kumquat Festival

Kumquats are fun to eat and the word kumquat is fun to say, so it stands to reason that the Kumquat Festival January 28 in Dade City is going to be a fantastically fun event for all! Today, NatureCoaster explores all things kumquat to help prepare you for the 20th Annual Kumquat Festival. Read on. … Continue reading Family Fun Delights at the 2017 Kumquat Festival

Have a Blast at the Brooksville Raid

The Hernando Historical Museum Association, Inc. and North Pinellas County Scout Sertoma Club, Inc. are presenting the 37th Annual Brooksville Raid Re-enactment, Jan. 21- 22, 2017 at Sand Hill Scout Reservation, 11210 Cortez Blvd. in Brooksville. This unique event is eye-opening and educational, as well as fun and entertaining. It is promoted as quality family … Continue reading Have a Blast at the Brooksville Raid

Save the Date for the Kumquat Festival: 1/28/17

The 20th Annual Kumquat Festival® is quickly approaching! Save the date! The Festival will be held Saturday January 28th, 2017 in Downtown Dade City, centered around Pasco County’s iconic historic courthouse and brought to you by Florida Hospital, Zephyrhills, Pasco County, Visit Florida and dozens of other valued sponsors. The attendees include thousands of Florida … Continue reading Save the Date for the Kumquat Festival: 1/28/17

Christmas Celebration of Lights at the Wildlife Park 12/17-24 and 26

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, along with the Friends of Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park, will host its annual Christmas Celebration of Lights, a nine-evening event, from Saturday, Dec. 17 through Christmas Eve, Saturday, Dec. 24, and again on Monday, Dec. 26, 2016. The park will open at … Continue reading Christmas Celebration of Lights at the Wildlife Park 12/17-24 and 26

NatureCoaster.com Participating in the Dade City Community & Business Expo

NatureCoaster.com will be signing up new NatureCoasters™ and sharing information from our partner businesses at today’s Dade City Community and Business Expo from 4-7 p.m. at the Dan Cannon Auditorium of the Pasco County Fairgrounds. We are drawing for tickets to visit Weeki Wachee Springs State Park and NatureCoaster.com awesome coffee mugs at the Expo. … Continue reading NatureCoaster.com Participating in the Dade City Community & Business Expo

Dade City Community & Business Expo Nov. 10 from 4-7 pm

Come out to the Dade City Community & Business Expo and visit with many local businesses under one roof – FREE – at the Pasco County Fairgrounds Dan Cannon Auditorium tomorrow, November 10 from 4 – 7 p.m.. Win prizes, visit with your neighbors and friends and stop by NatureCoaster.com’s table to let us know … Continue reading Dade City Community & Business Expo Nov. 10 from 4-7 pm

Farm City Festival Celebrates How We Feed Our Families – Inverness 11/12

The City of Inverness along with the Hernando/Citrus Florida Farm Bureau and local agricultural groups come together to present this 1-day event with fresh foods, local goods, petting zoo and live concert by La Grange Band, a notable Florida Bluegrass band. The festival is set for Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 2 … Continue reading Farm City Festival Celebrates How We Feed Our Families – Inverness 11/12

Pasco Upcycle Festival comes to Sims Park Nov. 12

The second annual Pasco Upcycle Festival will be held Saturday, November 12th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in New Port Richey’s Sims Park – located at 6431 Bank Street. The goal of the Pasco Upcycle Festival is to reduce waste by showcasing how items can be reused.  Recycling can be much more than tossing … Continue reading Pasco Upcycle Festival comes to Sims Park Nov. 12

Last Chance to Win Admission to Harvestmoon Farm Corn Maze: Enter NOW

NatureCoaster.com has partnered with Harvestmoon Farm to give away 3 pairs of admissions to their awesome Peanuts™ themed Corn Maze and family fun Farm for this weekend, Oct. 29 or Oct. 30. You can enter by clicking here: http://giveaways.naturecoaster.com/wp Fill out your name and Email and press Enter! We will announce winners this evening and … Continue reading Last Chance to Win Admission to Harvestmoon Farm Corn Maze: Enter NOW

Annual Cystic Fibrosis Benefit Concert features the U.S. Stones 11/5

The Annual Cystic Fibrosis Benefit Concert sponsored by Hernando County Parks & Recreation, 4 Corners Pharmacy, AME International and Brown & Brown Insurance is scheduled for Saturday, November 5, 2016, from 3 to 9 p.m. The event will take place at The Lake House located at 1202 Kenlake Avenue in Spring Hill. Parking is $5. … Continue reading Annual Cystic Fibrosis Benefit Concert features the U.S. Stones 11/5

Citrus’ Got Talent seeks Competitors for 1st Round 10/29

The City of Inverness present the Citrus’ Got Talent competition at Cooter Fest, and it s open to all Citrus County residents. This is a new competition added to Cooter Fest 2016. This is a preliminary competition, the finals will be held in January where trophies and prizes will be awarded. There are three age … Continue reading Citrus’ Got Talent seeks Competitors for 1st Round 10/29

Brooksville’s Founders Week Schedule of Events Oct. 8-15

This year’s City of Brooksville’s Founders’ Week in collaboration with Brooksville Main Street will also feature a wide variety of events, tours and celebrations all week long. In addition to the opening and closing celebrations on October 8 and 15, several businesses and facilities will provide various types of entertainment and activities. For example, the … Continue reading Brooksville’s Founders Week Schedule of Events Oct. 8-15

Annual Flapjack Festival & 5k & 1 Mile Runs to be held 12/11

The Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present the 23rd Annual Flapjack 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run In Memory of Kris Keppel! The Chamber is seeking runners, volunteers and sponsors for this fabulous and fun event designed for the entire community, FREE flapjacks for every runner, $5 donation for nonrunners.  Santa will … Continue reading Annual Flapjack Festival & 5k & 1 Mile Runs to be held 12/11