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At the northern end of the Tampa Bay area, beautiful Pasco County is close to major cities but far from the hustle and bustle. Visit Pasco and enjoy Florida the way it used to be. Acres of pristine wilderness with biking, hiking and canoeing trails. Historic downtowns with fine restaurants and antique shops and dozens of family-oriented activities and sporting events year 'round. Pasco County is home to world-class tennis and golf resorts, including Saddlebrook Resort & Spa, one of Conde Nast Traveler's Top 100 and Lake Jovita, the Florida course that plays like North Carolina. 

Enjoy cultural treasures, such as the Historic Courthouse, built in 1909 in beautiful downtown Dade City and the Pioneer Florida Museum, home to period buildings dating to 1878. Experience historic walking tours of downtown New Port Richey, boat tours of the Pithlachascotee River and trolley tours in downtown Dade City. See the World War II Barracks Museum in Zephyrhills, the St. Leo Abbey & Grotto in St. Leo and an original "Cracker House'' in Holiday. Camp at Starkey Wilderness Park, cast your fishing line at Anclote River Park, paddle a kayak at Werner Boyce Salt Spring State Park. Hike the Suncoast Trail, visit spots along the Great Florida Birding Trail or charter a deep sea fishing excursion.

From the beaches on the Gulf Coast to scenic rivers like the Withlacoochee in the east to one of the world's premier drop zones at Skydive City, Pasco has something for everyone. See local and national acts perform at the Show Palace in Hudson and historic Richey Suncoast Theater in New Port Richey. Savor locally-made wines at the Florida Estates Winery in Land O' Lakes. Enjoy dozens of unique festivals, including Chasco Fiesta in New Port Richey and the Kumquat Festival in Dade City.

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  • Amenities:
  • Multilingual Staff,
  • Business Type:
  • Chambers & Visitors Bureaus,
  • Designation:
  • Official DMO Listing,

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Suncoast Arts Festival

January 17, 2015
The 10th annual Suncoast Arts Fest 2015 will be held January 17 and 18, 2015 in the centrally located, quaint “small town” environment of The Shops at Wiregrass in Wesley Chapel, Florida. This is an upscale venue just off of I-75 in the northern part of the Tampa Bay area. A winding, cobblestone main street edged with trees provides the perfect venue for art lovers to browse through tents filled with fine art and select their purchases. All proceeds from the Suncoast Arts Fest benefit “Arts for Kids,” a grant fund created by our parent 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, Fine Arts of the Suncoast, Inc.
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Kumquat Festival

January 31, 2015
Dade City's Annual Kumquat Festival™ , held the last Saturday in January each year has become extremely popular for its homegrown, family-friendly entertainment. Visitors can listen to local entertainment, get their face painted, look at antique cars, and shop for arts and crafts. Admission is FREE, transportation from the satellite parking areas is FREE, city owned public parking downtown if FREE and the experience of a unique, authentic and fun filled festival is unforgettable.
http://dadecitychamber.org/?page=KumquatFestival

info@dadecitychamber.org

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