The Krewe of Chasco commemorates the Noble and Historic significance of the Calusa Indian Tribe in West Pasco County and honors all Native Americans.
The Krewe of Chasco represents Pasco County and our major festival, Chasco Fiesta™. We parade in a fun spirited manner throughout the greater Tampa Bay area bringing the attention of Chasco Fiesta™ and Pasco County to other Communities.
The Krewe of Chasco fosters true volunteerism and mentorship with special emphasis on the youth of our community.
Encourages interaction and friendship among people of diverse economic, social and religious backgrounds.
Participates in the activities of Florida's Gulf Coast Parade season and other activities.
The Story of the Chasco Fiesta™
First Chasco in 1922
Held continuously since 1947
The Annual Chasco Fiesta™
New Port Richey, Pasco County, Florida
March 24 - April 3, 2011
Since 1922, Chasco Fiesta™ has honored the romantic legend intertwining the lives of a Spanish boy and girl, a priest and the Calusa Indian tribe who captured them after defeating a Spanish expedition. According to the story, the boy and girl were later wed as Queen Chasco and her consort Pithla. Today, Florida's Native American heritage is revered, as evidenced by this annual event honoring West Pasco's tribes. Experience Chasco Fiesta™!
This festival offers eleven days of family fun and entertainment, along the banks of the beautiful Pithlachascotee River in downtown New Port Richey, Florida. This time-honored tradition allows visitors to witness a traditional Native American festival, float decorated watercraft in the boat parade, or attend one of the areas largest street parades.
Chasco Fiesta™ benefits:
Local non-profit organizations including Lighthouse for the Blind, Sertoma Speech & Hearing, Gulf High School, and many, many more.
Please visit the official site for the 2009 Chasco Fiesta™ for more Information: