Pasco EcoFest is a three-day event that takes place in the western part of the county known as the “Suncoast”, this year it will happen November 8-10. This event features Pasco County’s JB Starkey Wilderness Park and Sims Park in downtown New Port Richey. It highlights the local community while providing an assortment of cultural entertainment, sporting and educational opportunities for all ages.
The weekend will be packed with outdoor activities like kayaking, bird watching, native plant walks, hiking, educational talks and workshops, camping, hoop and belly dancing, stargazing, and a geo-caching challenge.
The weekend will also be filled with educational demonstrations, live music, kayak paddles and river clean up, food truck rally, beer tent hosted by Big Storm Brewing Co. (our very own Pasco micro-brewery), EcoMarket, vintage air-cooled VW show and swap meet, and many more activities.
The event also incorporates the Pasco GeoFest at Starkey Park for all the Geocachers and nature adventurers out there.
The goal of Pasco EcoFest is to acquaint visitors with all that West Pasco has to offer, introduce practical ways to build sustainable communities, enhance the local economy and showcase the vast natural beauty of West Central Florida’s unique ecosystem.
Pasco EcoFest consists of two main locations: Sims Park in downtown New Port Richey and JB Starkey Wilderness Park. Kayaking paddles will launch from Sims Park, Frances Avenue Park, and James E. Grey Preserve.
Pasco EcoFest is produced by by Kira & Kacey Atkinson and Lia Gallegos. Our host organization is The Friends of the New Port Richey Library. A percentage of profits raised by Pasco EcoFest will go directly to this organization, 100% of their funds go directly toward supporting the New Port Richey Library.