Pasco Paddlepalooza – April 15-17, 2016
Pasco Paddlepalooza showcases the coastal region of our county by inviting residents and visitors to enjoy many outdoor activities that are available to them throughout the year. The springtime event features businesses along the waterfront and allows people to experience genuine hospitality.
Friday, April 15
Pithla-Poker Run Pub Crawl
Pithla-Poker Run Pub Crawl takes place in the Port Richey Waterfront District and into Downtown New Port Richey. It starts at Rum River at 6pm and ends at Whiskey River at 9pm. Participants visit various locations and collect playing cards. The best poker hands win a prize. Shuttle service is provided. Click here for details.
Saturday, April 16
Dragon Boat Races
The Dragon Boat Races begin at 10 am in Miller’s Bayou. The boats will be staged at Sunset Landing Marina. The Port Richey Fire Department versus Police Department are the featured race teams. Dragon Boat winners will be announced at Whiskey River. Click here for details.
Landlubber Photo Scavenger Hunt
The Landlubber Photo Scavenger Hunt will take place from 2pm-4pm starting and ending at Rum River. Prizes are granted to winners. Click here for details.
The kid’s fishing contest will be at Gill Dawg from noon until 2pm. All children that fish will receive a medal.
Trash Can Slam Fishing Tournament Begins
The Trash Can Slam Fishing Tournament Captain’s Meeting is at Whiskey River at 5pm, followed by a live musical performance. Click here for details.
Sunday, April 17
Bridge to Bridge Paddle Race
Race starts at 11 am near Whiskey River and Catches Waterfront Grille at the US 19 Cotee River Bridge. Contestants race in their kayaks and canoes to the Main Street Bridge, they go under the bridge and circle back around to race back the US 19 bridge.
Trash Can Slam Fishing Tournament After Party
The fishing tournament ends at 3pm, the weigh in is at Sunset Landing Marina. The winners of the fishing tournament and the Bridge to Bridge Paddle Race will be announced at Hooters during the after party. Click here for details.