Have a penchant for seafood and blues? You won't have to venture too far from Land O'Lakes for it.
The Cotee River Seafood & Blues Festival takes place in New Port Richey along Sims Park from Friday April 26 through Sundy April 28.
This marks the 14th year of the event. The festival is an effort of Greater Newport Richey Mainstreet. Their goal is to highlight and encourage the revitalization of downtown.
The festival will offer a wide variety of quality seafood, blues music, boat and watercraft show and activities for the entire family. Arts and crafts and bounce houses will be available for children. All the fun happens along the banks of the Cotee River.
In between munching on seafood, festival goers can listent o a variety of bands, including the winner of the 2013 Fresh Catch Talent Search sponsored by Cocktails of New Port Richey and music students from Music Matters Rock School.
The rest of the weekend bands like Betty Fox Blues and Sarasota Slim round out the musical offerings.
The festival hours are Friday 5-11pm; Saturday 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Chairs and blankets are welcome. Coolers are asked to be left at home.
For more information about the festival visit the festival website