Gasparilla Pirate Fest

Event Details

2020 Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Tampa Gasparilla Pirate Fest is FREE TO ATTEND. Here’s the schedule for Saturday, January 25th:

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Gasparilla Invasion
Route: The Jose Gasparilla sets sail at the south end of Hillsborough Bay at 11:30am., sails north to Seddon Channel & docks at the Tampa Convention Center at 1:00 pm.

9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Gasparilla Invasion Brunch
Location: Tampa Convention Center
Admission: Tickets REQUIRED for adults and children 2+ y/o. Tickets available:

2:00 p.m. – approx. 5:30 p.m. Parade of the Pirates
The parade begins at Bay to Bay Blvd & Bayshore Blvd. FREE to attend.

6:00pm – 8pm La Rumba Latin Stage at Curtis Hixon Park Continues with Live Entertainment

Official After Party TBA.

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Gasparilla occurs in Late January each year (Since 1904) with three major Parades and one Maritime Invasion of the city of Tampa.
The first Parade each year is the Gasparilla Children’s Parade (The Largest Children’s Parade in the United States). This is followed by the Gasparilla Pirate Invasion the very next weekend and the Parade of Pirates on the same day with attendance of over 500,000 Spectators. Then the Knights of Sant’ Yago Knight Parade is held in Ybor City’s Historic District….
The entire season is surrounded by Balls, Socials and all kinds of activities sponsored by the Tampa Bay area’s over 65 major Krewes.
This event is the longest standing Pirate-oriented festival in the world and attracts visitors from all over the globe annually. The economic impact is significant and the charitable contributions by all of the local Krewes and Gasparilla-oriented organizations are considerable.
Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the great Florida weather and spectacular scenery, which usually precedes and/or coincides with other events in the area, such as the Florida State Fair and the Florida Strawberry Festival.
Gasparilla Corporation is not connected with or representing Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla, EventFest, The Gasparilla Pirate Fest, Seminole Hard Rock Casino, or any other particular individual Gasparilla Krewe.
We produce the Gasparilla Pageant, Miss Gasparilla, the Gasparilla Calendar and other fashion, chairty, Pirate and Gasparilla Mermaid themed signature events – and have done so since 2006. Call 813 892 5502 for more information or click here.

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