Ahoy , me hearties! 

The "Captain" and his "Mystic Krewe" are back again to invade the city! As we gear up to celebrate with the rest of the landlubbers, here's a great local guide to all things Gasparilla!

Parade of Pirates

For the 101st invasion, 500 pirates aboard 90 floats are ready to invade Tampa Bay for the annual Gasparilla Pirate Festival this Saturday, January 28th. The Jose Gasparilla sets sail at 11:30 a.m. and the parade will last from 2:00 - 5:30 p.m. The Parade of Pirates is the third largest annual parade - 350,000 people in attendance last year! As usual, the event is free but you can pay for reserved seating at gasparillatreasures.com 

*You can find out about local road closures the day of the parade here.

Gasparilla Gear

Local Tampa businesses where you can find all the best goods for Gasparilla

Other Gasparilla Events

Gasparilla Distance Classic - February 25 - 26th: Races benefit numerous Youth Charities & Organizations in Tampa Bay. For more information visit, tampabayrun.com

Gasparilla Festival of the Arts - March 4 - 5th: A free outdoor art festival at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park

Gasparilla Outbound Voyage - March 4th, 2 p.m: Pirates sail back out of the Bay, meet with the Mayor, and other festivities. There's food, live music, etc. Takes place at Channelside Bay Plaza.


Gasparilla International Film Festival - March 2 - 9th

Gasparilla Music Festival - March 11 - 12th

See you all on Saturday, savvy?