Gasparilla Pirate Festival
Tampa's Gasparilla Pirate Festival returns this January
The annual Tampa Bay Gasparilla Pirate Festival resturns on January 29th, 2022! This event is the third largest parade in the US and features many pirates, parades, food, drinks, contests and prizes for all ages.
The parade begins at Bay to Bay and Bayshore Blvd. and continues along Bayshore Blvd. to Brorein St., turns east on Brorein St., then north on Ashley Dr.. The parade ends at Cass St. & Ashley Dr. The event is from 11am-6pm and will have over 103 floats, 5 marching bands, over 50 distinct Krewes and 750 infamous YMKG pirates. The preformers will be giving out prizes and gifts including, beads, coins, stamps, stickers, treasures and doubloons.
This year, Gasparilla will have 2 stages along the Riverwalk for live music, sponsered by Bud Light Seltzer. Entertainment and live music will begin at 9am and run through 8pm between the Curtis Hixon Park and MacDill Park stages.
For information and to purchase tickets visit Gasparilla Treasures.
The Childrens Gasparilla Parade will be on January 22nd, 2022 from 3pm-6pm on Tampa Bay’s Bayshore Boulevard. This event is specifically for children 18 an under. This parade will have over 100 elaborate floats, impeccably dressed krewes, marching bands, dancers, and prizes including beads, coins, stamps, stickers, treasures and doubloons. Food, drinks, and live music will also be available throughout this Free Event!