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1200 W Cass St, Tampa, FL 33606, USA (813) 251-3378
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993710_623672111010655_771187554_nThe World's Oldest and Largest Pirate Festival and Parade has been a fixture in Central Florida life for over 110 years.  

Boasting over 110 units and 500,000 happy revelers along Tampa's Bayshore Boulevard each year, the Gasparilla Pirate Festival is a spectacle to behold.  

The parade is preceded by an actual sea borne invasion of the city of Tampa by the Pirate Ship Jose Gasparilla, manned by her bloodthirsty crew of Scallywags known as Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla.  The Pirate Ship is escorted by thousands of local pirate vessels and ships into the narrow and treacherous channels of the Hillsborough River.  Truly a one of a kind event, not to be missed and the 3rd Largest Parade in the United States.  

Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla has been sponsoring and operating this event since 1904 but there are many other Krewes and the City of Tampa to thank for putting on a great show as well. 

By last tally, 91 Krewes are Involved in the Gasparilla Pirate Festival Each Year:Invasion-Aerial-gaspar-450

1st U.S.V. Calvary Regiment - Rough Riders
Anna Maria Island Privateers
Bonney-Read the Pirate Queens
Columbus Celebration of Tampa
Crewe of Bobbie C. Davis
Crewe of Desoto
Egypt Shrine
Familia de Gladiatores Krewe
Gasparillia Pirate Fest
Gaucho Association of Tampa
Grand Krewe de Libertalia
Hernando County Freebooters
Hernando De Soto Historical Society
Krewe of Agustina of Aragon
Krewe of Alegria
Krewe of Ann Jeffrey
Krewe of Blackbeard's Revenge
Krewe of Bowlegs
Krewe of Buffalo Soldiers - 9th &10th Horse Cavalry
Krewe of Caribbean Cowboys
Krewe of Carnival
Krewe of Castaways
Krewe of Cavaliers
Krewe of Chasco
Krewe of Conquistadors of Tampa Bay
Krewe of Dominique Youx
Krewe of F-Troop
Krewe of Fort Brooke
Krewe of Gilligan's Island
Krewe of Girls & Pearls
Krewe of Hillsborough
Krewe of Italia
Krewe of Knights of St. John
Krewe of Les Belles Femmes & Les Beaux
Krewe of Mambi
Krewe of Mustang Sallies and Ryders
Krewe of Pair o' Dice
Krewe of Pandora
Krewe of Princess Ulele Hirrihigua
Krewe of Queen Annes Revenge
Krewe of Rogues
Krewe of Rumrunners
Krewe of Sea Saveyours
Krewe of Seville
Krewe of Shamrock
Krewe of South Shore Marauders
Krewe of Southern Sisterhood
Krewe of St. Brigit
Krewe of St. Florian
Krewe of the Alafia Norsemen
Krewe of the Black Swan
Krewe of the Brass Monkey
Krewe of the Knights of Sant' Yago
Krewe of the Knights of St. John
Krewe of the Mambi
Krewe of the Nautilus
Krewe of Tronando
Krewe of Venus
Krewe of Zingaro
Ladies of the Crown
Latin American Fiesta Association
Les Belles Femmes et Les Beaux Hommes
Maverick Krewe
Pyrates of the Gulf Coast
Royal Krewe of Privateers
Royal Krewe of Sparta
Royal Order of Ponce De Leon Conquistadors
Sirens of the Golden Sabre
Spirit of Cigar City
Springtime Tallahassee
The Bonney-Read Krewe
The Buffalo Soldiers - Woods and Wanton Chapter, Inc.
The Krewe of Charlotte de Berry
The Krewe of Columbus
The Krewe of Ybor
The Krewe of Zingaro
The Unsinkable Krewe of Molly Brown
Thee Royal Krewe of Lady Killigrew
Thieves of San Lorenzo
Ye Enchanted Krewe of Brigadoon
Ye Krewe of Sir Henry Morgan
Ye Krewe of the Freebooters
Ye Loyal Krewe of Grace O'Malley
Ye Loyal Krewe of Samuel Bellamy
Ye Mystic AirKrewe
Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla
Ye Mystic Krewe of Neptune
Ye Mystic Krewe of the Santa Margarita
Ye Noble Krewe of Famhair
Ye Notorious Krewe of the Peg Leg Pirate
Ye Royal Krewe of Charlotte de Berry


Gasparilla is with Bob Buckhorn and 7 others.

Saturday January 20th, 2018 - 10:11 pm

And that’s a wrap ☠️🌃✌🏼 #gasparillatampa Pyrotecnico ... See MoreSee Less

And that’s a wrap ☠️🌃✌🏼 #gasparillatampa Pyrotecnico


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It was awesome

Until next week, when the parents get to celebrate! 😝

Saturday January 20th, 2018 - 3:21 pm

T-minus 10 minutes! 📿🙌🏼☠️ #gasparillatampa ... See MoreSee Less

T-minus 10 minutes! 📿🙌🏼☠️ #gasparillatampa

Saturday January 20th, 2018 - 5:15 am

📿☠️ Our Children’s #Gasparilla Parade starts today at 3:30PM - event site opens at 11AM with family friendly activities all along Bayshore Blvd!! #gasparillatampa #goals #beadgoals @gasparillatampa ... See MoreSee Less

📿☠️ Our Children’s #Gasparilla Parade starts today at 3:30PM - event site opens at 11AM with family friendly activities all along Bayshore Blvd!! #gasparillatampa #goals #beadgoals @gasparillatampa


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first timer here, will here be loud cannon or gun shots. We have an adult child with autism and that isn't something we can risk. Thanks

Elvis Ruiz you got beat by this kid!

Someday I would love to go my mommy always talks about this....

So very sorry to miss Gasparilla for the first time in many years!

Another great year.

Nessa Lynn

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Friday January 19th, 2018 - 4:30 pm

Where do disabled park? ... See MoreSee Less

Friday January 19th, 2018 - 7:59 am

See you TOMORROW Mateys! Come enjoy the day with friends & family - event opens at 11am with activities all along Bayshore Blvd! ☠️🎉 #gasparillatampa ... See MoreSee Less

See you TOMORROW Mateys! Come enjoy the day with friends & family - event opens at 11am with activities all along Bayshore Blvd! ☠️🎉 #gasparillatampa


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We RAIN BEADS on kids with signs that say "WE <3 the BLACK PEARL"

Arrrgghhhhh you ready mateys?! Carly Tossas Kim Herman

Is this event pet friendly?

Vanessa Kekuewa

Thursday January 18th, 2018 - 4:12 pm ... See MoreSee Less

Thursday January 18th, 2018 - 4:11 pm ... See MoreSee Less

Thursday January 18th, 2018 - 7:59 am

✌🏼🌃☠️ @mcdtampabay @gasparillatampa #gasparillatampa ... See MoreSee Less

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Wednesday January 17th, 2018 - 8:13 pm

You already know. ☠️📿🙌🏼 #gasparillatampa ... See MoreSee Less

You already know. ☠️📿🙌🏼 #gasparillatampa


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I miss this!

I need to take my kids to see this because i grew up in Florida and my siblings and myself would walk down to Bayshore and watch the parade every year. I MISS NOT BEING ABLE TO SEE IT NOW!!

Countdown is on!! Megan Baker Casey Tierney

Jesscah Williams ok let's go next year! Im totally game!

Brandon Bass Nicole Bass

Iam ready even with my foot the ways it is

Hope it’s warm!

Gonna be a beautiful day with winds around 10 mph from the southeast

I so miss all the events that go with this...Gasparilla rocks!


Epic event.

I was stationed at Mac Dill AFB on and off from 63 to 70. my family stayed at home in Tampa while I was deployed, They always enjoyed that Pirate's fest, that was 47 years ago, and I'm in Brookings Harbor Oregon!

I will be there

Jose Grossberg

count down on, best event of the year

Doing the countdown!!

Amanda and David.

Gina Anselmo Dylan Dvorak Brandt Bernat Karrah Anne

Haley Noel Stasia Christine Jaime On Fleek Becerra Garrett James

Veronica Lynn one of these years we are going together.

Angie Stephanie 😕

Grace Hyland

William Wilson Ashley Dale Evans Mandy Kay Beaubien Beth Bunn

William William

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Gasparilla posted 5 photos on Instagram.

Monday January 15th, 2018 - 8:51 am

Light up beads & cups, bead boxes, toys, stuffed animals, kids tees and more treats for this parade season available at or stop by EventFest [1200 W. Cass St.] 🎉👏🏼☠️ #gasparillatampa @ EventFest, Inc. ... See MoreSee Less


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Deborah Holder Lets go!

Sunday January 14th, 2018 - 2:37 pm

Going on the 27th. Anyone else? Arrrrg! ... See MoreSee Less

Gasparilla is with Ferg's Live Tampa.

Sunday January 14th, 2018 - 11:15 am

Welp, change of plans. 👀🤷🏻‍♂️☠️ ... See MoreSee Less

Welp, change of plans. 👀🤷🏻‍♂️☠️


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I’m down.

Nicole Lynn morning rum is right up our alley 😎🍹

Sounds spot-on for this time of year!

Like how it thinks sometimes.



I am sooo ready

Brenda Lyle, Jennifer Hoffman Williams, Toni Tveter Jones

Angie Carago Short Brent Short

KayLa Breann Raulerson

Marcie Murphy seems legit!! Lol

Brian, doesn’t autocorrect just work off of historic input?

Lateasha, cheers!

Keriann Jill Kerri Hilary Mary-Kate

Jennifer Devenny Fisher Tara Clark Katherine Macrone lol !!

Branden Rybak

Tar-uhh Bonelli

Angelica Maria

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Gasparilla is feeling festive.

Friday January 12th, 2018 - 9:46 am

2018 Official Gasparilla + Bourbon and Boweties Bangles now available online! #GasparillaTampa ... See MoreSee Less

2018 Official Gasparilla + Bourbon and Boweties Bangles now available online! #GasparillaTampa


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How much are they?

Got mine😊

Is there anywhere to get it in person? #JustCurious #AskingForAFriend 😆

Is it possible for them to sell out?

Lillian A. Alamo Hudson we need this!!!!

Just ordered. Will we get this week


Rachel Moser Aren’t these cute!

Got mine and everyone in the Krewe's

Got mine. I love it!

Casey Crone Antonio Frank Alvarez love these!! Have to have it!!

Are they avail in silver, or only gold?

Erika Fieger and Jocelyn Rhode Arthur

Judy Luposello

Devrim Kaldirimoglu

Amanda Carol

Karen Tyson

Holly Marie Long

I got mine and love it

Cassie Schillhahn Redmond we need to get these;)

Kayla Zimmermann maybe next year?

I want one

Lisa J Uribe Horne to help with your new Gasparilla jewel collection!

I need one

Stephany Owens!!!!!!

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Gasparilla shared their event — feeling excited.

Friday January 12th, 2018 - 9:42 am

If you're not coming to the 2018 Children's Gasparilla Extravaganza & Parade next Saturday, then what are you doing mateys!? RSVP Today! #GasparillaTampa

2018 Children's Gasparilla Extravaganza & ParadeJan 20, 11:00amBayshore Blvd, Tampa, FL 33629, United StatesCome enjoy the alcohol-free kick off to the Gasparilla Season with the 2018 McDonald's Children's Gasparilla Extravaganza on Saturday, January 20th!!

Quick Schedule Reference for the Day:
11:00AM Activities open along Bayshore Blvd at 11AM.
11:00AM - 1:00PM Bicycle Safety Rodeo w/@[140302859375255:274:Tampa Police Department]
1:30PM Gasparilla Preschooler's Stroll presented by @[77949271123:274:Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo] (online application available in June 2017)
2:30PM @[169274832370:274:SOCOM Para-Commandos] Day Jump
3:30PM - 6:00PM Children's Gasparilla Parade driven by @[77589292295:274:Chevrolet] (online application for the Parade available June 2017)
6:30PM @[169274832370:274:SOCOM Para-Commandos] Night Jump
7:00PM - 7:30PM Gasparilla Piratechnic Extravaganza (Fireworks Show!)

The Children's Gasparilla Parade & the Fireworks will be broadcast LIVE on @[159207208524:274:FOX 13 News - Tampa Bay]!

Additional details to follow, visit here for additional event info:
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2018 Childrens Gasparilla Extravaganza & Parade

Thursday January 11th, 2018 - 4:23 pm

When should I expect my tickets to arrive in the mail? The date is quickly approaching! ... See MoreSee Less

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Your tickets were mailed out a couple days ago 🙂

Hi Brian! Please email me at [email protected] if you have any tickets questions. Thank you!

Thursday January 11th, 2018 - 9:10 am or swing by EventFest to shop in person! ☠️ ... See MoreSee Less or swing by EventFest to shop in person! ☠️

Wednesday January 10th, 2018 - 5:43 pm

Get your 2018 Gasparilla B&B Bangles at NOW!! #gasparillatampa ... See MoreSee Less

Get your 2018 Gasparilla B&B Bangles at NOW!! #gasparillatampa

Wednesday January 10th, 2018 - 12:51 pm

SEE YOU TONIGHT! 🙌🏼☠️💯 ... See MoreSee Less


Tuesday January 9th, 2018 - 10:02 pm

T O M O R R O W ☠️ ... See MoreSee Less

T O M O R R O W ☠️


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Dont see new 18 braclet online? will it be avaliable to purchase through website today?

are these bracelets available online yet?

Tuesday January 9th, 2018 - 9:23 pm

What can we say? 👀☠️😬💎🏒 #gasparillatampa #stanleycup #gasparilla #shiny ... See MoreSee Less

What can we say? 👀☠️😬💎🏒 #gasparillatampa #stanleycup #gasparilla #shiny


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this should be on social media or live Tv for the ones who can't be there in person because they live too far away!!

One day I'll be back!

Does this mean the cup will be on a float? Thom Doner

Caroline Clements

Jordan Evers

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Event Fest - Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla

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Gasparilla Childrens Extravaganza
Gasparilla Pirate Festival
Country United States of America
State/Province Florida
distance: 20 Miles
Address 1200 W Cass St, Tampa, FL 33606, USA
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