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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

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Gasparilla is with Val Aero and 3 others.
Gasparilla

Friday December 15th, 2017 - 8:32 am

#FBF to this great shot of our ship & flotilla from last year! #GasparillaTampa #Gasparilla #Tampa #Repost @jsalephotography (@get_repost)
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Who's looking forward to @gasparillatampa? Here's a shot of the Jose Gaspar during last year's pirate invasion.
#tampa #gasparilla #tampabay #gasparilla2017 #gasparilla2018
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#FBF to this great shot of our ship & flotilla from last year! #GasparillaTampa #Gasparilla #Tampa #Repost @jsalephotography (@get_repost)
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Whos looking forward to @gasparillatampa? Heres a shot of the Jose Gaspar during last years pirate invasion. 
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Andreas, not too late to book. I have a guest room now.

We can't wait to join the Gasparilla Invasion again this year! Come aboard the StarLite Sapphire and be a part of the invasion with us among thousands of others on the water! www.starlitecruises.com/cruises/gasparilla-invasion-tampa-bay.html

We're there! #KreweofSeasaveyours #FeartheKraken #SteampunkKrewe #SkyPirates #Gasparilla2018

would never miss it!

YMKG !!!!!!!!

Jakub Kowalczyk Peter Bermingham Chandy Olson get ready

Gela Feroze😁

Can't wait to wear my new pirate wench costume. See you guys on January 27th.

Dave Walters

What is the date again!?

We will be ready 😂👌🏽

Susan Young McClure, Heather Shea, Tamara Durniak!!

Kurtis Michael Loan Luong Brooke Barker

Kate Wills

Nikole

Curtis!!!!

Kyle Christensen

Mariah Mowitt Krista Kennedy

Devin Powers

Thomas Gutierrez

Guillermo Echevarria Baez

Shane Russell

Charissa Presti

Amanda Owens

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Thursday December 14th, 2017 - 10:01 am

Pirate problems 🙄☠️ [limited quantity available - link in bio!] #GasparillaTampa #Tampa #Gasparilla #Pirate #SwearJar #Decor ... See MoreSee Less

Pirate problems 🙄☠️ [limited quantity available - link in bio!] #GasparillaTampa #Tampa #Gasparilla #Pirate #SwearJar #Decor

 

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If I used that I wouldn't have any money left to pay the bills.

Gasparilla shared Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Tampa's post — at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Tampa.
Gasparilla

Thursday December 14th, 2017 - 9:37 am

Congrats to Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Tampa for a wonderful charity dinner last night at their new restaurant #TheRezGrill <3 Thank you for your continued support of the Gasparilla Community Fund! #GasparillaTampa #HardRockTampaTeam work makes the dream work & our culinary team is ready to rock #TheRezGrill. Tonight’s special guest: John O'Hurley!🍴 #BTS #StayTuned ... See MoreSee Less

Congrats to Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Tampa for a wonderful charity dinner last night at their new restaurant #TheRezGrill

Wednesday December 13th, 2017 - 7:29 pm

Anyway to join a Krew? We are coming from Rochester, Ny and Wilmington,NC ... See MoreSee Less

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You’ll want to check with the Interkrewe Council

Gasparilla posted 4 photos on Instagram.
Gasparilla

Monday December 11th, 2017 - 10:45 pm

Our friends VooDoo Chef [the Official Sauce & Seasoning of Gasparilla] hosted an event Epicurean Hotel, Autograph Collection tonight - and we loved every bite of it! Gingerbread creme brûlée not pictured... because our forks are faster than our photo skills 🤦‍♀️😬☠️ #GasparillaTampa #sorrynotsorry #voodoochef #epicurean #epicureanhotel #gasparilla #foodie #scallops #steak @ Epicurean Theatre ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Such a great night!

Friday December 8th, 2017 - 3:59 pm

We only have FOUR @gasparillatampa wreaths left & then we’re SOLD OUT for the season!! Call @eventfest at 813-251-8844 to snag your fav before they’re gone! #GasparillaTampa #gasparillatreasures #Gasparilla #wreaths #tampa #pirate #skull ... See MoreSee Less

We only have FOUR @gasparillatampa wreaths left & then we’re SOLD OUT for the season!! Call @eventfest at 813-251-8844 to snag your fav before they’re gone! #GasparillaTampa #gasparillatreasures #Gasparilla #wreaths #tampa #pirate #skull

 

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Yes, they are awesome!

Devan Acierno these are pretty cool. You like?

Who made these?

Thursday December 7th, 2017 - 4:51 pm

Our friends at @onbikes [who give away a whole bunch of bikes during our Children’s Gasparilla Parade - Bicycle Safety Rodeo with @tampapd] have their event this Saturday! Show ‘em some love mateys! ☠️♥️🚴‍♂️ #GasparillaTampa #OnBikes ... See MoreSee Less

Our friends at @onbikes [who give away a whole bunch of bikes during our Children’s Gasparilla Parade - Bicycle Safety Rodeo with @tampapd] have their event this Saturday! Show ‘em some love mateys! ☠️♥️🚴‍♂️ #GasparillaTampa #OnBikes

Thursday December 7th, 2017 - 7:54 am

Some simple signs I carved for the event!! Can't wait to see everyone out there!!! ... See MoreSee Less

Some simple signs I carved for the event!!  Cant wait to see everyone out there!!!

Thursday December 7th, 2017 - 7:53 am

And it's that time of year again!!! ... See MoreSee Less

And its that time of year again!!!
Gasparilla added 9 new photos — thinking about Gasparilla at EventFest, Inc..
Gasparilla

Tuesday December 5th, 2017 - 4:11 pm

Needing decor for your upcoming #PirateParty - look no further than www.GasparillaTreasures.com me mateys! We've recently added light up tumblers, wine openers, skulls, swords, serving trays and more! Call our shop (813) 251 - 8844 if you have any questions! #GasparillaTampa #GasparillaTreasures #GasparillaMerch ... See MoreSee Less

 

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I have the Pirate wine key and I love it!

Where are you located for the will call pick up?

Kassy Leasure Idk why I thought of you

How much are the chest going for

Can not wait so freaking ready it always falls on my birthday weekend !

Danielle Brown look at the cute bottle opener!!

I have that light up cup 🤘🏻

Yuppers!

Nena Cox! Time to go shopping! 😉

Yesssssss!!!!!!

Daniela Chiaramonte <3

Morgan Tietjen Shannon Boromei

Brittany Kasten

Angii Ma

Darlene Matthis Fowler

Jessie Littlejohn

Jolly Roger

Melissa Passman

Ashley Messer, Steve Messer, Travis Johnson, Christina Duncan

Carlos Soto

Iliana Olson

Rachel Monroe Rainbolt

Ashley Campbell

Charissa Presti

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Sunday December 3rd, 2017 - 1:55 pm

Anyone want to to trade older year gasparilla coins/tokens? I have a bunch of duplicates, Ill trade em for ones i dont have of if you just need some thats fine to. ... See MoreSee Less

Wednesday November 29th, 2017 - 1:18 pm

Cheers to 20 years matey! Proud to have @titosvodka as our Official Vodka of Gasparilla Pirate Fest again this year! Here’s to the next 20 @vodkafordogpeople @titosduane 👋🏼☠️✨ #GasparillaTampa #Gasparilla #Tampa #Repost @titosvodka (@get_repost)
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"We are all made of stardust and it wants us to do good." - Tito Beveridge ✨
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Jim Driscoll

Tuesday November 28th, 2017 - 1:27 pm

☠️😍 #GasparillaTampa





• #Repost @tampasunsets (@get_repost)
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The sun is setting by the @gasparillatampa pirate ship! I can’t wait until January!
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The sun is setting by the @gasparillatampa pirate ship! I can’t wait until January!

 

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This lass would like to know where she can apply to join some crewz for the grand parade approaching in January

Bullet Photography

Thursday November 23rd, 2017 - 12:36 pm

Grateful for the friends and family we’re surrounded by today, cheers to you and yours mateys!! #GasparillaTampa #happythanksgiving #Thanksgiving ☠️🍽🍾🍂 ... See MoreSee Less

Grateful for the friends and family we’re surrounded by today, cheers to you and yours mateys!! #GasparillaTampa #happythanksgiving #Thanksgiving ☠️🍽🍾🍂
Gasparilla is with Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo.
Gasparilla

Monday November 20th, 2017 - 5:14 pm

The look your kiddos will give ya if you forget to sign up for the 2018 Gasparilla Preschooler’s Stroll presented by Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo - application available NOW @ GasparillaExtravaganza.com [due Jan. 5, 2018] ☠️🐒 #GasparillaTampa #lowryparkzoo #Tampa #Zoo #florida #preschool #gasparilla #lowrypark ... See MoreSee Less

The look your kiddos will give ya if you forget to sign up for the 2018 Gasparilla Preschooler’s Stroll presented by Tampas Lowry Park Zoo - application available NOW @ GasparillaExtravaganza.com [due Jan. 5, 2018] ☠️🐒 #GasparillaTampa #lowryparkzoo #Tampa #Zoo #florida #preschool #gasparilla #lowrypark
Gasparilla is with Sam Wescott and 11 others.
Gasparilla

Monday November 20th, 2017 - 2:23 pm

68 👏🏼 DAYS 👏🏼 MATEYS👏🏼!! Tag a friend who is counting down to @gasparillatampa 2018 with you!! #GasparillaTampa #countdown




• #Gasparilla #Tampa #Florida #tampabay #813 #pirates #pirate #parade #parades #countdownbegins #letthecountdownbegin #bayshore #tradition #tampaflorida
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On my Birthday!!!! Woop woop!!!!!! 🙂

Michelle Wills Diana Reyes Samantha Cordero Jordan Moseley Omar Negron y’all take off right this moment

Misty Salter Danny Mantione Valerie Maier Bowman Barbie Whiteside Kenny Bryant Megan Willis Gutmann Doreen Boggs Shantel Griffin

Betsy Irwin ahoy matey! Lol... yall need to go! Miss u chick hope all is well 🙂

Kathleen Elizabeth you get to be here for this!!

I’m in!!

My room is booked!!

Whoop whoop

Kera Rae Frizzell biggest pirate fest around!!

Yay!

Latanya Valentin and Sara Leuenberger get ready ladies ❤️❤️

Yesss my favorite day of the year!! Dezi Bee Crystal Nedik Rachel Nicosia Kristina Alspaw...hopefully it's a little warmer than last year!!! Haha

Cindy Newport Amato Tracey Freitag Jennifer Tumolo Katrin Nill are we all going???

Ashley Kay Cochol bc Brett

Counting down the days Eric Arneson Michele Geissler Rob Conley Kathy Potter Lisa Setaro Jeanne Matheny

Stephanie ☺️

Maizie Beerman ☠

Bridget Jacques Amanda Rutherford Georgie Howe Anna Kalfaian Dagmara Lapins Kanoe-ski Shizuru Katie O'MalleyDiana Kenealy

Jessica

Nina Marie Gagnier

Troy Evans

Kara McGowan

Curtis

Trina Elson

Neal

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Sunday November 19th, 2017 - 5:34 pm

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#GasparillaTampa #Tampa #TampaBay #Gasparilla #Gasparilla
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I can try to get a layover there that week we stay at the Sheraton right down town by Tampa college

We're in! #KreweofSeasaveyours #FeartheKraken #SteampunkKrewe #Steampunkpirates #SkyPirates

Natielis Kali we have to do this this year. I've got the spare room!

Can’t wait to go!

Julie Higdon Villa so excited.

I can't wait to wear my new pirate wench costume. Hopefully I can walk from the city bus stop from Swann and Howard Aves. To Bay shore Blvd. Because I have arthritis in my knee.

Janniel Negrón Rodríguez Julius Zayas Stheph Neg Cindy Rodriguez Magdalis Maldonado Rodriguez Lilian Rodriguez Jesus Rodriguez Marilyn Valdivieso

Jen White

Too bad there are no hotel rooms in Downtown that weekend.

Jay let's make this happen

When is it bro I’m in

Brittany Michelle Talleyrand Jenna Brady

Holly Marie Long

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Gasparilla shared their event.
Gasparilla

Tuesday November 14th, 2017 - 12:12 pm

Looking for information on the family-friendly, alcohol free, McDonald's 2018 Children's Gasparilla Extravaganza & Parade - look no further! RSVP here and share it with your mateys for the latest news and updates! #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: gasparillapiratefest.com/childrens-fest/
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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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