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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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Friday October 13th, 2017 - 8:41 am

Trying to walk away from this work week like ✌🏼☠️ #GasparillaTampa #Gasparilla #friday #friyay #walkaway #work ... See MoreSee Less

Trying to walk away from this work week like ✌🏼☠️ #GasparillaTampa #Gasparilla #friday #friyay #walkaway #work

 

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When walking the plank.... Always do a CannonBall!

Thursday October 12th, 2017 - 7:33 am

What? You've been to the Seminole Hard Rock Gasparilla Pirate Fest Parade but not the Invasion Brunch? That's where you'll find some of the best seats for the invasion, plus live entertainment and a hearty brunch. gasparillapiratefest.com/ ... See MoreSee Less

What?  Youve been to the Seminole Hard Rock Gasparilla Pirate Fest Parade but not the Invasion Brunch?  Thats where youll find some of the best seats for the invasion, plus live entertainment and a hearty brunch.  http://gasparillapiratefest.com/

 

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I’m having a really hard time finding details of events, times and locations. This would be my first time attending and have no idea where to start🤷‍♀️

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Mark

Friday October 6th, 2017 - 8:03 am

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Show us your beads!  Post a photo of your favorite beads from last years booty.

 

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Prepped for the boat 2017. Have a few more than that ordered for 2018!!

Honestly, I can't post my best pics. Bully bully!

🤣🤣✊🏽gasparilla is so lit every year ! I'll give birth by the adult one so I'm in to get another one of these ☺️☺️😂

Here I am Gasparilla 2017!!! Can’t wait for next year!!! 😎👍🏼😘

It's our family thing, every year!

Do I get a prize?

Best little pirate ever

How have I not won this yet?!? Drebbit

Oh when I get home lol I will !

My beads are buried in a chest

Yes..I'm ready! 💀💀💀💀💀

Cheryl Kraus Baker is that you? 😁

Bumpy Pickle

Debbie Tiberio

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Gasparilla is watching Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium.
Gasparilla

Thursday October 5th, 2017 - 3:09 pm

Thursday home games = we're sneaking out of work early... Lehhhhhgo Tampa Bay Buccaneers!! #GasparillaTampa #TampaBayBucs #GoBucs ... See MoreSee Less

Thursday home games = were sneaking out of work early... Lehhhhhgo Tampa Bay Buccaneers!! #GasparillaTampa #TampaBayBucs #GoBucs
Gasparilla shared their event — feeling excited in Tampa, Florida.
Gasparilla

Tuesday October 3rd, 2017 - 10:53 am

Tag a matey who shouldn't miss the 2018 Gasparilla Pirate Fest & Parade of the Pirates!

2018 Gasparilla Pirate Fest & Parade of the PiratesJan 27, 11:00amBayshore Boulevard2018 @[224935481587:274:Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Tampa] @[140947895949748:274:Gasparilla] Pirate Fest is FREE TO ATTEND. Here's the schedule for Saturday, January 27th:

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 @[196477180426104:274:Tampa Convention Center] at 1:00 pm.

9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Gasparilla Invasion Brunch
Location: @[196477180426104:274:Tampa Convention Center]
Admission: Tickets REQUIRED for adults and for children over the age of two. Tickets available: www.GasparillaTreasures.com

2:00 p.m. – approx. 5:30 p.m. Parade of the Pirates
Route: The parade begins at Bay to Bay Blvd & Bayshore Blvd. It continues along Bayshore Blvd to Brorein St., turns east on Brorein St,, then north on Ashley Dr. Parade ends at Cass St. & Ashley Dr.
FREE to attend.

For additional event information visit www.GasparillaPirateFest.com

For Reserved Bleacher Seats, Brunch Tickets, Bourbon & Bowetie Bangles and more merch, visit: www.GasparillaTreasures.com ***2018 Gasparilla Parade Tickets go on sale in May 2017***

Join us on Instagram & Twitter @GasparillaTampa
#GasparillaTampa
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2018 Gasparilla Pirate Fest & Parade of the Pirates

Saturday September 30th, 2017 - 10:13 am

Hello! I want to share supercompilation of music in pirate epic style! It's very funny ))
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Gasparilla updated their cover photo.
Gasparilla

Friday September 29th, 2017 - 9:28 pm

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Friday September 29th, 2017 - 7:33 am

The Seminole Hard Rock Gasparilla Pirate Parade is the third largest parade in the United States. Tampa Bay knows how to party, right? We can't wait for Jan. 27, 2018! ... See MoreSee Less

The Seminole Hard Rock Gasparilla Pirate Parade is the third largest parade in the United States.  Tampa Bay knows how to party, right?  We cant wait for Jan. 27, 2018!

 

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I went last year, an amazing event!

Aye and will be there!

Gasparilla it's January 27th not the 28th.

Sharon Kratzer Williams this is why we get VIP seats! Can't wait!!!!

Mike Ewanis. Richard Bass. This is the day after my birthday. We need to go.

Aye will be attending.

Fav day of the year

⭐️⭐️⭐️

Liz Jimenez CANT WAIT!!

Anne Bryant John Bryant Clay Sublett Lang Sublett get ready mateys

Jaime Erin Polizzi how could you miss out on this event! I expect to see you there this year missy! #noexcuses #Gasparilla2018 #yohoyohopirateslifeforme

Here's my pirate wench costume. See you pirates and wenches in January.

I'm debating get a new pirate wench costume or use one of my old wench costume. See you in January.

Jose Joselito Irizarry Gilbert Santiago Luis Angel Muniz

Ashley Book our hotel on the water now

KREWE OF THE BLACK PEARL

Looking for a KREWE to join? Ask me about www.kreweofshamrock.com !!

Ye Royal Krewe of Charlotte de Berry ... Mermaid Spirit, Pirate Heart!

We'll be there, can't wait!

It's on!! #KreweofSeasaveyours

Beth!!! Book your trip! 👍👍

Ashame we never actually made it to the full parade Alex Angelos

Haven't been in years...thinking this year for another visit !

Bill & Kathy - should I put in my reservation now? ☠️☠️

Yet again..on my birthday! Party on Tampa!

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Gasparilla is feeling inspired at Oxford Exchange.
Gasparilla

Thursday September 28th, 2017 - 2:31 pm

A little treasure for ya matey?? Follow us on Twitter & Instagram [@GasparillaTampa] for your chance to win! #gasparillatampa ... See MoreSee Less

A little treasure for ya matey?? Follow us on Twitter & Instagram [@GasparillaTampa] for your chance to win! #gasparillatampa

Thursday September 28th, 2017 - 10:38 am

That's a funny way of saying 4 MONTHS UNTIL @gasparillatampa!! (Just kidding... can't wait for NHL All-star too!) 🙌🏼☠️🎉🏒 #Repost @sportstampabay (@get_repost)
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Four months until #NHLAllStar Weekend lands in #TampaBay! 🏒🌴☠️
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Thats a funny way of saying 4 MONTHS UNTIL @gasparillatampa!! (Just kidding... cant wait for NHL All-star too!) 🙌🏼☠️🎉🏒 #Repost @sportstampabay (@get_repost)
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Four months until #NHLAllStar Weekend lands in #TampaBay! 🏒🌴☠️
Gasparilla is with Tampa Bay Sports Commission and 4 others.
Gasparilla

Friday September 22nd, 2017 - 9:57 pm

🙌🏼☠️ #GasparillaTampa #Repost @sportstampabay (@get_repost)
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What's the story behind this #NHLAllStar logo photo? Check out TampaBaySports.org or Lightning.NHL.com for a video featuring @gasparillatampa pirates and @tblightning captain Steven Stamkos!
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🙌🏼☠️ #GasparillaTampa #Repost @sportstampabay (@get_repost)
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Whats the story behind this #NHLAllStar logo photo? Check out TampaBaySports.org or Lightning.NHL.com for a video featuring  @gasparillatampa pirates and @tblightning captain Steven Stamkos!

Thursday September 21st, 2017 - 3:21 pm

@gasparillatampa - cooking in style since Jackie 🙌🏼☠️🥘 #GasparillaTampa #TBT #jackiekennedy #gasparilla ... See MoreSee Less

@gasparillatampa - cooking in style since Jackie 🙌🏼☠️🥘 #GasparillaTampa #TBT #jackiekennedy #gasparilla

 

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Still use it, used it yesterday for Spanish Bean Soup

Tuesday September 19th, 2017 - 6:31 pm

In the 813, you can #TalkLikeaPirate anytime of year ☠️🙌🏼 #GasparillaTampa #Gasparilla #TalkLikeAPirateDay 📸 cred: @tampagov ... See MoreSee Less

In the 813, you can #TalkLikeaPirate anytime of year ☠️🙌🏼 #GasparillaTampa #Gasparilla #TalkLikeAPirateDay 📸 cred: @tampagov

Monday September 18th, 2017 - 9:36 pm

✨😍🙌🏼☠️

#Repost @visittampabay (@get_repost)
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Those city lights, though. 🌃😍🙌🏻 #unlocktampabay #lovefl #floridanow
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#Repost @visittampabay (@get_repost)
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Those city lights, though. 🌃😍🙌🏻 #unlocktampabay #lovefl #floridanow

 

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Beautiful💓

Monday September 18th, 2017 - 8:08 am

Less than six months until the biggest party of the year lands in Tampa Bay, but who's counting? Get all the details here! gasparillapiratefest.com/ ... See MoreSee Less

Less than six months until the biggest party of the year lands in Tampa Bay, but whos counting? Get all the details here! http://gasparillapiratefest.com/

 

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So ready !! Every year it's so much fun!!!! Omg omg can't wait !! Lol

Brooke Toby and Greg Modé can we plan to go....? And whoever else wants to go...

Deidre save the date! 😁

I'm ready, lets PPPPPAAAAAARRRRRTTTTTY!

"Seize the Day" 🌺 #kreweofannjeffrey

Let's do this! #KreweofSeasaveyours

Viviane Szaszala and Dylan Davis make sure you save the date!

I'm debating get a new pirate wench costume or use one of my old ones.

Ashley Blankenship "IT'S GASPARILLA DAY!!!!"

Jakub Kowalczyk Peter Bermingham Chandy Olson Kyle Richardson get ready boys

Latanya Valentin and Sara Leuenberger get ready girls!!!!!!!!

Toniann Calabro let's gooooo

Shay Lamb

Kristy

Acissej Kceblam

Deeb Jabaly Kayla Mae Fuller

Eddie Lopez

Jim West

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Gasparilla shared their event — celebrating this weekend.
Gasparilla

Saturday September 16th, 2017 - 8:24 am

Come join us for the 1st Annual Talk Like a Pirate Party at Ferg's Live Tampa today at 2PM!! College football, live music, pirate fun and more!! #GasparillaTampa

1st Annual Talk Like a Pirate PartySep 16, 2:00pmFerg's Live TampaFREE TO ATTEND!!

Join us as we celebate the International Talk Like a Pirate Day at our 1st Annual Talk Like a Party Party on Saturday, September 16th @[1422943031299591:274:Ferg's Live Tampa]!!!

Mix and mingle with your favorite YMKG pirates, enjoy food and beverage specials, watch the biggest football games of the day on two massive projections screens + wall to wall flat screen tvs, enjoy live music from @[212691988831716:274:Who Rescued Who], photo ops, shop your favorite Gasparilla merch, enter to win treasure and more!

SCHEDULE: 2pm - 8pm
3:30pm UF vs. Tenn
5pm - 8pm Live Music by @[212691988831716:274:Who Rescued Who]

SPECIALS!
$5 @[26376118037:274:Tito's Handmade Vodka] and @[147354806202:274:Captain Morgan]
$21 buckets
$2.75 @[54876245094:274:Bud Light] drafts on Happy Hour

#GasparillaTampa #TalkLikeAPirateParty
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1st Annual Talk Like a Pirate Party

Saturday September 16th, 2017 - 7:58 am

Want to talk like a pirate? Here are some of our favorite pirate sayings! ... See MoreSee Less

Want to talk like a pirate?  Here are some of our favorite pirate sayings!

 

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I experienced it for the first time last January, we had so much fun, will be back in 2018. Already have our plane tickets.

Ryan Rosenkranz I think you really need to make a trip down next year to celebrate the festival of your people.

Arrr does mean I agree, I'm happy. But you left out Arrrrr which means I disagree, I'm unhappy.

Jenny Duvall

Torriea Bradford Deb Carpenter

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Gasparilla shared their event.
Gasparilla

Friday September 15th, 2017 - 10:41 pm

See you tomorrow at the 1st Annual Talk Like a Pirate Party mateys! Ferg's Live Tampa 2pm - 8pm for some piratical fun + college football!

1st Annual Talk Like a Pirate PartySep 16, 2:00pmFerg's Live TampaFREE TO ATTEND!!

Join us as we celebate the International Talk Like a Pirate Day at our 1st Annual Talk Like a Party Party on Saturday, September 16th @[1422943031299591:274:Ferg's Live Tampa]!!!

Mix and mingle with your favorite YMKG pirates, enjoy food and beverage specials, watch the biggest football games of the day on two massive projections screens + wall to wall flat screen tvs, enjoy live music from @[212691988831716:274:Who Rescued Who], photo ops, shop your favorite Gasparilla merch, enter to win treasure and more!

SCHEDULE: 2pm - 8pm
3:30pm UF vs. Tenn
5pm - 8pm Live Music by @[212691988831716:274:Who Rescued Who]

SPECIALS!
$5 @[26376118037:274:Tito's Handmade Vodka] and @[147354806202:274:Captain Morgan]
$21 buckets
$2.75 @[54876245094:274:Bud Light] drafts on Happy Hour

#GasparillaTampa #TalkLikeAPirateParty
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1st Annual Talk Like a Pirate Party

Friday September 15th, 2017 - 9:58 am

When it's FINALLY #Friyay 🙌🏼🎉☠️ #GasparillaTampa #Mood #Friday #Repost Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@get_repost)
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Fight Song Friday 😂 @geraldini93 #Repost
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Gasparilla is with Bob Buckhorn and 3 others.
Gasparilla

Monday September 11th, 2017 - 9:53 am

We only allow one Tampa invasion per year, and you ain't it #Irma. ✋🏼☠️ "We are still standing. We are thankful we are still standing." - @bobbuckhornfl We might bend, but we will not break. This city is forever #TampaStrong. ... See MoreSee Less

We only allow one Tampa invasion per year, and you aint it #Irma. ✋🏼☠️ We are still standing. We are thankful we are still standing. - @bobbuckhornfl We might bend, but we will not break. This city is forever #TampaStrong.

 

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• • • • • #hurricaneirma #girlbye #gasparilla #gasparillatampa #tampa #florida #floridastrong #hurricane #fl #flstrong #invasion #tradition #pirates #pirate #tampabay #tampalife

Love this needed it today. God bless

Dear Weather Channel, I prefer this view of Bayshore. 🙂

Thought about you. Glad it didn't hit like was feared

Glad you and Sean are safe!!!!

#piratestrong

Sean Phillips Juliane Ashley Casey Sabrina Leon Butler Danielle McKenzie

Lol Candace Isaacs and I invaded about 4 years ago so you're good 😉☠ Continued prayers for those less fortunate 💓

Brian Singleton

We were SO BLESSED! We dodged a huge bullet!

Where did you get the pic. I want to get one for Fred to frame

But..but didn't Josa come right after Irma ...ha ha kidding !! We are totally strong !!

Aye aye!!!!

😇😇😇😇😇

❤️❤️❤️🙌🏽 Lisa Hernandez Wilkinson

Angel AJ Velazquez

Masaru Sakata

John Sterner

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Address 1200 W Cass St, Tampa, FL 33606, USA
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