11 a.m. - Event Begins
Vendors and children’s activities open along Bayshore
Blvd., from Bay to Bay to Watrous/Orleans Avenues.
11 a.m.–1 p.m. Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety Rodeo presented
by The Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee of Hillsborough
County and the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. Located
along Bayshore, between Rome and Dakota Avenue,
the Bicycle Rodeo is free to everyone interested in learning
how to bicycle safely with traffic. Kids will be fitted with
a free, brand new bicycle helmet they can keep (while supplies
last), and then use one of the Rodeo’s bicycles to ride through a fun
course which teaches skills that may one day save their lives. Helmets provided by the St. Joseph's Children's Hospital Child Advocacy Center.
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Gasparilla
Preschooler's Stroll Beginning
at Howard Ave.and ending at Rome Ave., the Gasparilla Preschooler's
Stroll will feature Tampa Bay's youngest pirates. Children
five and under have their own chance to strut their stuff along
beautiful Bayshore Boulevard. Look for the best little pirate
attire and specially decorated wagons, bicycles and strollers,
in this new Gasparilla tradition.
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Gasparilla Air Invasion
Features a precision parachute jump from the United States Special Operation Jump Team - The Para-Commandos.
3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Parade begins at Bay to Bay and Bayshore, proceeds north
along Bayshore, and the parade ends at Edison Avenues & Bayshore and is 1.7 miles long.
7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Enjoy the largest "Piratechnic" display of the
year as we re-create the imaginary sea battle between the
pirates of Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla and the City of
Tampa. This "battle", has been waged annually
since 1904, and the pirates have won every year! With the
City defenseless, the scene is set for the colorful and festive
Gasparilla Pirate Fest scheduled for January 31, 2015. The
Gasparilla Pirate Fest includes the historic Gasparilla Invasion
and Parade of the Pirates presented by Ye Mystic Krewe of