Presented by Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla
January 28, 2017
Beware booming cannons, bold and boisterous buccaneers!
To celebrate their capture of the City of Tampa, the Captain and his Krewe share their wealth – glittering beads, treasures and doubloons – with a lively, enthusiastic crowd all along the 3.8-mile parade route.
“Make way, mateys!” shout Tampa’s original buccaneers as they wind their way down historicBayshore Boulevard and into downtown Tampa – amidst colorful costumes and festive music. The Gasparilla Parade of the Pirates will boast over 130 units – including more than 90 elaborate floats, 14 marching bands, over 50 distinct Krewes and, of course, those infamous YMKG pirates!
The parade begins at Bay to Bay Boulevard and Bayshore Boulevard. It continues along Bayshore Boulevard to Brorein Street, turns east on Brorein Street, then north on Ashley Drive. The parade ends at Cass Street & Ashley Drive
This event is free to the public. Reserved bleacher seating is available for the Parade of the Pirates. For information and to purchase tickets
visit Gasparilla Treasures™.
Note: Providing the event is not sold out of seating, ‘day of event tickets’ will increase $5 per ticket!
|Time:||2:00 p.m. – approx. 5:30 p.m.|
|Route:||The parade begins at Bay to Bay Boulevard and Bayshore Boulevard. It continues along Bayshore Boulevard to Brorein Street, turns east on Brorein Street, then north on Ashley Drive. The parade ends at Cass Street & Ashley Drive.|
|Viewing:||Purchasing reserved bleacher seats is the best way to secure a great viewing spot for this unique parade. There are many locations open to the public along Bayshore Boulevard and in downtown Tampa for viewing the parade.|
|Admission||Reserved seating is available. Reserved tickets are required for adults and children over the age of two. Children two and under, without a ticket, must remain in an adult’s lap. Shipping and handling fees apply. See bleacher seating locations on the Event Map. Purchase tickets and Gasparilla Treasures™ Here|