Gasparilla Parking & Transportation

January 30, 2016


Throughout downtown Tampa and Ybor City, parking is available in various garages and lots.  These garages have a one-time special event parking rate paid upon entry. 

Hundreds of thousands are expected to converge on Tampa for this year’s Gasparilla Pirate Fest. To help drivers avoid traffic congestion during Gasparilla, the Florida Department of Transportation encourages travelers heading to the event to use the 511 Traveler Information System before hitting the road to stay up-to-date on crashes, congestion, construction and more. The 511 system provides information on all of Florida’s interstates, toll roads and other major metropolitan roadways, including those near the event, such as I-275, I-4 and I-75. Drivers can get free traffic updates by calling 511, visiting or using the free Florida 511 mobile app. Regional and roadway updates also are available on Twitter by following @FL511_tampabay, @FL_511_I4 and @FL511_I75.

Please Note: Click Here for Street Closures - Parking enforcement in the area of festivities and the neighborhoods bordering the parade route will begin on Thursday afternoon. Friday at 8 a.m to NOON pink slip warnings will be distributed. Parking tickets will be issued for illegal parking from NOON until 10 p.m. on Friday. After 10:00 PM on Friday and until the end of the event, cars will be towed. Be aware, Tampa Police Department will tow cars which will result in additional fees and the inconvenience of having to get your car out of impound!

Streetcar, Bus Service During Gasparilla
For a safe and easy way to get around during Gasparilla on Saturday, Jan. 31, extra streetcar, bus and trolley service will be offered:

For more information about HART service during this special event, call 813-254-4278 or visit 0r View Saturday bus schedule

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(2015 map coming soon)


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