2015 Event Schedule

Gasparilla Pirate Fest

January 31, 2015

The Gasparilla Invasion
presented by
Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla

Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Route: The Jose Gasparilla sets sail at the south end of Hillsborough Bay at 11:30 a.m., sails north to Seddon Channel (between Davis Island and Harbour Island), continues north and docks at the Tampa Convention Center at 1:00 p.m.
Viewing: The best seats for the invasion are at the Gasparilla Invasion Brunch at the Convention Center (reserved ticket required and available for purchase HERE).  However, there are many other places in downtown Tampa – waterfront hotels, places along Davis Island and Harbour Island – to view this spectacular event!
Admission Free

Gasparilla Invasion Brunch

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Tampa Convention Center
333 S. Franklin Street, Tampa
Parking is available at the Tampa Convention Center and throughout downtown, but plan to arrive early as parking fills up quickly for the event.
Admission Reserved ticket required for adults and for children over the age of two.   Shipping and handling fees apply. Purchase Tickets 'n' Treasures Here.

Gasparilla Parade of the Pirates
presented by
Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla

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.  (See “Admission” below.)

There are many locations open to the public along Bayshore Boulevard and in downtown Tampa for viewing the parade. 
See Event Map.

Admission Free

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 'n' Treasures Here

Gasparilla Pirate Fest Street Festival

Join us when we kick off the Gasparilla celebration as
Downtown Tampa is transformed by music and entertainment!

For the first time ever on a Friday night, Downtown Tampa will host the Pirate Fest Stage Street Festival in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, located along Ashley Drive from Twiggs to Cass Street. This year the festivities begin even before the pirates invade the City!

The Gasparilla Pirate Fest Street Festival features stages with live entertainment and food.

When: Friday, January 30, 2015
Time: Gates open 5:30 p.m., Concert at 6:00 p.m.
Location: Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, Located along Ashley Drive between Madison and Polk
Admission: $30 General Admission, $75 VIP
Entertainment Schedules:

Gasparilla Charity Concert &
Pre-Invasion Celebration
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park

Benefits the Gasparilla Community Fund and
The Humane Society of Tampa Bay
(Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, Located along
Ashley Drive between Madison and Polk)

presented by

2015 Event Features:

Headliner is the Commodores with
Special Guest Atlanta Rhythm Section and
opening act Daniel B. Marshall

When: Saturday, January 31, 2015
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location: MacDill Park, Located along Ashley Drive and Whiting Street in Downtown Tampa
Admission: Free

Entertainment Schedules:

Gasparilla Invasion Stage
(MacDill Park, Located along Ashley Drive and
Whiting Street in Downtown Tampa)

Sponsored in part by

Centro Tampa Telemundo
2015 Event Features:

Sol Caribe

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