History of Gasparilla
For more than a century, the bold buccaneers of Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla have sailed the seas in relentless pursuit of the treasures nestled in the heart of Tampa. They’ve reappeared year after year, much to the delight of local souls and visiting adventurers alike.
presented by Chick-fil-A Tampa Bay
Gather ye little mates for a memorable day of family fun at the Ashley Children’s Gasparilla presented by Chick-fil-A Tampa Bay. From the Preschooler’s Stroll to an acrobatic air show, a parade featuring pirate-strewn floats, dance performances, and marching bands to the Piratetechnic Fireworks Extravaganza, it’s a full day of daring adventure you won’t want to miss!
Seminole Hard Rock
Gasparilla Pirate Fest
Batten down the hatches and get ready for Tampa’s signature Gasparilla event, Seminole Hard Rock Gasparilla Pirate Fest. Join hundreds of thousands of revelers as Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla celebrates capturing the key to the City with a Parade of Pirates down Tampa’s famed Bayshore Boulevard.
Before returning to sea, Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla boards the Jose Gasparilla II, the world’s only fully-rigged pirate ship, for a final Outbound Voyage. Join us in downtown Tampa to welcome the Krewe and local pediatric cancer survivors as the ship docks from an adventurous sail around Davis and Harbor Islands.
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