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Raise the Sails!

January 27th, 2024

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Gasparilla Invasion

Presented by Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla

The Jose Gasparilla II, carrying hundreds of fierce pirates, sails to Tampa in search of the Key to the City. The ship and its accompanying flotilla travel north across the Bay and into Seddon Channel before they come ashore at the Tampa Convention Center. Once reaching their destination, our favorite scallywags will raise the flags, mark their territory, and take the Gasparilla celebration on land.

Parade of Pirates

Presented by Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla

With the Key to City assuredly in hand, the Captain and Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla mark the city’s surrender with a festive Parade of Pirates. Presented by Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla annually since 1904, the parade features approximately 140 units of krewes, floats, marching bands, and social organizations.

Pirate Fest

Presented by Bud Light and 101 N. MeridiaN APARTMENT HOMES

Rock pirate style! Seminole Hard Rock Gasparilla Pirate Fest features live music stages along the Tampa Riverwalk. Presented by Bud Light and 101 N. Meridian Apartment Homes, stages in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park and MacDill Park will feature live entertainment before and after the parade, inviting guests to enjoy a lively atmosphere along Tampa’s renowned waterfront.

Chart Your Adventure

Event Information

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Schedule of Events

Before ye set sail for the day, chart out ye course here.

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Parade Route Map

X marks the spot! Be sure to check the map for all road closures, street crossings and more.

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Parade Parking

Parking is limited. Take a page from our pirates’ book and carpool or use a ride-share.

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FAQ / Parade 101

Learn what to expect when our beloved swashbucklers invade the City of Tampa.

Pirate Pride & Support

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