You've finally had a few days to recover from Gasparilla Invasion on Tampa, so what now? You didn't think #GasparillaSZN was over, did you? It's time to dust off your luminescent Captain's hat and plan for the annual Sant’ Yago Knight Parade!
The illuminated Knight Parade takes place on Saturday, February 9 from 7-9 p.m. in historic Ybor City starting from Nuccio Parkway and traveling down 7th Avenue to 22nd Street. The event once again cruises through Tampa's entertainment district with bright and colorful floats, extravagant costumes, live music, and, in case, you didn't get enough, more beads! Bleacher seating can be purchased for $25 online if you want the best view in the Bay, but tickets move quickly!
An exciting and festive celebration of civic pride, the Krewe of the Knights of Sant' Yago have put on this event since 1974 celebrating Tampa's rich multi-cultural heritage. Considered one of the largest parades of its kind in the Southeast, the Knight Parade is a tradition unlike any other and makes the Gasparilla season that much more special. Plus, it's free!
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Presented by MOR-TV, the Knight Parade will feature University of South Florida System President as Grand Marshal leading the line of floats, marching bands, and celebrities. Fans will also get a chance to attend a meet-and-greet session in Centro Ybor. When the sun goes down, the party is sure to turn up!