The Gasparilla fun is taking over the clubs in Ybor again this year, and even better ... they're stretching out the parties over several weekends! There's no excuse not to get out and enjoy some pirate-themed fun, so hold on to your eye patch and check out the offerings this year.
Pirate Palooza - On Sunday, January 19th at 4pm, 813area.com will be hosting one of the first Gasparilla parties of the year, Pirate Palooza at Gaspar's Grotto. There will be many authentic pirates in attendance who will share their adventurous stories and educate you on what it takes to be a real pirate, and of course show you how to party like one. If you think you have what it takes to be a real pirate, be sure to come dressed in your best pirate themed outfit and participate in the pirate contest. The party will be hosted by DJ JSTAR and will feature pirate games, a photo shoot for all of the pirates, Touch Vodka sampling, drinking games, drink specials, and Carlos Eats along with food trucks including PAO Truck and South Pacific Grill.
"Beads, Boobs and Booze" - This year's Gasparilla theme at the Honey Pot is "Beads, Boobs and Booze," (because what else could you ask for in a Gasparilla party?) International and multiplatinum records artist Che'Nelle will perform live, and you'll get to enjoy a pirate-themed show with Amy DeMilo (Miss Gay of USA 2013) and cast. There is no cover before 11 pm, and drinks are only $1 from 10-11 pm. Join them on Saturday, January 25th at 9 pm and start your bead collection early.
Gasparilla Day Cannon Ball - Another wild party will be taking place just down the street from the Honey Pot, the Gasparilla Day Cannon Ball at Gbar. Featuring DJ Kidd Madonny from Miami and VJ Charles Machado in the Hook Up Lounge, and also feast your eyes on 10 of the hottest swashbuckling dancers while getting your groove on. Remember to get there early and you'll score $1 drinks (9-11 pm only!).
Gasparilla Knight Parade Party - Grab your peg leg and get ready to dance on February 8th at the only five level nightclub in Tampa, Club Prana. The Gasparilla Knight Parade Party is guaranteed to be the hottest thing happening anywhere that night. Dress to impress, and come ready to dance! Hang on the Rooftop Party Deck and dance under the stars, or book a table in the VIP only Sanctuary. With five different floors and a variety of music ranging from reggae to techno, there is sure to be a sweet spot for everyone. For bottle service, call 813-758-7755. To reserve tickets or a VIP table check out www.clubprana.com
Gasparilla Invasion at The Junior League of Tampa - Come on out to The Junior League of Tampa Headquarters on Saturday, January 25th for their Gasparilla-inspired boat parade! From 8am-1pm, you can enjoy the exciting parade, a live band, 2 buffets, and an open bar which is all included in the entry fee. Entry is $50 for adults and $10 for kids. For tickets, check out jltampa.org/estore.
All of these events are 18+ to enter and 21+ to drink. For more Gasparilla parties, check out our extended list of everything Gasparilla here.