Gasparilla Party Guide: Tampa Bay's Biggest and BEST OF in 2016

Ahoy Me Hearties!  It's a Party! 



Gasparilla Pirate Festival Dinner at Council Oak Lounge Thurs Jan 28th | 6:30 pm

Start your Gasparilla celebration early at the Mount Gay Rum pairing dinner, held at Council Oak Lounge in the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa!



Gasparilla Pre-Invasion Celebration Concert Night Fri Jan 29th | 5 pm - 1 am

Join us at the Pirate Fest Stage in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park for this Gasparilla Pre-Invasion Celebration featuring The Swon Brothers with Special Guest Howie Day, and The Hip Abduction!

Gasparilla Invasion Brunch Cruise Sat Jan 30th 10 am - 1pm

Plunder the seas beside the famed pirate ship "Jose Gaspar" as part of the flotilla on the BIGGEST and best yacht in the flotilla the Yacht Starship! Come experience the absolute BEST view of the Invasion in comfort and your best pirate style! Gear up here! 


Outpost 8th annual Kegs & Eggs Gasparilla Block Party Sat Jan 30 | 9 am - 2 pm

This will be The Outpost's 8th Annual Kegs & Eggs Gasparilla Block Party with an all you can eat and drink breakfast buffet from 9am - 2pm; live music and drink specials too!


Gasparilla Invasion Brunch @ Tampa Convention Center Sat Jan 30 | 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Reserved tickets are required for adults and for children over the age of two, follow the link for ticket information. This event sells out every year!


Jackson's 18th Annual Gasparilla Invasion Party Sat Jan 30th 10 am

One of the BEST seats in the house, come enjoy the Pirate Invasion waterside at Jackson's! Call to reserve your VIP table today!


2016 Gasparilla Pirate Parade Sat Jan 30 | 11:00 am 

The world famous Seminole Hard Rock Gasparilla Pirate Fest Parade takes place in Tampa along bayshore Boulevard beginning at Bay-to_Bay Boulevard ending downtown. Enjoy catching beads, live music, marching bands, pirates, floats, celebrities, entertainment and more.

MacDinton's Soho Saturday Gasparilla Party!  Sat Jan 30 | 12 noon

Plan on stopping by MacDintons party for Live music by Scott Koffman, Mighty Mongo, Logan Grant, and Danny Brantley Band where you can enjoy $5 Sailor Jerry's! The party starts at noon!


Gasparilla Post-Parade Party!   Sat Jan 30 | 4 pm

After the Invasion parade stop by Cask Social Kitchen for the BEST Gasparilla After Party in SoHo! Daniel B. Marshall will be on the Patio from 4 - 7.  DJ Sirius spins in the Lounge at 10;30



Official Gasparilla After Party With Captain Morgan! Sat Jan 30 | 6:30 pm

BEFORE the Parade! Captain Morgan is partnering with Uber to provide $20 ride vouchers for Gasparilla attendees 21 and over. Starting this Thursday, enter promo code ‘PIRATERESPONSIBLY’ in the Uber app by Saturday, Jan. 30th at 2 p.m. EST. 1,000 winners will receive an email or mobile message containing the $20 free promo code. The discount is redeemable for rides taken before Feb. 1st.

AFTER Join Ferg's Live after the Parade and keep the party going at the Officeal After Party with the one and only Captain Morgan! Raise you glass with the Captain at 6:30  place at 6:30 pm then stay for Live Music and $5 Captain Morgan cocktails all night long. Keep a scurvy eye out for the Captain on the parade route, you could receive a free cocktail following the parade at Ferg's Live!


Gasparilla After Party - Club Prana Sat Jan 30th | 8 pm

Party like a pirate following the Gasparilla Parade at Club Prana. Celebrate one of the biggest nights of the year at one of the the hottest NIGHTCLUB's in Ybor City,  Club Prana!


Krewe of Saint Yago Knight Parade 2016 Sat Feb 13 | 7 pm

The Krewe of Sant' Yago host their annual Knight Parade in Ybor City with tons of floats, beads, entertainment and more! Don't miss the fun!


Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic 2016 Sat Feb 20 & 21 | 6 am

The Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic is an annual run to raise money for local charities. The run includes 5k, 15k, 5+3k, half marathon, 5k walk and stroller roll, and more.  There is something for every level of participant from 'never competed' to 'world-class athlete' in the Gasparilla Distance Classic. Come join the fun! The annual Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic is held along Bayshore Blvd, South Tampa and Davis Islands. This year includes a health and fitness expo. Register early to receive extra perks!


Gasparilla Festival of the Arts 2016 Sat Mar 5 | 9 am

The 46th annual Gasparilla Festival of the Arts in Curtis Hixon Park, downtown Tampa featured all mediums.  The venue is perfect, join the excitement surrounding one ot the TOP juries art shows overlooking the Hillsborough River along the Riverwalk.



Gasparilla Music Festival 2016 Mar 12 & 13 | 12 noon

The 2016 Gasparilla Music Festival takes place in Curtis Hixon Riverfront Park and Kiley Garden Park on March 12th & 13th.  he festival featured musical acts covering all genres across several stages.  With photo booths, food and drinks available this is a DO NOT MISS necessity! Save the date! 



Suncoast Credit Union Gasparilla International Film Festival 2016

Join us for the 10th Anniversary of the Suncoast Credit Union Gasparilla International Film Festival and celebrate film! Read about things to do, who you can see and about the new Digital Experience offered this year where your voice counts in: 

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Don;t forget to enter to WIN a free $20 Uber voucher from Captain Morgan - details above!