If you’re a true Tampa local then you know the feeling. It’s similar to Christmas Eve, but instead of a fat man down a chimney, we've got a pirate marauding his way down the street! Our internal clocks are ticking and we can feel Gasparilla getting closer! The only Friday night of the year you'll want to be in bed early is forthcoming, and so is the day we've been preparing for since a mere 364 days ago.

Bring thy rum (or tequila or whatever, but preferably rum) for our favorite holiday of the year. For those of you in a krewe, fire the beads high and far, and stay safe on the boats if ye' invadin' this Gasparilla on Saturday!

We hope you've got your pirate garb, collect all the beads you can and have a memorable Gasparilla this coming Saturday (finally!!) by attending any of the following events:

2019 Gasparilla Pirate Festival

2019 Gasparilla Pirate Festival

on Saturday, 26 Jan, 2019 9:00 AM
at Tampa Convention Center
Participants: Gasparilla
333 S. Franklin Street, Tampa, FL 33602

The 2019 Seminole Hard Rock Gasparilla Pirate Fest is scheduled for 9:00am to 9:00pm on Saturday, January 26, 2019, in Tampa and will feature the 103rd Gasparilla Invasion and Parade of the Pirates presented by Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla.

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Steve Aoki @ The Ritz Ybor

Steve Aoki @ The Ritz Ybor

on Friday, 25 Jan, 2019 10:00 PM
at The RITZ Ybor
1503 E 7th Ave., Tampa, FL 33605

Sunset Events & Disco Donnie Presents in Association with Tampa EDM present: STEVE AOKI

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Tito's Gasparilla Barrr Crawl with Brunch & Party Bus

Tito's Gasparilla Barrr Crawl with Brunch & Party Bus

on Saturday, 26 Jan, 2019 10:00 AM
at Thee Tree House
Participants: Downtown Crawlers
1809 W Platt Street, Tampa, FL 33606

Buffet Style Brunch, Bottomless Mimosas & Bloody Mary's, 3 Venues, Party Bus Transport, Welcome Shots at every bar, Shotgun Beers, Raffle Prizes, other surprises & the Gasparilla Parade! The perfect event for a perfect Gasparilla Day! A MUST attend event

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The D-10 Society's Gasparilla After Party 2019

The D-10 Society's Gasparilla After Party 2019

on Saturday, 26 Jan, 2019 6:00 PM
at House
Participants: D 10 Society
114 S Westland Ave, Tampa, FL 33606

Ahoy Rapscallions! Avast Ye. The D-10 Society’s Gasparilla after party is back! Last year guests (despite being three sheets to the wind), made it through a full day of plundering and joined us for more pillaging until ships finally sank at midnight.

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Gasparilla Weekend Takeover @ MacDinton's Irish Pub

Gasparilla Weekend Takeover @ MacDinton's Irish Pub

on Friday, 25 Jan, 2019 3:00 PM
at MacDinton's
405 South Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606

It's Tampa's biggest weekend and there should be no other place to spend it other than at MacDinton's!

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Gasparilla Party Fest at District Tavern

Gasparilla Party Fest at District Tavern

on Saturday, 26 Jan, 2019 8:00 AM
at District Tavern
116 N 12th St, Tampa, FL 33602

Gasparilla 2019 is here and District Tavern is your first stop! Doors open at a special 8am, serving up the most delicious Brunch Buffet and AYCD Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas! Music and Entertainment for your enjoyment with all day fun!

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Off The Plank Tree House

Off The Plank Tree House

on Saturday, 26 Jan, 2019 10:00 AM
at Thee Tree House
1809 W Platt Street, Tampa, FL 33606

The Tree House is raising its pirate flag and having a block party starting bright and early with Pirate Brunch, a Barrrgh Crawl, Beer Truck, Food on the grill outside and music inside and out all day!

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Gasparilla Invasion Brunch Party at American Social

Gasparilla Invasion Brunch Party at American Social

on Saturday, 26 Jan, 2019 10:00 AM
at American Social
601 S Harbour Island Blvd, Tampa, FL 33602

Join us on Harbour Island for Tampa's premier Gasparilla Party for Brunch at American Social with the premier view of the invasion.

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Aloft Downtown Tampa Hotel's Gasparilla Party

Aloft Downtown Tampa Hotel's Gasparilla Party

on Saturday, 26 Jan, 2019 8:00 AM
at Aloft Tampa Downtown Hotel
100 West Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33602

Start your day off right! Grab bottomless mimosas or start at the rum bar at 8 am. A full bar and DJ will take over the front patio all day long! After the parade head to Aloft's WXYZ Bar for the after-parrrrrrty from 6pm-11pm.

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HighBall! A Craft Cocktail Competition

HighBall! A Craft Cocktail Competition

on Thursday, 24 Jan, 2019 7:00 PM
at Nova 535
535 Dr. M.L.K Jr. St. N., Saint Petersburg, FL 33701

Your favorite cocktail competition is back for another round. Who makes the best cocktail in Tampa Bay? We'll let attendees decide at our 3rd annual cocktail competition, HighBall 2019!

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Four Green Fields Gasparilla Invasion Party

Four Green Fields Gasparilla Invasion Party

on Saturday, 26 Jan, 2019 9:00 AM
at Four Green Fields
205 W Platt St, Tampa, FL 33606

Four Green Fields is the closest bar on this list to the parade route and therefore, it’s a Gasparilla staple for many of the krewe members and Gasparilla devotees. This Gasparilla they’re opening their doors at 9 am.

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Gasparilla Champagne Brunch

Gasparilla Champagne Brunch

on Saturday, 26 Jan, 2019 9:00 AM
at World of Beer | SoHo
402 South Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606

Ahoy mateys! Fuel up for the Gasparilla parade by coming to our Champagne brunch with full mimosa bar!  Brunch starts at 9 AM, first come first serve! We will not be taking reservations or call aheads.

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10th Annual Gasparilla Extravaganza 2019

10th Annual Gasparilla Extravaganza 2019

on Saturday, 26 Jan, 2019 10:00 AM
at The Westin Tampa Harbour Island
725 South Harbour Island Blvd, Tampa, FL 33602

Please join us Saturday, January 26th at The Westin Tampa Waterside for the 10th Annual Gasparilla Extravaganza! Your involvement will help children and families who benefit from the valuable services provided by Hands Across the Bay.

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Gasparilla at Jackson's Bistro

Gasparilla at Jackson's Bistro

on Saturday, 26 Jan, 2019 10:00 AM
at Jackson's Bistro Bar & Sushi
601 S Harbour Island Blvd, Tampa, FL 33602

Doors will open at 10am. DJ's will be spinning by 10am and bars will be open and ready for orders. They are setting up a grill for those of you who need some food in your tummy before the parade.

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Gasparilla Invasion Cruise

Gasparilla Invasion Cruise

on Saturday, 26 Jan, 2019 10:00 AM
at
603 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602

A Tampa tradition returns as pirates take over the city! The Gasparilla Invasion lands in Tampa and there’s no better view than the one you’ll have aboard Yacht StarShip, the largest vessel in the flotilla.

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Irish 31 Gasparilla Party

Irish 31 Gasparilla Party

on Saturday, 26 Jan, 2019 10:00 AM
at Irish 31 - Hyde Park Village
1611 West Swann Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606

Irish 31 Hyde Park will have a live DJ all day as well as a number of drink specials on Gasparilla! It’s only a 5-minute walk to the parade so why not stop by on your walk to the parade for one more drink?

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Wreck'd Gasparilla Invasion Party

Wreck'd Gasparilla Invasion Party

on Saturday, 26 Jan, 2019 10:00 AM
at Cask
208 S. Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606

Carlo LIO, Archila, Jason Rault. Kike Roldan and more DJ's will be spinning the deck's at Cask and getting everyone into the Gasparilla spirit on Saturday, January 26th!

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Manic Focus @ The Orpheum

Manic Focus @ The Orpheum

on Friday, 25 Jan, 2019 8:00 PM
at The Orpheum
1915 East 7th Avenue, Tampa, FL 33605

AEG Presents: Manic Focus Artifakts at The Orpheum in Tampa at 8pm!

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PEAK POWER SERVICES & FLORIDA WIRELESS ASSOCIATION 2019 SECOND ANNUAL GASPARILLA EVENT

PEAK POWER SERVICES & FLORIDA WIRELESS ASSOCIATION 2019 SECOND ANNUAL GASPARILLA EVENT

on Saturday, 26 Jan, 2019 12:00 PM
at Tampa
Bayshore Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33606

YO HO ME HEARTIES!!  DRINK UP! JOIN THE MOTLEY KREWE OF PEAK POWER SERVICES & YE MYSTIC KREWE OF FLORIDA WIRELESS ASSOCIATION AS WE PREPARE FOR THE GASPARILLA PIRATE INVASION and PARADE OF PIRATES 2019.

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The Gasparilla Block Party 2019 w/ Chus & Ceballos

The Gasparilla Block Party 2019 w/ Chus & Ceballos

on Saturday, 26 Jan, 2019 12:00 PM
at Gengiz Khan Mediterranean Grill
3114 W Bay to Bay Blvd, Tampa, FL 33629

The Gasparilla Block Party of 2019 starts at noon on Gasparilla and invites one and all to join in on the fun! With countless DJ's and lots of dancing to be done this is a party you don't want to miss!

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Shipwrecked Music Festival - Gasparilla Weekend in Tampa Bay

Shipwrecked Music Festival - Gasparilla Weekend in Tampa Bay

on Saturday, 26 Jan, 2019 7:00 PM
at Circulo Cubano de Tampa
2010 Avenida Republica De Cuba, Tampa, FL 33605

Alliance Events presents: SHIPWRECKED MUSIC FESTIVAL on Gasparilla Weekend - Saturday, January 26th.

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R&R Sunday Brunch Party at Osteria & Franklin Manor

R&R Sunday Brunch Party at Osteria & Franklin Manor

on Sunday, 27 Jan, 2019 10:00 AM
at Osteria Tampa
Participants: Franklin Manor
903 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

SUNDAY FUN-DAY BRUNCH PARTY! "RECOVERY" At Osteria Tampa 10A-3P Indulge in our mouth watering Italian inspired brunch menu & cocktail list. RESERVE YOUR TABLE NOW AT WWW.OSTERIATAMPA.COM (space is limited)

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