IT'S FINALLY HERE!
We normally try and make the Things to Do as inclusive as we can. We find events from across the Bay Area, and find a balance of fun for adults and families from across our region. We want to make everyone feel like there's something for them as part of these pieces.
Not this week. It's either #PucksAndPirates (it's a real hashtag and it's great!), or it's not in here.
The last week in January is always the biggest in Tampa, but with the NHL All-Star Game invading alongside Gasparilla pirates and scalawags for 2018, this year is even more special. No foam cannonballs being thrown to the crowd this year at the parade: this time it's hockey pucks. The best trophy in sports, the Stanley Cup, will lead off the parade, and the Lightning's Vinny LeCavalier will serve as Grand Marshal. For an event where the ice is usually reserved just for mixed drinks, it adds an extra touch to the arrrrrr favorite weekend of the year!!
Here are the Top 10 Things to Do for Gasparilla Weekend 2018. Get ready to celebrate in style!
The 2018 Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa Gasparilla Pirate Fest is FREE TO ATTEND.
The pirating doesn't stop when the parade is over. Club Prana continues the party with best Gasparilla afterparty in Tampa! Call ahead for VIP service now!
Join the newest bar on Harbour Island for Tampa's premier Gasparilla Weekend Party at #AmSo!
Neo soul/indie pop band Fitz and The Tantrums (we're sure you know their hits, but make sure you know Fool's Gold & MoneyGrabber before the concert) will headline the 2018 Enterprise NHL® All-Star Friday Night concert at Curtis Hixon Park on Friday, Jan. 26!
Hang out with the Tampa Bay Lightning's Raw Charge and Greg Wyshynski of ESPN this Friday night after the concert and before the 2018 All-Star Weekend
Party Like a Pirate at the best Gasparilla Party to arrrr day! $15 gets you all-you-can-drink Don Q drinks and a personal pan pizza!
Wanna get in on the NHL All-Star fun, but don't want to cross the bridge? The Tampa Bay Sports Commission, in partnership with Presenting Sponsor DEX Imaging, Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater, the City of Clearwater and the Tampa Bay Lightning are bringing the party (and the Stanley Cup) to you on the beach at Pier 60 in Clearwater!