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!

2018 Gasparilla Pirate Fest & Parade of the Pirates

The 2018 Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa Gasparilla Pirate Fest is FREE TO ATTEND.


Gasparilla After Party at Club Prana

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!

1619 E 7th Ave., Tampa FL, 33605. Phone 813-241-4139

Gasparilla Weekend 2018 at American Social

Join the newest bar on Harbour Island for Tampa's premier Gasparilla Weekend Party at #AmSo!

601 S Harbour Island Blvd, Tampa FL, 33602. Phone (954) 764-7005

Fitz and The Tantrums - NHL All-Star Concert

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!

600 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa FL, 33602.

NHL All Star Guests at Fly Bar

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

1202 N. Franklin St., Tampa FL, 33602. Phone 813-275-5000

Gasparilla at The Patio

Celebrate Gasparilla at the best party in Tampa! Also with a shuttle running people from to and from Bayshore all day long!

421 S MacDill Ave, Tampa FL, 33609. Phone 813-873-7846

Gasparilla Party at Cheezy's

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!

1909 N. 15th St., Tampa FL, 33605. Phone (813) 284-0250

The 2018 NHL All-Star PreGame

The 2018 NHL All-Star PreGame live from Amalie Arena! Test your game in the NHL All-Star Skills Zone, meet and greet NHL legends, and take your photo with the Stanley Cup! 

401 Channelside Dr, Tampa FL, 33602. Phone (813) 301-6500

Gasparilla Bar Crawl with Party Bus

Ahoy Mateys! Our friends at Downtown Crawlers get ready for their First Annual Gasparilla Barrr Crawl! Drinks, brunch and pirates!!!!!

Tampa FL, 33602. Phone 813-419-1732

All-Star Beach Bash Presented by DEX Imaging

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!

1 Causeway Blvd, Clearwater FL, 33767. Phone (727) 461-7732
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