Every year a fun new Gasparilla meme surfaces putting into perspective THE SPECTACLE that is the Gasparilla Invasion, flotilla and Pirate Festival.  

Here is one of our favorites from LikeaLaugh:

Pre-parade events, including the Flotilla and Invasion Brunches kick-start the day with Pirate Punch, Rum-Runners, Mimosas, great food, incredible views and more,  for a complete schedule check out:

Following the Flotilla and Invasion this year's Gasparilla Pirate Parade, sponsored by the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa , begins at 11:00 am at Bay-to-Bay Boulevard, winding it's way downtown ending around 2:00 pm when the fun kicks into HIGH-Gear with the Post Parade Parties taking place in Downtown Tampa, Ybor City and the Soho district.

You have plenty of choices Saturday for post-parade fun you do not want to miss, so remember the MOST important saying of them all when it comes to having fun this Saturday:

Here are a few of the BIGGEST and BEST Post Gasparilla Pirate Fest Parade parties happening in Tampa Saturday!:

Official Gasparilla After Party With Captain Morgan!

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.

Ferg's Live, across from Amalie Arena plays host as the Official Gasparilla After Party with special guest Captain Morgan! Look for the Captain along the parade route, he will be handing out tickets for free pirate cocktails! The Captain's signature Gasparilla toast takes place at 6:30 pm, and every swashbuckler in town is invited to raise a glass to Gasparilla, partying late into the night. Live Music and $5 Captain Morgan cocktails will be available all night long.


Gasparilla Post-Parade Party!

If you are heading to SoHo after the parade stop in at Cask to see Tampa's own Daniel B. Marshall perform!  DJ Sirius will be in the house beginning at 10:30 in the upstairs loung.  This SoHo party Kicks off at 4 pm. 


Jackson's Bistro Bar & Sushi

Come to Jackson's following the parade where you will be a V.I.P (very important Pirate) oThe party begins at 10 am with DJ’s playing from well before the first pirates invade until long after the last pirates stagger to rest late that night. Jackson's is hooking you up with several portable bars and tubs packed with cold beers to help keep you and your mates happy. Your hungry horde can feast on hot dogs and hamburgers, snacks and snow cones, hot fresh pizza from Slice & Rice, or you can order from the restaurant’s full dinner menu.


Gaspar's Grotto

Gaspar's Grotto is a pirate themed watering hole in Ybor City renowned for maddness, mahem and pirate themed fun. Artists, politicians, celebrities, and more frequent the Grotto all year long! Following the Invasion and Parade, Gaspar's packs the house so you want to get there early to grab your spot!

Do you nead to GEAR-Up before Saturday's Parade.  Here arrrrgh some great places you can go this week to get your Pirate Style on fleek!


Remember, Gasparilla is a marathon, not a sprint!  Drink Sensibly and we will see you at the After Parties for Gasparilla 2016! Look for our 813area photogs and check in on 813!

Where is your favorite place to party after the city is taken asunder, pillaged and pilloried by blood thirsty pirates?  We welcome your comments below!