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.
The annual Gasparilla Pirate Fest has been invading Tampa Bay for over 100 years now. From the water invasion, to the street parade, over half a million people will be showered with beads and entertainment of all kinds!
The Gasparilla Festival is the pride and joy of the city of Tampa and a must-attend event.
Enjoy a pirate party with the dazzling parade featuring bands, beads, floats, and more. There will be great live entertainment, food, drinks, and much more throughout the Gasparilla Parade.
Experience the Gasparilla Festival in Tampa on land or water but don't miss out on the amazing pirate festivities!
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Gasparilla Invasion
Route: The Jose Gasparilla sets sail at the south end of Hillsborough Bay at 11:30am., sails north to Seddon Channel & docks at the Tampa Convention Center at 1:00 pm.
9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Gasparilla Invasion Brunch
Location: Tampa Convention Center
Admission: Tickets are REQUIRED for adults and for children over the age of two.
2:00 p.m. – approx. 5:30 p.m. Parade of the Pirates
Route: The Gasparilla Parade begins at Bay to Bay Blvd & Bayshore Blvd. It continues along Bayshore Blvd to Brorein St., turns east on Brorein St,, then north on Ashley Dr. Parade ends at Cass St. & Ashley Dr. FREE to attend.