Children's Gasparilla Parade
Community: South Tampa
KREWE OF ITALIA GUEST PROGRAM *** GASPARILLA CHILDREN'S PARADE The Krewe of Italia invites a limited number of guests to bring their children to join the Krewe on its float for the Gasparilla Children's Parade.
ALL PARTICIPATING ADULTS MUST SIGN A RELEASE/HOLD HARMLESS FORMS AND OBTAIN WRISTBANDS IN ADVANCE OF THE PARADE.
1. The Krewe will provide bus transportation to and from the parade. Please arrive at the Italian Club between 1:00 - 1:30 p.m. to check in, sign necessary waivers, and receive the required wristbands for participation. The bus will begin boarding at 1:45 and the bus will leave promptly at 2:00 to ensure access to the staging area. There is parking available for a fee behind Gaspar’s Grotto, next door to the Italian Club. If you are using alternate transportation, keep in mind that no private vehicles will be allowed into the staging area and if you are participating in the parade, you must be at the float no later than 3:00. We are towards the end of the line up (actually, the very end) so if you are okay walking a short distance to staging, you can have someone drop you off near Gandy and Bayshore BLVD.
2. Everyone participating in the parade must have a Release/Hold Harmless form signed and returned, or have one on file from a previous parade. If you are bringing a guest and/or a child please see the Krewe website for a form. Wristbands for parade participants will be given prior to boarding the bus at the Italian Club. If you are using other transportation to the parade, you will need to coordinate getting the wristbands thru your Krewe Member Sponsor. For security purposes, adults without wristbands will not be admitted into the controlled staging area. This is a Children's Parade rule and they will allow no exceptions.
3. The Parade begins at 3:30 p.m. and will end at approximately 6:30 p.m. Krewe of Italia is float number 98(this may change) of 110 + units in the parade. We will be staged on Bayshore Blvd., near Fair Oaks Dr. Due to our parade