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Saturday, January 20, 2018
Gasparilla Preschooler's Stroll
The Gasparilla Preschool Stroll will begin at 1:30pm at Howard Avenue and stroll along Bayshore Avenue up to Rome Avenue. The Preschool Stroll gives the youngest members of the family (usually 5 years of age and younger) the opportunity to participate in the Gasparilla Festivities and dress up in their favorite Pirate-inspired costumes!
Gasparilla Children's Parade
The annual Gasparilla Children’s Parade will begin at 3:30pm-6:00pm, and begin on Bayshore Boulevard at Bay to Bay Boulevard and continues up Bayshore Boulevard to Edison Avenue. The Gasparilla Children’s Parade is a Family-Friendly, alcohol-free event that will feature about 100 participants including dozens of Krewes, community organizations, local schools, marching bands and much more.
"Piratechnic" Extravaganza Fireworks Display
The Gasparilla “Piratechnic” Extravaganza fireworks’ display will brighten the sky above Bayshore Boulevard from 7:00pm until 7:30pm. The Fireworks will replicate the battle between the City of Tampa and Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla.
Saturday, January 27, 2018
The Gasparilla Invasion is one of the most treasured events of the Gasparilla festivities, and will take place from 11:30am until 1:00pm traveling through the Bay and into the Seddon Channel. The Invasion will feature the World Famous Jose Gasparilla Pirate Ship and boats from around the bay area as they fight for the Keys to the City of Tampa.
Gasparilla Parade of Pirates
The Gasparilla Parade of Pirates is one of the largest parades in the country, with hundreds of thousands of people in attendance, nearly 100 hundred floats, 50 Krewes, marching bands and plenty of beads! The Gasparilla Parade of Pirates will travel nearly four miles beginning at Bay to Bay Boulevard and Bayshore Boulevard traveling along Bayshore Boulevard to Brorein Street where it then turns east until reaching Ashley Drive where it will conclude at Cass Street and Ashley Drive. The Parade will begin at 2:30pm and conclude at approximately 5:00pm.