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Gasparilla Pirate Fest (Tampa)

January 27 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 pm

The legendary Jose Gasparilla arrives in style, sailing into the Tampa Convention Center basin along with a magnificent flotilla of hundreds of vessels and the notorious pirates of Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla.  The ship docks at precisely 1:00 P.M., and the Captain meets the Mayor of Tampa to make his final demand for the key to the city.

The merry pirates have once again conquered the city with a triumphant invasion, and now it’s time to celebrate! Join them as they march down Bayshore Blvd for a victory parade that follows a 4.5-mile journey along the beautiful Hillsborough Bay through downtown Tampa beginning at 2:00 pm.

Dance along to live music before and after the parade at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park (at Ashley Drive and Twiggs Street) and MacDill Park (at Ashley Drive and Whiting Street) from 10 am – 8 pm


January 27
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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