2023 Seminole Hard Rock GASPARILLA PIRATE FEST
Saturday, January 28. 2023!
To celebrate their capture of the City of Tampa, the Captain and his Krewe share their wealth – glittering beads, treasures and doubloons – with a lively, enthusiastic crowd all along the 4.5 -mile parade route.
“Make way, mateys!” shout Tampa’s original buccaneers as they wind their way down historic Bayshore Blvd. and into downtown Tampa – amidst colorful costumes and festive music. The Gasparilla Parade of the Pirates will boast over 140 units – including more than 103 elaborate floats, 5 marching bands, over 50 distinct Krewes and, of course, those infamous YMKG pirates!
The parade begins at Bay to Bay and Bayshore Blvd. It continues along Bayshore Blvd. to Brorein St., turns east on Brorein St., then north on Ashley Dr.. The parade ends at Cass St. & Ashley Dr. This event is free to the public. Reserved bleacher seating is available for the Parade of the Pirates. For information and to purchase tickets visit Gasparilla Treasures™.
Note: Providing the event is not sold out of seating, ‘day of event tickets’ will increase per ticket!
Gasparilla Parade of Pirates
Time: 2:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Route: The parade begins at Bay to Bay Boulevard and Bayshore Boulevard. It continues along Bayshore Boulevard to Brorein Street, turns east on Brorein Street, then north on Ashley Drive. The parade ends at Cass Street & Ashley Drive.
Viewing: Purchasing reserved bleacher seats is the best way to secure a great viewing spot for this unique parade. There are many locations open to the public along Bayshore Boulevard and in downtown Tampa for viewing the parade.
Admission: Reserved seating is available. Reserved tickets are required for adults and children over the age of two. Children two and under, without a ticket, must remain in an adult’s lap. Shipping and handling fees apply. See bleacher seating locations on the Event Map under the FAQ’s page. Purchase tickets and Gasparilla Treasures™ Here
Gasparilla Pirate Fest
An expanded Pirate Fest in 2023 will feature stages along the Riverwalk in downtown Tampa, presented by Bud Light Seltzer. Pirate Fest will feature stages with live entertainment pre and post parade in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park (Ashley and Twiggs), and MacDill Park (Ashley and Whiting). Entertainment lineup will be announced soon.