Seminole Hard Rock Tampa are in the midst of a three year sponsorship as the title sponsor of the Pirate Festival. Last year, my husband and I got to experience Gasparilla in the sponsors tent and we had a blast. Before I share some of my favorite photos from the 2016 Gasparilla Day Parade, I wanted to take a second and recap the Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Gasparilla Charity Dinner which took place two months ago. This amazing dinner was hosted by John O'Hurley (AKA J. Peterman from Seinfeld) and benefited the Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla Community Fund.
streetcar transportation is available.
Have FUN! Remember, all of this is about giving back to our community.
Catch all the beads! Fun fact - we collected only the "good" beads from parades in 2011-2014. I packed an entire suitcase with these beads at our 2014 destination wedding in New Orleans to be part of our welcome bag. Thank you Gasparilla for helping us save $$$ by not having to buy pretty beads!2017 Gasparilla Day Parade Hours
Time: 2:00 p.m. – approx. 5:30 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: There are many locations open to the public along Bayshore Boulevard and in downtown Tampa for viewing the parade.