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What Time are the Gasparilla Children’s and Adult’s Parades?

Gasparilla 2018: Gasparilla Parade Dates and Times

It’s almost that time of the year again! While the rest of the United States posts to social media about how miserable their winter is going, we gear up to celebrate the swashbuckling history of the greater Tampa area with Gasparilla – a festival of all things pirate.

As we all know, Gasparilla doesn’t really kick off until the parades! The children’s parade previously and then the Parade of the Pirates the following weekend!

2018 Children’s Gasparilla Parade Info

What Time is the Gasparilla Children’s Parade 2018?

This year, the Children’s Gasparilla Parade will take place on Saturday – January 20, 2018. The parade will begin at 3:30 PM and end at 6:00 PM. This parade will be a great chance to see exciting floats, pirate krewes, marching bands, dance class teams, community and neighborhood organizations and more.

Gasparilla Children’s Parade Route

The Children’s Gasparilla Parade will begin at the corner of Bay to Bay Blvd. and Bayshore Blvd. in downtown Tampa. Continuing North on Bayshore Blvd. The over 100 parade units, floats, krewes and teams will finish their route at Edison Ave.

Gasparilla Children’s Parade TV Schedule and Streaming

As it is every year, the 2018 Children’s Gasparilla Parade will be covered locally by FOX13. If a New Year’s resolution has made you give up your TV set, you can also watch the parade live on the FOX13 website here.

Gasparilla Children’s Parade Tickets 2018

Interested in going to the parade? Tickets are available on the Gasparilla Treasures™ website by clicking here. With multiple ticket options and packages available, make sure you are clicking on an option marked “Children’s Gasparilla 2018.”

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2018 Gasparilla Parade of the Pirates Information

What Day is the 2018 Gasparilla Parade of the Pirates?

The 2018 Gasparilla Pirate Fest takes place on Saturday – January 27, 2018, and will see the usual sequence of events. At 11:00 AM the invasion starts with a brunch, live music and marina water slide. After the keys of the city are taken by the pirates of Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla, the celebratory parade will commence at 2:00 PM.

2018 Gasparilla Parade of the Pirates Route

Beginning at the intersection of Bay to Bay Blvd. and Bayshore Blvd., the 2018 Gasparilla Parade of the Pirates will follow the Krewe 4.5 miles in their celebration.

Where Do I Get Tickets for Gasparilla 2018?

For specialty reserved seating and hospitality, Gasparilla Treasures™ is selling exclusive packages! These tickets can be purchased on the Gasparilla Treasures™ website by clicking here.

Gasparilla Information in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Pasco County

Here in the greater Tampa area, we love Gasparilla. It’s such a fun way to get out, engage with the community and remind all our northern friends on Facebook that there are some places that aren’t so that snowmen are shivering.

With events going on from now through March, we’ll be updating the Local Events section on our blog frequently with Gasparilla updates. Be sure to check it out.

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