Category Archives: Gasparilla

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Gasparilla Will Still Set Sail Through Tampa Bay in 2021

When is Gasparilla 2021? 

January 2021 came and went and now with February here the question on everyone’s mind around Tampa is, “When is Gasparilla 2021?” The local celebration of the Spanish pirate Joe Gaspar takes place every year in January and February, with a variety of celebrations bringing the locals of Tampa Bay together.  

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When is the Gasparilla International Film Festival in 2019?

2019 Gasparilla International Film Festival Date

If you thought Gasparilla was limited to pirates, well you probably don’t live in Tampa Bay. Although the heart and soul of the festival is the famed pirate Gasparilla and his krewes, the festival exists as an opportunity for Tampa Bay to revel in its uniquely-pleasant winter/spring weather and explore the depth of culture and humanities present in the region. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Gasparilla Is Around the Corner. Here’s What You Need to Know!

When is Gasparilla 2019?

Uniquely Tampa, Gasparilla is a celebration of all things pirate. More than just a pirate-themed festival, however, it’s a creative and community-driven local gala that invites all residents to enjoy the bounty of social activity, fun, food, beverage and events that Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater and the entire Tampa Bay have to offer. Read the rest of this entry >>

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When is the Gasparilla International Film Festival This Year?

2018 Gasparilla International Film Festival Dates

If you’re somebody who likes knowing about the cool stuff before it drops, then film festivals are probably something you enjoy. Film festivals, after all, allow those really interested in movies, filmmaking techniques and storytelling to experience the media that will be the talk of the collective town for the next few months and into award season. Read the rest of this entry >>

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When Is the 2018 Gasparilla Music Festival?

2018 Gasparilla Music Festival Dates and Lineup

It shouldn’t be a secret to anybody, by now, but we love Gasparilla. Every year, we look forward to all the events and the pirate-themed festivities that surround this uniquely-West-Central-Florida gala. Gasparilla has many terrific events during its late-winter/early-spring season and all of them offer Tampa Bay residents the chance to get under the sun and enjoy all the weather and culture that Hillsborough County, Pasco County and Pinellas County have to offer! Read the rest of this entry >>

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When is the 2018 Gasparilla Festival of the Arts?

Gasparilla Festival of the Arts 2018 Dates and Times

In case you haven’t been reading our blog lately, we’re eagerly awaiting the festivals that make-up Gasparilla 2018. Ever since the pirate festival, we’ve been twiddling our thumbs here waiting for more Gasparilla fun and resorting to publishing blogs with themes like analyzing how Bill Murray would spend Groundhog Day in 2018 Kia models and giving out fake awards from the Friendly Kia dogs.

We’re desperate for more swashbuckling fun in Tampa Bay. Read the rest of this entry >>

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What to Do Instead of Gasparilla Pirate Fest Next Weekend?

Gasparilla 2018 Alternatives

Maybe parades aren’t your thing. Maybe the traffic and crowds are a little bit too much. Maybe you have a bad history with pirates (we hear you…). Whatever the reason, the 2018 Gasparilla Pirate Fest next weekend isn’t for everybody.

For those looking to enjoy Saturday the 27th, in an environment that is decidedly not swashbuckling, there are still some magnificent events happening in Pasco County, Tampa, St. Petersburg and the surrounding areas. Read the rest of this entry >>