Pirate ship with blue 2021 numbers

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.  

Throughout 2020 the impact of COVID-19 was felt across the Tampa Bay area and many worried about if Gasparilla would go on in 2021, but don’t worry: Gasparilla WILL set sail in 2021. Get all the details on Gasparilla 2021 dates, times, and locations below.  

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Gasparilla 2021 Dates, Times, and Locations 

Gasparilla ship in Tampa Bay

Every year the Gasparilla festival brings a range of events, from a children’s parade to a full-on festival. This year all of the Gasparilla events are being pushed back a few months to allow for optimal planning and safety surrounding COVID-19 restrictions.  

Here are the updated Gasparilla 2021 dates, times, and locations: 

  • Gasparilla Festival of the Arts will be held as a virtual event on March 6 & 7, 2021 
  • Gasparilla International Film Festival will take place March 17-22, 2021 
  • Children’s Gasparilla will be held Saturday, April 10, 2021 
  • Gasparilla Pirate Fest will be held Saturday, April 17, 2021 
  • Gasparilla Distance Classic will take place May 8 & 9, 2021 
  • Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla’s Outbound Voyage will set sail Friday, May 14, 2021 
  • Gasparilla Music Festival dates are to be determined for 2021 

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Tampa Bay’s favorite Gasparilla festival is still set to go on like usual this year, just a few months later than expected. Stay tuned to the Friendly Kia blog for more updates on this year’s 2021 Gasparilla events.