Grab your pirate hats and boots – Gasparilla is here! Tampa natives await this local holiday while out of towners flood into Tampa for the unique and colorful spectacle that is Gasparilla. Whether you’re watching the boats on the water or along Bayshore Boulevard, it’s sure to be a party. With all of this excitement, you’ll want to have a plan to best enjoy the Gasparilla holiday. Why not attend one of the many Gasparilla parties?
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Here’s a list of ticketed parties before, during and after the Gasparilla parade so you can keep the party going.
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Located at the Tampa Convention Center, this ticket gets gives you access to a buffet brunch, cash bar, and reserved table seating for the spectacle that is the Gasparilla parade. This Gasparilla brunch provides the best view of the historic Gasparilla Invasion as the pirates of Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla sail up Seddon Channel aboard the Jose Gasparilla along with many others. The boats dock tableside at 1 pm at the Tampa Convention Center. Guests can also purchase a combo ticket which gives them access to the Parade of Pirates that follows.
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
$89.95 – $149.95
As pirates take over both land and sea, theres no better way to view it all than aboard the Yacht StarShip. Guests will have access to a delicious buffet and indoor and outdoor seating as well as two alcoholic beverages and a live DJ.
12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Join the Motley Krewe as they prepare for the Gasparilla Pirate Invasion and Parade of Pirates 2019. Ticket price includes private party tent, tables, chairs, bleachers, security, private restrooms, fully catered buffet, fully stocked bar, and DJ. Tickets are first come first serve so get them quick. Buy tickets online and contact Mike Cardoso at 813-774-1111 with questions.
10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
$25 – $140
This ticket has so much to offer! Along with a bar crawl, ticket holders can have brunch at two separate locations and enjoy the use of a party bus. Brunch options include District Tavern in Channnelside and Thee Tree House in South Tampa. Bottomless mimosas and Bloody Mary’s will be available with a delicious brunch. Those who don’t need brunch can hop on and off the party bus that will run a continuous loop between District Tavern, Thee Tree House, and Franklin Manor. Choose between a brunch crawl ticket and a crawl only ticket.
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
$15 – $100
Hosted by Hands of Tampa Bay, your involvement will help children and families who benefit from the services of Hands of Tampa Bay. Located at the Westin Tampa Waterside, the event includes food, open bar, live music, face painting, balloon artists, games, raffle drawings, photo booth and a front row seat to the Gasparilla Pirate Invasion! Come dressed as a pirate and enjoy all the Gasparilla fun.
10 a.m. – 10 p.m. – 10 p.m.
$10 – $35
This is a 12 hour block party hosted by Cask Social Kitchen. Guests can expect a lineup of music to keep the party going!
7 p.m. – 3 a.m.
$25 – $70
Alliance Events presents an indoor and outdoor festival experience that takes places at The Cuban Club. The lineup includes Bleep Bloop, Green Velvet and House Helm in the first tier lineup, with the second tier to come. The event includes free pirate gear, live art and heritage exhibits, dancers and fire spinners, as well as treasure hunts.
6 p.m. – midnight
$30 – $50
Enjoy an open bar, food options, DJ, and drinking games. This year, the D-1 Society is donating proceeds to A Smile Every Mile which provides preventative dental care and oral health education to children in high needs areas of SE Hillsborough County. Hurry and purchase tickets because they go fast!
8 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Start your Gaspy off right at Aloft Downtown Tampa! Enjoy bottomless mimosas and rum bar specials. A DJ will be taking over the front patio along with an open bar all day long. Don’t forget to stop by the WXYZ Bar for the after party from 6 – 11 p.m.
Doors open at 10 a.m. for live music and food! Jacksons has an excellent location right on the water and close to the parade so guests can fully enjoy Gasparilla! Jackson’s is also equipped with in and outdoor bar so you can party on!
12 p.m. – 5p.m.
Join Chus and Ceballos at this Gasparilla block party! Expect countless DJs and lots of dancing. This is a party you won’t want to miss!