Gasparilla Parties You Can’t Miss

Gasparilla Parties

Last updated January 4, 2020

Gasparilla Saturday is filled with private and public parties throughout south Tampa and the downtown. From waterfront invasion parties to brunches, live music and bars, there’s lots going on everywhere. Only requirement? Dress like a pirate!

RELATED:  The Ultimate Gasparilla Guide

Here’s a list of ticketed parties before, during and after the Gasparilla parade so you can keep the party going.

The Gasparilla Invasion Brunch

10 a.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.

Gasparilla Invasion Brunch Cruise

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

$99.95 – $179.95

As pirates take over both land and sea, there’s 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.

3rd Annual Gasparilla Barrr Crawl 

10 a.m.- 3 p.m.

$30 – $65

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 Channelside, The Patio in South Tampa, and another bar (TBD). 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, The Patio,  the bar that’s TBD, and Franklin Manor. Choose between a brunch crawl ticket and a crawl only ticket.

11th Annual Gasparilla Extravaganza

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

$25 and Up

Hosted by Rainmaker of Tampa Bay, your involvement will help children and families who benefit from the services of Father of Mine. Located at the Westin Tampa Waterside, the event includes food, open bar, live music, face painting, balloon artists, games, raffle drawings, photo booths and a front-row seat to the Gasparilla Pirate Invasion! Come dressed as a pirate and enjoy all the Gasparilla fun.

Shipwrecked Music Festival

5 p.m. – 12 a.m.

$30 – $80

Alliance Events presents an indoor and outdoor festival experience that takes place at The Cuban Club. The lineup includes Shiba San, Herobust, and SMBRN 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.

The D -1 Society’s Gasparilla After Party 2020

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!

Getaway’s Gasparilla Brunch

11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Just across the Gandy Bridge in St. Pete, waterfront bar The Getaway serves us a great Gasparilla / Bloody Mary brunch!  Boat accessible if you’re partaking in the invasion!

American Social Harbour Island Invasion Brunch

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Starting at $125

Join AmSo for their 3rd Annual Gasparilla Invasion Brunch Party on our dock, adjacent to the Tampa Convention Center, where the Floridablanca Pirate Ship will dock and kick off the 2020 Gasparilla Parade! Take advantage of the BEST view of the invasion in Tampa and enjoy a bottomless brunch, open bar, and great music! Tickets include A brunch buffet featuring a carving station, eggs, sausage, bacon, homefries, beef sliders, turkey sandwiches, pastries, fruit and more (10 am-4 pm). An open bar featuring mimosas, bloody marys, and premium liquors, beers, and wines (10 am-4 pm). Music by Tampa’s best DJ’s, the BEST view of Tampa’s Gasparilla Invasion.  $125-165.

Brew Bus Gasparilla Shuttle

Ahoy! Climb aboard the Brew Bus Saturday, Jan 25th for the Gasparilla Invasion of Tampa Bay. The voyage will carry ye from Brew Bus Brewing to Winn Dixie Hyde Park. The parade route is a short 15-minute walk from the drop off location. Choose from a 10:00 am, 11:00 am, or 12:00 pm pickup time.  There are 3 return trips planned. 4:30 pm, 5:45 pm, and 7:00 pm. Cost is only $40 for the round-trip transportation, a voucher for a FREE 6-pack of Brew Bus Brewing beer at Winn-Dixie, and a drawstring cooler bag to hold all your booty to and from the parade route. Schedule: Leaving Brew Bus Terminal 4101 N Florida Ave. Tampa, FL 33603 at 10:00 AM. Arriving Winn-Dixie (SoHo and Swann) at 10:30 AM. Leaving Brew Bus at 11:00 AM. Arriving Winn-Dixie (SoHo and Swann) at 11:30 AM. Leaving Brew Bus at 12:00 PM. Arriving Winn-Dixie (SoHo and Swann) at 12:30 PM. RETURNS: Leaving Winn-Dixie (SoHo and Swann) at 4:30 pm. Leaving Winn-Dixie (SoHo and Swann) at 5:45 pm. Leaving Winn-Dixie (SoHo and Swann) at 7:00 pm.

MacDinton’s on SoHo

9 a.m. – Noon

Gasparilla Weekend “Kegs & Eggs” Pre-Party will be in full swing at MacD’s!  Party, drink and enjoy breakfast at 9 a.m. before the invasion!

Invasion Cruise Bloody’s Mimosa Brunch!

9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.


Come aboard our Bay Spirit II and sail alongside Tampa’s Gasparilla Pirate Invaders. Enjoy a Ybor-themed brunch buffet and bottomless mimosas on the Aquarium’s outdoor waterside plaza and then board our 72-foot Bay Spirit II catamaran to join the pirate flotilla.  $165.

EDGE’s First-Ever Rooftop Gasparilla Party

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Head over to the Epicurean Hotel and take the elevator to the top for EDGE’s first-ever Gasparilla rooftop party! When you purchase a ticket, you get breakfast cocktails, beer on draft, wine, spirits, hors d’oeuvres, and complimentary valet parking! $120.

Want to know where to stay for Gasparilla? Check out Best Tampa Hotels for Gasparilla Weekend

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