Beware booming cannons,
bold and boisterous buccaneers!
To celebrate their capture of the City of Tampa, the Captain and
his Krewe share their wealth – glittering beads, treasures
and doubloons – with a lively, enthusiastic crowd all along
the 3.8-mile parade route.
“Make way, mateys!” shout
Tampa’s original buccaneers as they wind their way down historic
Bayshore Boulevard and into downtown Tampa – amidst colorful
costumes and festive music. The Gasparilla Parade of the Pirates
will boast over 130 units – including more than 90 elaborate
floats, 14 marching bands, over 50 distinct Krewes and, of
course, those infamous YMKG pirates!
The parade begins at Bay to Bay Boulevard and Bayshore Boulevard.
It continues along Bayshore Boulevard to Brorein Street, turns east on Brorein Street, then north on Ashley Drive. The parade ends at Cass Street & Ashley Drive
This event is free to the public. Reserved bleacher seating is
available for the Parade of the Pirates. For information and to