Tampa's Gasparilla Pirate Fest Weekend
Ahoy Mateys! Avast ye, Tampa be the place to be this weekend, as we be celebratin' the annual Gasparilla Pirate Fest with a variety of events for all ye landlubbers and sea dogs alike.
Not sure what Gasparilla is? Check this blog post about the history of Tampa's favorite annual event here.
First up, we be havin' the 6th Annual Gasparilla Bar Crawl, Brunch & VIP event at The Patio Tampa. Starting at 9am, ye can choose to join the Barrr Crawl, upgrade to include a delish Buffet Style Brunch, or go all out with the VIP Experience. Ye won't wanna miss it, me hearties!
Next up, set course for the greatest pirate invasion in Tampa with the Gasparilla Invasion Brunch Cruise. From 10am to 1pm, we'll be sailin' on the largest vessel in Yacht StarShip’s fleet and enjoyin' close-up views of the pirate invasion and treasures along the way.
For ye retro lovers, we got Super Retro Con: Tampa 2023 at the Florida State Fairgrounds. This event, taking place from 10am to 5pm, features a live Retro Game Show with prizes and giveaways, as well as a variety of other retro-inspired activities.
For a more traditional Gasparilla experience, don't miss the Gasparilla Parade of Pirates presented by Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla. The parade, which starts at 10am, boasts over 120 colorful floats, bands, and Jose Gaspar’s swashbuckling pirates.
And finally, end the day with a bang at the Pirates of the Champagne: Gasparilla Party at 7th and Grove. From 4pm to 9pm, we'll be poppin' beads and bottles while experiencing an unforgettable experience. Ye won't wanna miss it!