The 2020 Gasparilla Pirate Fest takes place January 25 – 26 in Tampa, Florida. The event takes place along the Riverwalk in downtown Tampa and features parades, live music, and more.
Each year, the pirate ship Jose Gasparilla arrives to “invade” Tampa. A flotilla of pleasure crafts accompany the fully-rigged tall ship into port at the Tampa Convention Center. Once ashore, the pirates lead celebratory parade down Bayshore Boulevard.
Multiple stages of live music provide entertainment for spectators throughout the day. Over a hundred vendors are on hand with food and novelties for sale.
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