To celebrate the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ historic Super Bowl victory, Hillsborough County and City of Tampa officials have teamed up with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to host a socially distant boat parade along the Hillsborough River.
The boat parade will take place along the Riverwalk on February 10 at 1pm.
Fans are invited to “Raise the Flags” and join the celebration spanning the Tampa Riverwalk and other viewing areas that offer ample space for social distancing. As a reminder, masks are required outdoors in all Event Zones and Entertainment Districts (including downtown and along the Tampa Riverwalk) per executive order 2021-07.
Click here to watch a video announcement with Tampa Bay Buccaneers Chief Operating Officer Brian Ford, Hillsborough County Commissioner Ken Hagan and Mayor Jane Castor.
Land and Sea Safety Guidelines
The following bridges will be temporarily closed to pedestrian and vehicle traffic as the parade approaches and will immediately re-open after the Lombardi Trophy passes by:
- Laurel Street Bridge
- Cass Street Bridge
- Kennedy Boulevard Bridge
- Brorein Street Bridge
- Platt Street Bridge
Boaters can be in the water during the parade, however they cannot participate in the parade. The waters along the parade route are considered a United States Coast Guard Emergency Safety Zone Event. Local, state and federal law enforcement partners will line the route to ensure safety and compliance.
Boaters are required to stay at least 50 feet from the official vessels in the parade. Violations of the Safety Zone are enforceable under Florida State Statute 327.461(2), and could result in criminal charges.
The following parking options are recommended for fans attending the event:
- Poe Garage and Tampa Convention Center Garage - Event flat fee rate of $10
- Fort Brooke Garage and Pam Iorio Garage - $2 per hour
- Palm Garage in Ybor - $1 per hour (visitors can catch the free TECO Streetcar to Downtown)
- Surface lots - $1 per hour
For more parking options, visit tampa.gov/parking/programs/event-parking
A designated ADA accessible area will be available on the Tampa Riverwalk behind the Tampa Convention Center for viewing of the parade.
For additional information, please contact:
Janelle McGregor, Community Partnerships Manager