Jose Gasparilla ship with pirates

2024 Gasparilla Parade Information

One of the most popular attractions in Tampa is the annual Gasparilla Pirate Fest, which has been a tradition in Tampa since 1904.  Over 300,000 spectators are expected to line the streets to watch the Ashley Children's Gasparilla Parade presented by Chick-fil-A on January 20, 2024 and the Seminole Hard Rock Gasparilla Pirate Fest on January 27, 2024.  In order to accommodate the parades, many streets will be closed. This page will provide you with event details, street closures, parade routes, and other information that will help you enjoy the festivities safely. 


2023 Childrens Gasparilla LogoSaturday, January 20, 2024

Schedule of Events:

  • 12:00-2:00pm: Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Rodeo- Bayshore Blvd between Rome and Dakota Ave. (Free to participate, no registration required)
  • 12:00-4:00pm: Gasparilla Air Invasion
  • 2:00-3:00pm: Gasparilla Preschooler’s Stroll (Pre-registration required)
  • 4:00-6:15pm: Children’s Gasparilla Parade
  • 6:15-7:00pm: Nighttime Gasparilla Air Invasion
  • 7:00-7:30pm: “Piratechnic Finale” Fireworks Show

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Parade Information:

FREE Jolley Trolley service will be running on a continuous loop from 11:30am to 8:30pm picking up/dropping off at the intersections of Platt St. and Bayshore Boulevard (near Publix) and Bay-to-Bay and Bayshore Boulevard.  

This event is free to the public. Reserved bleacher seating is available for the Ashley Children's Gasparilla presented by Chick-fil-A Parade. 

Neighborhood Parking Maps

To support the City of Tampa's sustainability goals, we no longer mail out individual neighborhood letters and parking maps for Gasparilla. All Gasparilla-related information including street closures, timelines, and parking restrictions can be found on this page. Our interactive map allows residents to input their home addresses and access parking restrictions in their respective neighborhoods.

Interactive Map

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View Interactive Map for Gasparilla Neighborhood Parking

Neighborhood Maps

Parking Rules for Neighborhoods

No parking sign and Parking by Permit Only - Tow Away signs
No Parking  and Parking By Permit Only  signs will be posted and enforced Friday and Saturday:
Beginning  Jan. 19 at 12:01 a.m. - Jan. 20*
Beginning Jan. 26 at 12:01 a.m. - Jan. 27*
*At this time, illegally parked vehicles may be ticketed and/or towed.

One Way and Do Not Enter signs
One-Way and Do Not Enter signs are unveiled beginning Friday:
Jan. 19 at 2:00 p.m. - Sign Removal*
Jan. 26 at 2:00 p.m. - Sign Removal*
*At this time, you must obey the regulatory signs and continue to do so until they are removed by the City.