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Calling all pint-size pirates and diminutive buccaneers! The Gasparilla Children’s Parade is nearly here! And lucky you, because only in Tampa Bay do we have an entire afternoon set aside for the tiniest of our sea-faring folk to strut their stuff up and down Bayshore Boulevard. Find out where to park here.
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The 2020 Ashley HomeStore Children’s Gasparilla Parade presented by Chick-Fil-A is Saturday, January 18. Whether you’re new in town or a seasoned buccaneer who keeps her dagger sharpened and his seafaring legs braced, this day might be the most fun one of the calendar year till Halloween and Christmas swing back around. Read important safety information here from the Tampa Police Department.
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In addition to the actual parade, which features dozens of floats rolling down Bayshore Boulevard throwing beads, there’s a bicycle rodeo, a preschooler’s stroll, an “air invasion” and SOCOM jump, and to cap it all off, a magnificent fireworks display over the bay.
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Gasparilla Children’s Parade 2020 Schedule

*Activities and vendors open at 11am along Bayshore between Bay to Bay and Edison. LEARN ABOUT RESERVED SEATING FOR THE BEST VIEWS

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11:00 am-1:00 pm
Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety Rodeo
You and the kids can join Tampa Police, FDOT and EventFest at the rodeo where your kids can test their skills on the bike course, learn life-saving safety skills and even get fitted for a free helmet while supplies last. This is one of our favorite pre-parade activities that the kiddos love!
Location: Bayshore Blvd & S Rome Ave

12:00 pm-3:15 pm
Gasparilla Air Invasion
Watch in awe at the precision parachute jump, be amazed by vintage aircraft, and jump for joy as the stunt planes perform their aerobatic moves over the bay!

1:00 pm-2:00 pm
Gasparilla Preschoolers Stroll presented by ZooTampa
Watch as pint-sized pirates show off their pirate best along Bayshore Blvd! It’s perhaps the cutest parade you and the kids will ever see! It steps off at Bayshore and Howard and continues down Bayshore Blvd to Rome Ave.

3:30 pm-6:00 pm
Gasparilla Children’s Parade
Get ready to catch some beads!!! More than 100 units will be participating, including krewes, local schools, community organizations, dance schools, school bands and more! Be sure to pack some snacks and waters for your little ones. No one likes a hangry pirate! :)

6:16 pm-6:30 pm
Gasparilla Air Invasion and Night Jump
As the night begins to wrap, precision parachute jumpers from the United States Special Operation Jump Team – The Para-Commandos will put on a show stopping performance!

7:00 pm-7:30 pm
Gasparilla ‘Piratechnics’
Don’t ye leave yet, matey! The Piratechnic display recreates the epic imaginary battle at sea between Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla and the City of Tampa! This is deep rooted in tradition with the invasion taking place every year since 1904. The fireworks display is surely going to be a stunner!

Read the January 2020 issue of Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine for more Gasparilla fun!

Gasparilla Children's Parade

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Gasparilla

Articles

Gasparilla-Children's-Parade

Calling all pint-size pirates and diminutive buccaneers! The Gasparilla Children’s Parade is nearly here! And lucky you, because only in Tampa Bay do we have an entire afternoon set aside for the tiniest of our sea-faring folk to strut their stuff up and down Bayshore Boulevard. Find out where to park here.
♦♦♦♦
The 2020 Ashley HomeStore Children’s Gasparilla Parade presented by Chick-Fil-A is Saturday, January 18. Whether you’re new in town or a seasoned buccaneer who keeps her dagger sharpened and his seafaring legs braced, this day might be the most fun one of the calendar year till Halloween and Christmas swing back around. Read important safety information here from the Tampa Police Department.
♦♦♦♦
In addition to the actual parade, which features dozens of floats rolling down Bayshore Boulevard throwing beads, there’s a bicycle rodeo, a preschooler’s stroll, an “air invasion” and SOCOM jump, and to cap it all off, a magnificent fireworks display over the bay.
♦♦♦♦

Gasparilla Children’s Parade 2020 Schedule

*Activities and vendors open at 11am along Bayshore between Bay to Bay and Edison. LEARN ABOUT RESERVED SEATING FOR THE BEST VIEWS

♦♦♦♦

11:00 am-1:00 pm
Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety Rodeo
You and the kids can join Tampa Police, FDOT and EventFest at the rodeo where your kids can test their skills on the bike course, learn life-saving safety skills and even get fitted for a free helmet while supplies last. This is one of our favorite pre-parade activities that the kiddos love!
Location: Bayshore Blvd & S Rome Ave

12:00 pm-3:15 pm
Gasparilla Air Invasion
Watch in awe at the precision parachute jump, be amazed by vintage aircraft, and jump for joy as the stunt planes perform their aerobatic moves over the bay!

1:00 pm-2:00 pm
Gasparilla Preschoolers Stroll presented by ZooTampa
Watch as pint-sized pirates show off their pirate best along Bayshore Blvd! It’s perhaps the cutest parade you and the kids will ever see! It steps off at Bayshore and Howard and continues down Bayshore Blvd to Rome Ave.

3:30 pm-6:00 pm
Gasparilla Children’s Parade
Get ready to catch some beads!!! More than 100 units will be participating, including krewes, local schools, community organizations, dance schools, school bands and more! Be sure to pack some snacks and waters for your little ones. No one likes a hangry pirate! :)

6:16 pm-6:30 pm
Gasparilla Air Invasion and Night Jump
As the night begins to wrap, precision parachute jumpers from the United States Special Operation Jump Team – The Para-Commandos will put on a show stopping performance!

7:00 pm-7:30 pm
Gasparilla ‘Piratechnics’
Don’t ye leave yet, matey! The Piratechnic display recreates the epic imaginary battle at sea between Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla and the City of Tampa! This is deep rooted in tradition with the invasion taking place every year since 1904. The fireworks display is surely going to be a stunner!

Read the January 2020 issue of Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine for more Gasparilla fun!

Gasparilla Children's Parade

♦♦♦♦

Here are MORE Gasparilla stories to help you navigate your way through the day: