Gasperilla as we know is one of the most celebrated events in Tampa filled with lots of rowdy pirates invading the city and college scalawags drinking a lot. As someone whose attended several of the Gasperilla events I have seen quite a few younger kids attend the parades that take place in downtown. If you haven’t been to the parade typically it’s filled with college aged drunk kids acting silly and girls dressed in skimpy clothing. Don’t get me wrong the parade is a lot of fun but I will admit its a lot for little kids to be exposed to. So if your kids want to partake in some of the festivities there are some alternative family-friendly events that are taking place this weekend. So get ready to man your battle stations, mateys. We have insider tips on how to survive the invasion.
Gasperilla BOGO Promo at MOSI
Enjoy a family-friendly weekend with a buy one get one free ticket offer from MOSI. Purchase a child, adult, or senior general admission ticket at equal or lesser value for free. MOSI general admission is $18.95 for children (3-12), $22.95 for adults (13-59), and $20.95 for seniors (60+). Museum hours on Saturday are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Other ways you can celebrate early include:
Pirate Days at Glazer
Kids can explore their inner pirate at Glazier while making a treasure map, drinking pirate punch, along with listening to pirate stories. On the 29th children can listen to pirate stories and characters at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.
If your kids want to continue in the piratey fun there will also be events scheduled for next month.
Feb. 13, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Guests 12 and under are invited to join in the pirate fun at Temple Terrace Public Library. Party will feature games, stories, crafts, and puppets. For addition information call 813-506-6770.
Pirate Show at the Florida State Fair
While at the fair expect to see a one of a kind pirate show that will make you laugh and chuckle. There are various times online for the Swash Chucklers Comedy Show.
Remember to have fun! Feel free to share pictures of your kids at these events!