Heading to Tampa tomorrow for the Gasparilla festivities? The weather should cooperate. Temps will be near 70 and there’s very little chance of any rain. The invasion begins at 11:30am. The Parade of the Pirates goes from 2pm to 5pm.
Bring your patience. It does get crowded, people get rowdy and parking isn’t easy. Gasparilla reps suggest using rideshare apps like Uber or Lyft instead. Also the streetcars will be running to and from Ybor.
Know before you go what can and can’t be brought to the parade. Organizers say you should leave these 5 things behind.