Gasparilla is this Saturday and there will be about 300 thousand pirates partying in South Tampa. It is quite the party! Grab your beads, costumes, and eye patches, and get ready for the 2023 Gasparilla parades.
This year, the Jose Gasparilla will set sail from the south of Hillsborough Bay and continue north before docking at the Tampa Convention Center. The annual reenactment of Tampa’s historic invasion of the Gasparilla Flotilla. The Gasparilla Flotilla, led by Jose Gasparilla and the swashbuckling YMKG pirates, will dock at the Tampa Convention Center, where they’ve commanded Mayor Jane Castor to surrender the Key to the City to the Captain of Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla.
With the Key to the City in hand, the Krewe celebrates their victory in a Parade of Pirates down Bayshore Boulevard. The parade is scheduled to start at 2pm and usually wraps up around 6pm. There will be about 100 krewes, marching bands and dance groups along Bayshore tossing beads into the crowds.
Everyone knows how to dress like a pirate, but what about drinking like a pirate? What does a pirate even like? Well, here are the top Pirate themed drinks for this weekend.