How to Celebrate Gasparilla 2019 in Tampa FL
It’s Tampa’s oldest and most fun-loving community festival, and it’s back in a big way for 2019! We’re talking, of course, about Gasparilla, the Tampa pirate festival that makes swashbucklers out of the entire Tampa community. But when is this year’s Gasparilla Pirate Festival? And what else is going on around Tampa to celebrate Gasparilla? We’re going to cover all of that right here as we tell you the best ways to celebrate Gasparilla 2019 in Tampa, FL.
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This year, things are kicking off in a very family-friendly way with the 2019 Children’s Gasparilla Festival. Taking place on January 19, 2019, throughout downtown Tampa, the alcohol-free Children’s Gasparilla Festival will feature a children’s parade, a preschooler’s stroll, fun Gasparilla treasures to find and much, much more – all of which you can learn about by clicking the link. The adults then get to join in on the party starting on January 26, 2019, with the 2019 Gasparilla Pirate Fest. Taking place all that weekend, this year’s Gasparilla Pirate Fest will feature the Gasparilla Invasion, the Gasparilla Parade of Pirates, the Gasparilla Jazzfest, and more – which, again, you can learn all about by clicking the link.
Want to Learn About the History of Gasparilla?
If you’d like to learn more about the history of Gasparilla, the Henry B. Plant Museum – located at 401 West Kennedy Boulevard right here in Tampa – is putting on a special exhibit called Gasparilla: A Tampa Tradition. Opening on January 18 and running through February 24, this special exhibit features fascinating artifacts from the 110-year history of Gasparilla parades, coronation balls, and parties in Tampa. These artifacts include vintage photographs, memorabilia and even gowns worn by former Gasparilla Queens and their courts.
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