2017-01-28 11:30:00 GMT-05:00

jose gasparilla

The countdown to the launch of the Jose Gasparilla. Gasparilla Day is January, 28, 2017. The pirate ship invasion flotilla starts at 11:30 A.M. at the Ballast Point pier. The Gasparilla parade starts at 2:00 P.M. on Bayshore Blvd.








































Gasparilla is Tampa's annual pirate invasion and parade. It is the city's largest party and attended by hundreds of thousands. The gasparilla invasion begins that day at 11:30 AM when the Jose Gasparilla sails from the Ballast Point pier across Hillsborough Bay, up the Seddon Channell and into downtown where the pirates sack the city.