Credit: Visit Tampa Bay
WHO WE ARE
Inspired by the Legend of Pirate Jose Gaspar, Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla was founded in 1904 as an organization dedicated to enriching the vitality and imagination of Tampa and its surrounding community.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH & CULTURAL ENRICHMENT
Through special appearances, Krewe members (of the YMKG-established Inter-Krewe Council) participate in events to promote the Bay Area community. Krewe members—decked in pirate attire—regularly visit hospitals, assisted living centers, and schools, engaging the community in the spirit and fun of Gasparilla events.
Kick off Gasparilla season with us at the Gasparilla Bowl!
DECEMBER 23, 2022 | 7PM ET
RAYMOND JAMES STADIUM
The Gasparilla Bowl is an annual, premiere NCAA-sanctioned post-season college football bowl game played in Tampa.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 22, 2022
CHILDREN’S GASPARILLA PRESENTED BY CHICK-FIL-A
BAYSHORE BOULEVARD | 11AM - 7PM
Mateys of all ages jump and shout for beads as over 100 parade floats make their way down Tampa Bay's Bayshore Boulevard. Since 1947, families, friends and neighbors bring their own krewes out to take in Gasparilla's Children's Parade.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 29, 2022
SEMINOLE HARD ROCK GASPARILLA PIRATE FEST
BAYSHORE BOULEVARD | 11AM
Named for pirate Jose Gaspar, who terrorized the coastal waters of West Florida during the late 18th and early 19th centuries, Tampa's annual Gasparilla celebration begins with the Gasparilla invasion. Over 750 swashbucklers invade Tampa Bay aboard the majestic pirate ship "Jose Gasparilla" kicking off a full schedule of pirate-themed events.