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.

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EVENT CALENDAR

Kick off Gasparilla season with us at the Gasparilla Bowl!

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.