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Saturday, January 20, 2024

Bring your krewe to the Gasparilla Children’s Parade! This alcohol-free event is perfect for your little buccaneers to revel in the pirate spirit by shouting for treasures from over 100 parade floats. Make sure your krewe stays to witness the battle of the Ye Mystic Krewe and Tampa “piratechnic” explosions. The pirates win every year, arghhh!


Gasparilla’s Children’s Parade

About the Kid's Parade

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.

The parade is all about elaborate floats, impeccably dressed krewes, booming marching bands, whirling dancers, and the familiar faces of schools and community organizations.


Gasparilla Children's Parade


Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Rodeo

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Air Invasion

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Preschooler’s Stroll

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Children's Gasparilla Parade
4:00 PM - 6:15 PM

Air Invasion

6:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Piratechnic Finale

7:00 PM - 7:30 PM


Gasparilla’s Children’s Parade

Where is the Kid's Parade?

The parade takes place on Bayshore Blvd, beginning on Bay to Bay Blvd and ends at Edison Ave. Parking is available at the Fort Brooke Garage in downtown. A free trolley will run from the Publix on Bayshore and Platt throughout the day. 


Fireworks over downtown Tampa

Stick around for fireworks

Shortly after the parade (around 6:15pm), a fireworks display and airshow will start towards the center of Bayshore Boulevard where the Gasparilla Pirate Boat is stationed in the bay. 



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