The Children’s Gasparilla Parade has been a part of Tampa’s Gasparilla celebration since 1947. The Children’s Gasparilla Parade takes place along beautiful Bayshore Boulevard and uses part of the same route as the Gasparilla Parade of the Pirates.
The Children’s Gasparilla Parade is Alcohol Free and will begin at Bay to Bay Blvd. & Bayshore Blvd., proceed north along Bayshore, and parade ends at Edison Ave. The Children’s Gasparilla Parade will be broadcast live on FOX 13. Also, as in years past it will be streamed live on www.Fox13News.com
In past years, the Children’s Gasparilla Parade included over 100 units, including krewes, marching bands, dance units, primary and secondary school organizations, community organizations as well as local neighborhood associations.
*Please Note – Parade Crossing gates, allowing access to the waterside of Bayshore Blvd., will be located at each street intersection along the parade route. You do not need a reserved ticket to cross the street.
Quick Schedule Reference for the Day:
11:00AM Activities open along Bayshore Blvd at 11AM.
11:00AM – 1:00PM Bicycle Safety Rodeo w/Tampa Police Department
1:30PM Gasparilla Preschooler’s Stroll presented by ZooTampa at Lowry Park
2:30PM SOCOM Para-Commandos Day Jump
3:30PM – 6:00PM Children’s Gasparilla Parade
6:30PM SOCOM Para-Commandos Night Jump
7:00PM – 7:30PM Gasparilla Piratechnic Extravaganza (Fireworks!)