The Children's Gasparilla Parade


Saturday, January 24, 2015
3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

The Children’s Gasparilla Parade has been a part of Tampa’s Gasparilla celebration since 1947. The Children’s Gasparilla Parade (produced by the City of Tampa’s Recreation Department prior to 2002) takes place along beautiful Bayshore Boulevard and uses part of the same route as the Gasparilla Parade of the Pirates.

NEW IN 2015! The Children’s Gasparilla Parade will begin at Bay to Bay Blvd. & Bayshore Blvd., proceed north along Bayshore, and parade ends at Watrous/Orleans. The Children's Gasparilla Parade will be broadcast live on FOX 13. Also, as in years past it will be streamed live on

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.  The parade application process is open to the public and the application can be downloaded on the Parade Application page.

Reserved Bleacher Parade Seating:
$33.00 per person, tax included plus a $5 handling charge per ticket, maximum of $30 handling per order.  This ticket reserves you an assigned seat within an assigned bleacher section.

If you wish to purchase reserved seating with views of the Preschooler's Stroll, you must select seating in the Rome area.

When purchasing tickets, you may select from two seating areas along Bayshore:

  1. Bay to Bay Blvd.Howard Ave. (beginning to middle of parade route, water side only)
  2. Rome Area - along Bayshore Blvd. just south of Rome Ave., water side only, between Gunby and Rome. Seating in this area is extremely limited.
First Mate Chair Seating
$48 per person, tax included plus a $5 handling charge per ticket, maximum of $30 handling per order - along Bayshore Blvd. This single row seating provides guaranteed front row.

To purchase Reserved Seating for the Children’s Gasparilla Parade, visit the Tickets 'n' Treasures Web Shop. Select Extravaganza and Children’s Gasparilla Parade Reserved Ticket.

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.

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