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
In 2014, the Children’s Gasparilla Parade will begin
at Bay to Bay Blvd. & Bayshore Blvd., proceed north along
Bayshore, and end at Watrous/Orleans Avenues & Bayshore (approx. 1.4 miles). For the first time in history, the Children's Gasparilla Parade will be broadcast live on FOX 13. And as in years past will be streamed live on www.MyFoxTampaBay.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. The parade
application process is open to the public and the application
can be downloaded on the Parade
Reserved Parade Seating:
$28.00 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.
When purchasing tickets, you may select from three
seating areas along Bayshore:
First Mate Chair Seating - $40 per person - along Bayshore Blvd. This single row seating provides guaranteed front row.
- Bay to Bay Blvd. – Howard Ave. (beginning to middle
of parade route, water side only)
- Rome Area - along Bayshore Blvd. just south of Rome Ave., water side only, between Gunby and Rome, closest to Rome. Seating in this area is extremely limited.
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.