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Tampa Festivals

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Gasparilla Pirate Festival

Tampa festivals inspire fun and intrigue for locals and travelers alike. Festivals in Tampa celebrate the culture and history of Tampa. Join us during your next stay to Tampa, Florida and experience the destination with a visit to one of our many festivals.

GASPARILLA PIRATE FESTIVAL: Held annually in January or February, The Gasparilla Pirate Festival celebrates the legend of Jose Gaspar, nicknamed Gasparilla. Gasparilla is a mythical Spanish pirate who supposedly raided the west coast of Florida in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. During the annual Pirate Festival, members of the Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla sail across Tampa Bay on a pirate ship and “invade” the city. Shortly after, a “victory parade” ensues! The parade includes marching bands, elaborate floats, and members of the “krewe” throwing beads, coins, and other treats to the crowd. The festival is held every year in late January or early February and promises fun for the whole family!

BODY MIND SPIRIT EXPO: The expo offers exhibitors and lecturers from across the nation as well as tips on ancient healing traditions and new age technology. 

TAMPA SALSA BACHATA FESTIVAL: The top Salsa & Bachata artist in the world will be performing and instructing. Enjoy a weekend of non-stop music and dancing. 

TAMPA BAY BLACK HERITAGE FESTIVAL: This event captures the heart and soul of the African American Community of Tampa with national and local speakers and performers to entertain and educate.