Gasparilla Music Festival 2022

Gasparilla Music Festival 2022 will begin on

Friday, February 25

and ends on

Sunday, February 27

How much are Gasparilla tickets?

Early bird pricing for Gasparilla Parade of Pirates reserved bleacher seating starts at $55 per person. Combo ticket packages are also available and include access to the Gasparilla Invasion Brunch and the Parade of Pirates, starting at $160 per person

Who is performing at Gasparilla 2022?

This year's lineup includes performances from Black Pumas, The Revivalists, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave, the Allman Betts Band, Mavis Staples and more! See them all at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park and Kiley Gardens Park!

Who is playing at the Gasparilla Music Festival?

Headliners are psychedelic-soul duo Black Pumas, New Orleans-based rock band The Revivalists and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, who play a mix of genres including jazz, funk, rock and soul.

Where is Gasparilla music fest?


Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park

Gasparilla Music Festival 2022/Location

Why do we celebrate Gasparilla?

Gasparilla began in 1904 when Miss Louise Francis Dodge, society editor of the Tampa Tribune, and George W. Hardee, then with the federal government in Tampa, conspired to promote the City of Tampa and its May Day celebration.

What does the word Gasparilla mean?

Why is it called Gasparilla? The name comes from legendary pirate José Gaspar, “last of the Buccaneers,” who terrorized the coastal waters of West Florida during the late 18th and early 19th century. When Gaspar died, he supposedly left a fortune in buried treasure somewhere along the Florida coast.

What is the history of Gasparilla?

The name Gasparilla was born from Jose Gaspar, a pirate who terrorized the coastal waters of West Florida during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Fond of calling himself "Gasparilla", Gaspar and his band of pirates lived a life of seizing and robbing merchant ships off the Gulf Coast until 1821

What do you wear to Gasparilla?

Dress Like a Pirate: Gasparilla Garb

 Captain's jacket's, tri-corner hats and puffy shirts are staples of any respectable swashbuckler, while wenches don corsets and big flowy skirts. It might be too late to find these things on the cheap at thrift stores, but give it a shot if you have creative vision.

How long does Gasparilla last?

With three full days of music across four stages, the festival will be the biggest yet. The lineup also features many of Tampa's best eateries. The festival is kid-friendly with children's activities offered early each day

Was Gasparilla real?

Though the pirate Gaspar is a popular figure in Florida folklore, there is no evidence that he actually existed. ... José Gaspar's legend is celebrated in Tampa, Florida during the annual Gasparilla Pirate Festival, which was first held in 1904.

What time is the pirate invasion Gasparilla?

11:30 a.m.

Later, the Gasparilla Invasion will begin at 11:30 a.m. with the re-enactment of Tampa's pirate invasion