Gasparilla postponed until April due to COVID-19

Posted at 5:54 PM, Nov 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-23 17:55:25-05

Tampa's famous Gasparilla parades have been postponed until April due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Out of an abundance of caution and after consulting with healthcare providers, Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla (YMKG) and EventFest have announced that they will postpone Tampa's signature Gasparilla Parades to a later date this spring. They say the decision resulted from an ongoing dialogue between event organizers, city leaders, and healthcare experts.

The new dates are Saturday, April 10 for the Children's Parade and April 17 for the main parade.

"Safety is our most important responsibility," said Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla Captain Peter Lackman. "In the public interest of restricting events that bring large numbers of people to our community, we have made the difficult decision to postpone. We look forward to celebrating with our mateys safely and responsibly this April."

Tickets for both parades are on sale here.