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Gasparilla events you'll want to know about: Pregames, after parties and more

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Posted at 10:52 AM, Jan 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-22 10:57:54-05

TAMPA, Fla. — Everyone is gearing up for Gasparilla this Saturday, January 25, but do you know what you'll be doing before and after the festivities? Check these events out!

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Friday, January 24

Bud Light Seltzer Pre Gasparilla Bar Crawl & After Party
When: 6 p.m. - midnight
Where: Franklin Manor, Tampa
Have a couple drinks at Franklin Manor then hop aboard the party bus to hit up GenX Tavern, American Social and Park & Rec Tampa! Your ticket includes a free welcome shot at EACH bar, Downtown Crawlers’ Shotgun Beer tradition, 1 Bud Light Seltzer, free entry in to all venues, discounted food and drink specials, party bus transportation, raffle entry ticket, and tons of fun - guaranteed! Tickets start at $25.

Gasparilla Takeover Silent Party
When: 9 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Where: American Social Tampa
This Gasparilla Eve, bring your booty and best pirate gear to the dance floor at American Social Tampa! Here's how it works: you pay $10 for your own set of Silent Disco headphones. From there, you'll have access to 3 on-site DJs and full control of your own nightlife experience. You can rock out on your favorites from hip-hop, dance, reggaeton, 80s, 90s, and many other genres. There is fun to be had for everyone so grab your crew and head to south Tampa the night before Tampa'a most legendary party!

Saturday, January 25

Second Annual Kegs & Eggs Gasparilla Pre-Party
When: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Where: MacDinton’s Irish Pub, Tampa
Don't miss out on the Second Annual Kegs & Eggs Gasparilla Pre-Party at MacDinton's Soho! There will be free breakfast and your first Bud Light or Bud Light Seltzer is on the house! Stick around after 12 p.m. for live music from Magic Giant.

Gasparilla Brunch
When: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Where: World of Beer (SOHO Tampa)
Come on out for Beerunch to kick off the Gasparilla festivities! Pregame the right way with mimosas, beermosas, and Bloody Mary’s. Purchase a bottle of champagne for $17 and get access to the mimosa bar! Don’t forget to fill up with delicious brunch entrées to keep you going throughout the day! There will be a live DJ to keep the energy flowing so make sure to join the party early before they fill up!

Ship-Rec'd - Gasparilla 2020
When: 9 a.m. - 3 a.m.
Where: Park & Rec TPA
Brunch is from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. Pre-game with the $20 bottomless mimosa and Bloody Mary bar—special brunch menu featuring breakfast tacos & burritos, donut burgers, breakfast pizza and more! Enjoy drink specials and giveaways all weekend long. Live that pirate life at the White Claw Mobile Bar, serving only White Claw! Captain Morgan will be there with beads and giveaways, a photo booth and a satellite bar serving up all the rum! Check out the DJ from 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. The $10 cover starts at 11 a.m. This is a 21 and up event.

Gasparilla Invasion Brunch Cruise
When: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Where: Yacht StarShip at 603 Channelside Drive, Tampa
Depart Channelside at 10:30 a.m. to meet the Pirate Ship Jose Gaspar and the Pirate Invasion Flotilla as it departs Ballast Point in Hillsborough Bay. Enjoy close-up views as you cruise alongside the flotilla as it crosses the Bay and experience a once in a lifetime viewing of the Invasion. Yacht StarShip will return to the Convention Center dock at 12:30 p.m. and remain dockside until 2 p.m. where passengers can stay aboard to witness the flotilla as the pirate ship arrives at 1 p.m. Tickets start at $101.95 for kids and $181.95 for adults.

3rd Annual Gasparilla Barrr Crawl
When: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Where: District Tavern (Channelside), The Patio (South Tampa), Park & Rec Tampa, Franklin Manor (Downtown)
There will be two brunch options for you to choose from to start your Gasparilla experience. The mutiny starts at 10 a.m. at District Tavern and The Patio. Brunch tickets are limited, but you can enjoy a delish brunch buffet along with bottomless mimosas from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Others are free to grab a drink and use the hop-on-hop-off buses to commute between the 4 participating bars for food and drink specials. The bus will run from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tickets start at $40.

Rooftop Gasparilla Party
When: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Where: EDGE Rooftop Cocktail Lounge, Tampa
Party like an elite pirate this Gasparilla! Take your krewe up to this South Tampa retreat for an afternoon of revelry on the rooftop. Admission includes breakfast cocktails, draft beer, house wine, well spirits, a selection of hors d’oeuvres and complimentary valet parking. Leave the landlubber crowds and mayhem behind this year for an exclusive experience! Tickets start at $120.

Shipwrecked Music Festival
When: 5 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Where: The Cuban Club, Tampa
This is an 18+ indoor and outdoor Pirate Festival Production. There will be multiple music stages with reinforced sound, silent disco, live art & heritage exhibits, performers, food trucks, vendors and more! Tickets start at $40.

When: 9 p.m. - 3 a.m.
Where: Honey Pot, Tampa
Get ready for a massive dance party with everything you can imagine! Incredible decor, great pirate gear giveaways all night, themed performances plus sultry GoGo girls will put you right in the middle of the fun! Enjoy $1 drinks from 9 p.m. - 10 p.m., $3 Svedka cocktails from 9 p.m. - 11 p.m. and $2 pirate grog shots ALL NIGHT LONG! No cover before 9:30 p.m., $5 cover after 9:30 p.m. for 21 and up. Cover for adults 18-20 is $10 all night long.

Gasparilla Night Party at Jackson's
When: 10 p.m. - 2:30 a.m.
Where: Jackson’s Nightlife, Tampa
Come on out for this Gasparilla night party as Jackson's Nightlife celebrates Gasparilla with Ladies in FREE ALL Night! Costumes are welcomed, but no metal weapons for costumes or any metal accessories will be permitted. This upscale waterfront venue features 3 different music rooms including the best in International Latin, House/Techno, Top 40 & more! Cover for gentlemen is $15.

Sunday, January 26

10th Annual After Gasparilla Cleanup
When: 7:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Where: Bayshore Blvd, Tampa
Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful and the City of Tampa need your help to keep our paradise litter free. Come on out the day after the main festivities to help remove litter and debris from the parade route and surrounding streets. Here’s a map of meeting locations, and you can register here.

Hair of the Dog
When: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Where: MacDinton’s Irish Pub, Tampa
The party never stops at Mac's! Come by for a little hair of the dog and kick that nasty hangover, featuring Tito's Bloody Mary Bar!