Gasparilla Guide 2020

Another year has come and with that, the future of our city is at the mercy of the pirate invaders.


Happy New Year, Tampa! It's now January, and that can only mean one thing... It's GASPARILLA season! This is the most important season for the city of Tampa. Now, for those of you who are looking for information, or simply looking to impress your friends, lets discuss the details of Gasparilla.

Dates

January 18, 2020, 11:00am: The Gasparilla Children's Parade

January 25, 2020, 11:00am: Gasparilla Pirate Festival

February 8, 2020, 7:00pm: Gasparilla Knight of Sant Yago Parade

February 29, 2020, 2:00pm: Gasparilla Outbound Voyage

Price

Gasparilla has, is, and will always be a free event to attend, hosted by the City of Tampa. Upgrades are available to add to the experience, and other aspects of the parade (parking, alcohol, food, etc) will cost money, but the parade itself is free. If you are looking for upgrades to this event, the best place to find them is the official Gasparil…

Weekly Picks: Sweets

Time to do a weekly round up of some of our local picks.


Welcome to the first edition of a new series on this website. The Exploring Tampa Weekly Picks are a few destinations with a new theme every week of places that we think you should check out. These will not be full on reviews. Mainly just pictures with a few words underneath with some suggestions. This week's edition is sweets, and we have three places that we think you should check out. Without further delay:

Revolution Ice Cream, 2018

Location:          6701 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33604
Specialty:            Ice Cream.
Our Picks:           Milkshakes. Especially the Eurotrash and Banana Pudding mix.
Best Time to go: Later in the evening, after dinner.
Seating:               Limited.
Parking:               Also limited. 

It brought this boy to the yard, 2018

Dough, 2018

Location:          2602 S MacDill Ave, Tampa, FL 33629
Specialty:            Pastries.
Our Picks:           Boston Creme Filled Doughnut.
Best Time to go: There's never a bad time!
Seating:               Very spacious, but limited seating.
Parking:               Multiple lots, all limited.


Cherry Pie Doughnut and some Macarons, 2018

Mini Doughnut Factory. 2018

Location:          2109 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33629
Specialty:            Doughnuts.
Our Picks:           Blueberry Doughnut, best on Sundays.
Best Time to go: Mornings for breakfast.
Seating:               Limited seating (this place gets very busy).
Parking:               Very small lot.


Six Pack, 2018

And those are our picks for the week! Do you have a suggestion for next week's picks? Leave it down in the comments! If you'd like more information on Tampa, check out our YouTube Channel and if you'd like to support our efforts, don't hesitate to buy a shirt from our Spreadshirt or become a donor at our Patreon.. Also, don't be afraid to click subscribe and you'll instantly be notified whenever a new entry is posted. If you'd like to meet other people who love Tampa, consider joining our Facebook Group. Thank you all and I will see you next time!

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