Tampa Bay is getting ready for one of the most well-known events of the year – Gasparilla Pirate Fest and all of the events involved.
Andy Hamilton, Owner of Twisted Mind Rusty Metal is a local Recycled Metal Artist and is now working on his latest project which is for the Gasparilla Distance Classic in February 2019, part of the Gasparilla events for January and February. He is building eight racks that will hold the impressive Award Metals for the runners that complete the race for Gasparilla. He is using steel square tubing for the metal racks that can be broken down to store and transport.
Tampa’s historic Gasparilla events, including the Children’s Gasparilla Extravaganza, Seminole Hard Rock Gasparilla Pirate Fest, and Gasparilla’s Outbound Voyage are marketed, managed, and produced annually by EventFest, Inc. of Tampa.
An expanded Pirate Fest in 2019 will feature stages along the Riverwalk in downtown Tampa, presented by Budweiser. Pirate Fest will feature stages with live entertainment pre and post parade in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park (Ashley and Twiggs), MacDill Park (Ashley and Whiting), The Sail Pavilion at the Tampa Convention Center, and Fergs Tampa (Jefferson and Channelside Drive). The entertainment lineup will be announced later this fall.
About Gasparilla Pirate Fest: The 2019 Seminole Hard Rock Gasparilla Pirate Fest is scheduled for 9:00 am to 9:00 pm on Saturday, January 26, 2019, in Tampa and will feature the 102nd Gasparilla Invasion and Parade of the Pirates presented by Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla.
About the Gasparilla Invasion Brunch: The Gasparilla Invasion Brunch at the Tampa Convention Center provides the best view in town of the historic Gasparilla Invasion, as the pirates of Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla sail up Seddon Channel aboard the Jose Gasparilla accompanied by a majestic flotilla, docking tableside at 1 p.m. at the Tampa Convention Center.
The Gasparilla Invasion Brunch includes a buffet brunch with a cash bar and reserved table seating for one of the most unique and colorful spectacles found anywhere in the world. Gasparilla Invasion Brunch and Brunch/Parade COMBO tickets are available online (GasparillaTreasures.com) or by phone (813) 251-8844.
About the Gasparilla Parade of the Pirates: Following another successful invasion by the pirates of Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla, the focus shifts to beautiful Bayshore Boulevard and South Ashley Drive in downtown Tampa. After successfully capturing the Key to the City (once again), the pirates of Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla celebrate with a victory parade that begins at 2 p.m. at Bay to Bay and Bayshore. The 4.5-mile Gasparilla Parade of the Pirates, which has been presented by Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla annually since 1904, winds its way along Hillsboro Bay into downtown Tampa, with over 140 units – featuring one-hundred three (103) floats, three (3) marching bands and over fifty (50) participating social organizations (i.e. krewes).
The Gasparilla Parade of the Pirates will travel from Bayshore into downtown Tampa. The Parade will cross into downtown over the Brorein Street bridge, turn north on Ashley Drive, and end at Cass Street and Ashley Drive in the heart of the Cultural Arts District in downtown Tampa.
About Gasparilla Reserved Tickets: Reserved Gasparilla bleacher seating tickets are $45 in advance, (plus tax). For additional information or to purchase Gasparilla Invasion Brunch, Reserved Gasparilla Parade tickets, and/or officially licensed Gasparilla merchandise, go to GasparillaTreasures.com. Tickets can also be ordered over the phone by calling Event Fest’s Gasparilla Ticket Line at (813) 251-8844. A ticket representative will be available between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.
*For most current information, go to the Gasparilla website
Twisted Mind Rusty Metal
After a 45-year Commercial and Residential career of laying brick, block, and stucco in the Tampa Bay area, Andy Hamilton founded Twisted Mind Rusty Metal in 2011 in Lutz, Florida. He calls himself a Recycled Metal Artist and he takes everyday tools, car parts, etc., and creates unique one-of-a-kind green art. Old rusty tools come to life again for your garden and other uses. You can reach him on his Facebook page or phone at 813-244-0476.
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