2016 Gasparilla Traffic Advisory

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: City of Tampa Traffic & Parking Advisory for the Gasparilla Parade of Pirates – Saturday, January 30

Tampa, Fla (January 26, 2016) — Please note maps of the parade route, detours, street closure times, etc. are available here. Scroll down towards the bottom for information on this weekend’s parade and activities.

City of Tampa Traffic & Parking Advisory for the Gasparilla Parade of Pirates – Saturday, January 30

Avast ye! The City of Tampa wants you to be prepared for heavier than normal traffic on Saturday, January 30, 2016 in downtown and south Tampa as we batten down the hatches and prepare for great fun and high adventure during the 101st Annual Gasparilla Pirate Fest!

The pirates arrive by sea as the fully rigged Jose Gasparilla sails into Seddon Channel and docks at the Tampa Convention Center at 1 p.m. Then, the marauding buccaneers gather at the intersection of Bay to Bay Blvd. and Bayshore Blvd. for the Gasparilla Parade of Pirates, which steps off at 2 p.m. The parade continues along Bayshore Blvd. to Brorein Street, turns east on Brorein Street, then north on Ashley Drive. The parade ends in downtown Tampa at Cass Street and Ashley Drive.

South Tampa Neighborhood Parking and Circulation Plans

The City is alerting the public of road closures and towing zones to minimize congestion in neighborhoods that border the parade route. “No Parking” signs have been installed in the neighborhoods west of Bayshore Blvd and will be in effect beginning on Friday, January 29, 2016 through Saturday, January 30, 2016. Any vehicles parked on the streets in the affected neighborhoods will be cited and towed at the owner’s expense. Tampa Police advise motorists not to park their vehicles in the “No Parking” areas to avoid having their vehicle towed.

Get more information, including the street closure schedule: http://www.tampagov.net/news/2016-gasparilla-traffic-advisory


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