The Parade of Pirates begins at Bay to Bay and Bayshore boulevards. It will head north on Bayshore and then turn east onto Brorein St., crossing the Hillsborough River and continuing north onto Ashley Drive. The parade ends at Cass Street. and Ashley Drive. The route is marked in red on the map courtesy GasparillaPirateFest.com.
You can watch the parade for free, though there is paid bleacher seating. The pink area on the map is corporate seating.
The three-masted Jose Gasparilla ship will set sail at 11:30 a.m., starting at the south end of Hillsborough Bay and traveling north to the Seddon Channel.
Parking will be available in garages and lots throughout downtown Tampa and Ybor City with special event rates.
The TECO Line Streetcar can take you from Ybor City to Downtown Tampa. An all-day, unlimited ride pass costs $5. There will be bus service available between Ybor City and downtown Tampa. You can pay on the bus with cash or by using monthly passes. The In-Town Trolley will take you from the Marion Transit Center to the Dick Greco Plaza. A ride costs 25 cents. For more information on transit call 813-254-4278 or visit www.goHART.org.