Gasparilla Safety

Drinking and Wet Zones: During the Gasparilla Pirate Fest (Jan 26) wet zones will be established along the parade route and in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. Consuming alcohol on public property outside these wet zones is prohibited. See the wet zone map here. Drinking is PROHIBITED during the Children’s Gasparilla Parade (Jan 19).

There is Zero Tolerance for underage alcohol consumption and disruptive behavior. Please drink responsibly.

  • No underage alcohol consumption
  • No open alcohol containers or consumption outside of designated wet zones
  • No coolers, kegs, or vessels that provide mass distribution of alcohol
  • No glass containers of any type
  • No failure to use available event port-o-lets
  • NOTE: All bags and backpacks are subject to search
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