The Jose Gasparilla pirate ship will be the stage for a laser spectacular on Friday and Saturday and Super Bowl 55 weekend.
The four and a half minute laser light show will take place at 6:55, 7:55, 8:55 and 9:55 p.m. this weekend and next, Jan. 29-30 and Feb. 5-6. The ship will be illuminated for viewing nightly and up to 150 custom flags will cover the ship representing all 32 NFL teams and 22 Super Bowl flags.
Located approximately 400 feet from the shoreline, near the Tampa Convention Center, the ship will be viewable from 360 degrees to provide safe social distancing.
Docked in downtown Tampa, the Jose Gasparilla is one of the most iconic parts of the annual Gasparilla parade, Tampa’s biggest party and quirkiest tradition. In 1954, Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla, the founding parade krewe, commissioned the construction of a 165-foot fully rigged pirate ship, which has led the annual invasion of Tampa ever since.