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Krewe of Italia Guest - 2019 Gasparilla Parade

Krewe of Italia

Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM (EST)

Krewe of Italia Guest - 2019 Gasparilla Parade

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Krewe of Italia Guest - Gasparilla Parade Jan 25, 2019 $150.00 $7.63

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The Krewe of Italia invites a limited number of guests (must be 21 years of age or older) to join the Krewe on its float during the Gasparilla Parade. Guests must be invited by a member of the Krewe in good standing, pay a  guest fee, agree to the Krewe's Release and Hold Harmless Agreement, and sign for and wear the required wristbands.


1.  Parade Attire:  Guests must wear an approved Krewe of Italia costume.    Our costumes are custom made, so please confirm your costume with your Krewe of Italia sponsoring member prior to attending the parade.  Unapproved costumes will not be allowed.    We have a "guest costume closet" available for rental, however, the availability is limited and is on a first come first serve basis.  These costumes must be returned within 5 days of the event.   Sponsoring Krewe members are ultimately responsible for their guests returning borrowed costumes dry cleaned (with exception of leather gladiator costumes), in good condition, and in a timely manner.

2.  Transportation:  The Krewe will provide bus transportation to and from the parade. Please arrive at the Italian Club between 10:00 and 10:30 AM to check in and sign and/or submit necessary waivers.  The bus will leave promptly at 11:00 AM to ensure access to the staging area. There is parking available for a fee behind Gaspar’s Grotto, next door to the Italian Club. If you are using alternate transportation, keep in mind that no private vehicles will be allowed into the staging area and if you are participating in the parade, you must be at the float no later than 1:00 PM.

3. Wristbands:   Staging and the entire parade route will be a "controlled" area, and wristbands will be required to enter. K-9 units and uniformed officers will be searching floats and the parade route. To acquire a wristband, a release form with the Krewe (available on the Krewe of Italia website) must be on file and you must sign for the Ye Mystic Krewe wristband in person.  This is mandated by Ye Mystic Krewe's parade rules. Wristbands will not be given to someone else on your behalf.

Wristbands will be available during the following times:

  • Friday, January 11th from 6:00 pm -8:00 pm at Crush Happy Hour (Italian Club in the Cantina)
  • Friday, January 18th from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the KOI Bocce Tournament (Italian Club/2nd Floor)
  • Friday, January 25th from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Crush Happy Hour (Italian Club in the Cantina)
You must have your wristband prior to arriving at the parade.  Wristbands will not be issued in staging.

4.  Parade Info:  The Parade begins at 2:00 PM and the  Krewe of Italia is float number 59 of 130 + units in the parade. We will be staged near the intersection of W Harbor View and Bayshore Blvd.  The Parade route (not including staging area) is approximately 3.8 miles.  The Parade begins at Bay to Bay Boulevard and Bayshore Boulevard.  It continues along Bayshore Boulevard to Brorein Street then North on Ashely Drive.  The Parade ends at Cass Street and Ashley Dr.  Our float will have a brief pause as we turn off of Ashley and proceed to the disbanding area.  There will be a brief pause prior to the disbanding area in the event you are remaining in the DT area and NOT taking our bus transportation back to the Italian Club.  Please wait until you are told to exit/disband, our buses will be in a specific waiting area ready to take us back to the Italian Club.  

5.  Float Info:  There is limited space on the float, so please be prepared to walk part or all of the parade route. If you need special assistance, please let you sponsoring member know so they can make arrangements for you. Your sponsoring member will assist you with float space and bead storage. Please respect the areas marked for Krewe Members.

6. Beads: The Krewe does not supply beads - you will need to bring your own beads and they must be unboxed/in bags. We have limited room on the float...No boxes or "hardshell" containers are permitted.  KOI recommends Buccaneer Beads located at 3808 E Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd., Tampa.  Let them know you are with the Krewe of Italia and your discount will be applied.  

7. Food/Beverages:  The Krewe will be providing beer, water, soda ice, and food.  If you wish to bring other beverages, they must be in an opaque container or cup. Absolutely no glass bottles/containers.  Also, if you bring your own drinks, please do not bring coolers as there will not be available space on the float. You may bring a disposable container for your drinks, mark them with your name and put them behind the bar area.

8. Safety & Courtesy During the Parade:   

  • For everyone's safety, no one may exit or board the moving float during the parade route.  
  • Do not block/stand in the stair areas (2 side stairs and 1 back stair)
  • Do not stop/bend over to pick up fallen beads along the route (think domino effect and asphalt hurts)
  • How tall are you?  If you are on the second level of the float, please be aware of bridges, overpasses, and traffic lights.
  • If you are walking the route, be aware of our security team.  There will be two in the back of the float and you must stay in front of them.  Do not get behind them (they are what the truck behind us is watching to keep a safe pace).  There will be two at the front of the float and you must stay behind them(you should not be in front of the float, do not attempt to cross between the tow vehicle and the float, and do not get in front of the tow vehicle).  
  • Absolutely no glass containers on float or parade route


The Krewe of Italia, Inc., including its officers, directors, volunteers, members and representatives (collectively the “Krewe”) are not responsible for any injury, loss or damage of any kind sustained by any person while participating, including but not limited to any injury or loss or damage.  In consideration of your participation, you acknowledge that you are aware of the possible risks, dangers, and hazards associated with your participation  (including the possible risk of severe or fatal injury to yourself or others). These risks include but are not limited to the following:  a) the risks associated with travel to and from the event, including transportation provided by commercial, private and/or public motor vehicles;  b) intoxication and/or alcohol poisoning from the alcohol you consume whether voluntarily or through coercion;  c) the possibility of bodily injury (broken bones and soft tissue damage) including dental damages from falling down, injuries incurred while getting on or off (in or out of) the mode of transportation being used for the event, being knocked down or being involved in a physical confrontation whether caused by yourself or someone else;  d) riding on, being upon, near, around, entering, exiting, falling off of, tripping or otherwise falling down while upon a float or vehicle before, during and after a parade, and participating in social activities surrounding the event and e) the risks associated with returning to your residence.

In return for the Krewe allowing you to voluntarily participate in the event and related activities, you agree; 1. TO ASSUME AND ACCEPT ALL RISKS arising out of, associated with or related to your participating in the event;  2. TO BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INJURY, LOSS OR DAMAGE which you might sustain while participating in the event;  3. TO HOLD HARMLESS AND INDEMNIFY THE KREWE:  a) from any and all liability for any damage to the personal property of, or personal injury to, any third party resulting from your participation in the event and all related activities; and  b) from any and all claims, demands, actions and costs which might arise out of you participating in the event; Purchasing a guest ticket and/or participating in the event activities constitutes your acknowledgment, acceptance, and agreement to this disclaimer, waiver of liability, and indemnification.  You agree that this is binding upon yourself, your heirs, executors, administrators, and representatives, in the event of your death or incapacity.  If you disagree with this disclaimer, please DO NOT APPLY TO BE A GUEST. 

Questions can be directed to Gianna Tagliarini Caravella at

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Gasparilla Parade
Bayshore Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33629

Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM (EST)

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