Tampa's Annual Gasparilla Parade   

The University of Tampa has participated in the Gasparilla parade since the mid-1990's. The float is operated by the Royal Krewe of Sparta Corporation, a 501(3)c non-profit, owned by a group of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity alumni from the University of Tampa. We support and fund the Royal Krewe of Sparta Endowed Scholarship fund, which has received $35,000 as of 2017.  We are committed to continuing the traditions and legacy of the original founding members.


Interested in joining the Krewe?   The 2018 Float currently is FULL

Are you a University of Tampa Student, Alumni or employee over the age of 21? Check out the About page for details and then contact us for more information.




"This is a very fun way to experience Gasparilla. You get to be part of the action and party all day.

Louise W.

"Awesome experience.

You feel like a rock star being on the float, throwing beads to the crowd in one of the biggest parades in the country!"    Mike H.