The 2021, 27th annual Gasparilla Softball Classic will open for reservations on September 19, 2021, “TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY“, ARRRRGH! We are Florida’s oldest and largest LGBTQ+ softball tournament and one of the country’s longest continuously running events! We expect a sellout again this year so get your registrations in early. B, C, D, & E Divisions. (Divisions may be split as needed to accommodate team demand.)
See you at the 27th Annual, 2021 Gasparilla Softball Classic. Thursday Feb. 11th to Monday Feb. 15th (games Saturday & Sunday)
Welcome to Tampa!
The 2021 Gasparilla Softball Classic will happen over Presidents Day Weekend, Thursday February 11th through Monday February 15th (games Saturday & Sunday).
Thursday night is our Pre-Registration Party from 7-10pm, Friday is our Welcome Registration Party from 7-10pm, Saturday is Support the Sponsors Night, and Sunday we end with 2 parties: the Closing and Awards Party from 6-10pm and the After-Party from 10pm to close. (Awards are generally between 8:30 and 9:30pm. However if you need to leave sooner, let us know and we can get your trophy.)
Looking forward to seeing you in 2021. And remember, our tournament profits support NAGAAA and paying for our teams to travel to your tournaments. It’s the gay softball Circle of Life!
Here’s our 2020 info:
It’s here! 78 teams from around the country will play ball in beautiful February Florida weather while also enjoying the Tampa / St. Petersburg / Clearwater night life! Welcome to Tampa!
Check out our online tournament program for everything you need to know about this year’s event!
On behalf of the City of Tampa, Hillsborough
County, Visit Tampa Bay, the Suncoast Softball League, Original Hooters and our many Home Run, Double and other sponsors and community partners, welcome to the 2020, 26th Annual Gasparilla Softball Classic! 78 teams from around the country will play ball in beautiful February Florida weather while also enjoying the Tampa / St. Petersburg / Clearwater night life!
The festivities get started on Thursday night at Home Run Sponsor City Side Lounge (3703 Henderson Blvd, Tampa, FL 33609) from 7-10pm with free Jello shots, great drink specials, and lots of fun! Friday’s Registration Party is from 7-10pm at Southern Nights Tampa (1401 E 7th Avenue, Tampa, FL 33605). Great drinks, dancers, a fun show, and over 1,000 of your best friends! Also get your 2020 tournament shirts from DIRT Athletics before they’re gone!
Your tournament wristband will get you free entry into Grand Slam Sponsor Southern Nights Tampa as well as Double sponsor The Honey Pot (but you still need to wait in line to go through security checks). Also includes a free shot! Simply present your wristband once you get to the cashier. No cover at Home Run Sponsors Bradley’s on 7th, City Side Lounge or Enigma St. Pere. Saturday is “Support the Sponsors Night”. Then Sunday it’s the Closing Party and Awards Show at Southern Night’s Tampa from 6-10pm with free pizza from New York Pizza (whle supplies last) and lots of cash & prizes, followed by the After-Closing party at Home Run Sponsor Bradley’s on 7th (1510 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605).
Special thanks to our Premier League / Tournament sponsor Original Hooters; Grand Slam sponsor Southern Nights Tampa; Home Run sponsors City Side Lounge and Bradley’s On 7th; Double sponsors The Honey Pot and Enigma St. Pete. Thanks to our league and tournament partners St. Pete Pride, Tampa Pride and Metro Inclusive Health and Gaybor District Coalition. Best of luck to your teams this weekend and we hope you have a great, injury-free time.
Good luck this year, play safe, and we’ll see you at the 2020 Gasparilla Softball Classic.
Brad & Gerre
Brad Casey, Director (director@GasparillaSoftballClassic.com)
Gerre Reynolds, Producer (Producer@GasparillaSoftballClassic.com)