Player Welcome Party

Sunday, September 2nd (7-11pm)

Tampa 2018 GSWS Closing Party
One EPIC Night | EPIC-Empath Charity Fundraiser

Opening Ceremony

Monday, September 3rd (5-10pm)

Visit Tampa Bay


  • 6:00 | @Marriott Waterside, Pool Deck & Ballroom
    • DJ Reagan, MC Nina West, Dancing Boys & Alcohol Sales
    • Mister & Miss GSWS Swimsuit Competition Sign-Up​
  • 8:00 | Mister & Miss GSWS Swimsuit Competition Begins
  • 9:00 | 50/50 Raffle & Silent Auction Winners Announced

Take a short Street Car Ride from the Host Hotels to a Celebration Commemorating the end of a Great Week in the Tampa Bay located at the Courtyard of Ybor City’s Cuban Club. 

The event will Feature Miss Nina West, Phase5, DJ and will include a Full Bar & Food Trucks.

  • 6:00 | Venue Opens w/DJ, Nina West & Alcohol Sales
  • 7:30 | Team Trophy Presentations
  • 8:30 | Concert by Phase 5

Charity Fundraiser:

Wednesday, September 5th (5-10pm)

Closing Party @The Cuban Club
Visit Tampa Bay | Player Reception

Closing Party

Saturday, September 8th (6-11:30pm)

Nina West!

Hall of Fame Dinner

Tuesday, September 4th (6-10pm)

DJ Reagan!


Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina:
> Sunday, September 2 | 12:00PM - 6:00PM
> Monday, September 3 | 9:00AM - 3:00PM

Tampa 2018 GSWS Opening Ceremony:
> Monday, September 3 | 5:00PM - 8:00PM

All Fields, Beginning @7:00AM​
>Tuesday, September 4 - Thursday, September 6: 

... Registration Closes after the First Pitch of 
Double Elimination for Each Respective Division.  

  • Expected Closing Times on Thursday:
    • A Division: 8:50PM 
    • B Division: 7:50AM
    • C Division: 7:50AM
    • D Division: 7:50AM
    • All Masters: 1:15PM​
Marriott Tampa Waterside Hotel & Marina

Just a Short Walk or Water Taxi

from the Host Hotels!​

  • 5:00PM | Alcohol Sales & Food Vendors

​​                       | Registration Available to 8PM (Valid ID Req'd)

  • 6:00PM​ | Parade of Flags on the Riverwalk
  • 6:30PM | Opening Ceremony w/Video Presentations 
  • 8:00PM | Concert by #No Filter

Presented By ...

GSWS Night @The Rays!

Gay Softball World Series Day

​at the 

Friday, September 7th @7:10pm 

Player Welcome Party @CitySide Lounge

NAGAAA GSWS Player Cruise

Sunday, September 10th (5 Days)


$29 per Ticket ($45 Value)!
Includes choice of a Rays Hat

To purchase, please contact Jeane Drury at

727-342-5719 or

- $5 Beers on the Budweiser Porch

- Rays Touch Tank
- Ted Williams Museum

Click Here for more Information

EPIC | An Empath Partner
Opening Ceremony
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Before heading out to your Team Dinner, stop by Visit Tampa Bay, located a short walk from the Host Hotels in the beautiful William F. Poe Plaza. The Reception will feature Free Beer Tasting from Local Breweries, Food Vendors & Live Music.

Celebrate the Class of 2018 induction into the NAGAAA Hall of Fame at the Florida Aquariums’ Brand-New Mosaic Center. The Aquarium is a short walk or street car ride from the Host Hotels.  The evening will start with a Cocktail Hour, followed by a sit-down Dinner and Induction Ceremony.

  • Unique Party Venue to make this Event one to Remember!
  • Features 200,000 Square Feet of Space.
  • Short Walk or Streetcar Ride from Hotels Hotels.
  • Sit -Down Dinner & Induction Ceremony.

Player Reception

Thursday, September 6th (5-7pm)

Tampa's Premier LGBT Cocktail Lounge​!

  • First Drink is Free for TampaGSWS Players
  • Free Bus Service Marriott Waterside ↔️ City Side Lounge
    • 7:00 PM | Marriott Waterside > to > City Side Lounge
    • 8:30 PM | Marriott Waterside > to > City Side Lounge
    • 10:00 PM | City Side Lounge > to > Marriott Waterside 
    • 11:30 PM | City Side Lounge > to > Marriott Waterside

September 3rd - 8th 


​​​5 Day Western

Caribbean Cruise

After an exciting week of playing in the Gay Softball World Series,

what better than a relaxing 5-day Western Caribbean Cruise out of Tampa? Have a look - we've secured some great rates for you!


  • Sails from Tampa on September 10th, 2018
  • Visiting Grand Cayman Island & Cozumel
    • Plus 2 Fun Days at Sea!
  • $75 Onboard Credit
  • Exclusive Cocktail Party
  • Click Here for More Info & Book Online!