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Sunday, Feb 07, 2016

Gasparilla

Some key events ...

Sant' Yago Knight Parade
Feb. 13, 7 p.m.
Ybor City

Gasparilla Distance Classic
Feb. 20 and 21
Bayshore Blvd.

Gasparilla Festival of the Arts
March 5 and 6
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park

Gasparilla Music Festival
March 12 and 13
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park

Gasparilla Film Festival
March 30 to April 3
Multiple locations

Video: Gasparilla sights and sounds
Swashbucklers took over during Tampa’s annual Gasparilla bead-throwing bash along Bayshore Boulevard. LANCE ROTHSTEIN/STAFF
Swashbucklers took over during Tampa’s annual Gasparilla bead-throwing bash along Bayshore Boulevard. Check out the scenes along the parade route.
Photos: Gasparilla Pirate Invasion
The Parade of Pirates was all about beads Saturday as floats, bands and pirates made their way down Bayshore Boulevard.  
ANDY JONES/STAFF
Vignettes: Pirates rule at Tampa's annual Gasparilla spectacle
Gallery: Our Gasparilla pet pirates
Large Gasparilla crowd was fairly subdued, authorities say

Large Gasparilla crowd was fairly subdued, authorities say

The uniformed people who watch the shenanigans at the Gasparilla pirate invasion and parade said it was larger than ever and pretty subdued, except for the occasional passed out person under a bush or a misfired water balloon landing in the water.
Published: 02/01/16
Updated: 02/02/16
Time-lapse video captures Gasparilla invasion in four minutes

Time-lapse video captures Gasparilla invasion in four minutes

If you didn’t dedicate your entire Saturday to going downtown to see the Gasparilla invasion, you can catch up on what you missed in just under four minutes with this time-lapse video that YouTube user Garrett Speed posted this morning. ...
Published: 02/01/16
Video: Gasparilla sights and sounds

Video: Gasparilla sights and sounds

Swashbucklers took over during Tampa’s annual Gasparilla bead-throwing bash along Bayshore Boulevard. Check out the scenes along the parade route.
Published: 02/01/16
Photos: Gasparilla Pirate Invasion

Photos: Gasparilla Pirate Invasion

Published: 01/31/16
Veterans meet Joe Maddon at Kelleys' Bayshore home during Gasparilla

Veterans meet Joe Maddon at Kelleys' Bayshore home during Gasparilla

Sitting in his wheelchair on the front lawn of the Bayshore Boulevard home owned by Jill and Scott Kelley, Charlie Lemon talks about an item on his bucket list.
Published: 01/30/16
Updated: 01/31/16
Vignettes: Pirates rule at Tampa's annual Gasparilla spectacle

Vignettes: Pirates rule at Tampa's annual Gasparilla spectacle

The celebration began early and kept going well after sunset as beads flew, pirates paraded and Tampa residents and visitors took advantage of dry weather and calm seas on the Gasparilla season’s premier day. Here’s a sampling.
Published: 01/30/16
Live: Sights and sounds from Gasparilla

Live: Sights and sounds from Gasparilla

The members of Ye Mystic Krewe are swashbuckling in downtown Tampa during today’s annual Gasparilla pirate invasion and parade. Stay with TBO.com for live updates.
Published: 01/30/16
Up to 1,000 vessels expected to join Gasparilla invasion

Up to 1,000 vessels expected to join Gasparilla invasion

TAMPA — The flotilla ushering the Jose Gasparilla pirate ship up Seddon Channel and into the heart of downtown could reach 1,000 private vessels this year and law enforcement officers will be among them to make sure no one gets hurt or killed ...
Published: 01/29/16
Going to Gasparilla? Road closures, and what you need to know

Going to Gasparilla? Road closures, and what you need to know

Ahoy! Tampa’s largest annual celebration, the Gasparilla Pirate Fest, is returning to the city’s streets on Saturday starting with the pirate invasion flotilla followed by the massive parade from Bayshore Boulevard to downtown.
Published: 01/29/16
Gallery: Our Gasparilla pet pirates

Gallery: Our Gasparilla pet pirates

Unless you’re living a sheltered life, you probably are familiar with the annual Tampa phenomenon known as the Gasparilla Pirate Festival.
Published: 01/29/16