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Each year, getting to the Gasparilla parade is a challenge because of parking and traffic as an estimated half-million people congregate to watch a bunch of pirates conquer the city.
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The rowdy Gasparilla festivities don’t begin until today’s pirate invasion and parade, but folks got in the swashbuckling mood with a street party Friday at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in downtown Tampa.
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The rowdy Gasparilla festivities don’t begin until Saturday’s pirate invasion and parade, but folks can get in the swashbuckling mood with a street party today at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in downtown Tampa....
The 100th Gasparilla Pirate Fest invades the city on Saturday with bedecked buccaneers, booze and a bounty of beads to share with a projected crowd of hundreds of thousands — but it won’t be like the bacchanal of years past.
TAMPA — With no football games, big tailgates or Greek row parties, students at the private University of Tampa look to one big moment each year to cut loose: the Gasparilla pirate invasion.
They threatened. They blustered. They offered beads — pretty, valuable beads! But Mayor Bob Buckhorn would not be swayed; he refused Tuesday to turn over the key to the city to a group of menacing yet strangely jocular pirates from Ye Mystic K...
You’ll know pirates have arrived in downtown Tampa by the blast of their cannons Tuesday morning.
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