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Saturday, Jan 31, 2015

Gasparilla

Storify: Gasparilla sights, scenes on social media

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Updated: 41 mins ago
Heading to Gasparilla? Arrive early or plan on parking headaches

Heading to Gasparilla? Arrive early or plan on parking headaches

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.
Updated: 5 hours ago
Downtown Tampa concert kicks off Gasparilla festivities

Downtown Tampa concert kicks off Gasparilla festivities

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.
Updated: 6 hours ago
Downtown Tampa concert kicks off Gasparilla festivities

Downtown Tampa concert kicks off Gasparilla festivities

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....
Published: 01/30/15
Gasparilla is calmer but still raucous enough to shiver your timbers

Gasparilla is calmer but still raucous enough to shiver your timbers

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.
Published: 01/29/15
Updated: 01/30/15
UT students arrrrrrr ready for Gasparilla

UT students arrrrrrr ready for Gasparilla

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.
Published: 01/30/15
Marine marauders leave  Tampa without plunder, vow to return

Marine marauders leave Tampa without plunder, vow to return

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...
Published: 01/27/15
Updated: 01/28/15
Seen: 3 drinks for your Gasparilla krewe

Seen: 3 drinks for your Gasparilla krewe

Published: 01/27/15
Seen: How to dress for Gasparilla

Seen: How to dress for Gasparilla

Published: 01/27/15
Cannons will boom before Buckhorn’s pirate faceoff

Cannons will boom before Buckhorn’s pirate faceoff

You’ll know pirates have arrived in downtown Tampa by the blast of their cannons Tuesday morning.
Published: 01/26/15