Some key events ...
Gasparilla Music Festival
Gasparilla Distance Classic races
Gasparilla Festival of the Arts
February 28 - March 1
Gasparilla International Film Festival
March 24 -29
TAMPA — The Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic Weekend is a robust, handsome giant that has attracted a record number of runners this year — more than 30,300 — including some of the fastest in the...
TAMPA — While some people were out on romantic dinners with their loves, several thousand others celebrated Valentine’s Day by paying homage to the pirate-themed mischief that is Tampa’s annual parade...
A little national television coverage from this year’s Gasparilla parade might be considered a bright moment for Tampa, if only the city’s brightest were on display.
TAMPA — In the past, Jim Ellis participated in the revelry officially known as the annual Gasparilla Pirate Festival.
Festivities began shortly after dawn and will continue well into the evening Saturday as the 100th mock invasion of Gasparilla pirates set a raucous tone for a sunny day of fun on Hillsborough Bay, in downtown Tampa and along Bayshore Boulevard.
A record-sized crowd attended Saturday's Gasparilla festivities, said Tampa police spokeswoman Laura McElroy. A final estimate of the number of people won't be available until Monday.