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Sunday, Mar 01, 2015

Gasparilla

Some key events ...

Gasparilla Music Festival
March 7-8

Gasparilla Distance Classic races
February 21-22

Gasparilla Festival of the Arts
February 28 - March 1

Gasparilla International Film Festival
March 24 -29

Gasparilla races draw elite runners to Tampa

Gasparilla races draw elite runners to 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...

Published: 02/20/15
Gasparilla meets Valentine’s Day at chilly Knight Parade

Gasparilla meets Valentine’s Day at chilly Knight Parade

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...

Published: 02/14/15
Fox News’ segment doesn’t show off Gasparilla’s brightest

Fox News’ segment doesn’t show off Gasparilla’s brightest

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.

Published: 02/10/15
Record Gasparilla crowd leaves loads of litter

Record Gasparilla crowd leaves loads of litter

TAMPA — In the past, Jim Ellis participated in the revelry officially known as the annual Gasparilla Pirate Festival.

Published: 02/01/15
Gasparilla stories: A wedding fit for pirates, and more

Gasparilla stories: A wedding fit for pirates, and more

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.

Published: 01/31/15
Updated: 02/01/15
Tampa police: Gasparilla draws record crowd, but little trouble

Tampa police: Gasparilla draws record crowd, but little trouble

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.

Published: 01/31/15
Updated: 02/01/15
Gallery: Take a look at Gasparilla in pictures

Gallery: Take a look at Gasparilla in pictures

Gasparilla day brought pirates invading in their Jose Gaspar vessel and a parade along Bayshore Boulevard to celebrate the city’s annual takeover.
Published: 01/31/15

Storify: Gasparilla sights, scenes on social media

Tampa is taken over once again by the pirates of Ye Mystic Krewe during the annual Gasparilla celebration.
Published: 01/31/15