Saturday January 30th 2010 Gasparilla Events

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2010 Gasparilla Events
The Gasparilla Pirate Festival is an annual celebration held in the city of Tampa, Florida. Held each year in late January and hosted by Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla and the City of Tampa, it celebrates the apocryphal legend of José Gaspar (Gasparilla), supposedly a Spanish pirate captain who operated in Southwest Florida. The theme is an "invasion" by Gasparilla and his men, which begins when the "Krewe" made up of residents of the city) arrives on a 165' long pirate ship, the Jose Gaspar, in Tampa Bay and land near downtown Tampa. The mayor of Tampa then lends the key of the city to the pirate captain and a parade ensues down Bayshore Boulevard, one of Tampa's major streets. The krewes throw beads, coins and other items while shooting blank pistols from floats during the parade.
The pirate invasion and parade will go on Saturday, despite the threat of storms. But the Coast Guard is urging boaters to use extreme caution due to the expected rough weather.

January 30, 2010 Pirate Invasion,
Gasparilla Parade of Pirates, Pirate Fest
10:00 a.m. 1:00 PM Gasparilla Brunch
1:00 PM Jose Gasparilla docks at Tampa
Convention Center
2:00 5:30 PM (approx.) Parade of Pirates
10:00 AM 11:00 PM Pirate Fest downtown
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February 6, 2010 Knights of Sant’Yago Parade Ybor City
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February / March 2010 Gasparilla Distance Classic
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February 27, 2010 Outward Bound Voyage
March 2010 Gasparilla Festival of the Arts
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March 13, 2010 Rough Riders St. Patrick’s Night Parade
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2011 OldSchoolBill's Cafe Gasparilla Meet-Up info

anupa_rk says:
wow this sounds like fun!!! hope to be around for it next year :)
Posted on: Jun 03, 2010
missandrea81 says:
I love me some pirates. What a cool event. Wish I could be there.
Posted on: Mar 06, 2010
Africancrab says:
Ha-ha! funny OSB
Posted on: Feb 06, 2010
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2010 Gasparilla Events
2010 Gasparilla Events
The pirate invasion and parade wil…
The pirate invasion and parade wi…
Gasparilla 2010
Gasparilla 2010
2010 Gasparilla Events
2010 Gasparilla Events
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