Gasparilla 2012 (Photo Credit: Barbara Ann Kelley)

Best Of Gasparilla 2014: Pirates, Invasion, Parade

Here’s your preview guide to Tampa’s Gasparilla Pirate Invasion and parade. We got the lowdown on times, route and parking for Tampa Bay’s biggest pirate carnival.

CBS Tampa–01/15/2014

(Photo Credit: Barbara Ann)

Best Of Tampa’s Gasparilla Children’s Parade

The Children’s parade is an alcohol-free family day long event, celebrating the return of the Gasparilla Season to Tampa Bay. The Saturday, Jan. 18 event includes a Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety Rodeo, a children’s parade, parachuting and huge fireworks display.

CBS Tampa–01/09/2014

Fireworks show over downtown Tampa, Florida  27 January 2001 in Tampa, Florida ends the celebration of the Gasparilla Pirate Festival. Gasparilla Festival celebrates the legendary reign of ship pirate Jose Gaspar over the City of Tampa.  (Photo credit: PETER MUHLY/AFP/Getty Images)

Gasparilla By the Numbers

Tampa, Fla. (CBS Tampa) – As the January 28, 2012 Gasparilla Pirate Festival nears, the pirates are preparing for one crazy invasion. Here’s a look at the annual festival in numbers:

CBS Tampa–01/10/2012

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