Florida Matters: Gasparilla Pirate Invasion & Parade
When the famous and infamous Gasparilla Parade of the Pirates invades Tampa on Saturday, Jan. 31, it will be the 100th such procession along Bayshore Boulevard and the streets of downtown Tampa. Many people across the country – and even here in the Tampa Bay area -- don't quite understand what Gasparilla is all about. We take a look at this year's invasion, and the history of this curious event with Sgt. Jarrett Seal of the Tampa Police Department, and Shamus Warren, a pirate with Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla.
This is a free event for your entire family's enjoyment! Experience the wonderful angelic voices from the children of the WATOTO Children's Choir at St. Petersburg Police Athletic League. The concert begins at 7:00 pm and will last until 8:30 p.m., but get there early to get a good seat!