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Aargh! Tampa delays Gasparilla pirate festival until 2022

For more than 100 years, Tampa has held a celebration of pirate lore known as Gasparilla. Avast, mateys, it’s not to be this time. Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla represented Tampa’s old guard when it began the event in 1904, and is still at the helm today. This year’s event was postponed and then canceled […]

COVID-19 forces delay of Gasparilla Pirate Fest

A popular waterfront festival in Tampa has been postponed amid a surge in confirmed coronavirus cases and hospitalizations in Florida. The annual parade Gasparilla Pirate Fest that attracts about 200,000 people to Tampa’s downtown waterfront is typically held every January but is now planned for mid-April amid continuing health care concerns. Organizers said they consulted […]