Gasparilla 2012
Date: 1/25/2012 Album ID: 1402286
Photos by Tampa Bay Times staff
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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 Josť Gaspar (Gasparilla), supposedly a Spanish pirate captain who operated in Southwest Florida.
Joannie Greco of the Krewe of Pandora tosses a beaded necklace to the Gasparilla parade spectators on Ashley Drive in downtown Tampa. Thousands of Gasparilla revelers packed downtown Tampa lining the streets to watch a parade of floats and pirates invade the city on Saturday, January 28, 2012.  [OCTAVIO JONES, Times]
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Krewe of Mambi's Alton Bradley of Tampa tosses beads to the spectators on Ashley Drive along the Gasparilla parade route. Thousands of Gasparilla revelers packed downtown Tampa lining the streets to watch a parade of floats and pirates invade the city on Saturday, January 28, 2012.  [OCTAVIO JONES, Times]
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The Krewe of Saint Florian's Rich Johnson, left, of St. Petersburg gives beads to Sherry Davis of Tampa on Ashley Drive.  Thousands of Gasparilla revelers packed downtown Tampa lining the streets to watch a parade of floats and pirates invade the city on Saturday, January 28, 2012.  [OCTAVIO JONES, Times]
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Danette Rey of Tampa from the Grand Krewe De Libertalia dances to music while tossing beads on Ashley Drive during the Gasparilla parade.  Thousands of Gasparilla revelers packed downtown Tampa lining the streets to watch a parade of floats and pirates invade the city on Saturday, January 28, 2012.  [OCTAVIO JONES, Times]
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Johanna Dawson (5) of Tampa puts one of her  beaded necklaces that she caught while watching the Gasparilla parade on Bayshore Boulevard in Tampa. Thousands of Gasparilla revelers pack downtown Tampa lining the streets to watch a parade of floats and pirates invade the city on Saturday, January 28, 2012.  [OCTAVIO JONES, Times]
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Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn hands out beads to spectators along the Gasparilla parade route on Bayshore Boulevard. Thousands of Gasparilla revelers packed downtown Tampa lining the streets to watch a parade of floats and pirates invade the city on Saturday, January 28, 2012.  [OCTAVIO JONES, Times]
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Dressed in a pirate costume, Kiki Shantel of Miami checks her make-up on Bayshore Boulevard before the start of the Gasparilla parade. Thousands of Gasparilla revelers packed downtown Tampa lining the streets to watch a parade of floats and pirates invade the city on Saturday, January 28, 2012.  [OCTAVIO JONES, Times]
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Danette Rey, center, of Tampa from the Grand Krewe De Libertalia dances while tossing beads on Ashley Drive during the Gasparilla parade.  Thousands of Gasparilla revelers pack downtown Tampa lining the streets to watch a parade of floats and pirates invade the city on Saturday, January 28, 2012.   [OCTAVIO JONES, Times]
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Carol Schindler, of the Krewe of Venus, tosses beads along the Gasparilla parade route on Bayshore Boulevard.   Thousands of Gasparilla revelers packed downtown Tampa lining the streets to watch a parade of floats and pirates invade the city on Saturday, January 28, 2012.  [OCTAVIO JONES, Times]
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Krewe of South Shore Marauders Jennifer Maxwell tosses beads to Gasparilla revelers on Bayshore Boulevard in Tampa. Thousands of Gasparilla revelers packed downtown Tampa lining the streets to watch a parade of floats and pirates invade the city on Saturday, January 28, 2012.  [OCTAVIO JONES, Times]
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Thousands of Gasparilla revelers pack Bayshore Boulevard in Tampa to watch the parade that stretches nearly four miles starting at Bay to Bay Boulevard and ending on Cass Street in downtown Tampa on Saturday, January 28, 2012.  [OCTAVIO JONES, Times]
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Parade goers cheer as the Knights of St. John Krewe pass their position during the Gasparilla Parade of the Pirates on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012,  on Bayshore Boulevard in Tampa.  [Tyler Tjomsland, Tampa Bay Times]
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Jenny Ryan, 24, of Tampa smiles a pirate calling himself Grymes Cannon of Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla as presents her with beads during the Gasparilla Parade of the Pirates on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012,  on Bayshore Boulevard in Tampa.  [Tyler Tjomsland, Tampa Bay Times]
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Parade goers strain for beads as the Krewe of Agustina float passes their poition during the Gasparilla Parade of the Pirates on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012,  on Bayshore Boulevard in Tampa.  [Tyler Tjomsland, Tampa Bay Times]
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Anita Shuler, left, Noelle Grinley, center and Gina Yacone, right, toss beads to parade goers from the Krewe of Agustina float during the Gasparilla Parade of the Pirates on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012,  on Bayshore Boulevard in Tampa.  [Tyler Tjomsland, Tampa Bay Times]
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A parade goer reaches through a barracade to grab beads from the ground during the Gasparilla Parade of the Pirates on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012,  on Bayshore in Tampa.  [Tyler Tjomsland, Tampa Bay Times]
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Gaye Hartman, of the Krewe of the Black Pearl blows a kiss during the Gasparilla Parade of the Pirates on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012,  on Bayshore Boulevard in Tampa.  [Tyler Tjomsland, Tampa Bay Times]
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Declan Kellar, 4, of Tampa smiles as the Gasparilla Parade of the Pirates passes him on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012,  on Bayshore Boulevard in Tampa.  [Tyler Tjomsland, Tampa Bay Times]
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