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Fun sailing with Gasparilla continues until April

The Oracle – February 5, 2016
Tampa’s 101st Gasparilla Invasion and Parade of Pirates came Saturday with its usual lively flair. The annual celebration kicked off with the invasion of Jose Gaspar and his krewe at the Tampa Convention Center, and the parade continued down Bayshore Boulevard with no shortage of colorful buccaneers, beads and beer. Although the Parade of Pirates is over, festivities in honor of Gasparilla have just begun, and the next few weeks will bring more opportunities to get in on the fun. On Feb. 13, the Krewe of the Knights of Sant’ Yago will host its annual Illuminated Knight Parade in Ybor City. While it isn’t an official Gasparilla event, the Knight Parade has followed the Parade of Pirates every year since 1974. Read the story from The Oracle.