The Children’s Gasparilla Extravaganza on January 23rd allowed kids and families to let out their inner pirate – in a safe, family friendly and alcohol-free environment.
The pirate invasion of The City of Tampa by pirate Jose Gaspar and his men will be celebrated for the 106th consecutive year on January 30th with the Gasparilla Pirate Festival.
On January 23rd, the Children’s Gasparilla Extravaganza will provide alcohol-free family friendly entertainment and celebrate the return of Gasparilla in Tampa Bay. The event will take place on Bayshore Blvd. in Tampa the week before the Gasparilla Pirate Fest, held in the same location on January 31st.
GASPARILLA PIRATE FEST 2009
Tampa, FL (February 2009) - A US Special Operations Command Parachute Team landed on Bayshore near Howard during the Gasparilla Extravaganza on Saturday the 24th. The main festivities for Gasparilla Pirate Festival will be held on February 7th in Tampa starting at 11:30am, and celebrate Tampa’s historic pirate invasion by Jose Gasparilla and his men.
GASPARILLA EXTRAVAGANZA TO BEGIN A SUPER WEEK OF CELEBRATIONS WITH FAMILY FUN, FLOATS, FLYING BEADS, PLANES AND PYROTECHNICS
TAMPA, FL December 8, 2008 – The Gasparilla Extravaganza will once again commence Tampa’s historical Gasparilla season with an alcohol-free, family celebration scheduled for Saturday, January 24, 2009 on Bayshore Boulevard, and will kick off a week-long series of celebrations leading up to Super Bowl XLIII in Tampa. The Gasparilla Extravaganza features the Gasparilla Preschooler’s Stroll, the Gasparilla Air Invasion, the Children’s Gasparilla Parade and the “Piratechnic” Extravaganza, Tampa Bay’s largest firework presentation; show center is located at Howard Avenue and Bayshore Boulevard.