Gasparilla festivities underway in Tampa

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The annual Gasparilla festivities are underway in Tampa!

The Jose Gasparilla ship and dozens of other boats made their way to the docks of the Tampa Convention Center around 1 p.m. That's where Mayor Bob Buckhorn will surrender the key to the city.

From there, the pirates will gear up for the parade, which officially begins at 2 p.m. along Bayshore Boulevard.

For more information about parking and road closures, check out the guide to Gasparilla.