The crews tasked with cleaning up after Gasparilla say they collected a record amount of trash, but despite finding more trash along the parade route, there were fewer beads in Tampa Bay and they don't think that happened by mistake.
For the 10th year in a row, Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful (KTBB ) registered hundreds of volunteers for their annual "After Gasparilla Clean Up".
Pirates invaded Tampa Bay Saturday for the 2020 Gasparilla Pirate Festival as thousands of people lined both sides of Bayshore Boulevard to catch some of the precious beaded treasure.
Hundreds of thousands of pirates are expected to join the Gasparilla invasion of Tampa on Saturday.
Docked in downtown Tampa, the Jose Gasparilla II is one of the most iconic parts of Gasparilla and a year-round reminder of Tampa’s biggest party and quirkiest tradition.
While Tampa is preparing for a pirate invasion, many revelers are figuring out how to get to and from the Gasparilla parade safely.
People in Tampa love to scoot, but how will motorized e-scooters fit into the already-crowded streets of Tampa during the Gasparilla Parade of Pirates?
Once again, The Florida Aquarium is offering a discount on tickets for those who recycle their Gasparilla beads in an effort to keep them from ending up in our waterways or streets.
Thousands of pint-sized pirates invaded Tampa for this year's Children's Gasparilla Parade.
In an effort to avoid bead debris, Tampa city officials are opening bead collection sites on Wednesday, January 22.
Little pirates will soon be invading Tampa as the Gasparilla season gets underway Saturday with the Children's Gasparilla Parade.
It is Gasparilla season in the Tampa Bay area, and for the uninitiated, the parades and parties can be a bit overwhelming.
Lynda Weiss is a tugboat captain for Hendry Marine Industries. She is one of the captains bringing in the Gasparilla invasion by leading the Floatilla.
Ye Mystic Krewe announced Thursday that six-time WWE world champion and Marvel star Dave Bautista will serve as Grand Marshal for this year's Gasparilla Pirate Fest.
The Gasparilla Children's Parade will fill Bayshore Boulevard Saturday. The parade has grown into a major event, but its origins are humble.
Gasparilla is just around the corner and a local couple is making it easier for those with disabilities to participate in the parade.
Don't worry: Beads are still welcome on the parade route. Police will just be keeping tabs on who's throwing them off boats or floats into the water, which is illegal.
It might be the middle of summer, but it’s never too early to start getting excited for Gasparilla. The Tampa Tarpons are so ready for the big parade that they thought they would have their own Gasparilla-themed night.
Gasparilla season officially kicks off this weekend when little pirates will invade the city. The G-rated Children's Parade is held the week before the more raucous Gasparilla Pirate Fest and has been a part of the festival's history since the 1940s.