Tickets for 2022 Gasparilla festivities go on sale Friday

Pirates will soon be invading Tampa once more. After the 2021 Gasparilla parades were canceled due to the pandemic, Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla is getting swashbucklers excited for their triumphant return by announcing the early sale of tickets to next year's festivities, beginning Friday, July 23.

Campaign to keep beads out of Tampa Bay appears successful

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.