Monday, April 23, 2018

Gasparilla 2018

Gasparilla Music Festival lineup additions: Warpaint, Hard Working Americans, Jurassic 5’s Chali 2na, more

Gasparilla Music Festival lineup additions: Warpaint, Hard Working Americans, Jurassic 5’s Chali 2na, more

A big Gasparilla Music Festival is getting even bigger.Tampa's eclectic annual fest has announced additions to a 2018 lineup that already included the Roots, Father John Misty and Spoon. Joining them March 10-11 at Curtis Hixon Park: Indie-pop group ...
Updated: 3 months ago
Lost something at Gasparilla parade? You may be able to get it back

Lost something at Gasparilla parade? You may be able to get it back

TAMPA — The collection of lost items builds slowly in the days after the Gasparilla Parade of Pirates.It takes a while for all the keys, wallets, cell phones, and identification cards to wind their way through the Tampa Police Department into the Tam...
Updated: 3 months ago
For visiting NHL fans, the weekend was about hockey, not pirates or traffic

For visiting NHL fans, the weekend was about hockey, not pirates or traffic

Tampa faced two big questions heading into the weekend: Would traffic be an issue Saturday when the Gasparilla Parade of Pirates shared downtown with two major events leading up to Sunday’s NHL All-Star Game? And what would visiting hockey fans think...
Updated: 3 months ago
From the archives: Remember when a Gasparilla reveler punched a horse named Chad?

From the archives: Remember when a Gasparilla reveler punched a horse named Chad?

After Saturday’s Gasparilla celebration comes today’s welcome news that arrests were on the low side this year.It wasn’t always that way, particularly in 2016, when an intoxicated Longwood man struck a police horse named Chad. PREVIOUS COVERAGE: Man ...
Updated: 3 months ago
How many people were arrested at Gasparilla?

How many people were arrested at Gasparilla?

It wouldn’t be Gasparilla without a little drunken debauchery. With another pirate invasion in the books, police agencies said today that most criminal mischief during Saturday’s celebration came in the form of disorderly conduct and und...
Updated: 3 months ago
Hockey, wedding and heavenly condemnation — this year’s Gasparilla wasn’t the usual

Hockey, wedding and heavenly condemnation — this year’s Gasparilla wasn’t the usual

TAMPA -- As Lord Stanley’s Cup, surrounded by swashbucklers, barreled toward the shoreline on the deck of the Jose Gasparilla around noon Saturday, the singularity of Tampa’s spirit was on full display: Only here, in a city that canonize...
Updated: 3 months ago
Gasparilla and the Stanley Cup

Gasparilla and the Stanley Cup

The NHL Stanley Cup is loaded onto the "Jose Gasparilla" pirate ship at the end of the Ballast Point Park pier in Tampa, Fla., on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. The ship carried the cup for the annual invasion. LOREN ELLIOTT | TimesYe Mystic Krewe of G...
Updated: 3 months ago
What a pink pirate wedding at Gasparilla looks like

What a pink pirate wedding at Gasparilla looks like

Gay Hartman’s vision of a pirate wedding may not be what you would expect from someone who lives the pirate lifestyle nearly year-round.To the London transplant, a pirate’s life is not only rough beards, eye patches and hooks — it&#...
Updated: 3 months ago
No rain in Tampa’s Gasparilla forecast

No rain in Tampa’s Gasparilla forecast

It should be a nice day for a parade.Saturday’s forecast calls for a mix of clouds and sun early followed by cloudy skies this afternoon. Expect a high of 78 with easterly winds at 10 to 20 mph."We’ll see an increase in cloud cover as we head through...
Updated: 3 months ago
Here’s how to recycle your Gasparilla beads in Tampa

Here’s how to recycle your Gasparilla beads in Tampa

For the first time ever, Tampa will take part in recycling some of the millions of plastic beads tossed to the clamoring crowds during Gasparilla celebrations.The program was started independent of the city in 2017, when Krispy Kreme partnered with M...
Updated: 3 months ago