Gasparilla by the numbers
5 marching bands
4.35 miles of parade route
2 to 3 million beads tossed around
semitrailer trucks of water, soda and chips; one semi of ice; multiple semis of beer and 150 foam coolers — extra supplies Publix stocks at its Gasparilla ground zero store at 243 Bayshore Blvd.
people who attended last year's rain-soaked parade
television and movie credits Gasparilla 2011 Grand Marshal Jim Belushi has in his acting career
portable toilets available along the parade route
120 to 200
workers involved in set up and clean up
tons of trash that Tampa solid waste workers picked up after last year's pirate fest
law officers expected along the parade route
arrests made last year after Tampa police beefed up their presence (In 2009, Tampa police arrested 127.)
dollars the city of Tampa spent for the 2010 pirate fest
Justin George, Times staff writer
Sources: city of Tampa, Publix, Tampa police, imbd.com, EventFest.