TAMPA — Gasparilla is not until January, but now is the time to spend your pieces of gold if you want reserve seats to watch the parades of pint-size pirates or full-grown swashbucklers.
Reserve tickets for the Children's Gasparilla Parade, Gasparilla Invasion Brunch and Gasparilla Parade of the Pirates go on sale Monday.
Reserved seats for the Jan. 19 children's parade start at $23. Tickets for the Jan. 26 brunch at the Tampa Convention Center are $70 per adult and $60 per child. Reserved seating for the parade of pirates later that afternoon starts at $35.
For details and to purchase tickets, go to www.gasparillatreasures.com or call (813) 251-8844 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays.