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Can you complete our 2023 Gasparilla bingo card?

Parrots! Beads! Marginal celebrities! Take our card on the parade route and challenge your mateys.
A pirate gives beads to partiers along Bayshore Boulevard during the Gasparilla Parade of Pirates on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022.
A pirate gives beads to partiers along Bayshore Boulevard during the Gasparilla Parade of Pirates on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022. [ IVY CEBALLO | Times ]
Published Jan. 25

Gasparilla is nothing if not consistent. “Predictable” should not be the word for hundreds of thousands of revelers in boned corsets and velvet breeches drinking suspicious punch from Yeti coolers at 8 a.m. And yet, here we are, ready for the familiar scene at Tampa’s pirate invasion and parade on Saturday.

The beads! The canons! The kidnapping of the mayor! The horror of seeing your child’s orthodontist passed out on a mansion lawn! This surreal tradition has popped off since 1904, evolving from a folklore-inspired parade into the monied, corporate Seminole Hard Rock Gasparilla Pirate Fest of today.

Tampa’s most iconic event calls for an old-fashioned bingo card. Take this on the parade route and challenge your friends. Loser has to recycle all the beads.

Related: Guide to Tampa’s 2023 Gasparilla pirate parade: parking, schedule, more
Take this Gasparilla Bingo card on the parade route and challenge your friends.
Take this Gasparilla Bingo card on the parade route and challenge your friends. [ Photo illustration by LISA MERKLIN | Times; Shutterstock ]

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