The celebration begins at 2 p.m. at Bayshore Boulevard and Bay-to-Bay Boulevard.
The time has come. The Gasparilla Pirate Festival and parade kicks off at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26 along Bayshore Boulevard in south Tampa, starting at Bayshore Boulevard at Bay-to-Bay Boulevard. The free annual celebration features fireworks, floats and food. Here are some things to keep in mind from the Gasparilla Pirate Fest's website: If you go, upload your pics and clips here.