Once you've recovered from the Gasparilla festivities, don't forget to take your beads home with you—the ultimate pirate's booty—and show them off to your friends. They fit nicely in the inner zippered compartment of the green Tarmac AWD 30.
And if you and your swashbuckling friends or family members decide that the pirate's life is for you, come back to Tampa for a series of Gasparilla-inspired events, including the Gasparilla Children's Parade, the Gasparilla International Film Festival, the Gasparilla Festival of the Arts, the Gasparilla Distance Classic series of road races, and the Gasparilla Music Festival. All of these events—known collectively as "Gasparilla Season"—usually take place between January and March, when Florida weather is hard to beat.
Have you been to Gasparilla in Tampa? What tips would you give to have the best time? Share your thoughts in the comments, below!
Photo Credit: Nicole Abbett for Main Image
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