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Children's Gasparilla Parade Calendar: Special Events/Parks&Rec

Start Date: 1/24/2009
End Date: 1/24/2009


Children's Gasparilla Extravaganza & Parade Details

WHEN: Saturday, January 24, 2009
Noon – 7:30 p.m.
TIME: Noon - Event Begins
Vendors and children’s activities open along Bayshore Blvd., from Bay to Bay to Watrous/Orleans Avenues.

12 p.m.–3 p.m. Bicycle Safety Rodeo presented by The Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee of Hillsborough County and the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. Located along Bayshore, between Albany & Gunby (near Rome Ave.), the Bicycle Rodeo is free to everyone interested in learning how to bicycle safely with traffic. Kids will be fitted with a free, brand new bicycle helmet they can keep (while supplies last), and then use one of the Rodeo’s bicycles to ride through a fun course which teaches skills that may one day save their lives.

12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Gasparilla Air Invasion, Part One
Featuring vintage aircraft & The United States Special Operations Command Parachute Team

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Gasparilla Preschooler's Stroll Beginning at Bay to Bay Blvd. and ending at Howard, the Gasparilla Preschooler's Stroll will feature Tampa Bay's youngest pirates. Children five and under have their own chance to strut their stuff along beautiful Bayshore Boulevard. Look for the best little pirate attire and specially decorated wagons, bicycles and strollers, in this new Gasparilla tradition.

3:00 p.m. Gasparilla Air Invasion, Part Two
Featuring vintage aircraft & The United States Special Operations Command Parachute Team

3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Children’s Gasparilla Parade
Parade begins at Bay to Bay and Bayshore, proceeds north along Bayshore, and ends at Watrous/Orleans Avenues & Bayshore.

6:30 p.m. Gasparilla Air Invasion, NIGHT FLIGHT

7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
“Piratechnic” Extravaganza

Enjoy the largest "Piratechnic" display of the year as we re-create the imaginary sea battle between the pirates of Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla and the City of Tampa. This "battle", has been waged annually since 1904, and the pirates have won every year! With the City defenseless, the scene is set for the colorful and festive Gasparilla Pirate Fest scheduled for February 7, 2009. The Gasparilla Pirate Fest includes the historic Gasparilla Invasion and Parade of the Pirates presented by Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla.

PLACE: Bayshore Boulevard, Show Center at Howard
For information on Reserved Seating for the Children’s Gasparilla Parade, please visit Tickets ‘n’ Treasures. Tickets are $14.00 per person.


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