Happy Gasparilla!

The Gasparilla Pirate Festival is an annual celebration held in the city of TampaFlorida since 1904. 

Held each year in late January or early February and hosted by Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla and the City of Tampa, 
it celebrates the apocryphal legend of José Gaspar (Gasparilla), a mythical Spanish pirate captain who supposedly operated in Southwest Florida
As of the 100th edition of the Gasparilla Festival in 2015 (it was cancelled during World Wars), 
the parade was the 3rd largest in the United States and had an economic impact of $23 million on Tampa’s economy.2016 GASPARILLA YMKG bead toss

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