Watch pirates invade Tampa for Gasparilla 2024

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Pirates “invaded” Tampa on Saturday for the Gasparilla Parade of Pirates. The flotilla, led by the pirate ship Jose Gasparilla II, made its way toward the Tampa Convention Center, where Mayor Jane Castor surrendered the key to the city to the scallywags of Ye Mystic Krewe. Hundreds of pirates with 53 krewes then celebrated their victory with a parade along Bayshore Boulevard into downtown Tampa. Thousands of people lined the parade route, scrambling for beads and enjoying the floats and festivities.