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Things to do in Tampa this January

The stage setup at the Tampa Bay Black Heritage Music Festival

Anna Woodward and Jasmine Vidovich

January 16, 2019

With the hype of Gasparilla looming on the horizon, it's even easier than usual to find a variety of things to do in Tampa in January. Whether it's a music festival or a convention, there is something for everyone. TBBHF music festival The Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival (TBBHF) is hosting anoth...

Gasparilla needs to be more inclusive

The Gasparilla pirate ship descends onto Tampa Bay. Image courtesy of Wikipedia commons.

Alanna Felton, A&E Editor

January 26, 2018

If one were to examine the history books closely enough, examples of female pirates who dominated their eras abound. The most successful pirate of all time is widely considered to be Ching Shih- a Chinese former prostitute who rose from brothel girl to wife of and co-leader to the formidable pirate Cheng...

MidKnight Snacks: Treasure chest rice krispies treat

MidKnight Snacks: Treasure chest rice krispies treat

Amelia Foster, Staff Writer

January 26, 2018

The Gasparilla spirit is in the air with the famous Tampa parade just a day away. However, it is easy to get caught up in all the excitement while the floats parade by and the pirate ship blasts its cannon, and not notice how hungry you have become. Here's an easy treat to make to bring with you as you ...

Gasparilla is Losing its Meaning

File photo from 2016 that illustrates Bayshore on a typical January day

Leana Pustam, Perspectives Editor

January 23, 2016

This Saturday, Jan. 23, marks the first day of Tampa Bay’s Gasparilla season. This weekend is the children’s parade, followed by the adult parade next Saturday. Both events take place along Bayshore Boulevard. Gasparilla originated as a celebration of the legend of Jose Gaspar, a mythical pirat...

Gasparilla Music Festival 2014 Rocks Spring Break

Hannah Elliott

March 19, 2014

Initially published in tb-two* 'Twas the night before Gasparilla Music Fest, and all through downtown Tampa the GMF buzz could already be heard. The main stage at Curtis Hixon pulsated with anxious lighting and sound checks, lasers from the stage already illuminating the surrounding condos. Wayne Coyne, of the Flaming Lips, and the huge ...

It’s Time for Gasparilla!

It's Time for Gasparilla!

Isabel Hanewicz

January 23, 2014

Police officer Veronica Hamilton gave a presentation to seniors today about Gasparilla, which is this weekend. The parade, which is over 100 years old, draws over 30,000 people to the streets of Tampa Bay, bringing in 46 million dollars of economic revenue for the area annually. The Gasparilla Pir...

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