Monthly Archives: January 2013

Shannon Potash’s first Gasparilla

By Rachel Baranowski Shannon Potash is a student at the University of Tennessee. Shannon is extremely excited to come to Tampa and experience the biggest Celebration Tampa has to offer, Gasparilla. As a student of University of Tennessee, Shannon grasps … Continue reading

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Gasparilla, A New World For Some

By Nicole Rinberger Gasparilla is known as the pirate fest within the city of Tampa. Gasparilla has intoxicated drinkers beyond their limits and a parade of floats with individuals throwing beads off into the crowds along Bay Shore. Kelsey Cruz, … Continue reading

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Gasparilla 2013

Gasparilla is an annual pirate themed celebration held towards the end of January in Tampa, Florida. The event draws huge crowds from all over the State and even some people from bordering States travel to Tampa to attend the event. … Continue reading

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Pirate Takeover in Tampa

By: Nicole Thompson Every year the city of Tampa prepares for the Gasparilla Pirate Festival. This year the date lands on January 26 with the parade beginning at 2 p.m. Gasparilla has been attracting people for over one hundred years, … Continue reading

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Gasparilla Newcomer Expecting some Booty this Weekend

The wait is finally over: Gasparilla 2013 has arrived at last. While University of Tampa Gasparilla veterans are gearing up for what has surely been a memorable celebration in years past, there is one University of Central Florida student that … Continue reading

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Lindsey Chatman’s Gasparilla

It’s a chilly yet sunny day at the University of Tampa. Outside of McKay Hall, students gather around the benches talking animatedly about the infamous pirate festival; Gasparilla. The Gasparilla Pirate Festival began Tampa, Florida in 1904 and is a … Continue reading

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Josh Simon, 18, has heard about Gasparilla and has always wanted to go but circumstances have prevented him from doing so every year. This year he’s not only going to be accomplishing his long anticipated goal of going but he’ll … Continue reading

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