Well, Tampa celebrated the rape and pillage of the city today in memory of the menacing pirate Gaspar, so a four day event spread over different days. Last week was the "Children's Gasparilla Parade". Today, Saturday, was the regular Gasparilla Parade, and then in about a week there will be the Gasparilla Night Parade in Ybor City (cigar city) part of Tampa. I forgot to mention that Friday was the mock landing of the pirates and take over of the city where the Krewe goes to the Mayors office and takes the mayor hostage.
So we walked down and watched the parade (only because of my convenient locale) and got a few beads waved at the pirates and other themed floats and then high tailed it back home.