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Gasparilla Pirate Festival

Gasparilla Pirate Festival

Since 1904, Tampa, Florida has held the annual Gasparilla Pirate Festival. The festival celebrates the legend of the mythical Spanish pirate, José Gaspar, who supposedly operated in Southwest Florida. He claimed to have roamed the Gulf of Mexico and the Spanish Main from his base in Southwest Florida.   This year's event is on January 28th.

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