Pirates in Tampa for Gasparilla 2023

TAMPA, Fla. — Thousands of pirates are heading to Tampa Bay looking for treasure in the form of beads and medallions. It’s a tradition that has been going on now for more than 100 years.  

As the celebrations get ready to kick off, pirates are starting to line Bayshore Boulevard for the impending invasion as well as the parade of pirates with hundreds of floats. You can find everything you need to know about today’s festivities in our Gasparilla 2023 guide. 

If you are at Gasparilla, you can share your photos with us in the form below or on our Facebook page and we will add them to our gallery here on baynews9.com.