Friday, January 22, 2010

Gasparilla Wreath #1: Doors of Hyde Park

The 2010 Gasparilla Children's Parade and Piratechnic Extravaganza is tomorrow. In keeping with the pirate theme, many homes in Tampa are festooned with Gasparilla wreaths and black flags with the skull and crossbones. This coconut head swashbuckler is on a door in Hyde Park, ground zero for tomorrow's parade and next Saturday's main event, the Gasparilla Invasion and Parade that begins on Bayshore Boulevard and continues into downtown. A total of 131 units, including 70 floats and 51 krewes, will take part tomorrow and they estimate as many as 250,000 kids - big and small - will enjoy the day. Next Saturday's main parade could attract 350,000-400,000 spectators.

7 comments:

Sunny said...

How festive and fun. I hope it's a lovely sunny day.
Sunny :)

Jacob said...

Merry Christmas! Ooops! That's not an Xmas wreath. Shoot. Oh, well, it should be a fun time, anyway. Do the kids get presents?

Frank said...

@ Sunny - The weather is supposed to be gorgeous. Warm and bright sunshine.

@ Jacob -Every kid, of every age - male and female - get beads. Tons and tons of beads. From tomorrow through next Saturday, they are precious and worth their weight in gold. Valuable beyond belief. After that they are worthless.

Don and Krise said...

Wow, that's a heck of a crowd. I hope you'll be there with camera in hand.

Krissy said...

Good find, Dad. Love the coconut!

brattcat said...

Yes, I saw the promo for this on your local news last week.

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