The annual Children’s Gasparilla Extravaganza attracted pirates young and old along the parade route, which began at Bay to Bay and ended at Watrous/Orleans and featured dozens of adorned floats.
“The Children’s Gasparilla Extravaganza has grown to be recognized as one of the nation’s premier family events, and now includes one of the largest children’s parades in the country” said Darrell Stefany, President of EventFest, Inc in a previous press release. “
Along the parade route hundreds of children lined the fences for a chance at catching beads from those in the parade. Some people in the crowd even made catchy signs in hopes of more beads heading their way.
The Children’s Gasparilla Parade has been going on since 1947 and moved to
The event is alcohol free and focuses on family activities.
The history of the