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Gasparilla International Food Festival explores global tastes

At the Gasparilla International Food Festival, patrons can try different cuisine from around the world. SPECIAL TO THE ORACLE. While the official Gasparilla Parade has come and gone, make no mistake, the season is far from over. To quote a recently overheard Tampa resident, “Gasparilla lasts about four months.” And he’s […]

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Beautifying Bayshore after Gasparilla

Volunteers spend up to three hours cleaning Bayshore Boulevard the morning after Gasparilla. SPECIAL TO THE ORACLE. The Tampa Bay area, especially the college students in the region, has been looking forward to this weekend for a year.  There has been months of planning outfits, transportation and parade watch points. […]


EDITORIAL: Embrace the bizarre: Gasparilla

Gasparilla, an annual festival held in Downtown Tampa where pirates take over the city, is one of Tampa's unique events. SPECIAL TO THE ORACLE Tampa is a unique city.  It is home to art museums and businesses, hipsters and bankers. It was one of the top sellers of illegal liquor […]