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By Times Staff Writer
Published January 19, 2008
Gasparilla kicks off today with family activities and an annual parade featuring the area's cutest and most petite pirates. Highlights:
Noon: Bicycle safety rodeo at Bayshore near Rome Avenue, with a helmet giveaway.
2 to 3:30 p.m.: The Preschooler's Stroll, from Bay to Bay Boulevard to Howard Avenue.
3:30 p.m.: The Gasparilla Air Invasion, with the Red Baron Squadron Aerobatic show, vintage aircraft and the U.S. Special Operations Command Parachute Team.
4 P.M: Children's Gasparilla Parade, starting at Bay to Bay and proceeding north about 1.4 miles along Bayshore to Watrous and Orleans avenues.
7 p.m.: A 25-minute fireworks show at 7 p.m., which will also feature music.
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