Pint-sized pirates parade today

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.