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With downtown Tampa in the background, Christopher Cronk, 20, and Jennifer Almendares, 18, enjoy a performance by Hunks of Funk on a big screen at Curtis Hixon Park during a Gasparilla Pirate Fest celebration on Friday.

Gasparilla 2001 schedule

By Times staff writer

© St. Petersburg Times, published January 27, 2001

INVASION: The flotilla sails through Hillsborough Bay, starting at 11:30 a.m. Vantage points are Davis Islands, Harbour Island and around the Tampa Convention Center. At 1 p.m., the Jose Gasparilla pirate ship will dock at the Tampa Convention Center.

PARADE: Begins at 1:45 p.m. at Howard Avenue and Bayshore Boulevard, ending 31/2 miles later at 5:30 p.m. at Jackson and Marion streets. Military jets from MacDill Air Force Base will fly over the parade at 2 p.m.

PIRATE FEST: Downtown Tampa, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Entertainment stages will be at Ashley Drive and Madison Street and at Curtis Hixon Park. In addition to musical performers, fireworks are scheduled at 10 p.m. Pirate Fest will continue from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. Also Sunday, big screen televisions will show Super Bowl XXXV coverage starting at 5:30 p.m.

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