Tampa, Florida

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Since Tampa Bay was first spotted by Spanish explorers in the 1500s, sailors have admired its wide, sheltered beauty. Perhaps the most well known and celebrated event in Tampa is the Gasparilla Pirate Festival, or simply called Gasparilla.

It has been held yearly since the first one in 1906. Gasparilla has often been referred to as the Mardi Gras of Tampa.