Tampa, Florida - There were a lot of little pirates on the loose Saturday afternoon for the Gasparilla Children's Parade.
The parade marks the official kickoff to Gasparilla 2013, and has been a Tampa tradition since 1947.
The parade started at Bay to Bay Boulevard and moved north along Bayshore Blvd., ending at Watrous Avenue.
Children were able to walk away with all kinds of beads and candy as they watched the parade along Bayshore Boulevard. There was also a fireworks show later in the evening.
For all you grown up pirates, the Gasparilla Pirate Festival is next weekend, January 26.