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Anthony Eugene Ward. [Photo: Tampa PD Tweet]

Authorities think he’s heading to Tampa. We don’t know much about him but his name is Anthony Eugene Ward. He’s 48 years old. ABC Action News reports that an escaped prisoner from Suwanee County Jail might still be wearing an all-brown uniform with brown boots.

Tampa Police say he broke out of the jail this morning in Live Oak, Florida which is between Jacksonville and Tallahassee. They think think he might be heading our way. Here’s a photo of the escaped inmate. They ask if you see him to call 911 immediately. [Source: ABC Action News]

UPDATE: Tampa Police says Ward has been found and apprehended. Hopefully we’ll get an updated mugshot because check out these photos shared to social media by the Suwannee County Sheriff’s Office.

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Gasparilla Tampa Bay Events

  • Children's Gasparilla

    The kid-friendly event takes place on Saturday, January 22, 2022!

    It is an ALCOHOL-FREE EVENT, celebrating the return of the Gasparilla season to Tampa Bay.

    The Gasparilla Preschoolers’ Stroll will be taking place! The stroll is designed to give the little pirates (children under 5) a chance at parade-style fun, the Preschoolers’ Stroll invites families to parade down a half-mile stretch of Tampa’s famed Bayshore Boulevard!

    While you’re down on Bayshore, turn your eyes to the skies as the Gasparilla Air Invasion returns in 2022 with its largest airshow yet!

    The events take place 11am-7pm. It’s free to attend!

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  • Gasparilla Parade of Pirates

    The Parade of Pirates returns January 29th, 2-6pm!

    The parade begins at Bay to Bay Boulevard and Bayshore Boulevard. It continues along Bayshore Boulevard to Brorein Street, turns east on Brorein Street, then north on Ashley Drive. The parade ends at Cass Street & Ashley Drive.

    Reserved seating is available if you want to get undisturbed viewing of the parade, it must be purchased in advance. If you choose not purchase reserved seating, be sure to get there early to get a great spot along the route. It gets PACKED!

    Remember these pirates have been contained for over a year, so it’s going to be a great big party!

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  • Gasparilla Pirate Fest

    Once the Parade of Pirates is over, the party continues! The Pirate Fest will feature live entertainment on two stages pre and post parade in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park (Ashley and Twiggs), and MacDill Park (Ashley and Whiting).

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  • Sant' Yago Knight Parade

    If you want to continue the pirate festivities, you won’t have to wait long! The Sant’ Yago Knight Parade will be invading the streets of Ybor city on February 12th with the festivities going on 4pm-11pm.

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  • Gasparilla Distance Classic

    Now if you’re into doing a little cardio, you can participate in the Gasparilla Distance Classic. The event will be going on February 26th and 27th along the beautiful Bayshore Boulevard. You will be able to run in various races, whichever you choose whether it’s the 5K or half marathon. The best thing about the race is that’s family friendly and you don’t have to be an experienced runner.

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  • Gasparilla Music Festival

    The Gasparilla Music Festival will be taking over Curtis Hixon Park February 25-27th. There you will be able to enjoy various tunes from bands while enjoying the great outdoors of our city.

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  • Gasparilla Outbound Voyage

    The Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla will celebrate their conquest of Tampa with a celebration you won’t want to miss that will feature live music and more, as the pirates get ready to set sail from the city launching from Sparkman Warf! The event will kick off at 2pm and last until 10pm.

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  • Gasparilla Festival of the Arts

    Art Lovers will surely love this event! The Gasparilla Festival of the Arts will take place March 5-6th!

    The Festival will showcase artists and their work which include ceramic, digital, drawing, fiber, glass, jewelry, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, watercolor and wood. The best thing about this event is that it will put a spotlight on local young artists and don’t worry, you’ll have plenty of live entertainment!

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