Gasparilla canceled this year

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Victory Parade
TAMPA, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 10: In an aerial view from a drone, boats participate in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Super Bowl Victory Boat Parade on February 10, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)

There will be no Pirate invasion in Tampa this year.

Even organizers announced Tuesday that Gasparilla is canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“It is our community’s best interest to refrain from hosting festivities this year,” organizer Peter Lackman said.

The parade, which is normally held in January, was pushed to April 17 because of the pandemic.

Those who purchased tickets can request a refund or opt to roll over a credit on their account to 2022 festivities, along with a 15% bonus.

“The pirate invasion will continue in 2022, with the excitement and revelry that Tampa Bay has come to know and love,” Lackman promised.