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Clearwater's Official Krewe

Admiral, Don Marco the Grey a.k.a. Mark Dauck

Beth & Bill Fisher Rosario Challenge

“In an effort to contribute in a meaningful way towards the cause, Beth and I would like to donate $5,000 towards materials to be used to construct the Krewe’s new float, the Rosario. In addition, to motivate the giving of others, we will match dollar for dollar the donations of others towards the float, up to an additional $5,000.

The availability of our additional matching donation will be based on donations by others made after this date. The intent of the matching donation is to motivate the additional giving of others, not to simply offset previous expenditures or donations. My suggestion would be that Beth and I match five $1,000 donations. The initial $5,000 donation is available now, and the additional matching contribution can be available in minimum increments of $1,000 or more. By this, I mean the smallest matching check we will issue is $1,000; the donations matched can be made up of the accumulation of smaller amounts.

Traditionally Beth and I find ourselves attending four or five parades a year; however, I cannot adequately express the joy that we receive in the Fellowship with our fellow Krewe Members, and the Pride that we have in our glorious floats as they roll down the parade route. Our hope is that this gesture serves as a catalyst towards the completion of our new flagship, which will service us proudly for years to come.”

Long live the Krewe of the Santa Margarita!
Bill and Beth Fisher

Please make checks payable to:
YMKSM Foundation

Send to:
Jeff DiPolito
1383 S. Hercules Ave
Clearwater, FL 33764

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Happenings of Special Interest
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The Rising of Rosario

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YMKSM 2016-2017 Parade Season
Save the Dates

Monthly YMKSM Social
& Holiday Party

Wednesday, December 14th @ 6:30PM
Venue: Ozona Blue, Palm Harbor, FL

KSM Philanthropy Meeting
Tuesday, December 6th @ 6:30PM
Venue: TBA

YMKSM Board Meeting
Thursday, December 1st @ 6:30PM
Venue: TBA

YMKSM 4th Annual Chili Cook-Off Winner

Susan Moyers

KSM Philanthropy Event
Sheriff’s Youth Ranch Christmas Party
Friday, December 9, 2016

Dunedin Holiday Parade
Saturday, December 10th
@ 4:00PM

KSM Philanthropy Fund Raiser
Hamburger Mary's Drag Queen Bingo
April 19, 2017
Save the Date

Pirates on Paradise
YMKSM Krewe Cruise
Pirate Cruise to Key West & Cozumel
July 22-27, 2017

Request for 2016 YMKSM Photos

2017 Pirate Festivals

2017 Renaissance Festivals

Dunedin Holiday Parade
Saturday, December 10, 2016

Children's Gasparilla Parade
Saturday, January 21, 2017

Gasparilla Parade of the Pirates

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Knights of Sant’Yago Parade

Ybor City
Saturday, February 11, 2017

Dunedin Mardi Gras Parade

25th Anniversary
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Rough Riders St. Patrick’s Night Parade

Ybor City
Saturday, March 18, 2017

Chasco Street Parade

New Port Richey
Saturday, March 25, 2017

DeSoto Grand Parade

Saturday, April 29, 2018

4th of July Splash-n-Bang Parade

Anna Maria Island
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Adam Levine is requesting Krewe members to send him all Krewe related photos for his movie making endeavors for 2016. Adam has setup a special Dropbox location to collect the photos. Please click the Dropbox icon and follow the directions. Note: To send pictures to Adam, you don't need to sign up for a Dropbox account. If you already use Dropbox, you can easily upload files from your account while keeping the original files safe in your Dropbox.

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Updated 2/13/2014


Currently Seeking New Members!

The Philanthropy Committee works directly with the KSM Foundation and meets each month to discuss and plan charitable events and fund raisers for KSM.

Currently, the organizations we support or are involved in are the Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranch group homes in Safety Harbor, Relay for Life in Clearwater, All Children’s Hospital, and the Shriners.

Meetings are the 1st Tuesday of the month

Next Meeting
Tuesday, December 6th, 6:30PM

Carmelita's Mexican Grill & Cantina
Dunedin, FL

1280 Main Street
Dunedin, FL 34698

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Please RSVP if you are able to join us at
Marge Siemon - Philanthropy Captain

Meetings are the 1st Thursday of the month

No Board Meeting in December

1st Annual - October 5, 2013
Andy Misiek

2nd Annual - January 10, 2015
Gil Daley

3rd Annual - November 14, 2015
Jeff DiPolito

4th Annual - November 12, 2016
Susan Moyers

Save the Date
December 9, 2016

Details: TBA

Marge Siemon - Philanthropy Captain

Dunedin Old Fashioned Christmas & Holiday Parade

Dunedin Holiday Parade
December 10, 2016

Dunedin Holiday Parade

Beginning on Douglas Avenue / Beltrees Street
(At Dunedin Stadium, 373 Douglas Avenue)
Proceeding north on Douglas Avenue
Past Pioneer Park to Monroe Street
Walking units will exit West on Monroe Street
Floats / Driving units will exit East on Skinner Boulevard

You MUST R.S.V.P. for this Parade

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No Bus service for this parade.

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Arrr... Order Your Beads! Order Your Beads

Dunedin Parking Update - Please Note: Disabled people or people with valid disabled license plates and/or hanging tags may park for free at any on-street/off-street metered space, you are not required to enter your license plate into the parking kiosk, simply park and enjoy Downtown Dunedin.

YMKSM Foundation Fundraiser

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Bingo starts at 7:30PM

YMKSM Foundation Fundraiser

28910 US Hwy 19 N
Clearwater, FL 33761
(727) 400-6996

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Fun evening at Hamburger Mary's playing Drag Queen Bingo. All proceeds going to the YMKSM Foundation.

You MUST call to reserve your table: 727-400-6996!

Wear your finest KSM garb.
Let’s show them how much fun we are!
Marge Siemon - Philanthropy Captain

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2017 Pirate Festivals

I have identified and listed 31 Pirate Festivals for 2016 throughout Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, Antigua Island and Caymen Islands. They are all listed on the "Parades and Events" page by date. If anyone has another event that they want listed, contact the Webmaster on the "Contact" page.

Click on the events (Red Text) below to view web page for that event. You will see that some of these web sites are not updated with 2016 information. Happy Pirating.

NOTE: Updating this list for 2017 is a work in progress. dates will be updated as they become available.

Updated by Webmaster 2/7/2016


Pirates at the Port - Pirate Costume Bash
Fishlips, Cape Canaveral, Florida
January 23, 2016
No date for 2017

Lake Park Pirate Fest
Kelsey Park, Lake Park, Florida
January 31, 2015
No date for 2016 or 2017

Treasure Coast Pirate Fest
Fort Pierce, Florida
February 3-5, 2017

Matlacha Pirate Fest
Matlacha & Pine Island, Florida
February 12-13, 2016
No date for 2017

1668 Sack of St. Augustine
St. Augustine, Florida
March 5, 2016
No date for 2017

NOLA Pyrate Week
New Orleans, Louisiana
March 24 - April 9, 2017 (17 days)

Pirates & Paradise
Star Clipper Cruise “Treasure Islands”
March25 - April 1, 2017

NOLA Wenches Annual Shore Leave Gathering
New Orleans, Louisiana
April 14-17, 2016
No date for 2017

Port Salerno Mermaid and Pirate Festival
No Web Page for 2017
Port Salerno, Florida
April 16-17, 2016
No date for 2017

Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival
Pirate Parade - Pirate Invasions

Fernandina Beach, Florida
May 5-7, 2017

John Levique Pirate Days Festival
John's Pass, Medeira Beach, Florida
May 2016
No date for 2017

Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
June 3-4, 2016
No date for 2017

Drake's 1586 Raid of St. Augustine
St. Augustine, Florida
June 4, 2016
No date for 2017

Cocoa Beach Pirate Fest
Cocoa Beach, Florida
June 9-11, 2017

Fishermen's Village Pirate Fest
Punta Gorda, Florida
September 23-25, 2016
No date for 2017

Vero Beach Pirate Fest
Vero Beach, Florida
July 29-31, 2016
No date for 2017

Beaufort Pirate Invasion
On the water in Beaufort, North Carolina
August 12-13, 2016
No date for 2017

Cedar Key Pirate Invasion
Cedar Key, Florida
Black Powder & Encampment Event
September 15-17, 2017

Perdido Key Pirate Festival
Pensacola, Florida
September 19, 2015
No date for 2016 or 2017

Pirates of the Saint Juans Festival
Sanford, Florida
September 23-24, 2016
No date for 2017

Tybee Island Pirate Fest
Savannah Beach, Georgia
October 28-30, 2016
No date for 2017

Pirates of the High Seas Fest
Panama City Beach, Florida
October 6-8, 2017

Fort Myers Beach Pirate Fest
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
October 7-9, 2016
No date for 2017

Key Largo Pirate Fest
October - Discontinued in 2014

Boynton Beach Haunted Pirate Fest
and Mermaid Splash

Boynton Beach, Florida
October 21-23, 2016
No date for 2017

Southwest Florida Pirate Festival
Website not active
Punta Gorda, Florida
October 21-23, 2016
No date for 2017

Saint Augustine Pirate Gathering
Saint Augustine, Florida
November 4-6, 2016
No date for 2017

Cayman Islands Pirates Week
Grand Cayman, Little Cayman & Cayman Brac
November 10-20, 2016
No date for 2017

Pirates in Paradise
Key West, Florida
Cancelled for December 2015
On hiatus until further notice

Fort Taylor Pyrate Invasion
Key West, Florida
Cancelled for December 2015
No date for 2017

Renaissance Festivals

I have identified and listed 10 Renaissance Festivals for 2017 throughout Florida. They are all listed on the "Parades and Events" page by date. If anyone has another event that they want listed, contact the Webmaster on the "Contact" page.

Click on the events (Red Text) below to view web page for that event.

NOTE: Updating this list for 2017 is a work in progress. dates will be updated as they become available.

Updated by Webmaster 11/30/2016


Riverdale Kiwanis Medieval Faire
Lakes Regional Park, 7330 Gladiolus Dr,
Fort Myers, FL 33908
Weekends of January 7-8 & January 14-15
, 2017

The Dragon Festival
Wickham Park Road, Melbourne, FL 32935
January 14-15, 2017

Hoggetowne Medieval Faire
Alachua County Fairgrounds, 2900 NE 39th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32609
Weekends of January 28-29 & February 3-5, 2017

Brevard Renaissance Fair
Wickham Park
2500 Parkway Drive, Melbourne, FL 32935
Weekends from January 21-22, 28-29
& February 3-5, 2017

Florida Renaissance Festival, Deerfield Beach
401 South Powerline Road, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
Weekends from February 11 to March 26, 2017

Bay Area Renaissance Festival
11315 North 46th Street, Tampa, FL 33617
Weekends from February 18 to April 2, 2017

Lady of the Lakes Renaissance Faire
12835 County Landfill Rd. Tavares, FL 32778
November 4,5,6 and 11,12,13, 2016
No date for 2017

Sarasota Medieval Fair
Sarasota County Fairgrounds, 3000 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34237
Weekends from November 5 to November 20, 2016
No date for 2017

Camelot Days Medieval Festival
T.Y. Park, 3300 North Park Road, Hollywood, FL 33021
Weekends from November 12 to November 20, 2016
No date for 2017

Orlando Renaissance Festival
3401 South Hiawassee Road, Orlando, FL 32835
December 2-4, 2016
No date for 2017

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10th Anniversary Alloy Medallion

YMKSM Social &
Holiday Party

Second Wednesday of the Month
December 14th
6:30PM - Till It's Over

Venue: Ozona Blue
125 Orange Street
Palm Harbor, FL 34683
(727) 789-4540

125 Orange Street

Palm Harbor, FL 34683
(727) 789-4540
Get Directions

Good Food and Fun - Cash Bar

Click here for complete list of YMKSM events

Clearwater's Official Krewe

Ye Mystic Krewe of the Santa Margarita was founded in February, 2002, and in May, 2003, it became Clearwater 's official Krewe for representing the City in local parades. The Krewe has The four Founders of the Ye Mystic Krewe of the Santa Margarita over 250 members and unlike many other Tampa Bay area krewe's, membership in YMKSM is also open to women and children.

Membership costs are $375 for a single, $600 for a family and $1300 for a corporate. Membership is open to everyone, but you must be sponsored by an active member. Krewe members must also purchase costumes which are required to be worn for all festivities. The Krewe takes its name from La Santa Margarita, a SpaniThe Spanish Galleon, La Santa Margaritash galleon that sank off the coast of Florida in the 17th century. Krewe members dress as Spanish royalty and mariners, just as the original crew and passengers did on September 4th, 1622 , when they set off from Havana , Cuba , on their ill-fated voyage to Spain . Two days later the fleet was ravaged by a hurricane and 8 ships were lost off the Florida Keys .

At parades, the Krewe rides in a 45-foot-long, 10 ton, Spanish galleon on wheels. Painted blue waves lap alongClearwater's Official Parade Krewe Float the bottom of the three-masted galleon as she slowly makes her way down the parade route. Many Krewe members prefer to walk the parade route so that they can interact with the parade viewers as they pass out the Krewe’s signature gold medallion beads.

Ye Mystic Krewe of the Santa Margarita is a civic minded organization that is committed to the entertainment of the citizens of Clearwater and Tampa Bay through parades, festivals and charitable works. Through Ye Mystic Krewe of the Santa Margarita Foundation, Inc. our goal is to ultimately fund as many as three local charities and to establish an endowment fund that will allow our giving to continue well into the future.

Ye Mystic Krewe of the Santa Margarita Mission Statement

Our mission is to create an organization that will represent the City of Clearwater through friendship, respect for each other, charitable sponsorship and community service. We will do this by ensuring that our membership entertains the citizens of Clearwater by emulating 17th century Spanish Galleon crews and the pirates that roamed the seas during that period of time during parades and other social events.

Official Proclamation declaring YMKSM as Clearwater's Official KreweMay 3, 2003, the Official Proclamation declaring
YMKSM as Clearwater's official Krewe

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