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Happenings of Special Interest
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The Rising of Rosario

Our new float "Buen Jesús y Nuestr Señora del Rosario" will soon be starting its next phase of construction. On Friday, July 22nd our Rosario will be moved from Dixie Trailers to our storage facility, along side our beloved "Santa Margarita". There will soon be a call out for all hands on deck. Please watch for announcements of float work days required to have the Rosario ready for the 2017 parade season.

Click to see the NEW Float Plans

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YMKSM 2016 Parade Season - Save the Dates

Monthly YMKSM Social
Wednesday, August 10th @ 6:30PM
Venue: TBA

KSM Philanthropy Meeting
Tuesday, August 2nd @ 6:30PM
Carmelita's Mexican Grill & Cantina, Dunedin, FL

14th Annual YMKSM Ball

Saturday, September 17, 2016
Purchase Ball & Treasure Hunt Tickets

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

Request for 2016 YMKSM Photos

2016 Pirate Festivals
(NEW Festivals added for 2016)

2016 Renaissance Festivals
(NEW Festival added for 2016)

Pinellas Park Holiday Parade
December 12, 2015

Children's Gasparilla Parade
January 23, 2016

Gasparilla Parade of the Pirates

January 30, 2016

Dunedin Mardi Gras Parade

25th Anniversary
February 9, 2016

Knights of Sant’Yago Parade

Ybor City
February 13, 2016

Rough Riders St. Patrick’s Night Parade

Ybor City
March 12, 2016

Chasco Street Parade

New Port Richey
April 2, 2016

DeSoto Grand Parade

April 30, 2016

4th of July Splash-n-Bang Parade

Anna Maria Island
July 4, 2016

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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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, August 2nd, 6:30PM

Carmelita's Mexican Grill & Cantina
Dunedin, FL

1280 Main Street
Dunedin, FL 34698

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The Philanthropy Committee is looking for donations of school supplies for the Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranch. Please bring donations to the August Philanthropy Meeting or the August Krewe Social.

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

2016 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 2016 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

Lake Park Pirate Fest
Kelsey Park, Lake Park, Florida
January 2016
No date for 2016

Treasure Coast Pirate Fest
Fort Pierce, Florida
February 5-7, 2016

Matlacha Pirate Fest
Matlacha & Pine Island, Florida
February 12-13, 2016

1668 Sack of St. Augustine
St. Augustine, Florida
March 5, 2016

NOLA Pyrate Week
New Orleans, Louisiana
March 25 - April 3, 2016 (10 days)

Pirates & Paradise
Antigua, West Indies
April 2-9, 2016

NOLA Wenches Annual Shore Leave Gathering
New Orleans, Louisiana
April 2016
No website or information for 2016

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

Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival
Pirate Parade - Pirate Invasions

Fernandina Beach, Florida
April 28 - May 1, 2016

John Levique Pirate Days Festival
The 15th Annual Pirates Ball

John's Pass, Medeira Beach, Florida
May 2016
No date for 2016

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

Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
June 3-4, 2016

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

Cocoa Beach Pirate Fest
Cocoa Beach, Florida
June 2016
No date for 2016

Fishermen's Village Pirate Fest
Punta Gorda, Florida
Cancelled in 2015 until further notice
No 2016 event

Vero Beach Pirate Fest
Vero Beach, Florida
July 29-31, 2016

Beaufort Pirate Invasion
On the water in Beaufort, North Carolina
August 12-13, 2016

Cedar Key Pirate Invasion
Cedar Key, Florida
Black Powder & Encampment Event
September 16-18, 2016

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

Pirates of the Saint Juans Festival
Sanford, Florida
September 2016
No date for 2016

Tybee Island Pirate Fest
Savannah Beach, Georgia
October 6-9, 2016

Pirates of the High Seas Fest
Panama City Beach, Florida
October 7-9, 2016

Fort Myers Beach Pirate Fest
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
October 7-9, 2016

Key Largo Pirate Fest
October - Discontinued in 2014

Boynton Beach Haunted Pirate Fest
and Mermaid Splash

Boynton Beach, Florida
October 21-23, 2016

Southwest Florida Pirate Festival
Website not active
Punta Gorda, Florida
October 21-23, 2016

Saint Augustine Pirate Gathering
Saint Augustine, Florida
November 3-6, 2016

Cayman Islands Pirates Week
Grand Cayman, Little Cayman & Cayman Brac
November 10-20, 2016

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
Will be back in 2016

Renaissance Festivals

I have identified and listed 10 Renaissance Festivals (1 is NEW this season) for 2016 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 2016 is a work in progress. dates will be updated as they become available.

Updated by Webmaster 2/7/2016


Riverdale Kiwanis Medieval Faire
Lakes Regional Park, 7330 Gladiolus Dr,
Fort Myers, FL 33908
Weekends from January 16 to January 24
, 2016

The Dragon Festival
Wickham Park Road, Melbourne, FL 32935
January 23,24, 2016

Hoggetowne Medieval Faire
Alachua County Fairgrounds, 2900 NE 39th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32609
Weekends from January 30 to February 7, 2016

Brevard Renaissance Fair
Wickham Park
2500 Parkway Drive, Melbourne, FL 32935
Weekends from January 30 to February 7, 2016
(1st Season)

Florida Renaissance Festival, Deerfield Beach
401 South Powerline Road, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
Weekends from February 13 to March 20, 2016

Bay Area Renaissance Festival
11315 North 46th Street, Tampa, FL 33617
Weekends from February 6 to March 20, 2016

Lady of the Lakes Renaissance Faire
12835 County Landfill Rd. Tavares, FL 32778
November 4,5,6 and 11,12,13, 2016

Sarasota Medieval Fair
Sarasota County Fairgrounds, 3000 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34237
Weekends from November 7 to November 22, 2015
No dates available for 2016

Camelot Days Medieval Festival
T.Y. Park, 3300 North Park Road, Hollywood, FL 33021
Weekends from November 14 to November 22, 2015
No dates available for 2016

Orlando Renaissance Festival
3401 South Hiawassee Road, Orlando, FL 32835
December 2-4, 2016

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10th Anniversary Alloy Medallion

YMKSM Social

Second Wednesday of the Month
August 10th
6:30PM - Till It's Over

Venue: TBA

Good Food and Fun - Cash Bar

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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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