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Happenings of Special Interest
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The Rising of Rosario

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Updated
3/11/2016

YMKSM 2016 Parade Season - Save the Dates

Monthly YMKSM Social
Wednesday, April 13th @ 6:30PM
Venue: Mello Mushroom
, Clearwater, FL

KSM Philanthropy Meeting
Tuesday, May 3rd @ 6:30PM
Venue: TBA

KSM Philanthropy Fund Raiser


Due to unforeseen circumstances,
the Auction on Saturday is cancelled.

Vicki Morgan Memorial
KSM Foundation Silent Auction of
Vicki's Parade Costumes and Fashion Jewelry
Saturday, April 9th @ 4:00PM
Venue: Mugs and Jugs, Clearwater

Coopers Bayou Park Clean-Up
Saturday, April 16th
9:00AM-12 Noon

KSM 2016 Relay for Life Team Meeting
Sunday, April 17, 2016 @ 3:00PM
Nauti Nancy's, Clearwater

KSM Gun and Sport Shoot
Sunday, April 24, 2016 @ 9:00AM
Manatee Gun Club, Myakka City, FL 34251
Area 51

DeSoto Grand Parade
Bradenton, Florida

April 30th @ 6:30PM

Due to lack of member participation the YMKSM Float
will NOT be going to the DeSoto Grand Parade

Desoto Grand Parade After Party
Bradenton, Florida
April 30th @ 8:00PM - Midnight

KSM 2016 Relay for Life Team Event
Friday, May 13, 2016 @ 6:00PM
until
Saturday, May 14, 2016 @ 8:00AM
Coachman Park, Clearwater

4th of July Parade
Splash-n-Bang Parade
Monday, July 4th, 10:00am
Anna Maria Island, FL

14th Annual YMKSM Ball

Saturday, September 17, 2016
Save the Date

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
6:00PM


Children's Gasparilla Parade
Tampa
January 23, 2016
3:30PM


Gasparilla Parade of the Pirates

Tampa
January 30, 2016
2:00PM


Dunedin Mardi Gras Parade

25th Anniversary
February 9, 2016
7:30PM


Knights of Sant’Yago Parade

Ybor City
February 13, 2016
7:00PM


Rough Riders St. Patrick’s Night Parade

Ybor City
March 12, 2016
8:00PM


Chasco Street Parade

New Port Richey
April 2, 2016
1:00PM


DeSoto Grand Parade

Bradenton
April 30, 2016
6:30PM


4th of July Splash-n-Bang Parade

Anna Maria Island
July 4, 2016
10:00AM

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

Meeting

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
Wednesday, May 3rd, 6:30PM

Venue: TBA

Please RSVP if you are able to join us at Philanthropy@YMKSM.com
Marge Siemon - Philanthropy Captain


Due to unforeseen circumstances,
the Auction on Saturday is cancelled.

Vicki Morgan Memorial

KSM Foundation
Silent Auction of
Vicki's Parade Costumes
and Fashion Jewelry

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Mugs Sports Bar & Grill
13563 Icot Blvd
Clearwater, FL 33760
(727) 535-5847


Due to unforeseen circumstances,
the Auction on Saturday is cancelled.

4:00PM-6:00PM
Preview and Private Sale of
Vicki'
s Parade Costumes and Fashion Jewelry
(for YMKSM Members ONLY)

6:00PM-10:00PM
General Admission for Silent Auction of
Vicki's Parade Costumes and Fashion Jewelry

Come support our Krewe’s foundation

Coopers Bayou Park Clean Up
Our Adopted Park Needs Us!
Saturday, April 16th
9:00AM-12:00PM

709 Bayshore Blvd
Clearwater, FL 33759

Coopers Bayou Park Website
Click image above for park info...

Click here for Cooper Bayou Park Map...

Closed Toe Shoes and Gardening Gloves Are Suggested

You MUST R.S.V.P. to:
commodore-events@ymksm.com
by Tuesday, April 12th

YMKSM 2016 Relay for Life
Team Meeting

Sunday, April 17, 2016 @ 3:00PM


700 Eldridge St, Clearwater, FL 33755
(727) 446-3717

Come and help our team support this great cause!



Click picure for Manatee Gun Club website

Sunday, April 24, 2016
9:00AM-4:00PM
$25.00 per Person

Manatee Gun Club
Myakka City, FL 34251
Area 51
941-322-0755

This is a Krewe sponsored self-funded event. This means that all monies collected will be applied to cover Range Fees and Insurance Fees. Any money remaining will go to the Krewe’s Foundation.

Click here to download flyer for full information

Please RSVP no later than April 20th to Dick Richards
dhsmahr@verizon.net


8th Parade of the Season

Hernando De Soto
Historical Society’s
Grand Parade
Bradenton, Florida

Saturday, April 30, 2016
6:30PM

Due to lack of member participation the YMKSM Float will NOT be going
to the DeSoto Grand Parade

De Soto Society
After Parade Party

Saturday, April 30, 2016
8:00PM till Midnight

The De Soto Society invites everyone to join them at the After Parade Party in down town Bradenton. The party will be held at the Marriott Water Front Hotel Banquet room from 8PM to 12AM.

Tickets ($30.00) will be sold prior to the event and at the door. Your ticket provides you entry to an air conditioned banquet room serving plenty of food, refreshments, open bar and music.

Adults, 21 and older only

YMKSM 2016
Relay for Life Team
Event

Friday, May 13, 2016 @ 6:00PM
until
Saturday, May 14, 2016 @ 8:00AM

Coachman Park, Clearwater

Come and help our team support this great cause!



Anna Maria Island Privateers

Monday, July 4th, 2016

Parade Fees
$40.00 per Person

Parade fees must be paid at the float while in staging
CASH ONLY!

You MUST R.S.V.P.
Maximum of 50 participants

Click Here to Download Flyer
Before You R.S.V.P.

RSVPing for 4th of July Parade
Starts Saturday, April 9th
@ 10:00AM

4th of July Weekend
Room Accommodations


Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bradenton West
4450 47th Street West
Bradenton, Florida 34210
941-465-4383

Rooms must be booked by 3-June to secure these rates and there are a limited number available.

Location

Type

Sunday 7-3

Monday 7-4

Poolside

King

$139.00

$104.00

Poolside

2 Doubles

$139.00

$104.00

Standard

2 Doubles

$129.00

$99.00

Suite

King/Sofa Bed

$149.00

$119.00


There are 3 ways to book these rates:

1. Call 941-465-4383 – ask for "KSM 4th"

2. Call 1-800-Holiday – ask for "KSM 4th"

3. Click here.  (make sure RATE says “KSM”)


We are working on a spot for the float to pick us up the morning of the 4 th and more details will follow.

Anna Maria Island
Anna Maria Island

Parade starts July 4th at 10:00AM (route to be announced). The parade theme is Patriotic, "The good old US of A" and Red, White and Blue. Beads will be tossed. Cannons will be firing and water will be squirting. NO walking is allowed during the parade. You MUST ride the float.


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

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
FloridasHistoricCoast.com
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


2015-2016
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

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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YMKSM's
10th Anniversary Alloy Medallion


YMKSM Social

Second Wednesday of the Month
April 13th
6:30PM - Till It's Over

Venue: Mello Mushroom
2630 Gulf to Bay Blvd.
Clearwater, FL 33759
(727) 712-1930


2630 Gulf to Bay Blvd.
Clearwater, FL 33759
(727) 712-1930

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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