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Volunteers Needed
May 3rd @ 11:30AM
Clearwater’s Fun ‘N Sun

KSM Philanthropy Meeting
Tuesday, May 5th @ 7:00PM
Venue: Jack Willie's, Oldsmar

Monthly YMKSM Social
Wednesday, May 13th @ 6:30PM
Venue: TBD

All Children's Hospital
Brick Dedication and Bead Run
KSM Philanthropy Event
Sunday, April 12th @ 1:00PM

DeSoto Grand Parade
Bradenton, Florida

April 25th @ 6:30PM

Desoto Grand Parade
After Parade Party
Bradenton, Florida

April 25th @ 8:00PM - Midnight

YMKSM 2015 Relay for Life Team
Saturday, May 16th
Begins @ 12:00 Noon

Clearwater Centennial Parade
Saturday, May 30th, 6:30PM

FSYR Cook-Out/Pool Party
KSM Philanthropy Event
Saturday, June 6th @ 11:00AM

Pirate and Krewe Night at the Threshers
Black Powder and Fireworks
Saturday, June 13th @ 6:30PM

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

YMKSM 13th Annual Krewe Ball

at Armed Forces History Museum
Saturday, September 19th - 8:00PM-11:00PM

2014-2015 Pirate Festivals
(NEW Festivals added for 2015)

2014-2015 Renaissance Festivals
(NEW Festivals added for 2014 & 2015)

Four YMKSM Pyrates Invade

Frank, Charles, Mark & Jon

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Updated 2/13/2014

Interested in working Clearwater’s Fun ‘N Sun (sponsored by AmeriLife and WQYK) on May 3 rd from 11:30 am – 4:15 pm? We would be checking IDs and serving beer and wine. We need 16 people for the shift. If so, please RSVP to Paula Hakanson,, by Wednesday, March 25 th at noon as I need to let the City of Clearwater know if we will participate. If we do not get enough volunteers, I will have to decline.

The KSM Philanthropy Committee has selected the Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranch with locations in Dunedin and Safety Harbor, FL for children ages 3 to 12 in their care.

The FSYR’s mission statement is: Rescuing kids and providing them with direction, ability and hope.

Meetings are the 1st Tuesday of the month

Next Meeting
Tuesday, May 5th, 7:00PM

Jack Willie's Tiki Bar & Grill
1013 St. Petersburg Drive W
Oldsmar, FL 34677

Please RSVP if you are able to join us:

Liz Fulghum and Cindy Dauck - Co-Captains

We are cancelling the Brick Dedication
and Bead Run on Sunday so our Krewe
members can attend Vicki's memorial service.

As soon as we have a new date, we will
let you know. - Philanthropy Committee

All Children’s Hospital
Brick Dedication and Bead RUN

501 6th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Sunday, April 12th at 1:30PM

Come view our KSM brick donated to the hospital on the patio deck and then visit the children in the hospital. We plan to debrief at a local restaurant (more information to come on venue).

We will meet at All Children’s Hospital
at 1:30 p.m. in the Main Lobby.

Please bring your beads to share with the children. We will be dressing up in Pirate Attire – no weapons please.

Please RSVP to Liz Fulghum @ by
Thursday, April 9 th if you are able to attend.

Thank you,
Liz Fulghum and Cindy Dauck
Co-Captains Philanthropy Committe

8th Parade of the Season

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

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Click here for Grand Parade Info...

Parade Captain: Bill Kingsley

This Year
Bus to Bradenton

Click to R.S.V.P. for Parade Bus

Bus Schedule and Location

We have 1 physical bus for this parade.

We have 1 bus stopping ONCE to pick up passengers at the Courtside Grille (110 Fountain Pkwy N., St. Petersburg, FL 33716) at 3:00PM (Bus #1).

The Bus will drop off passengers as close to the float as possible in staging area at Manatee High School.

There will be a $20.00 fee per person 13 and older and a $10.00 fee per child 12 and younger (round-trip).

Pickup Location for Bus

Park at the Courtside Grille. Click the link below for a map and directions to Courtside Grille, St. Petersburg, FL.

Go to Courtside Grille website
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Bus #1 @ 3:00PM

Bus will return to St. Petersburg (Courtside Grille) immediately after the parade at approximately 9:30PM.



There will be a $20.00 fee per person 13 and older and a $10.00 fee per child 12 and younger (round-trip).

Click to R.S.V.P. for Parade Bus

You MUST R.S.V.P. for the Parade and
the Bus (to and from the Parade

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Guest Fees for the Desoto Grand Parade are:
$50 for Adults and $25 for Youth and Children.

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De Soto Society
After Parade Party

Saturday, April 25, 2015
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

Join the YMKSM
2015 Relay for Life Team
Coachman Park, Clearwater

Saturday, May 16th, 2015
Begins Saturday @ 12:00 Noon

Ends Saturday @ 12:00 Midnight

La Santa Margarita and our Krewe have been asked to participate in this year’s Relay for Life for Clearwater!

We will be docked on the south side of Coachman Park, by the stage and here’s the details:

• Amy Stanovich is Team Captain for this event.

• Event begins promptly at 12:00 Noon Saturday, May 16th and ends at 12:00 Midnight Saturday, May 16th.

• Participants should plan to arrive no later than 11:30 AM. However, if you can only come for a short period of time, let us know when you RSVP

• We will be taking on a group of pirates in training from Highland Lakes elementary school.

• No smoking and no alcohol within the confines of the event!

• The evening will have ceremonies, music, entertainment, and the YMKSM team will sell food, drinks and other creative things to raise money. There will be many more details to come as soon as our creative Krewe can come up with plenty of shenanigans to raise money and entertain the folks. Those interested in creative logistics process can contact me at

• For those who want to walk, the KSM Foundation will pay your entry fee!

Click here to Register

Use the following information to register:
Team name: Ye Mystic Krewe of the Santa Margarita
Click on the “pay by cash or check later” option
From that point, insert your personal goal, personal information, etc.

Click here to Make a Donation

• Please RSVP to Amy Stanovich at and let me know if you would like to participate – walk – come hang out…or all of the above!

• We are also in need of a few volunteers to help set up and break down. Please let me know where you can help!

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9th Parade of the Season

Clearwater Centennial Parade

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Click here for Clearwater Centennial Parade PDF

Click here for Clearwater Centennial Parade Map
Parade starts at Drew Street and S. Highland Avenue. It continues West along Drew Street past Coachman Park. Parade ends where Drew Street turns into Cleveland Street. Parade length 1.8 miles.

Clearwater Cleveland Street circa 1920

Click here for Clearwater Centennial Photo Book

Happy Birthday Clearwater

May 27, 2015
Clearwater, Florida Turns 100 Years Old

Click here for Clearwater Centennial Website

No Bus Service
for this Parade

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

Click to RSVP NOWBuy Beads Pay Guest Fees

Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranch
Cook-Out/Pool Party
Safety Harbor

Saturday, June 6th
11:00AM - 1:00PM

Please Join us for an afternoon of fun and a cook out at the FSYR on Saturday, June 6th
from 11:00AM to 1:00PM to kick off summer!

WHERE: Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranch
3180 Enterprise Road E.
Safety Harbor, FL 34695

More Details to Come

Thank you,

Liz Fulghum and Cindy Dauck
Co-Captains Philanthropy Committee

Pirate and Krewe Night
June 13th @ 6:30PM

Clearwater Threshers vs. Brevard County Manatees
Black Powder and Fireworks after the Game

Admiral, this is a black powder event!
ARRRR... we be ready for the fight!

Don your pirate attire and join YMKSM
for a fun-filled theme night.

Take me out to the ball game ....

More Details to Come

Anna Maria Island Privateers

Friday, July 3rd -- Sunday, July 5th

Parade Fees
$40.00 per Person

Parade fees must be paid at the float while in staging

Maximum of 50 participants

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$129/night + 11.5% tax + $40 administrative fee

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Ask for the Krewe of Santa Margarita Group

NOTE: Reserve you room a Shorewalk Vacations Villas A.S.A.P because they are NOT holding rooms for us this year.

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.

Save the Date
13th Annual

Details Coming Soon

Click here for Armed Forces History Museum

2014-2015 Pirate Festivals

I have identified and listed 28 Pirate Festivals for 2015 throughout Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina 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 2015 information. Happy Pirating.

NOTE: Updating this list for 2015 is a work in progress. dates will be updated as they become available.

Pirates at the Port - Pirate Costume Bash
January 24, 2015, 7:00PM to 1:00AM

Treasure Coast Pirate Fest
January 30 - February 1, 2015

Lake Park Pirate Fest
January 31, 2015

Matlacha Pirate Fest
February 6-8, 2015

1668 Sack of St. Augustine
March 7, 2015

NOLA Pyrate Week
March 27 - April 5, 2015 (10 days)

NOLA Wenches Annual Shore Leave Gathering
April 16-19, 2015

Port Salerno Mermaid and Pirate Festival
April 17-18, 2015

Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival
Pirate Parade - Pirate Invasions

May 1-3, 2015

John Levique Pirate Days Festival
The 14th Annual Pirates Ball

May 8, 2015

John Levique Pirate Days Festival
May 8-10, 2015

Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival
June 4-8, 2015

Drake's 1586 Raid of St. Augustine
June 5-6, 2015

Cocoa Beach Pirate Fest
June 27, 2015

Fishermen's Village Pirate Fest
July 24-26, 2015

Beaufort Pirate Invasion
August 7-8, 2015

Cedar Key Pirate Invasion
September 18-19, 2015

Pirates of the Saint Juans Festival
September 19-20, 2014 (2015?)

Tybee Island Pirate Fest
October 8-11, 2015

Pirates of the High Seas Fest
October 9-11, 2015

Fort Myers Beach Pirate Fest
October 9-11, 2015

Key Largo Pirate Fest
October - Discontinued in 2014

Grande Pirate Masquerade Ball
Anna Maria Island Pirate Invasion

October 25, 2014 (2015?)

Boynton Beach Haunted Pirate Fest
October 25-26,2014 (2015?)

Perdido Key Pirate Festival
October 25-26, 2014 (2015?)

Anna Maria Island Pirate Invasion
November 1-2, 2014 (2015?)

Cayman Islands Pirates Week
November 12-22, 2015

Saint Augustine Pirate Gathering
November 6-8, 2015

Pirates in Paradise
December 4-7, 2014 (2015?)

Fort Taylor Pyrate Invasion
December 5-7, 2014 (2015?)

Renaissance Festivals

I have identified and listed 8 Renaissance Festivals for 2014-2015 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.

Lady of the Lakes Renaissance Faire
November 1,2 and 7,8,9, 2014

Sarasota Medieval Fair
Sarasota County Fairgrounds, 3000 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34237
Weekends from November 8 to November 23, 2014

Camelot Days Medieval Festival
T.Y. Park, 3300 North Park Road, Hollywood, FL 33021
Weekends from November 15 to November 23, 2014

Riverdale Kiwanis Medieval Faire
Lakes Regional Park, 7330 Gladiolus Dr,
Fort Myers, FL 33908
Weekends from January 10 to January 18
, 2014

The Dragon Festival
Wickham Park Road, Melbourne, FL 32935
January 24,25, 2015

Hoggetowne Medieval Faire
Alachua County Fairgrounds, 2900 NE 39th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32609
Weekends from January 24 to February 1, 2015

Florida Renaissance Festival, Deerfield Beach
401 South Powerline Road, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
Weekends from February 7 to March 15, 2015

Bay Area Renaissance Festival
11315 North 46th Street, Tampa, FL 33617
Weekends from February 14 to March 29, 2015

Click here for Renaissance Festival Info...

10th Anniversary Alloy Medallion

YMKSM Social

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

Venue: TBD

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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