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Monthly YMKSM Social
Wednesday, January 14th @ 6:30pm
Venue: TBD

Float Work Weekends
December 6th & 7th, 2014 @ 9:00AM
January 10th & 11th, 2015
@ 9:00AM

YMKSM Philanthropy Event
2nd Ever Chili Cook-Off & Garb Fest
Saturday,January 10th
4:00PM till ?:??

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

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

Pinellas Park Holiday
Saturday, December 13th, 6:00pm
Pinellas Park

Children’s Gasparilla
Saturday, January 24th, 3:30pm
Bayshore, Tampa

Gasparilla Pirate Fest
Saturday, January 31st, 2:00pm
Bayshore, Tampa

Knights of Sant’ Yago
Saturday, February 14th, 7:00pm
Ybor City

Dunedin Mardi Gras
Tuesday, February 17th, 7:00pm

St Patrick's Rough Riders
Saturday, March 14th, 7:00pm
Ybor City

Chasco Fiesta
Saturday, March 21st, 1:00pm
New Port Richey

DeSoto Grand
Saturday, April 25th, 6:30pm

Independence Day
Saturday, July 4th, 10:00am
Anna Maria Island

Four YMKSM Pyrates Invade

Frank, Charles, Mark & Jon

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Updated 2/13/2014

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.

Next Meeting
Tuesday, December 30th, 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

Float Work Weekends
Float Repair and Paint Party

December 6th and 7th @ 9:00AM
January 10th and 11th @ 9:00AM
Work on things that fell apart after our last adventure to sea.  Paint, patch, clean, party like a pirate and all that.  Review previsions, pack and stack beads, check again the sounds.

Please contact Rich Melms (Captain Low Beard) and let him know if you are able to help out part of the day or all day. Email:

6727 126th Ave. North
Largo Florida 33773

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Saturday, January 10th
4:00PM til ?

Venue: The Brooks Family Home
Palm Harbor

• Cook-Off: You can enter Chili Cook-Off at NO charge or come to eat/judge the Chili offerings for a $5.00 donation to the YMKSM Foundation.

Garb Fest: Clean out your closets and sell your Krewe, Renaissance and/or Piratical clothing and accessories before parade season.

• Everyone coming to the Cook-Off & Garb Fest is to RSVP to Cindy Dauck at no later than Wednesday, January 7th.

• Cook-Off Participants to arrive at the Brooks’ at 4:00PM, but no later than 4:30PM with a small crock of their chili and the recipe - Give your chili a name!

• For those not participating in the cookoff, please join us in sampling and voting for the best ksm chili and bring a “side-o’-somethin” to share (chips, salsa, guacamole, dessert, etc – drinks will be provided)

• The chili tasting process will be anonymous – Attendees will vote on their favorite chili!

• Winner to be announced at 8:00pm!

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, 7:00 pm to 1:00 am

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
May 29-31, 2014

Drake's 1586 Raid of St. Augustine
June 6-7, 2014

Cocoa Beach Pirate Fest
June 13-15, 2014

Fishermen's Village Pirate Fest
July 25-27, 2014

Beaufort Pirate Invasion
August 7-8, 2015

Cedar Key Pirate Invasion
September 12-14, 2014

Pirates of the Saint Juans Festival
September 19-20, 2014

Tybee Island Pirate Fest
October 9-12, 2014

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

Fort Myers Beach Pirate Fest
October 10-12, 2014

Key Largo Pirate Fest
October - Discontinued in 2014

Grande Pirate Masquerade Ball
Anna Maria Island Pirate Invasion

October 25, 2014

Boynton Beach Haunted Pirate Fest
October 25-26,2014

Perdido Key Pirate Festival
October 25-26, 2014

Anna Maria Island Pirate Invasion
November 1-2, 2014

Cayman Islands Pirates Week
November 6-16, 2014

Saint Augustine Pirate Gathering
November 7-9, 2014

Pirates in Paradise
December 4-7, 2014

Fort Taylor Pyrate Invasion
December 5-7, 2014

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

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10th Anniversary Alloy Medallion

YMKSM Social

Second Wednesday of the Month
January 14th
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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