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Clearwater's Official Krewe


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


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You MUST sign and submit the YMKSM
General Release and Krewe Participation Waiver
to Adam Levine in order to participate in parades.

You can email the completed waiver back
to aslevine@msn.com or Fax to 886-242-4946
or bring it to the parade or bead loading.

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YMKSM 2017-2018 Parade Season
Save the Dates

YMKSM Monthly Social
Wednesday, February 14th @ 6:30PM
Venue: TBA

KSM Philanthropy Meeting
Tuesday, January 2nd @ 6:30PM
Venue: NO Meeting in January

Tuesday, February 6th @ 6:30PM
Venue: Queen's Pizza & Restaurant, Clearwater

YMKSM Board Meeting
Date: February date TBA
Venue: TBA

Gasparilla Parade of Pirates
3rd Parade of Season
Saturday, January 27, 2018
Tampa
2:00PM

Sant' Yago Knight Parade
Saturday, February 10, 2018 @ 7:00PM
Ybor City

Dunedin Mardi Gras Parade
27th Annual
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
7:00PM

Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival
Volunteer Opportunity
Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 2:45-6:30PM
Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 6:15-10:00PM

2018 Pirate Festivals

2018 Renaissance Festivals


45th Annual Pinellas Park Holiday Parade
December 9, 2017
6:00PM


Children's Gasparilla Parade
Tampa
Saturday, January 20, 2018
3:30PM


Gasparilla Parade of the Pirates

Tampa
Saturday, January 27, 2018
2:00PM


Knights of Sant’Yago Parade

Ybor City
Saturday, February 10, 2018
7:00PM


Dunedin Mardi Gras Parade

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
7:30PM


Chasco Street Parade

New Port Richey

Saturday, March 10, 2018
1:00PM


Rough Riders St. Patrick’s Night Parade

Ybor City
Saturday, March 17, 2018
8:00PM

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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

NO Meeting in January

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

Venue: Queen's Pizza & Restaurant
1834 N Belcher Road
Clearwater, FL 33765
(727) 446-6016

Get Directions

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

Next Meeting
Date: February date TBA
Venue: TBA

Please RSVP if you are able to join us at Scribe@YMKSM.com
Kim Doehleman - YMKSM Scribe

3rd Parade of the Season

Gasparilla Parade of Pirates
(the 114th Year)

Official Website
Saturday, January 27, 2018
2:00PM

Parade Captain: Bill Kingsley

Bus Schedule and Locations

We have 2 physical buses for this parade.

We have 2 buses stopping to pick up passengers from Capogna's Dugout (1653 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33756) at 9:45AM.

We have 2 buses stopping to pick up passengers at the Courtside Grille (110 Fountain Pkwy N., St. Petersburg, FL 33716) at 10:15AM.

We have 2 buses stopping to pick up passengers at Walmart Supercenter (4302 W. Gandy Blvd., Tampa, FL 33611) at 10:35AM.

We have 1 bus stopping to pick up passengers at the Courtside Grille (110 Fountain Pkwy N., St. Petersburg, FL 33716) at 11:50PM.

We have 1 bus stopping to pick up passengers at Walmart Supercenter (4302 W. Gandy Blvd., Tampa, FL 33611) at 12:10PM

The first 2 buses will drop off passengers at the float in the staging area at about 11:00AM.

The second bus will drop off passengers at the float in staging area at about 12:30PM.

There will be a $20.00 fee per person (round-trip)

Pickup Locations for Buses

Park in the Capogna's parking lot. Click the link below for a map and directions to Capogna's Dugout, Clearwater, FL.


Click here for map...
Buses #1A & 1B @ 9:45AM -- NO Bus #2

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
Click here for map...
Buses #1A & 1B @ 10:15AM
-- Bus #2 @ 11:50PM

Park at the Walmart Supercenter on Gandy Blvd in Tampa. Click the link below for a map and directions to Walmart Supercenter, Tampa, FL.


Click here for map...
Buses #1A & 1B @ 10:35AM
-- Bus #2
@ 12:10PM

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

There will be a $20.00 fee per person (round-trip).

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

You MUST R.S.V.P. NO later
than Wednesday, January 24th

Bus Fee: $20.00 fee per person (round-trip)

Click to RSVP NOW

Click here for Gasparilla Parade of Pirates info

But, Please drink responsibly!
Tampa Officials Warn:
Read details
Gasparilla misbehavior will not be tolerated. Police initiative aims to curb drunken, lewd activity.

Click here for YMKSM Parade Info

Buy BeadsPay Guest Fees

Wristbands are required for this parade
and will be issued at bead loading and at staging.

4th Parade of the Season

Sant' Yago Knight Parade


Saturday, February 10, 2018
7:00PM

Parade Captain: TBA

Arrrrrrrr! You MUST sign in at the Float and get a wristband for the Knight Parade.

Bus Schedule and Locations
Click to R.S.V.P. for Parade Bus

We have 1 physical bus for this parade.

NOTE: This is the 2017 Bus Schedule from last year. The 2018 Bus schedule has not been finalized...Webmaster

We have 1 bus stopping TWICE to pick up passengers from Capogna's Dugout (1653 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33756) at 2:00PM and 4:00PM.

We have 1 bus stopping TWICE to pick up passengers at the Courtside Grille (110 Fountain Pkwy N., St. Petersburg, FL 33716) at 2:20PM and 4:20PM.

The first bus will drop off passengers at the float in staging area near Nuccio PKWY and Nebraska at about 2:50PM.

The second bus will drop off passengers at the float in staging area near Nuccio PKWY and Nebraska at about 4:50PM.

NO Bus Pick Up in Tampa for this Parade.

There will be a $20.00 fee per person (round-trip)

Pickup Locations for Buses

Park in the Capogna's parking lot. Click the link below for a map and directions to Capogna's Dugout, Clearwater, FL.


Click here for map...
Bus #1 @ 2:00PM -- Bus #2 @ 4:00PM

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
Click here for map...
Bus #1 @ 2:20PM -- Bus #2 @ 4:00PM

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
Bus Fee $20 per person

Click to RSVP NOW


Click here for Sant ' Yago Knight Parade Info...

Sant' Yago Knight Parade on Facebook

Arrrrrrrr! You MUST sign in at the Float and get a wristband for the Knight Parade.

Click here for YKMSM Parade Info...

Buy BeadsPay Guest Fees

5th Parade of the Season

27th Annual
Dunedin Mardi Gras Parade

Dunedin Mardi Gras Website
Click here for Dunedin Mardi Gras Site

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
7:00PM

Parade Captain: TBA

No Bus Service
for Dunedin Mardi Gras Parade

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

Click to RSVP NOW


Click here for Krewe parade info

Buy BeadsPay Guest Fees

KSM Volunteer Opportunity

Saturday
February 24, 2018

Click here for Sea-Blues Festival website

What could be more fun than seafood, beer, blues and then add Pirates to the mix?  We have another fundraising opportunity for the Krewe to raise money. This time we get to man the beer/wine truck (woohoo TIPS!).

We will need 10 volunteers for each 3.5 hour shift.  This will be happening again in Coachman Park (downtown Clearwater) on Friday, February 24th.  The shifts are listed below.

So please join me in raising some money and again, letting people know who the Krewe of the Santa Margarita are.  Respond to me by February 14th at:

Marge_Siemon@msn.com

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 2:45-6:30PM
Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 6:15-10:00PM

Marge Siemon, Commodore of Events


2018 Pirate Festivals

I have identified and listed 33 Pirate Festivals for 2018 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 2018 information. Happy Pirating.

NOTE: Updating this list for 2018 is a work in progress. dates will be updated as they become available.

Updated by Webmaster 12/19/2017

2018

Pirates at the Port - Pirate Costume Bash
Fishlips, Cape Canaveral, Florida
January 20, 2018

Lake Park Pirate Fest
Kelsey Park, Lake Park, Florida
January 31, 2015
No date for 2016, 2017 or 2018

Treasure Coast Pirate Fest
Fort Pierce, Florida
February 2-4, 2018

Matlacha Pirate Fest
Matlacha & Pine Island, Florida
February 12-13, 2016
No date for 2017 or 2018

Searle's 1668 Sack of St. Augustine
St. Augustine, Florida
March 2-3, 2018

NOLA Pyrate Week
New Orleans, Louisiana
March 30 - April 8, 2018 (10 days)

Pirates & Paradise
"St. Lucia Adventure"
All Inclusive
Coconut Bay Resort, St. Lucia
April 14 - April 21, 2018

Shore Leave and Pirate Gathering
Krewe of Thee Leviathan, Local 504
New Orleans, Louisiana
April 19-22, 2018

Louisiana Pirate Festival
Contraband Days
Lake Charles, Louisiana
May 3-13, 2018

Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival
Pirate Parade - Pirate Invasions

Fernandina Beach, Florida
Pirate Parade - May 3, 2018
Festival - May 4-6, 2018

John Levique Pirate Days Festival
John's Pass, Medeira Beach, Florida
May 8-10, 2015
No date for 2016, 2017 or 2018

Kings Bay Pirate Fest
Invasion of Citrus Avenue
Crystal River, Florida
May 20, 2017
No date for 2018

Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival
and Parade

Fort Walton Beach, Florida
June 2-3 & 5, 2017
No date for 2018

Drake's 1586 Raid of St. Augustine
St. Augustine, Florida
FloridasHistoricCoast.com
June 3, 2017
No date for 2018

Cocoa Beach Pirate Fest
International Palms Resort
Cocoa Beach, Florida
June 16-18, 2017
No date for 2018

Florida Pirate Con
International Palms Resort
Cocoa Beach, Florida
June 16-18, 2017
No date for 2018

Fishermen's Village Pirate Fest
Punta Gorda, Florida
September 23-25, 2016
On Hiatus for 2017
No date for 2018

Vero Beach Pirate Fest
Vero Beach, Florida
July 28-30, 2017
No date for 2018

Beaufort Pirate Invasion
On the water in Beaufort, North Carolina
August 11-12, 2017
No date fot 2018

Perdido Key Pirate Festival
Pensacola, Florida
September 19, 2015
No date for 2016, 2017 or 2018

Port Salerno Pirate Festival
Port Salerno, Florida
September 23, 2017
No date for 2018

Pirates of the Saint Juans Festival
Sanford, Florida
September 22-23, 2017
No date for 2018

Tybee Island Pirate Fest
Savannah Beach, Georgia
October 4-7, 2018

Pirates of the High Seas Fest
Panama City Beach, Florida
October 6-8, 2017
No date for 2018

Fort Myers Beach Pirate Fest
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
October 6-8, 2017
No date for 2018

Key Largo Pirate Fest
October - Discontinued in 2014

Boynton Beach Haunted Pirate Fest
and Mermaid Splash

Boynton Beach, Florida
October 21-22, 2017
No date for 2018

Southwest Florida Pirate Festival
Website not active
Punta Gorda, Florida
October 21-23, 2016
No date for 2017 0r 2018

Saint Augustine Pirate Gathering
Saint Augustine, Florida
November 4-6, 2016
No date for 2017 or 2018

Cayman Islands Pirates Week
November 3-5, 2017 -Cayman Brac
November 9-13, 2017 - Grand Cayman
November 17-19, 2017 - Little Cayman
No date for 2018

Cedar Key Pirate Invasion Weekend
Cedar Key, Florida
Black Powder & Encampment Event
December 1-3, 2017
No date for 2018

Pirates in Paradise
Key West, Florida
Cancelled for December 2015
On hiatus until further notice
No date for 2018

Fort Taylor Pyrate Invasion
Key West, Florida
Cancelled for December 2015
No date for 2018


2018
Renaissance Festivals

I have identified and listed 12 Renaissance Festivals for 2018 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 2018 is a work in progress. dates will be updated as they become available.

Updated by Webmaster 12/19/2017

2018

Riverdale Kiwanis Medieval Faire
Lakes Regional Park, 7330 Gladiolus Dr,
Fort Myers, FL 33908
Cancelled for January 2018

The Dragon Festival
Wickham Park Road, Melbourne, FL 32935
January 13-14, 2018

Hoggetowne Medieval Faire
Alachua County Fairgrounds, 2900 NE 39th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32609
Weekends of January 27-28 & February 2-4, 2018

Brevard Renaissance Fair
Wickham Park
2500 Parkway Drive, Melbourne, FL 32935
Weekends from January 20-21, 27-28
& February 2-4, 2018

Florida Renaissance Festival, Deerfield Beach
401 South Powerline Road, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
Weekends from February 10 to March 25, 2018

Gulf Coast Renaissance Faire
and Pirate Festival
Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds
6655 Mobile Highway
Pensacola, FL 32526
March 3-4, 2018

Renaissance Festival of Central Florida
31600 Camp Challenge Rd, Sorrento, FL
April 7-8 and April 13-15, 2018

Bay Area Renaissance Festival
11315 North 46th Street, Tampa, FL 33617
Weekends from February 10 to March 25, 2018

Lady of the Lakes Renaissance Faire
12835 County Landfill Rd. Tavares, FL 32778
November 4-5 and 10-12, 2017
No date for 2018

Sarasota Medieval Fair
Sarasota County Fairgrounds, 3000 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34237
Weekends from November 4 to November 29, 2017
No date for 2018

Camelot Days Medieval Festival
T.Y. Park, 3300 North Park Road, Hollywood, FL 33021
Weekends from November 11 to November 19, 2017
No date for 2018

Orlando Renaissance Festival
3401 South Hiawassee Road, Orlando, FL 32835
December 1-3, 2017
No date for 2018

Click here for other Renaissance Festival Info...

YMKSM's
10th Anniversary Alloy Medallion


YMKSM Monthly Social

Second Wednesday of the Month

Wednesday, February 14th
6:30PM - Till It's Over

Venue: TBA

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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