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Clearwater's Official Krewe

A shot across the bow...Please Read!

Due to the high cost of black powder,
there will only be one warning shot

New membership management software has been installed on the YMKSM website. This new software requires that all Krewe members MUST register a new login and password to access the members only part of the website. You can use your old login/password but it must be re-registered.

This new registration process requires an esoteric login and password that has been previously emailed to you by the Krewe Scribe as a PDF. If you did not receive this email or if you deleted it by mistake, contact the Webmaster (Click Here) for the esoteric login/password and re-registration directions.

A shot across the stern...if you don't!

and it won't the stern of the ship!

Happenings of Special Interest
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The Rising of Rosario

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Updated 7/12/201

YMKSM Parade Season - Save the Dates

KSM Philanthropy Meeting
Tuesday, October 6th @ 7:00PM
Venue: Jack Willie's, Oldsmar

Monthly YMKSM Social
Wednesday, October 14th @ 6:30PM
Venue: Mellow Mushroom, Clearwater

Clearwater Jazz Holiday
Volunteer Opportunity
Saturday, October 17th, 5:15-10:15PM
Sunday, October 18th, 6:45-10:00PM

Pinellas Park Holiday Parade
1st Parade of the Season
Saturday, December 12th, 6:00pm

2015-2016 Pirate Festivals
(NEW Festivals added for 2016)

2015-2016 Renaissance Festivals
(NEW Festivals added for 2015 & 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 23, 2016

4th of July Splash-n-Bang Parade

Anna Maria Island
July 4, 2016

Four YMKSM Pyrates Invade

Frank, Charles, Mark & Jon

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Updated 2/13/2014

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.

We are currently seeking new members to join us!

Meetings are the 1st Tuesday of the month

Next Meeting
Tuesday, October 6th, 7:00PM

Jack Willie's Tiki Bar & Grill
1013 St. Petersburg Drive W

Please RSVP if you are able to join us at
Cindy Dauck - Captain

We need 20 volunteers (each day/time) to work the gates at the Clearwater Fazz Holiday for the following time slots.  It could also be an opportunity for your teen to get volunteer hours in for Bright futures.

October 17th:
Drew Gates: 5:15PM – 10:15PM

October 18th –
Drew Gates 6:45PM – 10:00PM

PLEASE RSVP to our events Commodore, Missy Brooks with the day you would be available to help us out

Click here for Clearwater Jazz Holiday website

1st Parade of the Season
Pinellas Park Holiday Parade
Saturday, December 12th, 6:00PM

The Pinellas Park Holiday Parade has been a tradition for many Pinellas Park families and the surrounding community since 1972. It is held on the 2nd Saturday each and every December. The parade steps off at 6:00PM at 58th Street (railroad tracks) and proceeds eastbound on Park Boulevard to The Shoppes at Park Place.

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

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No Bus service for this parade.

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Arrr... Order Your Beads! Order Your Beads

NOTE: Beads can only thrown from the
Starboard (Right) side of the float.

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2015-2016 Pirate Festivals

I have identified and listed 31 Pirate Festivals for 2015-2016 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 2016 information. Happy Pirating.

NOTE: Updating this list for 2016 is a work in progress. dates will be updated as they become available.


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
(No 2015 Information)

Boynton Beach Haunted Pirate Fest
October 24-25, 2015

Anna Maria Island Pirate Invasion
November 1-2, 2014
(No 2015 Information)

Cayman Islands Pirates Week
November 12-22, 2015

Saint Augustine Pirate Gathering
November 6-8, 2015

Pirates in Paradise
Cancelled for December 2015
On hiatus until further notice

Fort Taylor Pyrate Invasion
Cancelled for December 2015
Will be back in 2016


Pirates at the Port - Pirate Costume Bash
Fishlips, Cape Canaveral, Florida
No website or information for 2016

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

Lake Park Pirate Fest
Kelsey Park, Lake Park, Florida
January 2015
No date for 2016

Matlacha Pirate Fest
Matlacha & Pine Island, Florida
February 2016
No date for 2016

1668 Sack of St. Augustine
St. Augustine, Florida
March 2016
No date for 2016

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

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

Port Salerno Mermaid and Pirate Festival
Port Salerno, Florida
April 2016
No date for 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 2016
No date for 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
Cancelled in 2015 until futher notice
No 2016 event

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

Cedar Key Pirate Invasion
Cedar Key, Florida
September 18-19, 2015
No date for 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

Southwest Florida Pirate Festival
Laishley Park 120 Nesbit St Punta Gorda, FL 33950
October 22-23, 2016

Renaissance Festivals

I have identified and listed 10 Renaissance Festivals (2 are NEW this season) for 2015-2016 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.


Lady of the Lakes Renaissance Faire
12835 County Landfill Rd. Tavares, FL 32778
November 6,7,8 and 14,15, 2015

Sarasota Medieval Fair
Sarasota County Fairgrounds, 3000 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34237
Weekends from November 7 to November 22, 2015

Camelot Days Medieval Festival
T.Y. Park, 3300 North Park Road, Hollywood, FL 33021
Weekends from November 14 to November 22, 2015

Orlando Renaissance Festival
3401 South Hiawassee Road, Orlando, FL 32835
December 4-6, 2015
(1st Season)


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

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10th Anniversary Alloy Medallion

YMKSM Social

Second Wednesday of the Month
October 14th
6:30PM - Till It's Over

Venue: Mellow Mushroom
(Outside on Patio)

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

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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