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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.

Happenings of Special Interest
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YMKSM 2017-2018 Parade Season
Save the Dates

YMKSM Monthly Social
NO Wednesday, February 14th Social
Since we have 2 parades in the middle of February (the 10th and 13th), we have decided to forgo our February 14th Social and have a Krewe family dinner night instead on February 25th at the Waypoint 6 Tavern & Geekery.

KSM Philanthropy Meeting
Tuesday, March 6th @ 6:30PM
Venue: Carmelita's Mexican Grill & Cantina, Dunedin

YMKSM Board Meeting
Date: February date TBA
Venue: TBA

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

KSM Philanthropy Fund Raiser
Hamburger Mary's Drag Queen Bingo
April 18, 2018
Save the Date

De Soto Heritage Festival
Bradenton, Florida
Wednesday, April 25th - Sunday, April 29th, 2018

De Soto Grand Parade
Bradenton, Florida
Saturday, April 28th, 2018 @ 6:30PM
Note: This Parade will only take place if
we have 56 PAID ($75) RSVPs

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


De Soto Grand Parade

Bradenton
Saturday, April 28, 2018
6:30PM
Note: This Parade will only take place if
we have 56 PAID ($75) RSVPs

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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 Fostering Hope.

Meetings are the 1st Tuesday of the month

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

Venue:
Carmelita's Mexican Grill & Cantina
Dunedin, FL

1280 Main Street
Dunedin, FL 34698
727-240-4946

Click here for map...

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

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

YMKSM Foundation Fundraiser
and
YMKSM April Social

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Bingo starts at 7:30PM

YMKSM Foundation Fundraiser

28910 US Hwy 19 N
Clearwater, FL 33761
(727) 400-6996

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Fun evening at Hamburger Mary's playing Drag Queen Bingo. All proceeds going to the YMKSM Foundation.

You MUST call to reserve your table: 727-400-6996!

We need gift basket donations
($25 min value) as bingo prizes.

Wear your finest KSM garb.
Let’s show them how much fun we are!
Marge Siemon - Philanthropy Captain

Click here for YMKSM Flyer


POSSIBLE
8th Parade of the Season

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

Saturday, April 28, 2018
6:30PM

The De Soto Heritage Festival
"Hot Havana Nights"
Starts Wednesday, April 25th
and
Ends Sunday, April 29th
See Details Below

Parade Captain: TBA

Click here for Grand Parade Info...

Click here for Grand Parade RULES

This is a FEE paid Parade
$75 per person
(Includes Bus, Food and Drink)

Please RSVP before April 1st.

We must have a minimum of 56 participants
to make this parade viable. Pay your $75 parade fee after you RSVP.

Note: This Parade will only take place if we have 56 PAID ($75) RSVPs

Click to RSVP NOW Pay Parade Fees

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 from Capogna's Dugout (1653 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33756) at TBD PM (Bus #1).

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

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

Pickup Location for Bus

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 @ TBD PM

 

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 @ TBD PM

Bus will return to St. Petersburg (Courtside Grille) and Clearwater (Capogna'S) immediately after the parade.

 

 

Your $75 parade fee covers the
cost of the bus (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
)

Click here for Krewe Parade Info...

Click here for Grand Parade Info...

Click here for Grand Parade RULES

Click to RSVP NOWBuy Beads Pay Parade Fees



Click here for Festival Information PDF


2018 Pirate Festivals

I have identified and listed 34 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

Old City Pirate Fest
St. Augustine, Florida
January 26-28, 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 10-11, 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

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YMKSM's
10th Anniversary Alloy Medallion


YMKSM Monthly Social
and Family Dinner

NO February 14th Social
Since we have 2 parades in the middle of February (the 10th and 13th), we have decided to forgo our February 14th Social and have a Krewe family dinner night instead on Sunday, February 25th at the Waypoint 6 Tavern & Geekery.

Sunday, February 25th
5:00PM - Till It's Over

Waypoint 6 Tavern & Geekery
9057 Ulmerton Rd,
Largo, FL 3377
727-754-7346

Get Directions

Please RSVP by Wednesday, 2/21
Scribe@YMKSM.com

Kim Doehleman - YMKSM Scribe

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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