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KSM Philanthropy Update

Monthly YMKSM Social
Wednesday, February 11th @ 6:30pm
Venue: Tilted Kilt, Clearwater

YMKSM 2nd Ever Chili Cook-Off Winner
Saturday, January 10, 2015

Gasparilla Parade of Pirates
Saturday, January 31, 2015
2:00 PM

Sant' Yago Knight Parade
Saturday, February 14, 2015
7:00 PM

Dunedin Mardi Gras Parade
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
7:30 PM

St. Patrick's Day (Night) Parade
Saturday, March 15th @ 8:00pm

Rough Riders after Parade Crash Party
Saturday, March 15th @ 9:00pm-1:00am

Chasco Fiesta Parade
Saturday, March 21st @ 1:00pm

Florida Heritage Festival Grand Parade
Party Weekend
Bradenton, Florida

April 24th- 25th

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

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

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, 7:30pm
Dunedin

St Patrick's Rough Riders
Saturday, March 14th, 8:00pm
Ybor City

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

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

Clearwater Centennial
Saturday, May 30th, 6:30pm
Clearwater

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.

Meetings are the 1st Tuesday of the month
NOTE: NO meeting in January

Next Meeting
Tuesday, February 3rd, 7:00PM

Jack Willie's Tiki Bar & Grill
1013 St. Petersburg Drive W
Oldsmar, FL 34677
(813)749-7932

Please RSVP if you are able to join us:
lftpa@verizon.net

Liz Fulghum and Cindy Dauck - Co-Captains



Saturday, January 10th

Chili Cook-Off Contestants

Gil Daley Wins with his
Black Water Chili XO

Click here for Black Water Chili XO Recipe

3rd Parade of the Season

Gasparilla Parade of Pirates
(the 111th Year)

Official Website
Saturday, January 31, 2015
2:00PM

Parade Captain: Bill Kingsley

Bus Schedule and Locations

We have 2 physical buses for this parade.

We have 2 buses stopping ONCE to pick up passengers from Publix (Tri City Plaza, 5000 E Bay Dr., Clearwater, FL 33764) at 9:45AM.

We have 2 buses stopping TWICE to pick up passengers at the Courtside Grille (110 Fountain Pkwy N., St. Petersburg, FL 33716) at 10:05AM and 11:45AM.

We have 2 buses stopping TWICE to pick up passengers at Walmart Supercenter (4302 W. Gandy Blvd., Tampa, FL 33611) at 10:30AM and 12:05PM.

The first two buses will drop off passengers at the Colonnade Restaurant in the staging area.

The second two buses will drop off passengers at the float in staging area.

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

Pickup Locations for Buses

Park in the Publix parking lot. Click the link below for a map and directions to Publix at Tri City Plaza, Clearwater, FL.


Click here for map...
Buses #1 @ 9:45AM -- NO Buses #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 #1 @ 10:05AM -- Buses #2 @ 11:45AM

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 #1 @ 10:30AM -- Buses #2 @ 12:05PM

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

Lunch/Libations

at the Colonnade
prior to
Gasparilla Parade of Pirates
Cash Bar/Cash Menu

Click here for Colonnade info...

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

You MUST R.S.V.P. for the Bus
to and from the Parade
Bus Fee: $20 per person

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

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4th Parade of the Season

Sant' Yago Knight Parade


Saturday, February 14, 2015
7:00PM

Parade Captain: Missy Brooks

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

Bus Schedule and Locations

We have 1 physical bus for this parade.

We have 1 bus stopping TWICE to pick up passengers from Publix (Tri City Plaza, 5000 E Bay Dr., Clearwater, FL 33764) at 1:00PM and 3:15PM.

We have 1 bus stopping TWICE to pick up passengers at the Courtside Grille (110 Fountain Pkwy N., St. Petersburg, FL 33716) at 1:20PM and 3:30PM.

Both buses will drop off passengers as close to the float as possible in staging area.

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

Pickup Locations for Buses

Park in the Publix parking lot. Click the link below for a map and directions to Publix at Tri City Plaza, Clearwater, FL.


Click here for map...
Bus #1 @ 1:00PM -- Bus #2 @ 3:15PM

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 @ 1:20PM -- Bus #2 @ 3:30PM

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. 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...

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

Dunedin Mardi Gras Parade
Main Street

Dunedin Mardi Gras Website
Click here for Dunedin Mardi Gras Site

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
7:30PM

Parade Captain: Missy Brooks

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


6th Parade of the Season

Saint Patrick's Day (Night) Parade
Tampa Rough Riders, Ybor City

Go to Tampa Bay Rough Riders website

Saturday, March 14th, 2015
8:00PM

Parade Captain: Tom Doehleman

Bus Schedule and Locations

TBD

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

You MUST R.S.V.P. for the Parade and
the Bus to and from the Parade
Bus Fee $15 per person

Click to RSVP NOW

Click here for Rough Riders Info...

Click here for Krewe Parade Info...

Buy BeadsPay Guest Fees

Rough Riders after Parade
Crash Party

Go to Tampa Bay Rough Riders website

Come join the Rough Riders at their
famous St. Patrick's Crash Party

at

At the Tampa Italian Club
Go to Tampa Italian Club website
1731 E 7th Avenue in Ybor City

Saturday, March 14th
9:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Enjoy music, drink specials
and great prices on food.


Wrist Bands $5.00 are available from
Rough Rider Office at 813-248-1898

7th Parade of the Season

Go to Chasco Fiesta Website
Chasco Fiesta Street Parade
Saturday, March 21, 2015
1:00PM

Parade Captain: Cheryl Jones

Note: Those Krewe members under the age of 16 will need to stay ON THE FLOAT (for their safety), as they will not be allowed (under Chasco Parade Rules) to walk alongside of the floats.

There will be a $20.00 fee per person 13 and older and a $10.00 fee per child 12 and younger (round-trip).
(Fee from Wing House is $ 5.00 and children free)

The Bus has two pick-up locations
Clearwater (Location TBD)
& New Port Richey (Wing House)

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
)
There will be a $20.00 fee per person 13 and older and a $10.00 fee per child 12 and younger (round-trip).
(Fee from Wing House is $ 5.00 and children free)

Click to RSVP NOW

Go to Chasco Fiesta Website

YMKSM "After Parade Party" will be at the Wing House after the parade.

The 1st Bus leaves from the Wing House immediately after the parade for return to Clearwater. The 2nd Bus will return from the Wing House to Clearwater at 7:00PM after the "After Parade Party" at the Wing House.

Click here for Chasco Parade Info...

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Buy BeadsPay Guest Fees

8th Parade of the Season

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

Saturday, April 25, 2015
6:30PM

Click here for Grand Parade Info...

Click to R.S.V.P. for Bradenton

This parade is an un-budgeted parade and the parade fees will be determined on the number of RSVPs but historically the fees have been $35 - $40 per person.  

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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 amystanovich@gmail.com.

• 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 amystanovich@gmail.com 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!

Click here for YMKSM Page

9th Parade of the Season

Clearwater Centennial Parade

Saturday, May 30, 2015
6:30PM

Click here for Clearwater Centennial Parade Info

No Bus Service
for this Parade

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

 

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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
FloridasHistoricCoast.com

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


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...

YMKSM's
10th Anniversary Alloy Medallion


YMKSM Social

Second Wednesday of the Month
February 11th
6:30PM - Till It's Over

Venue: Tilted Kilt, Clearwater

Tilted Kilt, Clearwater
2571 Drew St
Clearwater, FL 33765
727-724-6177

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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