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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!

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Happenings of Special Interest
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The Rising of Rosario

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Updated 7/12/2015

KSM Philanthropy Meeting
Tuesday, September 1st @ 7:00PM
Venue: Jack Willie's, Oldsmar

Monthly YMKSM Social
Wednesday, September 9th @ 6:30PM
Venue: Mugs Sports Bar & Grill, Clearwater

YMKSM Annual Meeting and
Election of New Council Members
Wednesday, September 9th @ 6:30pm
Mugs Sports Bar & Grill, Clearwater

YMKSM 13th Annual Krewe Ball

at Armed Forces History Museum
Saturday, September 26th - 7:00PM-11:00PM

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

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

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, September 1st, 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

YMKSM Annual Meeting
September 9, 2015
6:30-9:00 PM

General YMKSM Membership Meeting
Election of New Council Officers
(Monthly Social to Follow)

(slate of candidates will be sent at
least 10 days before the meeting)

Interested in being a
YMKSM Council Member?

Nominate yourself, or someone else.
Positions: Admiral, Commodore (1 position),
Scribe, and Treasurer.
Send nominations to Adam Levine:
Saturday, August 8th.

Meeting Date and Location:
Wednesday, September 9, 2015– 6:30-9:00 PM
Mugs Sports Bar & Grill
13563 Icot Blvd.
Clearwater, FL 33760

We have important information to share this year about our new float the "Buen Jesús y Nuestra Señora del Rosario" and also upcoming Krewe activities.

We will also be observing the 393rd Anniversary of the Sinking of the La Santa Margarita.

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, 7:00PM to 1:00AM

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
June 4-8, 2015

Drake's 1586 Raid of St. Augustine
June 5-6, 2015

Cocoa Beach Pirate Fest
June 27, 2015

Fishermen's Village Pirate Fest
July 24-26, 2015

Beaufort Pirate Invasion
August 7-8, 2015

Cedar Key Pirate Invasion
September 18-19, 2015

Perdido Key Pirate Festival
September 19, 2015

Pirates of the Saint Juans Festival
September 19-20, 2015

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 (2015?)

Boynton Beach Haunted Pirate Fest
October 25-26,2014 (2015?)

Anna Maria Island Pirate Invasion
November 1-2, 2014 (2015?)

Cayman Islands Pirates Week
November 12-22, 2015

Saint Augustine Pirate Gathering
November 6-8, 2015

Pirates in Paradise
December 4-7, 2014 (2015?)

Fort Taylor Pyrate Invasion
Cancelled for December 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...

10th Anniversary Alloy Medallion

YMKSM Social
General YMKSM Membership Meeting
Election of New Council Officers
(Monthly Social to Follow)

Second Wednesday of the Month
September 9th
6:30PM - Till It's Over

Venue: Mugs Sports Bar & Grill
Clearwater, FL

Mugs Sports Bar & Grill
13563 Icot Blvd.
Clearwater, FL 33760

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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