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The Rising of Rosario
Suggestions for New Float

KSM Philanthropy Meeting
Tuesday, June 2nd @ 7:00PM
Venue: Jack Willie's, Oldsmar

Monthly YMKSM Social
Wednesday, June 10th @ 6:30PM
Venue: TBD

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

FSYR Cook-Out/Pool Party
KSM Philanthropy Event
Saturday, June 6th @ 11:00AM

Pirate and Krewe Night at the Threshers
Black Powder and Fireworks
Saturday, June 13th @ 6:30PM

4th of July Parade
Splash-n-Bang Parade
Saturday, July 4th, 10:00am
Anna Maria Island, FL

YMKSM 13th Annual Krewe Ball

at Armed Forces History Museum
Note: New Date & Time
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

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

Next Meeting
Tuesday, June 2nd, 7:00PM

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

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

Liz Fulghum and Cindy Dauck - Co-Captains

9th Parade of the Season

Clearwater Centennial Parade

Saturday, May 30, 2015
6:30PM


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Click here for Clearwater Centennial Parade Map

Parade starts at Drew Street and S. Highland Avenue. It continues West along Drew Street past Coachman Park. Parade ends where Drew Street turns into Cleveland Street. Parade length 1.8 miles.

Parking - Crest Lake Park

Shuttle back to Crest Lake Park - Will be found in
front of the old Harborview Center entrance.
Last shuttle departs at 9:45PM


Clearwater Cleveland Street circa 1920

Click here for Clearwater Centennial Photo Book

Happy Birthday Clearwater

May 27, 2015
Clearwater, Florida Turns 100 Years Old

Click here for Clearwater Centennial Website

Click for Centennial Parade Day Instructions

No Bus Service
for this Parade

Parade Fees
$20.00 per Adult
$10.00 per Child

Parade fees can be paid at bead loading or
at the float while in staging
- CASH ONLY!

Don’t forget, there will be a Block Party with a performance by Caroline Kole, food trucks, and a fireworks finale at Coachman Park following the parade! 

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

Click to RSVP NOWBuy Beads Pay Guest Fees

Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranch
Cook-Out/Pool Party
Safety Harbor

Saturday, June 6th
11:00AM - 1:00PM

Please Join us for an afternoon of fun and a cook out at the FSYR on Saturday, June 6th
from 11:00AM to 1:00PM to kick off summer!

WHERE: Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranch
3180 Enterprise Road E.
Safety Harbor, FL 34695

More Details to Come

Thank you,

Liz Fulghum and Cindy Dauck
Co-Captains Philanthropy Committee




Pirate and Krewe Night
at the Ballpark
Saturday
June 13th @ 6:30PM

Click here for Ballpark Pirate Night Flyer PDF

Clearwater Threshers vs. Brevard County Manatees


The YMKSM Float will be in the main plaza
from 5:00PM - 6:30PM
Black Powder will be allowed before the game starts
and Fireworks after the Game

Pre-Game Parade on the Field with Krewe recognition


Our Admiral, Don Marco, will throw out the first pitch
but he can't use his cannon

Don your pirate attire and join YMKSM
for a fun-filled theme night with Krewe garb contest

Take me out to the ball game!

Tickets $20/per person - cash only

available for sale at the May social or
you can stop by or mail to:
Osprey Bay Outdoors (Kim Doehelman) 160 N Belcher Rd, Clearwater, Fl. 33765, Open everyday

Your ticket and arm band gets you entry,
all you can eat and soft drinks from 5pm-8pm
Draft Beer $2 16oz from 5pm-8pm
and specials on rum drinks

Click here for Ballpark Pirate Night Flyer PDF



Anna Maria Island Privateers

Friday, July 3rd -- Sunday, July 5th

Parade Fees
$40.00 per Person

Parade fees must be paid at the float while in staging
CASH ONLY!

Maximum of 50 participants

Click Here to Download Flyer

Reserve Your Room
at Shorewalk Vacation Villas

Shorewalk Vacation Villas

2 Bedroom/2 Bath with sleeper sofa sleeps 6
Full Kitchen
$129/night + 11.5% tax + $40 administrative fee

Shorewalk Vacation Villas
4601 46th Street Court West, Bradenton, FL 34210
Call 800-926-9255 or 941-794-9800
Ask for the Krewe of Santa Margarita Group

NOTE: Reserve you room a Shorewalk Vacations Villas A.S.A.P because they are NOT holding rooms for us this year.

Anna Maria Island
Anna Maria Island

Parade starts July 4th at 10:00AM (route to be announced). The parade theme is Patriotic, "The good old US of A" and Red, White and Blue. Beads will be tossed. Cannons will be firing and water will be squirting. NO walking is allowed during the parade. You MUST ride the float.

Save the Date
13th Annual
YMKSM Ball

NOTE: New Date & Time

September 26, 2015
7:00 -11:00PM

Details Coming Soon

Click here for Armed Forces History Museum


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
FloridasHistoricCoast.com

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


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
June 10th
6:30PM - Till It's Over

Venue: TBD

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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